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The higher-end of the two new iPhones that Apple just launched, the iPhone 5s, comes with a fingerprint sensor in the home button.

The higher-end of the two new iPhones that Apple just launched, the iPhone 5s, comes with a fingerprint sensor in the home button.

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An IT expert found a Facebook bug which allowed anyone to post to other users’ walls even if they aren’t friends. When Facebook’s security team ignored him, he took to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to demonstrate the vulnerability: http://cnet.co/14dwx98
An IT expert found a Facebook bug which allowed anyone to post to other users’ walls even if they aren’t friends. When Facebook’s security team ignored him, he took to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to demonstrate the vulnerability: http://cnet.co/14dwx98

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Homeland Security: Let’s be clear about aerial drone privacy 

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Now @Jeep has been hacked

Now @Jeep has been hacked

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Between New York and Washington, Amtrak said, 75 percent of travelers go by train, a huge share that has been building steadily since the Acela was introduced in 2000 and airport security was tightened after 2001. Before that, Amtrak had just over a third of the business between New York and Washington.

NYT: Hassles of Air Travel Push Passengers to Amtrak (via caro)

Apparently people don’t want to subject themselves to the "traveler’s nightmare" that is airport security. 

Interestingly, airports in both New York and Washington have joined 26 others in recently implementing lower-hassle security measures.

Related: 5 things to know to get through airport security fast

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There’s 3 surefire ways to hack iOS apps, says researcher:

"You can infect the phone without a passphrase. The virus or bit of code sits on the phone, waiting for the user to unlock it." Or, [security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski] explained, “Give me two minutes with somebody’s phone and I can dump the entire file system from it.” From there, he said he could look at apps for an exploit to take advantage of remotely. 

Read more of our report from hacking confab Black Hat

There’s 3 surefire ways to hack iOS apps, says researcher:

"You can infect the phone without a passphrase. The virus or bit of code sits on the phone, waiting for the user to unlock it." Or, [security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski] explained, “Give me two minutes with somebody’s phone and I can dump the entire file system from it.” From there, he said he could look at apps for an exploit to take advantage of remotely. 

Read more of our report from hacking confab Black Hat

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Top Domains, passwords from yesterday’s Yahoo leak

Yesterday hackers release 450,000 log-in credentials. Here’s how the top domains and passwords from that info:

Domains 
1. Yahoo.com (137,559) 
2. Gmail.com (106,873) 
3. Hotmail.com (55,148) 
4. Aol.com (25,521) 
5. Comcast.net (8,536) 
6. Msn.com (6,395) 
7. Sbcglobal.net (5,193) 
8. Live.com (4,313) 
9. Verizon.net (3,029) 
10. Bellsouth.net (2,847) 
11. Cox.net (2,260) 
12. Yahoo.co.in (2,133) 
13. Ymail.com (2,077) 
14. Hotmail.co.uk (2,028) 
15. Earthlink.net (1,943) 
16. Yahoo.co.uk (1,828) 
17. Aim.com (1,611) 
18. Charter.net (1,436) 
19. Att.net (1,372) 
20. Mac.com (1,146)

Passwords 
1. 123456 (1,667) 
2. password (780) 
3. welcome (437) 
4. ninja (333) 
5. abc123 (250) 
6. 123456789 (222) 
7. 12345678 (208) 
8. sunshine (205) 
9. princess (202) 
10. qwerty (172) 
11. writer (164) 
12. monkey (162) 
13. freedom (161) 
14. michael (160) 
15. 111111 (160) 
16. iloveyou (140) 
17. password1 (139) 
18. shadow (134) 
19. baseball (133) 
20. tigger (132)

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What the DNSChanger malware is — and why you should care (FAQ)

Now nearly 5 years old, DNSChanger still infects hundreds of thousands of computers. If you’ve got it, you’ll probably lose your Internet connection on Monday. Read our FAQ to learn what this malware is and how to stop it.

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What the DNSChanger malware is — and why you should care (FAQ)

Now nearly 5 years old, DNSChanger still infects hundreds of thousands of computers. If you’ve got it, you’ll probably lose your Internet connection on Monday. Read our FAQ to learn what this malware is and how to stop it.

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The top 25 most common passwords: 

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

Why do you think 1234567 is so much less popular than 123456 and 12345678?

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What the password leaks mean to you
Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you?
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What the password leaks mean to you

Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you?

Read on 

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What to do if your password is hacked
With millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online, it’s a good time to think about the security of all your online accounts.
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What to do if your password is hacked

With millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online, it’s a good time to think about the security of all your online accounts.

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6.5 million LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online
A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to a story in the Verge. Though his claim has yet to be confirmed, Twitter users are already reporting that they’ve found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list, security expert Per Thorsheim said.
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6.5 million LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to a story in the Verge. Though his claim has yet to be confirmed, Twitter users are already reporting that they’ve found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list, security expert Per Thorsheim said.

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How to get Homeland Security’s attention: Use these words on Facebook or Twitter

  • Airport
  • Blizzard
  • Cancelled
  • Cops
  • Crash
  • Earthquake
  • El Paso
  • Exercise
  • Flood
  • Flu
  • Law enforcement
  • Terror
  • Pork
  • Sarin

Top keywords that Homeland security use to spy on you