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The internet doesn’t care about security

One of the most trusted companies on the internet has been owned by a teen.

We learned this morning that Paypal’s two-factor authentication setup has a fairly major hole in it, detailed here. The researcher who found it, a 17-year-old who has done impressive work spotting vulnerabilities in Australian government sites, first reported the bug to Paypal back in June, but after two months of radio silence, he went public.

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UK spy agency gives thumbs up to grad degrees in online security

Good internet security isn’t just about having the right tools to fend off cyber attacks; you need smart people, too. The UK government clearly knows this, as GCHQ has just accredited Master’s degrees in online security that live up to the…

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Drone crashes while smuggling weed into maximum security prison

The wreckage of a drone has been found outside of a maximum security prison in South Carolina, according to Reuters. It is believed to have been used in an attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana, and tobacco into the Lee Correctional Institution. The discovery precipitated an investigation that would later lead to the arrest of 28-year-old Brenton Lee Doyle and a search for a second suspect.

State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens is cited as stating “officials believe it was the first time an unmanned aircraft had been used in an effort to breach prison walls in the state.” While it might be a new incident for South Carolina, similar cases have cropped up across the world. Earlier this year, Australian authorities…

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Blink Is An Affordable Wireless Security Cam For Your Home

Blink Security conscious types with a hankering to pepper their homes with sensor-packed cameras to keep remote tabs on their stuff should point their eyes at Blink: a wireless connected security camera with a relatively cheap price-tag vs the extant competition. Read More

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Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

sanlitun-apple-store-china Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses a threat to national security because of its ‘Frequent Locations’ feature, which identifies and provides users a map of their oft-visited… Read More

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Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

sanlitun-apple-store-china Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses a threat to national security because of its ‘Frequent Locations’ feature, which identifies and provides users a map of their oft-visited… Read More

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China thinks the iPhone’s tracking features are a risk to national security

If there’s one thing that China has enjoyed doing this year, it’s taking pot-shots at the US as a result of the Snowden revelations. After banning Windows 8, allegedly pushing banks to ditch IBM hardware and calling for severe punishments on Apple…

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Meet Bob, the robot security guard

Scientists at Birmingham University are testing their latest project by putting an autonomous robot in a working office environment to do a real job. Bob, a …
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MiniLock browser plugin promises easy encryption with drag-and-drop security

A coder/activist is trying to walk a fine line with his encryption program called MiniLock, according to Wired. On the one hand, Nadim Kobeissi has developed a simple drag-and-drop interface for the browser plugin to make it accessible to all. But…

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Neoji Is A Sensor-Packed Home Security, Safety And Efficiency Monitoring Hub

neoji We’ve seen smart home security systems before, such as Canary. We’ve also seen wireless in-home hubs focused on controlling your lighting or heating. And smart sensors for monitoring indoor air quality. Neoji is a smart home hub that’s ambitiously aiming to bundle all those function into a single, AI-powered hub device for your home. Read More

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