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Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success 

Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success

A recent survey of IT and tech leaders found that more than on average, the gender mix among their teams was 80 percent male and 20 percent female.
Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked 

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.
Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play 

Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play

Checkpoint researchers spotted a malware, dubbed Skimmer, in the Google Play store which uses a unique and innovative tactics evade detection.
TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign   

TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign

Heimdal Security researchers spotted a new spam campaign carrying the TeamSpy data-stealing malware.
Uber, Intel and IoT firms join coalition to secure connected cars 

Uber, Intel and IoT firms join coalition to secure connected cars

The FASTR coalition of technology firms which includes Uber, Intel and Aeris has issued a manifesto urging automakers to cooperate in locking down the cyber-security of autonomous vehicles.
Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP 

Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP

Bleeping Computer noticed advancements in the ransomware whose customer service would give your cable provider a run for its money.
Symantec caught issuing illegal certificates for second time in two years 

Symantec caught issuing illegal certificates for second time in two years

Symantec improperly issued 108 invalidated transport layer security certificates..
80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute 

80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute

A recent study found 80 percent of Internet of Things apps aren't tested for vulnerabilities and there is still a lack of urgency to address the risk.
Researchers hack Visa cards in six seconds  

Researchers hack Visa cards in six seconds

A university research team has discovered a method to hack credit cards including dates and security codes in as little as six seconds.
380,000 xHamster porn accounts details leaked  

380,000 xHamster porn accounts details leaked

Cyber-criminals are trading hundreds of thousands of xHamster porn account details on the digital underground.
Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services 

Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services

A recent study detected more than 600 cloud repositories hosting malware and other malicious activities on major cloud platforms.
Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet 

Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet

An researcher spotted threat actors actively updating and customising the Mirai botnet source code that was leaked less than two weeks ago.
Cyber-attacks targeting DoD contractor, OPM, and US aircraft carrier linked to China 

Cyber-attacks targeting DoD contractor, OPM, and US aircraft carrier linked to China

A Chinese cyber-attack targeting a US Defence Department contractor was linked to the OPM hack.
Cyber-cartels launder money via gamer currencies  

Cyber-cartels launder money via gamer currencies

Trend Micro researchers found that cyber-criminals are using video game currency to launder real world money.
Systemd and Ubuntu users urged to update to patch Linux flaws 

Systemd and Ubuntu users urged to update to patch Linux flaws

Linux users should beware of a recently discovered systemd vulnerability that could shut down a system using a command short enough to send in a tweet.
And the country with the most bot Infections is... Turkey 

And the country with the most bot Infections is... Turkey

Researchers at Symantec's Norton division found that Turkey has the largest number of "bot" infections with one bot for every 1,139 internet users.
Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet 

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
Pornhub, RedTube ditch Flash to hook up with HTML5 

Pornhub, RedTube ditch Flash to hook up with HTML5

Adult content site Pornhub announced Tuesday that it will switch from using Flash-based content and instead opt for HTML5.
Pokémon Go scammers turn to social media and imitation apps  

Pokémon Go scammers turn to social media and imitation apps

The popularity of Pokémon Go is continuing to attract scammers looking to exploit users in search of a leg up in the game.
Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw 

Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw

Google is refusing to patch an alleged faulty Login Page after an independent researcher claimed to have spotted a bug.

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