Steps to Avoid a CryptoWall or CryptoLocker Infection

Steps to Avoid a CryptoWall or CryptoLocker Infection

The big words in malware these days are CryptoLocker and CryptoWall, the two variants of an emerging group of malware known as “ransomware.” That term is a very apt categorization of what this type of malicious software does: it holds your data and files hostage, demanding ransom payment to unlock and regain access to your personal information.
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If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you

If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you

Millions of drivers use Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, to find the best, fastest route from point A to point B. And according to a new study, all of those people run the risk of having their movements tracked by hackers.

Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara recently discovered a Waze vulnerability that allowed them to create thousands of “ghost drivers” that can monitor the drivers around them—an exploit that could be used to track Waze users in real-time. They proved it to me by tracking my own movements around San Francisco and Las Vegas over a three-day period.
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Bangladesh hack ‘targeted bank system software’

Bangladesh hack ‘targeted bank system software’

British defence contractor BAE Systems has claimed bank hackers in Bangladesh targeted software from Swift, a key part of the global financial system.

According to a report from the Reuters news agency, BAE made the discovery after investigating the theft of $81 million (£56m) from the Bangladesh central bank in February.

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