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The U.S. government's hiring office, hit recently by a massive computer hack, said on Thursday it was restarting its online system for processing security clearance applications.

US Personnel Office Says Security Clearance System Restarting

July 24, 2015 12:19 pm | by Mark Hosenball, Reuters | Comments

The U.S. government's hiring office, hit recently by a massive computer hack, said on Thursday it was restarting its online system for processing security clearance applications.

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One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android enthusiasts. To wit, it's the source code to a fully featured malware suite that had the ability to infect

Advanced Spyware for Android Now Available to Script Kiddies Everywhere

July 24, 2015 11:58 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android enthusiasts. To wit, it's the source code to a fully featured malware suite that had the ability to infect devices even when they were running newer versions of the Google-developed mobile operating system.

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Watches with network and communication functionality are opening up a new frontier for cyber attackers thanks to a largely cavalier attitude towards security by manufacturers, a new study by HP warns.

Smartwatches Could Become New Frontier for Cyber Attackers

July 24, 2015 11:43 am | by Jai Vijayan | Comments

Watches with network and communication functionality are opening up a new frontier for cyber attackers thanks to a largely cavalier attitude towards security by manufacturers, a new study by HP warns.

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The hacking group Anonymous claims it has infiltrated the U.S. Census Bureau, pilfering and dumping troves of data, but apparently nothing from the actual census itself.

Anonymous Takes Credit for Census Bureau Hack

July 24, 2015 11:32 am | by Cory Bennett, The Hill | Comments

The hacking group Anonymous claims it has infiltrated the U.S. Census Bureau, pilfering and dumping troves of data, but apparently nothing from the actual census itself.  

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Federal authorities seized cellphones, computers and other electronics from classmates of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

Feds Seize Phones, Computers in Gym Mat Death Investigation

July 24, 2015 10:57 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | Comments

Federal authorities seized cellphones, computers and other electronics from classmates of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

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New Haven, Connecticut police say it should take about a week to receive the results   of DNA tests on severed limbs and arms found last week near a city train station.

Connecticut Forensic Lab Conducting DNA Tests on Severed Limbs

July 23, 2015 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

New Haven, Connecticut police say it should take about a week to receive the results of DNA tests on severed limbs and arms found last week near a city train station.

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Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course at the Luke Air Force Base the end of June.

Airmen Integrate Battlefield Concept Into Forensic Practice

July 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega, DVIDS | Comments

Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course at the Luke Air Force Base the end of June.

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In a rare press release, Hacking Team, the embattled Italian surveillance software vendor, reiterated that it did not and does not have a "backdoor" into its clients’ installations of the Remote Control System, or RCS. But new analysis of its leaked sourc

Hacking Team May Not Have Had a Backdoor, But It Could Kill Client Installs

July 23, 2015 12:27 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

In a rare press release, Hacking Team, the embattled Italian surveillance software vendor, reiterated that it did not and does not have a "backdoor" into its clients’ installations of the Remote Control System, or RCS. But new analysis of its leaked source code seems to directly contradict this claim.

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US Decides Against Publicly Blaming China for Data Hack

July 23, 2015 11:09 am | by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post | Comments

Months after the discovery of a massive breach of U.S. government personnel records, the Obama administration has decided against publicly blaming China for the intrusion in part out of reluctance to reveal the evidence that American investigators have assembled, U.S. officials said.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, Virginia unveiled a 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory July 22 that has substantially more space for conducting cyber operations, including closer analysis of criminal hard driv

ICE Unveils Expanded Cyber Forensics Lab

July 23, 2015 10:33 am | by Mark Rockwell, FCW | Comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, Virginia unveiled a 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory July 22 that has substantially more space for conducting cyber operations, including closer analysis of criminal hard drives and video and audio forensic capabilities that rival anything seen on CSI.

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R&D Magazine today announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on

Finalists Announced for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015 10:23 am | Comments

R&D Magazine today announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Security vendor FireEye has shed light on a new group of 419 scammers using keyloggers and other malware to divert potentially millions of dollars in payments from over 2000 victims worldwide.

FireEye Uncovers Turbo Charged Nigerian 419 Group

July 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security vendor FireEye has shed light on a new group of 419 scammers using keyloggers and other malware to divert potentially millions of dollars in payments from over 2000 victims worldwide.

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Organic gunshot residue (OGSR) analysis may improve the reliability of determining whether a suspect has discharged a firearm because OGSR materials are less likely to be contaminated by the environment.

Detecting Organic Constituents of Gunshot Residue

July 22, 2015 12:38 pm | by NIJ | Comments

Organic gunshot residue (OGSR) analysis may improve the reliability of determining whether a suspect has discharged a firearm because OGSR materials are less likely to be contaminated by the environment.

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According to The New York Times and Bloomberg News, four men in Florida and Israel have been arrested in connection to the 2014 hack against JPMorgan Chase, which resulted in gigabytes of bank data being exfiltrated. The news outlets, citing anonymous sou

4 Men Reportedly Arrested in Connection to JPMorgan Chase Hack

July 22, 2015 12:07 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

According to The New York Times and Bloomberg News, four men in Florida and Israel have been arrested in connection to the 2014 hack against JPMorgan Chase, which resulted in gigabytes of bank data being exfiltrated. The news outlets, citing anonymous sources, did not fully explain how all the suspects were connected.

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A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.

Security Experts Hack Into Moving Car and Seize Control

July 22, 2015 11:06 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | Comments

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.

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