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Insulin pumps, heart monitors, x-ray communications systems and other medical devices already have been proven vulnerable to cyber attack by security researchers, but a new report confirms that hospital medical devices are being abused by cyber criminals

Hospital Medical Devices Used As Weapons in Cyber Attacks

June 9, 2015 9:29 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading | Comments

Insulin pumps, heart monitors, x-ray communications systems and other medical devices already have been proven vulnerable to cyber attack by security researchers, but a new report confirms that hospital medical devices are being abused by cyber criminals and possibly cyber spies as a stepping-stone within healthcare networks to nab valuable healthcare identities and information.

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Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new policies that the companies say would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.

US Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

June 9, 2015 9:15 am | by Richard Cowan, Reuters | Comments

Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new policies that the companies say would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.

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In April, federal authorities detected an ongoing remote attack targeting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management computer systems. While the attack was eventually uncovered using the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Einstein — the multibillion-dol

Why the 'Biggest Government Hack Ever' Got Past the Feds

June 8, 2015 12:22 pm | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

In April, federal authorities detected an ongoing remote attack targeting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management computer systems. While the attack was eventually uncovered using the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Einstein — the multibillion-dollar intrusion detection and prevention system — it managed to evade this detection entirely until another OPM breach spurred deeper examination.

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The Art Behind Age Progression Images

June 8, 2015 12:07 pm | by Tania Kohut, Global News | Comments

Forensic artists are often tasked with creating age progression renderings to show how a person might look years, or even decades later.

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Texas Cop Put on Leave After Video of Arrest Surfaces

June 8, 2015 11:58 am | by Dean Schabner, USA Today | Comments

The now-suspended officer uses profanity, grabs the girl by the back of her head and forces her to the ground, face-down.

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Researchers have discovered MalumPoS, a new point-of-sale malware designed to steal credit card data from hotels and other US businesses.

MalumPoS Malware Targets Hotels, Scrapes Customer Credit Cards

June 8, 2015 11:51 am | by Charlie Osborne, ZD Net | Comments

Researchers have discovered MalumPoS, a new point-of-sale malware designed to steal credit card data from hotels and other US businesses.

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The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China's all-important college   entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.

Drone is Latest Weapon Against Cheating on China School Exam

June 8, 2015 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China's all-important college entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.

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Suspect in 1982 Disappearance of Au Pair Died in 1988

June 8, 2015 11:25 am | by Gary Klien, Marin Independent Journal | Comments

A convicted rapist who was a suspect in the 1982 disappearance of a Marin County au pair — a case that generated renewed interest recently when the woman’s remains were identified after more than three decades ­— apparently did not live much longer than she did.

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SANS Institute, a leader in information security training, has announced the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Summit 2015 to take place July 7 – 8 in Austin, Texas. In conjunction with the Summit, SANS will host an intensive hands-on DFIR tr

SANS to Host DFIR Summit in Austin, Texas

June 8, 2015 10:59 am | by SANS Institute | Comments

SANS Institute, a leader in information security training, has announced the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Summit 2015 to take place July 7–8 in Austin, Texas. In conjunction with the Summit, SANS will host an intensive hands-on DFIR training event July 9-14.

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This is a stickup — of your virtual cash! Two armed bandits robbed a Crown Heights, New York man of $1,100 in bitcoins on the street last week, police said.

NYC Man Robbed of His Bitcoins at Gunpoint

June 8, 2015 10:37 am | by Aaron Feis, New York Post | Comments

This is a stickup — of your virtual cash! Two armed bandits robbed a Crown Heights, New York man of $1,100 in bitcoins on the street last week, police said.

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It took dogged work and a scientific breakthrough, but Los Angeles County homicide detectives and prosecutors believe they’ve solved the rape and murder of a 20-year-old Palmdale wife and mother of three whose body was found in a remote area of Acton abou

New Tech Leads to Arrests in Old Murder Case

June 5, 2015 3:14 pm | by Jim Holt, The Santa Clara Signal | Comments

It took dogged work and a scientific breakthrough, but Los Angeles County homicide detectives and prosecutors believe they’ve solved the rape and murder of a 20-year-old Palmdale wife and mother of three whose body was found in a remote area of Acton about 35 years ago.

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Her fiancé, separated from his kayak, struggled in the frigid and choppy waters of the Hudson River, reaching for his paddle to save his life. But prosecutors here in Orange County, New York said on Tuesday that Angelika Graswald moved it away, and was sl

Kayak Suspect Moved Paddle Away as Fiancé Died, Prosecutors Say

June 5, 2015 2:21 pm | by Lisa W. Foderaro and Rick Rojas, The New York Times | Comments

Her fiancé, separated from his kayak, struggled in the frigid and choppy waters of the Hudson River, reaching for his paddle to save his life. But prosecutors here in Orange County, New York said on Tuesday that Angelika Graswald moved it away, and was slow to call for help.

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Just because a malware sample is a sophisticated doomsday device doesn't necessarily mean the adversary using that malware is a sophisticated attacker bent on destroying the earth.

'Adversary Intelligence' Finds Criminals Not As Smart As Their Code

June 5, 2015 10:10 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

Just because a malware sample is a sophisticated doomsday device doesn't necessarily mean the adversary using that malware is a sophisticated attacker bent on destroying the earth.

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In the last few years, Pedram Hayati, founder of Australian IT company Security Dimension, has been developing a custom honeypot intelligence system called Smart Honeypot.

Honeypots Discover Connections Between Attackers

June 5, 2015 9:36 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

In the last few years, Pedram Hayati, founder of Australian IT company Security Dimension, has been developing a custom honeypot intelligence system called Smart Honeypot. 

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Texas' highest court for criminal matters on Wednesday took up the issue of whether a state law that allows for new trials in cases where forensic science is flawed also covers mistakes by expert witnesses.

Murder Case Could Set Precedent in 'Junk Science' Writs

June 4, 2015 1:42 pm | by Mike Ward, Houston Chronicle | Comments

Texas' highest court for criminal matters on Wednesday took up the issue of whether a state law that allows for new trials in cases where forensic science is flawed also covers mistakes by expert witnesses.

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