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Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

Destructive Hacking Attempts Target Critical Infrastructure in Americas: Survey

April 7, 2015 11:44 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | Comments

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

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Pro-Palestinian hackers disrupted Israeli websites on Tuesday, following threats from the Anonymous hacking collective that it would carry out an "electronic Holocaust," though Israeli cyber experts said the coordinated attacks caused little damage.

Hackers Hit Israeli Websites After Anonymous Threats

April 7, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pro-Palestinian hackers disrupted Israeli websites on Tuesday, following threats from the Anonymous hacking collective that it would carry out an "electronic Holocaust," though Israeli cyber experts said the coordinated attacks caused little damage.

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A new executive order signed into law by the president has one online community up in arms, after its loose wording effectively ruled out donating to Edward Snowden and others.

After Obama's Cybersecurity Order Threatens Snowden Fund, Bitcoin Donations Spike

April 7, 2015 9:54 am | by Zack Whittaker, ZD Net | Comments

A new executive order signed into law by the president has one online community up in arms, after its loose wording effectively ruled out donating to Edward Snowden and others.

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The fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone rape article says the story was defamatory and reckless and they are pursuing legal action against the magazine.

Fraternity Pursuing Legal Action Against Rolling Stone

April 6, 2015 1:36 pm | by Larry O'Dell, Associated Press | Comments

The fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone rape article says the story was defamatory and reckless and they are pursuing legal action against the magazine.

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The beige cotton bedspread carefully stored in acid-free white tissue paper in a temperature- and humidity-monitored room at the Wisconsin Historical Society may have been on Lincoln's deathbed. Or it might not have been. No one knows for sure.

Blanket Said to be From Lincoln’s Deathbed Tested for Blood Stains

April 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Meg Jones, The Journal Sentinel | Comments

The beige cotton bedspread carefully stored in acid-free white tissue paper in a temperature- and humidity-monitored room at the Wisconsin Historical Society may have been on Lincoln's deathbed. Or it might not have been. No one knows for sure.

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Constant technological growth has created a new frontier in criminal investigations.   Recognizing that, the University of Alabama, in partnership with area law   enforcement agencies, has created a new electronic forensics lab that will allow the   inves

Electronic Forensics Lab Aids Alabama Police Departments

April 6, 2015 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Constant technological growth has created a new frontier in criminal investigations. Recognizing that, the University of Alabama, in partnership with area law enforcement agencies, has created a new electronic forensics lab that will allow the investigation process to speed up.

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Dog-poop DNA Tests Nail Non-scoopers

April 6, 2015 11:57 am | by Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times | Comments

A company called BioPet Vet Lab, out of Knoxville, Tenn., says its PooPrints testing kits are now in 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowner associations in greater Seattle.

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The operator of an underground marketplace hosted within the Tor network has reported a flaw in Tor that he claims is being used for an ongoing denial of service attack on the site.

Bugs in Tor Network Attacks Underground Markets

April 6, 2015 11:16 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

The operator of an underground marketplace hosted within the Tor network has reported a flaw in Tor that he claims is being used for an ongoing denial of service attack on the site.

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Mozilla has joined Google in revoking trust for certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) Certificate Authority.

Mozilla Revokes Trust for CNNIC Certificates

April 6, 2015 11:05 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Mozilla has joined Google in revoking trust for certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) Certificate Authority.

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The deadly opiate epidemic is continuing in Erie County, New York and, in fact, may be worsening.

Epidemic of Fatal Opiate Overdoses Persists Amid Deepening Concerns

April 2, 2015 4:14 pm | by Lou Michel, The Buffalo News | Comments

The deadly opiate epidemic is continuing in Erie County, New York and, in fact, may be worsening.

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Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country's Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users' web browsers into Denial of Service tools. They exploited the fact that many enormous sites still use insecure HTTP

China Uses Unencrypted Websites to Hijack Browsers in GitHub Attack

April 2, 2015 3:36 pm | by Bill Budington, EFF | Comments

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country's Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users' web browsers into Denial of Service tools. They exploited the fact that many enormous sites still use insecure HTTP rather than HTTPS, allowing the Great Firewall to modify those sites, and the fact that our web browsers are willing to run JavaScript code on an extremely liberal basis.

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The ongoing audit of the TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts has reached an important milestone—a detailed review of its cryptographic underpinnings that found no backdoors or fatal flaws.

TrueCrypt security audit is good news, so why all the glum faces?

April 2, 2015 3:11 pm | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

The ongoing audit of the TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts has reached an important milestone—a detailed review of its cryptographic underpinnings that found no backdoors or fatal flaws.

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One of the FBI's "most wanted" terrorists, was killed in a raid in the Philippines in January, according to a report by Reuters. DNA analysis of a severed finger transported to the United States confirms it.

Terrorist's Finger Transported to US for DNA Testing

April 2, 2015 2:36 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

One of the FBI's "most wanted" terrorists, was killed in a raid in the Philippines in January, according to a report by Reuters. DNA analysis of a severed finger transported to the United States confirms it.

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A Massachusetts medical examiner has taken the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Medical Examiner Takes Stand in Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

April 2, 2015 1:53 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Comments

A Massachusetts medical examiner has taken the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez.

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With the popularity of shows like CSI and NCIS, where, in each episode, investigators use a combination of technology and forensic evidence to catch a killer (and they always catch the killer), there is a cultural assumption that getting away with murder

How Do You Get Away With Murder?

April 2, 2015 11:52 am | by J. Wesley Judd, Pacific Standard Magazine | Comments

With the popularity of shows like CSI and NCIS, where, in each episode, investigators use a combination of technology and forensic evidence to catch a killer (and they always catch the killer), there is a cultural assumption that getting away with murder is virtually impossible. But, a new report says that there’s a one in three chance that you can get away with murder.

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