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Marriott Hacked

Several financial institutions are reporting fraud on credit cards and debit cards that were used at Marriott properties across the country that are run by White Lodging Services Corporation.

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Tags: Malware, Hack, Cyber Security, Marriott

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Fake Hot Chick Hackers

It's a good idea to make sure you don't open files from strangers, no matter what they say they look like, and especially if you're in charge of a security information.

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Tags: Malware, Hack, Syria

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Target and Home Depot Hackers Strike Again

First they stole debit and credit cards from Target and Home Depot. More recently they struck two online airport parking services, Park N Fly and One Stop Parking. Now they've hit Book 2 Park, another parking service.

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Tags: Hack, Cyber Security, Park N Fly, OneStopParking, Book 2 Park, Target, Home Depot

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High Profile Russian Hackers Arrested in Amsterdam

Have you ever heard of Dmitriy Smilianets or Vladimir Drinkman? Maybe not, but they were part of a group of hackers who infiltrated 7-Eleven, Discover, the Dow Jones, Hannaford, NASDAQ, JetBlue, JC Penny and Visa. And now they are in US custody.

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Tags: Hack

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Ghost: A Major Vulnerability in Most Linux Systems

Hackers are able to execute their code on Linux systems. Linux is a very widely used system used to host websites and deliver email. The vulnerability is in most Linux distributions and is a huge threat to the internet, on par with last year's big vulnerability, Heartbleed.

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Tags: Security, Hack, Heartbleed, Linux, Ghost, C, C++, Python, Apache, Cups, Dovecot, Exim, GnuPG, MySQL

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Apple Just Released A New iPhone Update That May Solve One Of The Frustrations With iOS 8

Apple's iOS 8.1.3 update is now available for the iPhone, and it fixes one of the issues many iPhone owners protested about when iOS 8 was initially released.

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Tags: Tech Tip

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Update for Last Week's Adobe Flash Update

We reported last week that Adobe had released an important update for Flash to fix a vulnerability that was already being exploited by hackers.

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Tags: Adobe, Flash, Update

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