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Bunker-busting ATM attacks show security holes

Cracking the vault: ATMs spill their guts in new computer attacks. A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them. The attacks demonstrated Wednesday targeted standalone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks.…

‘Sexiest video ever’ spreads virus on Facebook

SINGAPORE — A computer security company on Tuesday warned Facebook users against clicking on a link claiming to be the “sexiest video ever” which is actually a trap designed to infect computers. The firm, Sophos, said that thousands of users have been hit by the malicious post, which appears to…

China shuts down hacker training operation

BEIJING (AFP) – Police in central China have shut down a hacker training company that taught thousands of people how to launch cyberattacks and provided them with spy software, media reports said Monday. The reports come amid growing accusations of organised computer hacking originating from China that has chilled ties…

Hollywood, Web and gadgets a winning mix at CES

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) – A premier Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ended after rebounding from a global economic drubbing and wowing attendees with gadgets that merge 3-D, software, entertainment, and the Web. “CES is back,” analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said of the annual event…

Pentagon: Insurgents hacked drones with cheap software

Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have intercepted live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military’s eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection. Though militants could see the video, there is no evidence they were able to jam…

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