Is an FBI hack a Fourth Amendment search?

(You may not know this but) law enforcement has the capability to hack into computers using software (malware for you privacy advocates) called a Network Investigative Technique, or NIT. Several cases have recently come before federal judges arising from the use of NIT to track thousands of computers accessing one…

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Microsoft says hackers have exploited zero-days in Windows 10’s Edge, Office, IE; issues fix

Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday is a reminder why you shouldn’t click links or open attachments from unknown senders. Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday fixes dozens of critical flaws, among them five affecting Internet Explorer, Edge, and Office that have already been under attack. Tuesday’s update addresses 49 vulnerabilities within 10 security…

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New Android Malware Blocks Outgoing Calls To Banks To Keep You From Reporting Or Canceling Suspicious Activity

Online security experts have discovered a new Android malware that blocks outgoing calls to banks to keep customers from complaining about suspicious activity. Symantec, an American technology company, found the Android.Fakebank.B malware app in October 2013. The app replaces banking apps on a user’s device with fraudulent versions, which helps…

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