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Jul 09, 2014

French jihadist was targetting Eiffel Tower, Louvre: report

The 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent, only identified as Ali M., exchanged detailed plans for attacks with a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda for a year before his messages were intercepted by France’s intelligence services in 2013, France24... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 07, 2014

Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Security researchers have a working prototype of an instant messaging application that aims to thoroughly obscure and scrub evidence that two parties have been chatting. The project, which is looking for developers, aims to solve a diffi... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 09, 2014

LG's G Watch is serviceable, but not a standout

Buying a smartwatch means adding yet another gadget to the arsenal of devices you already use on a daily basis. But we should expect a well-designed smartwatch to make our hyperconnected lives more manageable by giving us access to a range of feature... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 08, 2014

Spamhaus pushes for arrests of alleged DDoS participants

An antispam organization is pushing for quick law enforcement action against five people it alleges took part in one of the largest cyberattacks on record that caused Internet outages throughout Europe early last year. Spamhaus wrote on Monday that i... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 03, 2014

Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

An unprotected SSH access key left inside the Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager product for remote support purposes allows attackers to take complete control of affected deployments. Cisco Systems released updates Wednesday for the CUCDM pl... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 04, 2014

Flickr, OneDrive and messaging apps face disruptions in China

A massive pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong may have prompted China’s censors to block several foreign Internet products, including messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk, and Microsoft’s OneDrive storage service. The product outages began earlier this w... #China #Hong Kong #Microsoft Corporation #Flickr

Jul 04, 2014

Hellmann’s delivers cooking lessons on demand via WhatsApp

The mayonnaise brand has launched WhatsCook in Brazil, a campaign that provides instant recipes and cooking advice from pro chefs via the popular WhatsApp messaging service... #China #Hong Kong #Microsoft Corporation #Flickr

Jun 30, 2014

Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping to early adopters

The wait is almost over for early adopters of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone that promises enhanced privacy and security. Geneva-based SGP Technologies, the phone’s manufacturer, announced that the Blackphone handsets began shipping Monday t... #Maryland #Madrid #Geneva #Mobile World Congress

Jun 25, 2014

Researchers bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication system

PayPal was one of the first large online services providers to offer two-factor authentication to its users, but until recently the company’s implementation had a loophole that could have allowed attackers to bypass this additional protection. Two-fa... #Maryland #Madrid #Geneva #Mobile World Congress

Jun 23, 2014

Chinese users forgo SMS texting for messaging apps

China has posted a big drop in SMS messaging as local mobile phone users are increasingly choosing mobile messaging apps to share information. During the first five months of this year, SMS messaging saw a year-over-year decline of 18.4 percent, acco... #Maryland #Madrid #Geneva #Mobile World Congress