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Hermit crabs evolved longer penises to keep their shells from being stolen
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Enlarge / An adult male hermit crab of the species Coenobita compressus ambling along on a leisurely stroll. (credit: Mark Laidre) Hermit crabs protect their soft, curved abdomens from harm by scavenging seashells and turning them into portable homes. That poses a challenge when it comes time to mate, since a rival can steal the […]

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Almost $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin stolen by forking its blockchain
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Enlarge (credit: ethereumclassic.org) Attackers have stolen almost $500,000 worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency by carrying out a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain, officials with Coinbase, one of the leading crypto currency exchanges, said on Monday. The heist was the result of carrying out what’s known as a rollback attack, which allowed the […]

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A Corporate-issued Laptop Stolen From a Lenovo Employee in September Contained Unencrypted Payroll Data on APAC Staff
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A corporate-issued laptop lifted from a Lenovo employee in Singapore contained a cornucopia of unencrypted payroll data on staff based in the Asia Pacific region, news outlet The Register reports. From the report: Details of the massive screw-up reached us from Lenovo staffers, who are simply bewildered at the monumental mistake. Lenovo has sent letters […]

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Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too
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Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to […]

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Stolen Android Anti-Piracy Software Dumped On Github
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Dexguard, a tool used to protect Android software from piracy, tampering and cloning attacks, has been removed after being illegally posted on Github. A version of the tool exposed on the code repository was stolen from a customer of Guardsquare, the software’s creator. TorrentFreak reports: “We develop premium software for the protection of mobile applications […]

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YouTube gives creators a way to flag stolen videos
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YouTube keeps a watch over the millions of videos on its service, making sure that they don't violate copyright or community standards. The company removed 8.3 million videos for community guidelines violations in the last quarter of 2017. It hasn't…

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911 fees paid by phone customers “stolen” by states to fill budget gaps
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jan Stromme) Two members of the Federal Communications Commission want to stop states from using 911 funds to pay for other government services or equipment. “On our individual phone bills, a line item is typically included for 911 service,” FCC Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel wrote in an op-ed […]

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Hackers hit Uber in 2016: data on 57 million riders, drivers stolen
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In a public statement, Uber has announced that it sustained a massive data breach in 2016: 57 million customers’ and drivers’ names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers were compromised. According to Bloomberg, no trip location info, credit card information, or Social Security numbers was taken. Uber did not […]

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Former NSA contractor may have stolen 75% of TAO’s elite hacking tools
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On Monday, The Washington Post reported one of the most stunning breaches of security ever. A former NSA contractor, the paper said, stole more than 50 terabytes of highly sensitive data. According to one source, that includes more than 75 percent of the hacking tools belonging to the Tailored Access Operations. TAO is an elite […]

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