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Submission + - Hackers Trick Email Systems Into Wiring Them Large Sums-> 1 1

schwit1 writes: Cybercriminals are exploiting publicly available information and weaknesses in corporate email systems to trick small businesses into transferring large sums of money into fraudulent bank accounts, in schemes known as "corporate account takeover" or "business email fraud."

Companies across the globe lost more than $1 billion from October 2013 through June 2015 as a result of such schemes, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The estimates include complaints from businesses in 64 countries, though most come from U.S. firms. Both "organized crime groups from overseas and domestic-based actors" are typical perpetrators, said Patrick Fallon, a section chief in the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division.

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Submission + - Researchers Claim to Have Developed Faster, More Secure Tor

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and University College London published a paper this week describing a faster and more secure version of Tor called HORNET. On one hand, the new onion routing network can purportedly achieve speeds of up to 93 gigabits per second and "be scaled to support large numbers of users with minimal overhead". On the other hand, researchers cannot claim to be immune to "confirmation attacks" known to be implemented on Tor, but they point out that, given how HORNET works, perpetrators of such attacks would have to control significantly more ISPs across multiple geopolitical boundaries and probably sacrifice the secrecy of their operations in order to successfully deploy such attacks on HORNET.

Comment Re:Don't try to piggyback on TrueCrypts popularity (Score 1) 114 114

Don't handicap yourself. Promote your software on its own merits, don't try to piggyback on TrueCrypts popularity, such a strategy will likely backfire.

Fer sure. They are just showing those that don't know that there is a widely used and proven encryption program already out, by bringing it up.

Being a Linux only program and specific versions at that do limit it's usage and spread significantly, to the point of slow obscurity.

Comment Re:Why replace it? (Score 1) 114 114

We know the last build of TrueCrypt is secure. Why replace it?

This article is the first I'd heard of the demise of TrueCrypt. Then article goes on to talk of simplicity.

Not using Linux (games) simplicity to me is to continue using TrueCrypt, even Linux users will need to convert.

I wish them luck in this endeavor though.

Comment What ticks me off is HTML 4.5 (Score 0) 56 56

As my monitor, HDTV and receiver are. Once again I'll have to upgrade. The first time was when HDMI came on the scene and I lost a sound system -I have since been given a clue by a /. user that it's possible to use the (Protected) audio output and convert to HDMI.
HTML5 Differences from HTML4

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 482 482

Humans - and you in particular, it seems - lack the capacity for analyzing catastrophic events that occur with very low probabilities.

There is a 100% probability that the nuclear waste at Hanford is going to cost untold billions to clean up, if ever.

I take it your familiar with Hanford, taken out of context "the 2014 estimated cost of the remaining Hanford clean up is $113.6 billion", this is after billions have already been spent.

There is a 100% probability that the Columbia river will be heavily contaminated with nuclear waste within a few years.

When the fight was on to restart N-reactor, the Oregonian (Oregon Newspaper) did a study of the radiation in the area. Where the Columbia river turns just after the reactors, high radiation levels were found on the shore of the far side of the turn. Three cities are located just down river of the reactors (older and the first reactors released primary water directly into the Columbia river (after the water was held to cool down first)). I can't say there's medical problems caused by this, nor say there aren't.

There is a 100% probability that the US taxpayer will end up paying over and over and over again to dispose of nuclear waste.

Taxpayers are already footing the bill for Whoops, this for reactors that were never finished, (three at Hanford alone, their foundations can be seen using Google Earth). "Due to over-commitment to nuclear power in the 1970s which brought about financial collapse and the second largest municipal bond default in U.S. history.

The monies footed for Gable mountain (Hanford) for waste disposal, then abandoned for the Yucca Mountain waste disposal site in Nevada which itself was recently abandoned I can imagine only imagine as being vast.

And that's just the beginning as a federal law called "The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982" states "a waste disposal site must be in place" yet the time table has been passed long ago

You are correct in all statements.

Comment I ran it (Score 1) 62 62

I have this faith in whatever is posted to /. good or bad, but if it's questionable (How to build weapons, JSTOR) I follow the safety in numbers rule which /. provides.

Two sites were called and I don't think it was RookMilano, while in hex, Microsoft was prevalent through out ; both are certificate sites.

It's fairly CPU intensive, something you'd run at night or downtime; yet the same thing as as malware detection, if you don't have any, you don't know what it's suppose to do when it finds it.

For windows it's a command window so a redirect to a text file is easy to do; as the only thing reported was "file fine" after each and every file.

Comment Re:I downloaded it and then uploaded to virustotal (Score 1) 62 62

2/54, could be false positives I've at least heard of Rook Security although I forget in what context ;)

It contains the the hashes for what it's looking for, and what virus programs look for, it would show positives. The same thing will happen with a safe key generator, or some debuggers.

Comment Re:I hope it's a standard API (Score 1) 203 203

Both NVIDIA and AMD have methods of capturing directly on the GPU, making for a blissfully lag-free experience compared to, say, FRAPS.

Hopefully Windows has created a standard interface for these, and not just reimplemented FRAPS.

Nope, it's a service that is required to be running to stream video (NIVIDA), one of four I disable,

Actually two services, forgot the one required for networking, letting one stream to Geforce and TwitchTV.

Comment Re:I hope it's a standard API (Score 1) 203 203

Both NVIDIA and AMD have methods of capturing directly on the GPU, making for a blissfully lag-free experience compared to, say, FRAPS.

Hopefully Windows has created a standard interface for these, and not just reimplemented FRAPS.

Nope, it's a service that is required to be running to stream video (NIVIDA), one of four I disable, making FRAPS the program of choice.

EVGA has PrecisionX which will do screen captures or snapshots, I've found disabling PrecisionX stops a lot of video problems, including screen freezings and games just going away, leaving one staring at the desktop.

Comment Re:Windows 10 has Secret Screen Recording Tool (Score 1) 203 203

Additional: I do agree though that removing media center was a dick move. One that seems idiotic given the small devices and the increasingly common appearance of computers in the living room.

Never used Windows media center, had used the PS3 till it quit, now I use a spare laptop and VLC connected to the HDTV, which I control with an very old trackmouse (Turbo Mouse Pro Wireless). The distance the mouse works across is really what makes it all work out. Sure beats streaming to the PS3.

Comment Re:Windows 10 has Secret Screen Recording Tool (Score 1) 203 203

The paranoia is amazing

Considering the exploit record of Microsoft Windows, I'd say his paranoia is quite justified.


Indeed, if only Microsoft were as paranoid about people exploiting vulnerability vectors into Windows.......

Isn't that something? It should be easy enough to check for, yet buffer overflows are still very common.

Comment Re:Windows 10 has Secret Screen Recording Tool (Score 2) 203 203

Yeah who wants to bet this can be activated remotely....
Win10 looks like a real joy.. Mandated Updates
No MediaCenter
Now this Screen Recording Tool
The Exploits are going to be really interesting

Windows screen capture, don't need it, being a gamer I've always had Fraps at the press of a button. I do wonder how this will affect alt+prtscr (only the selected window). As far as I'm aware Fraps has never been exploited. But there is no indication it's recording and I have many games recorded because of that, only when I get an out of disk space do I clue in.

Yet on the other hand, I get some of my better (Youtubeable) selections when reviewing what I hadn't intended to capture.

I actually have a Windows 95 Release Party TShirt

I LOL'd, just yesterday I found and wore my "The ProWriter cometh" tee shirt, (It's been many many years since I have) it came with the very first printer I purchased (dot matrix).

Nope not upgrading.. not now anyway

I'm in the same boat; upgrade, why? All of these updates to make the change from 7 (in my case) to 10 easier - that's just marketing. I plan on buying or other the stand alone CD as I always have. I figure past practice has shown a version updated OS is just a problem, not to mention windows need of a clean install of the OS every 6 months (Win7 has been different, I haven't needed to reinstall yet).

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson