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+ - IN SIX MONTHS, MICROSOFT WILL PULL THE PLUG ON WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT-> 1

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "Microsoft is warning customers that the end is soon coming for Windows 7 in much the same way it came for Windows XP earlier this year. Microsoft will end free mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015.

That means no more security patches if hackers find holes, no more updated features or performance improvements."

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+ - Dropbox becomes a vehicle for ransomware->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "Cloud storage services like Dropbox have made it simple to store and share files with family, friends, and coworkers. Unsurprisingly, unscrupulous individuals have also managed to pervert those features to spread malware, in particular, the kind that holds your files hostage until you pay a sweet fee, as narrated by anti-phishing company PhishMe."
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+ - Syrian Electronic Army Redirects Reuters Articles to Hacktivists' Message->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "On Sunday, all readers trying to access any article on reuters.com were redirected to a landing page on a website controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The page contained the message in the image above, and this time, unlike other occasions, the Reuters website or employees were not at fault, as the hackers directed their phishing efforts towards the advertising network Taboola, that loads code dynamically into Reuters’ website in order to display recommendations."

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+ - CryptoLocker Variant Found with Weak Encryption->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "A modification of the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware Trojan that does not rely on the 2048-bit RSA encryption and does not communicate with a command and control server has been found in the wild.

Although the GameOver Zeus botnet, also used by cybercriminals to distribute CryptoLocker ransomware, has been dealt a heavy blow by law enforcement agencies, variants of the file-encrypting malware are still available in the wild."

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+ - AT&T confirms security breach: SS numbers, call records compromised->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "U.S. telecommunications company AT&T has confirmed security breach by its service provider, which compromised personal data of customers such as social security number, call records and more.

AT&T confirmed that the breach occurred between April 9 and April 21, but the company has disclosed the breach to California regulators recently. If such an incident affects at least 500 people, the law in California requires a company to reveal the total number of customers affected by the breach. However, AT&T has not disclosed the number of subscribers whose personal data was compromised as a result of the breach."

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+ - Ryan Gosling Father's Day Adoption Hoax Tricks Almost 1 Million Fans on Facebook->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "Ryan Gosling isn’t just a famous and talented actor (handsome too!), Ryan Gosling is famous in ways many fellow thespians will never be: he is Tumblr and Reddit famous. He has memes and a very loyal and large fanbase online that would do anything to support him and spread the word on his talent, beauty, and overall awesomeness.

Imagine what happened when Ryan Gosling suddenly decided to break his silence and, for once, share a very personal detail of his life on Facebook. This Sunday was Father’s Day so, when everyone took a moment to celebrate the most important man in their life, Ryan wanted to be a part of the experience and, at the same time, share something with the fans."

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+ - Banker Trojan Bypasses SSL Mechanism->

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criticalmass24 (759213) writes "Security researchers appear to have bumped into a new remote access Trojan that manages to view encrypted traffic in plain text by routing the connection through the attacker’s domains.

Naming it Dyre or Dyreza, security researchers point out that the Trojan relies on browser hooking to intercept traffic and direct it to a command and control center owned by the attackers.

By using this technique, the victim is unaware that information is siphoned out to the cybercriminals and the session continues to appear as run through HTTPS."

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Journal: iPhone 6 WWDC Leak Video Sends Shockwaves Through the Media, Gets Debunked

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Journal: Man Dressed as Batman Proposes to His Girlfriend on Cardiff Streets

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