Iranian Hackers targeting US oil, gas, and electric companies

The Hacker News reported: For all the talk about China and the Syrian Electronic Army, it seems there’s another threat to U.S. cyber interests i.e. Iran. Series of potentially destructive computer attacks that have been targeting American oil, gas and electricity companies tracked back to Iran. Iranian hackers were able to gain access to control-system software that …

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Apple closes QuickTime vulnerabilities on Windows

Apple has released a security update for its QuickTime media framework for Windows. Version 7.7.4 of the software closes 12 critical security holes causing memory corruption and buffer overflows when processing a number of media formats. The vulnerabilities affect Windows 7, Vista and XP SP2 or later and could be exploited to cause arbitrary code execution and application crashes. …

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Symantec planning to discontinue PC Tools security products

Symantec has stopped selling the security-related products in its PC Tools portfolio, according to an announcement on the company’s web site. Customers using the affected programs – Spyware Doctor, Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, and Internet Security – can continue to use them until their subscription runs out. Symantec says that the decision is related to consolidating its product range in order …

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Korn on mission to find cure for diabetes

bakersfieldcalifornian.com posted: The members of Grammy-winning hometown heroes Korn will be preparing to head overseas for the European leg of their current concert tour when the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation holds a wine and food event in Bakersfield June 1. But they will be there in spirit and, better yet, a piece of history that …

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Chrome 27 comes with better load speeds and security fixes

The Chrome developers at Google have released version 27 of their browser to the Stable release channel for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer. The new version, Chrome 27.0.1453.93, includes performance improvements with a new scheduler and fixes a number of security vulnerabilities – most of them rated as High – that …

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Microsoft warns of Facebook-hijacking extensions

Malicious browser extensions are trying to hijack Facebook profiles, according to a warning from Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center. The extensions, first discovered in Brazil and dubbed JS/Febipos.A by Microsoft, are targeted at Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and appear to be installed by a custom trojan dropper. Microsoft first reported on the trojans in April, but it seems that a recent …

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Name.com domain registrar hacked

US domain registrar and web hosting service Name.com has fallen victim to a hacker attack. In a recent email, the company informed its customers of an incident that potentially enabled unknown attackers to gain access to “email addresses, encrypted passwords and encrypted credit card details”. The registrar says that the private crypto keys that are required to …

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Slayer star Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related liver scarring

(Reuters) – Guitarist Jeff Hanneman of the seminal heavy metal band Slayer died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, and not as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria, the remaining members of the U.S. band said. Hanneman, a founder of the band, which was known for its fast tempo, dark themes and pounding drums, died …

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ARTISTdirect Interviews Korn about their forthcoming eleventh studio album

ARTISTdirect sits down with James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu, and Ray Luzier for Korn’s very first interview together about their forthcoming eleventh studio album, the upcoming tour, and so much more… Read the interview: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/exclusive-munky-head-fieldy-and-ray-talk-korn-s-best-album-reunion-tour-and-more/10543989#MSkaRhKOmY7RAEtI.99