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More Mac Ransomware Sure to Surface Despite Halt to First Attack

NEWS ANALYSIS: The first known attempt to spread ransomware on Macs was quickly spotted and disabled by security researchers and by Apple, but it...

Apple shuts down first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users

With the help of security researchers, Apple over the weekend quickly blocked a cyberattack aimed at infecting Mac users with file-encrypting malware known as...

First working Apple Mac ransomware infects Transmission BitTorrent app downloads

If you downloaded 2.90, you've got a few hours to get rid of it The first "fully functional" ransomware targeting OS X has landed on...

First Mac-targeting ransomware hits Transmission users, researchers say

nrkbeta A security research firm announced Sunday its discovery of what is believed to be the world’s first ransomware that specifically goes after OS X...

Whole lotta onions: Number of Tor hidden sites spikes—along with paranoia

Two sudden leaps in the number of advertised "hidden services" on Tor have led to rampant speculation about the cause of them.The Tor Project In...

Tor takes aim against malicious nodes on the network

'Sybil' nodes could be used to de-anonymise traffic The Tor Project is working with Princeton University boffins to try and identify possibly malicious nodes, and...

Tor users are actively discriminated against by website operators

Study finds it's not just CDNs to blame for anti-privacy drive Computer scientists have documented how a large and growing number of websites discriminate against...

Court Docs Point the Finger at Carnegie Mellon for Tor Hack

The university refused to confirm the rumors when they surfaced last fall. Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) were indeed behind a hack of the...

Judge confirms what many suspected: Feds hired CMU to break Tor

Tor Project A federal judge in Washington has now confirmed what has been strongly suspected: that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers at its Software Engineering Institute...

Some websites turning law-abiding Tor users into second-class citizens

David StanleyAbout 1.3 million IP addresses—including those used by Google, Yahoo, Craigslist, and Yelp—are turning users of the Tor anonymity network into second-class Web...

Tor users increasingly treated like second-class Web citizens

The Internet is becoming harder to browse for users of Tor, the anonymity network that provides greater privacy, according to a new study. The blame...

Lose the onion tears, Tor fanboys: CloudFlare may consider binning CAPTCHAs,...

Bar to 'malicious attack traffic' may be lowered Tor users crying over CloudFlare's CAPTCHAs will soon be able to put away their onions, the company...