Vulnerability Allowed Hackers to Hijack Smartsheet Accounts

Smartsheet has patched a serious vulnerability that could have been exploited to hijack user accounts.
Smartsheet is a Bellevue, Washington-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that provides work management and collaboration solutions. The firm says its intuitive spreadsheet-like cloud app is used by over 65,000 businesses and 5 million users across 175 countries.
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Jihadist Hacker Killed in US air Strike Was Recruiter: Pentagon

A jihadist hacker who was killed this week in a US air strike in Syria was actively recruiting Islamic State sympathizers to carry out lone wolf attacks in the west, the Pentagon said Friday.
Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said Junaid Hussain was specifically targeted in an air strike that killed him August 24 in Raqqa, Syria.
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Appeals Court Vacates Lower Court’s Decision on National Security Letters

A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court an appeal in a lawsuit about the way companies are allowed to publicize information about National Security Letters they receive. The appeal consolidates three separate actions against the Attorney General that question whether the government’s restrictions on how companies can talk about NSLs violates the […]

US Appeals Court Reverses Ruling on NSA Snooping

A US appeals court on Friday overturned a ruling that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records was illegal, saying the plaintiffs failed to show they were victims.
A lower court, in a preliminary 2013 ruling, said the NSA program was probably unconstitutional and "almost Orwellian."
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