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Category: Security


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

April 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to launching a bug bounty pilot. The Senate passed legislation April 17 that compels DHS to establish a bug bounty program. Sponsored by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Claire […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Windows 10: Microsoft to boost Linux app security with Windows Defender firewall

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft latest preview of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 shows off two core updates coming to Windows Defender services. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5), the version of Windows 10 coming later this year after […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

April 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job […]


Operations Security, Security

New York’s Attorney General Wants to Know What the Winklevoss Twins Are Doing to Protect Cryptocurrency Customers

April 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

New York’s attorney general has launched an initial probe into 13 cryptocurrency exchanges, one of them being the Gemini exchange that’s run by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler. Coinbase, the U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, was also included. Attorney General […]


Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware

April 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

April 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

All nine members of U.S. Congress representing Maryland requested this month that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan bolster the state’s election security and infrastructure before the 2018 midterms. Gov. Hogan agreed. In a letter to the governor, lawmakers wrote, “With the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Firefox updates its iOS web browser to turn Tracking Protection on by default

April 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

At a time when web users are becoming more concerned about their online privacy and personal data, Mozilla today is launching a new version of its Firefox for iOS web browser that includes Tracking Protection turned on by default. That […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware

April 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Thousands of hacked websites have become unwitting participants in an advanced scheme that uses fake update notifications to install banking malware and remote access trojans on visitors’ computers, a computer researcher said Tuesday. The campaign, which has been running for […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook rolls out $40K user data abuse bounty ahead of Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony

April 10, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony today, Facebook has rolled out a number of product updates — including a bounty hunting program of up to $40,000 for user data violations — meant to address (and blunt) the criticism he’s likely […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Arizona hires cybersecurity firm to manage risk across state government

April 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Arizona announced Monday that it will use a single cybersecurity firm to monitor and manage the risks to computer systems in all 133 state agencies. The company, RiskSense, is based in neighboring New Mexico and was chosen over other potential […]