Tag: firewall


Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers

November 28, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was cryptocurrency mining attacks. Now, researchers […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

A new ‘smart firewall’ iPhone app promises to put your privacy before profits

October 24, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

For weeks, a small team of security researchers and developers have been putting the finishing touches on a new privacy app, which its founder says can nix some of the hidden threats that mobile users face — often without realizing. […]

Federal, Policy

How the NSA snooped on encrypted Internet traffic for a decade

August 22, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

In a revelation that shows how the National Security Agency was able to systematically spy on many Cisco Systems customers for the better part of a decade, researchers have uncovered an attack that remotely extracts decryption keys from the company’s […]

State & Local

Boston dedicates $3.5 million to next-gen firewall

July 17, 2015

Via: StateScoop Staff

Boston City Hall (Wikimedia Commons) Boston is adding fuel to the firewall. As part of a broad plan to beef up the city’s cybersecurity in light of a number of high-profile data breaches — including April’s OPM hack, which compromised […]