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Operations Security, Security

RunSafe could eliminate an entire class of infrastructure malware attacks

August 15, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

RunSafe, a Mclean Virginia startup, got started doing research for DARPA on how to defend critical infrastructure. They built a commercial product based on that initial research that they claim eliminates an entire class of attacks. Today, the company released […]


Mobile Security, Security

Google Is Tracking Your Location—Even Without Your Permission, Report Says

August 13, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Associated Press discovered that even after you turn off location tracking in Google apps running on Android devices and iPhones, the tech giant will still track your location. The AP asked security researchers to evaluate its findings and those […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate blocks additional funding for election security

August 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Senate Republicans successfully beat back another attempt by Democrats to extend hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding to assist states and localities looking to upgrade the security of their election systems. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced an amendment […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google: We’ll warn you if government hackers are attacking your company email

August 2, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Google is adding a feature to alert organisations running its G Suite office package if it believes one of their user accounts is being targeted by government-backed hacking. If an organisation’s G Suite admin turns the feature on (it’s off […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google pledges to foil phishing attacks with new Titan Security Key

July 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

After boasting that security keys like Yubico’s Yubikey had protected all 85,000 of its employees from every single phishing attack since early 2017, Google has launched its Titan Security Key. The Titan Security Key reduces the risk of attackers using […]


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Police Are Increasingly Asking Tech Companies for Digital Evidence on Mobile Phones and Apps

July 25, 2018

Via: Fortune

U.S. law enforcement agencies are increasingly asking technology companies for access to digital evidence on mobile phones and apps, with about 80 percent of the requests granted, a new study found. The report released Wednesday by the Center for Strategic […]


Mobile Security, Security

Bluetooth security: Flaw could allow nearby attacker to grab your private data

July 24, 2018

Via: ZDnet

A cryptographic bug in many Bluetooth firmware and operating system drivers could allow an attacker within about 30 meters to capture and decrypt data shared between Bluetooth-paired devices. The flaw was found by Lior Neumann and Eli Biham of the […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Cybersecurity, AI strategies coming from DOD

July 18, 2018

Via: FCW

Thomas Michelli, the Pentagon’s acting deputy CIO for cybersecurity said his office will soon release three separate strategies to support the National Defense Strategy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. “We’re about ready to announce an artificial intelligence strategy. We’re setting up […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

July 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers Have a New Favorite Target: Gas Stations

July 9, 2018

Via: Fortune

Having shown that they can harvest your personal information and bypass the security of major corporations, hackers seem to have a new interest these days: Stealing gasoline. Police in Detroit are looking into an apparent hack at a gas station […]