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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 […]


Federal, Policy

Election security bill needs tweaks, state officials say

April 18, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Election security legislation now being considered by the Senate needs some adjustments, state officials have told the bill’s backers. State secretaries from Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico spoke in-person and on the phone Monday with Republican Sen. […]


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 […]


Operations Security, Security

Windows 10 security: Microsoft patches critical flaw in Windows Defender

April 4, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has rolled-out security updates to fix a critical remote code execution flaw affecting Windows Defender and other anti-malware products. Ahead of April’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released patches for the critical flaw, which affects Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, or […]


Networking Security, Security

Mozilla’s new Firefox extension keeps your Facebook data isolated to the social network itself

March 27, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Mozilla this morning launched a Firefox browser add-on for those users not willing to delete their Facebook account, but also wanting some control over how much of their data Facebook can access. The “Facebook Container,” as the new extension is […]


Operations Security, Security

Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Microsoft’s newer OS is almost ‘twice as secure’

March 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft frequently claims Windows 10’s security features protect consumers and business from the latest ransomware attacks that strike Windows 7 and earlier versions. Now security vendor Webroot has reviewed malware infections on Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines running its […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Senate Intel committee releases election security recommendations

March 21, 2018

Via: FCW

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a set of recommendations to combat efforts by hostile states to interfere with U.S. elections. The move comes a day ahead of a panel hearing on election security. “We’re now at a point […]


Operations Security, Security

Data on border tech performance a year away, says CBP

March 19, 2018

Via: FCW

Two top Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection officials told a congressional panel that they’re working on ways to gauge the effectiveness of border security technology. Integrated towers, sensors, video surveillance systems, aircraft and other technology all […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US slaps new sanctions on Russia over NotPetya cyberattack, election meddling

March 15, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The White House has introduced a new round of sanctions on Russia, accusing the government of launching “the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history.” In a statement, the US Treasury said it has targeted 19 individuals and five entities […]


Operations Security, Security

States aren’t shifting voting tech, despite ballot security concerns

March 12, 2018

Via: FCW

In 2015, the Brennan Center for Justice conducted a major study on voting machine security that found most states were relying on dangerously outdated hardware and software, leaving them vulnerable to hackers while doing little to provide for accurate post-election […]