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Networking Security, Security

NSA improperly collected Americans’ phone records for a second time, documents reveal

June 26, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Newly released documents reveal the National Security Agency improperly collected Americans’ call records for a second time, just months after the agency was forced to purge hundreds of millions of collected calls and text records it unlawfully obtained. The document, […]


Operations Security, Security

House panel floats new cybersecurity grants for state and local governments

June 26, 2019

Via: StateScoop

As ransomware incidents against state and local governments continue to pile up, officials would likely leap at increased federal assistance for their cybersecurity needs, witnesses at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing said Tuesday. Cyberattacks can be costly to local […]


Networking Security, Security

Cisco critical-flaw warning: These two bugs in our data-center gear need patching now

June 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Networking giant Cisco has disclosed two critical vulnerabilities affecting core equipment in the data center that could give determined attackers an avenue to break into networks. Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance has once again been found to be […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

June 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm Dragos reported Friday. The group, […]


Operations Security, Security

Facebook’s Legal Outlook in the EU Is Looking Increasingly Shaky—Thanks to One Lawyer’s Efforts

June 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

Facebook legal woes in Europe over the years have largely been due to the activism of one man: Max Schrems. And in the last couple of weeks, the Austrian lawyer has scored a couple more significant victories, convincing the supreme […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Data Breach Exposes 100K U.S. Traveler Photos, License Plates

June 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that a recent data breach exposed photos of the faces and license plates for more than 100,000 travelers driving in and out of the country. The department said Monday that the breach stemmed […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Major HSM vulnerabilities impact banks, cloud providers, governments

June 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Two security researchers have recently revealed vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely to retrieve sensitive data stored inside special computer components known as HSMs (Hardware Security Modules). HSMs are hardware-isolated devices that use advanced cryptography to store, manipulate, and work […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

There’s No Roadmap to Breaking Up Facebook—But Here’s Where the Government Might Start

June 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

“Break up Big Tech,” has become a rallying cry of consumer advocates and prominent politicians. But what, in practice, would that actually look like? Fortune spoke with experts in various areas of law and business to see how that might […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

June 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Security researchers said a security lapse at IT giant Tech Data allowed them to access customer and billing data. The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

In a rare advisory, NSA urges users to patch BlueKeep flaw

June 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The National Security Agency has issued a rare advisory warning users to update their systems to protect against BlueKeep, a new security vulnerability with the capacity to rapidly spread between computers. The “critical”-rated bug affecting computers running Windows XP and […]