Top

Category: Security


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI expose new North Korean malware

February 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

US Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have exposed today a new North Korean hacking operation. Authorities have published security advisories detailing six new malware families that are currnetly being used by North […]


Networking Security, Security

Privacy Experts Skeptical of Proposed Data Protection Agency

February 13, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new federal bureaucracy, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), has been proposed to completely revamp how the U.S. government regulates data collection and misuse by big tech companies. However, while privacy experts call the agency a “good first step,” they […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously–not so much at the local level

February 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The 2020 election season got off to what could be a record-setting rocky start with delays in the reporting of the Iowa caucus results due to a poorly developed app. The failure of the mobile IowaReporterApp developed for the Democratic […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Why hacking must be addressed in digital privacy policymaking

February 7, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Digital privacy is one side of a two-sided policy coin. Virtually all attention to date has been focused on developing legal and regulatory remedies to address this pervasive public concern. But in doing so, they have devoted little attention to […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Twitter fixes flaw in its API that allowed attackers to match users to their phone numbers

February 4, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Back in December, security researcher Ibrahim Balic revealed a vulnerability in Twitter’s Android app that allowed him to match millions of public usernames with their phone numbers. Balic didn’t report this to Twitter, but the company did its own investigation […]


Networking Security, Security

Rogue IoT devices are putting your network at risk from hackers

February 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Employees are bringing their own Internet of Things connected devices to the workplace and could be putting organisations at risk from cyber attacks because enterprise security teams aren’t always aware that these devices are connected to the network. People are […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows 10 PCs get these new Intel chip security updates for Zombieload attacks

February 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903 to address four recently disclosed security threats, including Zombieload. The microcode updates are the latest installment of Microsoft’s efforts to help distribute firmware updates on behalf of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Securing elections starts with securing voter registration

January 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

It’s Nov. 3, Election Day: You go to the polls at the school where you’ve cast your ballots for the last 15 years, only to be told you are no longer on the voter registration list. And according to your […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

How Government Gets it Right on Privacy

January 27, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The American public rightfully expects government and businesses alike to be responsible stewards of information. Emerging trends to use more data for enhancing decisions face reasonable tensions with what is ethical, practical, and necessary in modern society. This is why […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Citrix releases new patches to plug critical server vulnerability

January 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Citrix has released a new round of security updates to resolve a critical vulnerability exposing thousands of servers to code execution attacks. The vulnerability at the heart of the matter is CVE-2019-19781, a directory traversal security flaw that can be […]