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Networking Security, Security

Democratic senate campaign group exposed 6.2 million Americans’ emails

August 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A political campaign group working to elect Democratic senators left a spreadsheet containing the email addresses of 6.2 million Americans’ on an exposed server. Data breach researchers at security firm UpGuard found the data in late July, and traced the […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

July 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its […]


Networking Security, Security

Ban Huawei from core of 5G networks, government told

July 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei should not be allowed to provide equipment for the core of the UK’s 5G networks, according to a committee of MPs, but they also said that there are no technical grounds for a complete ban on the Chinese company’s […]


Networking Security, Security

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

July 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser […]


Networking Security, Security

D-Link agrees to new security monitoring to settle FTC charges

July 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to safeguard its hardware against well-known and preventable hacks and misrepresented its existing security regimen. Tuesday’s agreement settles a 2017 complaint by […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA

July 3, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The National Governors Association announced Tuesday that it will work with officials in seven state and territorial governments to help them develop improved cybersecurity policies. Over the next six months, the seven governments will build strategies to address a range […]


Networking Security, Security

Researchers crack open Facebook campaign that pushed malware for years

July 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Researchers have exposed a network of Facebook accounts that used Libya-themed news and topics to push malware to tens of thousands of people over a five-year span. Links to the Windows and Android-based malware first came to researchers’ attention when […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers

June 28, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mark Zuckerberg last year, […]


Networking Security, Security

Huawei security: Half its kit has ‘at least one potential backdoor’

June 27, 2019

Via: ZDnet

On the heel of news that suspected Chinese state-sponsored hackers broke into telecom giants through IBM and HPE, researchers have revealed that over half the equipment from China’s telecoms giant, Huawei, has “at least one potential backdoor”. Researchers from IoT […]


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, […]