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Operations Security, Security

Google: You’re sticking with passwords that have already been hacked

August 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has released the results of a large-scale study about password habits that shows why hackers use ‘password-spraying’ attacks on online accounts: many users stick with the same password, even when they’re warned it’s been compromised. Password spraying has emerged […]


Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

Apple’s warning: Break Safari’s web-tracking rules and we’ll hit back

August 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple’s Safari WebKit team has posted its official policy outlining its stance on web-tracking prevention, which it’s implemented in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) technology. ITP broadly aims to limit marketers from tracking iOS and macOS Safari users across different […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs

August 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a serious vulnerability in all CPUs Intel has introduced since 2012, researchers who discovered the flaw said Tuesday. The vulnerability—discovered and privately reported to Intel 12 months ago—resided in every CPU […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware

July 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state police and Capitol police vehicles—as well as laptops used by Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (the officers who operate trucking scales and safety spot checks)—had been taken […]


Operations Security, Security

200 million devices—some mission-critical—vulnerable to remote takeover

July 30, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

About 200 million Internet-connected devices—some that may be controlling elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems—are vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control, researchers warned on Monday. In all, researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities in various […]


Operations Security, Security

States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says

July 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

More state governments need to start assembling plans for how they would deal with a widespread cyberattack, according to a new paper from the National Governors Association. Adopting a cyber disruption response plan, the organization found, is increasingly urgent for […]


Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

How cities can create a trustworthy privacy model

July 15, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The growth of digital government services and Internet-connected devices scattered across urban landscapes is giving city officials access to ever-increasing amounts of data on their constituents. But while that data can be used to drive policy decisions, cities must first […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Windows 10 security: Bad bug in our CPU diagnostics app, so patch now, says Intel

July 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Windows users and admins who’ve ever downloaded Intel’s Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT) should update to the latest versions of the 32-bit and 64-bit products. According to Intel, IPDT version 4.1.2.24 and below suffer from “improper access control” that can be […]


Operations Security, Security

ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

July 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images […]


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 […]