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Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security, Tech

The U.S. Is Losing Its Crusade Against Huawei

April 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

The United Kingdom has decided to allow Huawei’s 5G equipment into its national rollouts to a degree–the gear is banned from core parts of the British communications network, where it could pose a particularly acute spying risk. The move is […]


Networking Security, Security

A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords

April 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks. The app, downloaded by thousands of users, allowed anyone to search for Wi-Fi networks in their nearby area. The app allows the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

April 19, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Why phishing emails are still your biggest security nightmare

April 3, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Phishing and fake emails are the biggest security headache for business and among the hardest to tackle. According the 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey published by the UK government, the most common type of cyber attacks are phishing attacks, whether […]


Federal, Policy

Trump on closing the US-Mexico border: ‘Security is more important to me than trade’

April 3, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, insisting that any economic damage from the move would be overshadowed by the benefits of greater security. Asked at the White House whether shutting the border […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Security flaws in banking apps expose data and source code

April 2, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security vulnerabilities in the mobile applications of 30 financial services providers are putting the institutions and their customers at risk. Exposed source code, sensitive data, access to backend services via APIs and more have been uncovered after a researcher downloaded […]


Mobile Security, Security

Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’

April 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google’s Android, now 10 years old, has not been a stranger to security issues over the years. But with the mobile operating system now installed on over 2 billion devices globally, Google has been taking an increasingly firmer grip on […]


Operations Security, Security

DEA says AT&T still provides access to billions of phone records

March 28, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A program that allows drug agents to obtain a pool of billions of call records from AT&T is “still active,” according to a watchdog report. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department inspector general, confirmed the program — named […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Microsoft brings Windows 10 security to Apple Macs with Defender ATP

March 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft’s enterprise security platform Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can now protect macOS devices in addition to Windows 10 ones, Microsoft announced today. To reflect its coverage of non-Windows operating systems, Microsoft has also decided to rename its next-gen […]


Operations Security, Security

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

March 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS […]