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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers

November 28, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was cryptocurrency mining attacks. Now, researchers […]


Networking Security, Security

Don’t make it a happy holiday for hackers: Here’s how to protect yourself on Cyber Monday

November 26, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

Nothing will kill your holiday cheer like good ol’ identity theft. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $7.8 billion this Cyber Monday, up over 17 percent from last year, according to estimates from Adobe Insights, based on a survey […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft: Crash-causing Outlook 2010 security patches are now fixed

November 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released a new update for Outlook 2010 that should plug its critical security flaws without causing crashes. Microsoft earlier this week warned that the 64-bit version of the security update KB 4461529 from its November Patch Tuesday was […]


Operations Security, Security

With elections over, CISA focus shifts to risk management center

November 19, 2018

Via: FCW

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen signaled that her newly minted cybersecurity agency would shift its focus to a number of longer term initiatives, such as mapping out national critical functions across different critical infrastructure sectors and changing culture and […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

November 13, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has fixed a bug that let any website pull information from a user’s profile — including their ‘likes’ and interests — without that user’s knowledge. That’s the findings from Ron Masas, a security researcher at Imperva, who found that […]


Networking Security, Security

IoT security: Where do we go from here?

November 13, 2018

Via: ZDnet

When discussing the problem of Internet of Things security, some are quick to place the blame on the users. Consumers, they say, don’t know enough about the connected devices they’re installing in their homes and workplaces; they don’t understand that […]


Operations Security, Security

How the Election Assistance Commission Came Not to Care So Much About Election Security

November 7, 2018

Via: Government Executive

In a rush of preparation for this year’s midterm elections, scores of state and local governments have been working to safeguard their election systems from being hacked or otherwise compromised. At the same time, according to interviews with more than […]


Operations Security, Security

DHS risk center wants to revolutionize cyber response, but first it must get organized

November 5, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s new National Risk Management Center has ambitious goals for changing the way government and industry approach business. But first, it must get organized. NRMC Deputy Director Mark Kneidinger told the Information Security and Privacy Advisory […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Why DOD is sending cyber teams to DHS before the election

November 2, 2018

Via: FCW

The Defense Department has sent cyber personnel to work with the Department of Homeland Security ahead of midterm voting in an effort to prevent or respond to election hacking attempts. DOD personnel arrived at DHS Oct. 31 “to conduct familiarization […]


Networking Security, Security

A pair of new Bluetooth security flaws expose wireless access points to attack

November 1, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Security researchers have found two severe vulnerabilities affecting several popular wireless access points, which — if exploited — could allow an attacker to compromise enterprise networks. The two bugs are found in Bluetooth Low Energy chips built by Texas Instruments, […]