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State surveillance and automated warfare: Experts call for AI regulation

While artificial intelligence (AI) is involved in some of the most exciting and beneficial advancements in history, from disaster-relief supply …

Artificial Intelligence

AI's Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

Artificial Intelligence

I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

Last August, I launched a little feature within Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) I called Pwned Passwords. This was a list of 320 million passwords from a …

IT security

Cyber attacks reportedly cost the US as much as $109 billion in 2016

Cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a fact of life. North Korea attacked aerospace and telecom networks last year. Olympics officials confirmed a recent attack that took place during the opening ceremonies. While Russia denied its involvement in the devastating NotPetya attacks, the US has …

Cybersecurity

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations …

Linux

How a company founded by ex-spies uses AI to fight hackers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent -- and it's predicted they'll cost the world $8 trillion by 2022.<p>But a company founded by mathematicians and ex-spies is trying to change the way organizations protect themselves from hackers.<p>British cyber security firm …

CNN

Facebook user numbers drop for the first time in history

Is it time to call time on Facebook?<p>The number of Facebook users who actively check the social media site each day in North America has dropped for …

Felix Dennis

12,000 Social Media Influencers, Mostly Women, Exposed by Marketing Firm Data Breach

More than 12,000 prominent social media influencers from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and the gaming platform Twitch were exposed last month by a …

L'Oréal

Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance

Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including lower deductibles – or even no deductibles, in some cases. Allianz said it made the decision to offer …

Cybersecurity

NSA Exploits Ported to Work on All Windows Versions Released Since Windows 2000

A security researcher has ported three leaked NSA exploits to work on all Windows versions released in the past 18 years, starting with Windows 2000. …

Information Security

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

Identity Theft

Newly Discovered Vulnerability In All Ledger Hardware Wallets Puts User Funds At Risk

Ledger hardware crypto wallet has discovered a vulnerability that forces users to double-check receiving addresses to protect funds, company reveals …

Bitcoin

Security Think Tank: Automating basic security tasks

Previous Think Tank articles have covered subjects such as automated security testing, incident response plans and security analytics. This article …

Information Security

Crisis Converted: Cybersecurity

Imagine you’re the CEO of a $20 billion dollar retail company with millions of customers. You’re woken up by a call at 3am and told by your head of IT that there’s been a breach in your company’s network. A massive breach.

Retail

Report: FBI Sent Five Officials to Beg WH Chief of Staff John Kelly to Stop Release of FISA Memo

Ever since it became clear the White House intended to follow the recommendation of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and …

Donald Trump

How to Create the Ultimate USB Key Ring to Solve Any Computer Problem

If you’re “the computer guy” (or girl) to your friends and family, you’re probably asked to diagnose and fix their problems on a regular basis. If …

Linux

Europe’s new data protection rules export privacy standards worldwide

Europe wants to conquer the world all over again.<p>Only this time, its killer app isn’t steel or gunpowder. It’s an EU legal juggernaut aimed at …

Privacy

Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to inappropriate content (updated)

Telegram and an experimental app called Telegram X that the company announced for Android yesterday have been removed from Apple's App Store, <i>9to5Mac</i> reports. A Reddit user posted about the absence yesterday. While one Redditor said Telegram support had told them that the removal was unintended and …

Apps

Tech firms in the dock over privacy concerns

<b>Ministry calls for customer data collection process to be streamlined</b><p>The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the country's information …

Ohio Man Used Malware to Spy on Thousands of Mac Users for 13 Years

An Ohio man named Phillip Durachinsky, 28, has been charged with allegedly creating and using malware to spy on thousands of Mac users for more than …

Cleveland

Congress Renews Warrantless Surveillance—And Makes It Even Worse

In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency was legally collecting millions of Americans’ phone calls and electronic …

New security flaw detected in Intel hardware

Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure has reported another serious flaw in Intel hardware. It has nothing to do with the Spectre and Meltdown …

Why Do Multiple CyberSecurity Researchers Suddenly Discover The Same Vulnerabilities After So Many Years

Vulnerabilities that have gone undiscovered for years or even decades seem to often be discovered simultaneously by multiple cybersecurity professionals.<p>For years I have wondered why after cyber-vulnerabilities go undiscovered for significant periods of time, multiple groups of information security …

Edward Snowden Tweeted That The People Behind India's Controversial Biometric System Should Be Arrested

The US NSA whistleblower came out in support of the Indian journalist who exposed a huge breach in Aadhaar, India's controversial biometric ID program, last week.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has come out in support of the Indian journalist who …

Trump first president to protect electric grid from EMP, cyberattacks

President Trump became the first national leader to call for protecting the U.S electric and communications grid against an electromagnetic attack …

GCHQ cyber-spies 'over-achieved' say MPs

<b>The UK has substantially increased its hacking capabilities in recent years, an official report says.</b><p>This includes the ability to attack other country's communications, weapons systems and even infrastructure.<p>The details were revealed in the annual report of the Intelligence and Security Committee, …

Cybersecurity

ACT NOW: Only hours remain to stop Congress from sneaking in massive new NSA spying powers

There's only hours remaining before Congress will vote to renew the Section 702 powers that let the NSA conduct mass surveillance; powers that expand …

Congress is sneaking through a major expansion of NSA surveillance powers

A vote is expected this week<p>One of the NSA’s most important surveillance authorizations is set to expire on December 31st, and all year, reformers have been looking at the reauthorization as a way to pare back the agency’s powers. But after months of negotiating terms, Congress is now preparing a …

TorGuard VPN (for Mac)

<b>Pros</b><p>Numerous advanced settings. Very robust network of some 3,000 servers. Five simultaneous connections.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Unfriendly interface. Does not …

35 Times Privacy Was A Lie In 2017

The hacks, data breaches, uncanny smart devices, panoptical social media, and government surveillance that happened in a single year. Yay!!<p>This happens in a lot of little ways: feeling more comfortable letting a smart device into our home, giving more access to information about ourselves to social …