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German military hacked Afghan mobile operator to find hostage in first known cyber operation - Report

The secretive operation, which is yet to be officially confirmed, is reportedly Germany's first known cyber campaign.<p>The Bundeswehr's (German Armed …

Punish companies for cyber security failures, directors say

Companies should face severe financial penalties if they fail to keep customers’ data safe, a majority of directors believe, amid a spate of cyber attacks on big businesses.<p>Seven in 10 board members have demanded stricter punishment for those who fail to meet basic cyber-security requirements, …

Cybersecurity

How the US Air Force is Rapidly Mobilizing For Cyber War

“Are we organized correctly to defend our weapon systems from the cyber threats of the future?” asks Gen. John E. Hyten, who leads Air Force Space …

Military

Secure mobile communications explained

For a typical consumer, seeing <i>Secured by SSL</i> is all it takes to reassure them that whatever they are doing online is safe and secure. Awareness also …

Surveillance

Danish warplanes drop first bombs against Islamic State in Syria | Reuters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish warplanes bombed Syria for the first time, its military said on Friday, as Denmark extended its fight against Islamic State from neighboring Iraq.<p>Four F-16 jets bombed the militants’ stronghold city of Raqqa, targeting command and control facilities, weapons stocks and …

Middle East

Erdogan tells US intelligence chief: 'Know your place!'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at senior US officials for their remarks about his post-coup purge. Washington is concerned that …

North Africa
North Africa

Could Bulgaria's open source law transform government software worldwide?

Ripples from Bulgaria's recent decision requiring all software written for the government to be open source could build into something bigger.<p>Members …

Bulgaria
North Africa

Steel Jobs Lost To Robots, Not Mexico Or China

CNN has an interesting article on Trump supporters in Youngstown, Ohio. Trump fans will like what they read (even 18 Democratic precinct captains …

From Pyongyang with love: North Korea restarts coded spy broadcasts

SEOUL (Reuters) - “Now we’ll begin a mathematics review assignment for members of the 27th expeditionary unit of the distance learning university,” the woman’s voice crackled over the radio.<p>“Turn to page 459, question 35; 913, question 55; 135, question 86.”<p>Isolated North Korea has restarted coded …

North Korea

Brexit is a victory for mass surveillance; EU rules Snoopers Charter is illegal

Before Theresa May became Prime Minister of the UK, she was the Pry Minister of the UK, the principle proponent of the Snoopers Charter, a sweeping …

Surveillance
Cybersecurity

This chart shows the incredible risks of cyber attacks — and how you can protect against them

The world is becoming an increasingly networked place — with everything from food delivery to banking to local pizza places and education making the move online.<p>All of this connection is making the world a more dynamic, efficient, and accessible place. However, as increasing amounts of personal …

Cybersecurity

Hacker Claims to Have Sold Leaked Terrorism Watchlist 'World-Check' For $20,000

The confidential Thomson Reuters “terrorism database” is spreading in the internet’s underground.<p>A confidential database of suspected or convicted criminals and terrorists has surfaced on a dark web marketplace just a few weeks after a security researcher revealed that the database was left exposed …

Security

Trump says US may not automatically defend Nato allies under attack

Republican candidate says as president he would not pressure the likes of Turkey to moderate purges and it was ‘time to take care of America first’<p>Donald Trump has suggested that under his leadership America would not necessarily come to the aid of a Nato ally under attack, saying he would first …

Geopolitics

Trump's National-Security Plan, in 23 Seconds

The nominee can't tell us more about the issues than he did a year ago.<p>Tonight is national security night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Under the theme of "Make America Safe Again," the Trump campaign will feature a Benghazi video and remarks from a number of Trump supporters, …

Donald Trump

South China Sea - Time To Talk To Prevent War

After the South China Sea arbitration ruling, uncertainty and friction may increase in the region. However, the economic promise of China’s rise and …

The RNC’s “Make America Safe Again” night turned foreign policy into culture war

CLEVELAND — You’d think that Monday night’s Republican convention, titled “Make America Safe Again,” would have been the Republican convention’s night to spotlight foreign policy at a time of serious international turmoil. The speakers’ list, chock full of former military officers, seemed designed …

Political Science

UK Royal Society's #1 cybersecurity recommendation: don't backdoor crypto

The Royal Society, once presided over by Isaac Newton, is one of Britain's most respected learned institutions: that's why it matters so much that …

Royal Society

Terrorism by truck has long been feared by law enforcement

A terrorist attack involving a large truck — similar to the assault that killed at least 77 in Nice, France, Thursday — has been a scenario law enforcement officials in California and beyond have long analyzed.<p>Police have focused mostly on the possibility of terrorists packing a truck with …

Trident upgrades to include cyber attack protection

<b>It is understood that the Trident missile system will be given increased protection from cyber-security threats.</b><p>The Ministry of Defence is planning …

Why the FDIC Is Updating Its Cyber Security Policy After This Data Breach

The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is updating cyber security policies after a 2015 data breach in which a former employee kept copies of …

Cybersecurity

Hezbollah: Five ways group has changed since 2006 Israel war

<b>In the wake of the month-long war with Israel in July 2006, Lebanon's Hezbollah rebuilt itself to become one of the most powerful militant groups in the Middle East.</b><p>Over the past 10 years, it has expanded its domestic influence but also become entangled in Syria's civil war. Here are ways it has …

Middle East

Meet Anonymous Without the Masks in this VICELAND Documentary

VICELAND’s new documentary series CYBERWAR debuts with a look inside Anonymous.<p>You know its name. You've heard its voice. And, so to speak, you've seen its face.<p>The hacking group Anonymous has become a household name in the world of hacking and cybersecurity. The group's symbols—a headless man in a …

A+E Networks

Hacked Emails Reveal NATO General Plotting Against Obama on Russia Policy

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President …

Russia

Three National Security Questions for the U.S. Presidential Candidates

To borrow a phrase from Winston Churchill, the United States may not be at the beginning of the end of its presidential campaign, but it is at the …

Pentagon Prepares to Launch Mega Database for Screening National Security Workers

The Pentagon next month is slated to launch one mega database for investigating the trustworthiness of personnel who could have access to federal …

Government Technology