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Disqus Demonstrates How to Do Breach Disclosure Right

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Security

Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT’s new security headache

Windows has long been the world’s biggest malware draw, exploited for decades by attackers. It continues today: The Carbon Black security firm …

Security

Clinton: Facebook, Twitter must do more to prevent 'cyberwarfare'

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up …

Hillary Clinton

US and North Korea take their jousting into cyberspace

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW -- Cyberwarfare between the U.S. and North Korea is escalating, including the use of military capabilities, according to U.S. media …

North Korea

Yahoo's 3 billion breached accounts are a boon to identity thieves

Calling the exposure of a whopping three billion Yahoo accounts a mere "hack" undermines the magnitude of the breach, and it does a disservice to the …

Identity Theft

Paying ransom does not ensure that you will not be targetted again: McAfee

As <b>cyber attacks</b> grow exponentially, meeting hackers' demands is not a guarantee that you won't be hit again, global cybersecurity firm <b>McAfee</b> has …

Cybersecurity

Equifax rival TransUnion has hired cybersecurity lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

It fears regulation after the major cyber intrusion at Equifax, revealed this September.<p>Credit-reporting agency TransUnion quietly hired a full slate of new cybersecurity-focused lobbyists in the nation’s capital roughly a month after one of its rivals, Equifax, reported a major data breach …

Cybersecurity

Small accounting firms admit they're worried about cybersecurity

Almost two-thirds of small accounting practices are concerned about the security of client data stored in the cloud with many firms acknowledging …

Cybersecurity

If Russia Comes Calling, Feds and States United for Election Cybersecurity

President Donald Trump says allegations of Russian hacking in the 2016 election are a hoax — but his own agencies are working with states to beef up their cybersecurity, heeding the U.S. intelligence community's warning: Moscow will be back in 2018.<p>The Department of Homeland Security, state and …

Government

British teenager admits to hacking into the CIA director's computer along with other US govt officials

A British teenager has admitted trying to hack into the computers of the director of the <b>CIA</b> and other US government officials.<p>A man crosses the …

Security

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

Money may not grow on trees, but apparently, it can grow in Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the …

Security

Kaspersky – “Why didn’t they report it to us?”

Kaspersky Lab chief and co-founder, Eugene Kaspersky, has taken aim at government agencies in the United States after media reports emerged last week …

Cybersecurity

Russians in Silicon Valley Can’t Shake Hacking’s Shadow

SAN FRANCISCO — Pavel Cherkashin, a Russian investor based in this city, thought he had the perfect name for a Catholic church that he is spending $11.5 million converting into a tech palace. It would be called Hack Temple.<p>But that was before the nearly daily deluge of news about Russian efforts to …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft engineer built a bot that tweets anytime devs swear on GitHub

Developers sure have a penchant for ranting and spitting wisecracks at the most unusual places. So much so that one bored Microsoft programmer has built a Twitter bot that tweets anytime a developer swears publicly on GitHub.<p>Yes, that is apparently a thing. Built by MS Azure software engineer Will …

Programming

Fujitsu AI increases accuracy of malware intrusion detection

Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of AI technology to improve accuracy in detecting malware intrusions into networks within …

Machine Learning

Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

Versions in use by millions lag behind latest OS, leaving systems vulnerable to attackMicrosoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and …

Information Security

The scary reason your Wi-Fi is slow

There’s a chance that your router, smartphone or even baby monitor might be a “zombie” that’s playing a part in a worldwide criminal network, reports</i> …

Wi-Fi

Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet | Ars Technica

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper …<p>A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and …

Drones

Court says the FBI will be allowed to keep San Bernardino iPhone unlocking details a secret

As detailed in a new report from ZDNet, the FBI will not be required to disclose how it unlocked the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone early last year. The decision comes after several major news organizations filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to reveal the tool and its price.<p>In the ruling, …

Privacy

Security flaw found in Broadcom chipset allows hackers to hijack WiFi connected iPhones

According to a report from Google Project Zero, a security flaw has been found in iPhones and other devices that use Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. The …

Information Security

Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

Monday’s news that multinational consultancy Deloitte had been hacked was dismissed by the firm as a small incident.<p>Now evidence suggests it's no …

Security

The most valuable data tech companies collect about you

The privacy debate tends to focus on how big companies handle "private" information like Social Security Numbers, credit histories, financial …

Machine Learning

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

Pirate Bay and Showtime turned to forcing unknowing visitors to mine cryptocurrency, using computers rather than eyeballs on ads to generate money<p>With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ …

Cryptocurrency

Whoops, a hacker found a way to steal your passwords from macOS High Sierra

Apple's latest and greatest operating system, macOS High Sierra, hit the digital airwaves on September 25 — promising a free upgrade to Macs around …

High Sierra

For the Love of All That Is Holy, Stop Using Pattern Unlock

A while back, I woke up to find my Android phone lingering at a pattern unlock; not just to unlock my screen, but to decrypt all of my phone’s data. …

University of Maryland

Coinhive Is Rapidly Becoming a Favorite Tool Among Malware Devs

Coinhive is quickly becoming the Martin Shkreli of the Internet, going from an innovative tool that lets you mine Monero with your browser, to a …

Malware

Here's Why Cyber Insurance Is a Risky Bet for the Industry

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the cyber policy is today's most popular insurance product, but experts warn that insurers might not be able to handle a wide-scale cyber catastrophe.<p>Welcome to the 135th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor James …

Cybersecurity

Here's how China is battling drones

There's no shortage of targets.<p>At a March 11 soccer game in Wuhan, China, police faced a new kind of threat: drones trespassing near the stadium. Their response was to use a new kind of weapon: an anti-drone gun that jammed the control signals, forcing the trespassing drones to land …

Drones

German Manufacturers Play Defense Against Chinese Hackers

BERLIN—A wave of attacks by Chinese hackers on Germany’s cutting-edge manufacturers is raising alarm in Berlin and prompting the government to step in to defend the country’s competitive edge.<p>The small and midsize companies that make Germany an export powerhouse have landed in the crosshairs of …

Cybersecurity