17 Nov 2017

Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

“Britain’s cybersecurity chief says Russian hackers are targeting the country’s telecommunications systems, media and energy networks.” Source: Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

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17 Nov 2017

Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies

“About 15 percent of federal agencies had Kaspersky Lab software running on some of their computer systems before the Homeland Security Department banned the Russian anti-virus in September, a top department official told lawmakers Tuesday.” Source: Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies – Nextgov.com

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15 Nov 2017

17-Year-Old MS Office Flaw Lets Hackers Install Malware Without User Interaction

“You should be extra careful when opening files in MS Office. When the world is still dealing with the threat of ‘unpatched’ Microsoft Office’s built-in DDE feature, researchers have uncovered a serious issue with another Office component that could allow attackers to remotely install malware on targeted computers. The vulnerability

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14 Nov 2017

U.S. Government Shares Details on North Korea Cyber Attacks

“The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shared details of two hacking tools they say are being used by a hacking group linked to the North Korean government known as ‘Hidden Cobra.’ The threat actor dubbed by the U.S. government ‘Hidden Cobra’ is better known in the cybersecurity community

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14 Nov 2017

Weaponizing 3-D printers: Cyberattacks could turn battlefield tech into threats

“Realtime 3-D printing has moved beyond trendy trinkets and has moved into businesses, homes and even the battlefield. Now that military branches have created and tested 3-D printed weapons, Navy submarine-like vessels and even MREs, the conversation around additive manufacturing in the military has turned to securing those assets from

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14 Nov 2017

OnePlus phones have a hidden backdoor

“This is not a good year for OnePlus, as the Chinese smartphone maker had to put several fires out. The most recent issue concerned user privacy, as OnePlus has been found to collect too much data from its phones, the kind of user-identifiable information no smartphone maker should get.” Source:

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13 Nov 2017

Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757

“During a keynote on Nov. 8 at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, a DHS official admitted that he and his team of experts remotely hacked into a Boeing 757. This hack was not conducted in a laboratory, but on a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey. And

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10 Nov 2017

Does organizing cyberspace actually ratchet up potential for conflict?

“Some in the academic world think so. ‘I think the elevation of Cyber Command and I think the creation of Cyber Command has expedited the security dilemma,’ Aaron Brantly, assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech, said during a panel at the CyCon U.S. conference in Washington Nov. 8.

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10 Nov 2017

Expect Federal CIO, Federal CISO and Other Cyber Nominees Soon, White House Cyber Chief Says

“Many top cybersecurity and technology positions remain vacant 10 months into the Trump administration, but that’s not by design, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said Thursday.” Source: Expect Federal CIO, Federal CISO and Other Cyber Nominees Soon, White House Cyber Chief Says – Nextgov.com

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10 Nov 2017

China Has A Breakthrough in Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

“A team of Chinese researchers say they have completed the first long-distance quantum secure direct communication, a critical step toward sending messages that are truly safe from eavesdropping.” Source: China Has A Breakthrough in Spy-Proof Quantum Communications – Nextgov.com

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