11 Aug 2017

Calling the Moon: Startup to Put Cellphone Tower on the Moon

“The German company Part Time Scientists, which originally competed for the Google Lunar X Prize race to the moon, plans to send a lander with a rover in late 2018 to visit the landing site of Apollo 17. (Launched in 1972, this was NASA’s final Apollo mission to the moon.)

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11 Aug 2017

Artificial Intelligence: Putting Machines to Work for the Spies

“‘Industry is behind the curve right now with cyber defense not keeping pace with offense,’ says Matt Devost, managing director at Accenture Security and frequent adviser to the government on cyber security issues. ‘We have a shortage of human capital, so we don’t have enough skilled people to engage in

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10 Aug 2017

State Election Officials to Get Security Clearances for Cyberthreat Data

“The Department of Homeland Security is clearing the way for state election officials to apply for security clearances so they can review classified information about cyberthreats to their election systems, federal and state authorities said in interviews this week. The move comes after many state officials criticized the federal agency

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10 Aug 2017

Iranian nationals charged with hacking, extorting US merchant

“An indictment filed in Columbia, South Carolina alleges the criminal acts and intents of two Iranian nationals, Arash Amiri Abedian and Danial Jeloudar.” Source: Iranian nationals charged with hacking, extorting US merchant

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10 Aug 2017

Securing the cockpit: How the military is tackling avionics cybersecurity

“The threat of cyber interference with American military information systems is well known and intuitively understood. But until recently, the cyber threat to systems on individual platforms, particularly aircraft, had received comparatively little attention.” Source: Securing the cockpit: How the military is tackling avionics cybersecurity

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10 Aug 2017

Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

“A team of researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle have demonstrated the first successful DNA-based exploit of a computer system that executes the malicious code written into the synthesised DNA strands while reading it.” Source: Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

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10 Aug 2017

CouchPotato: CIA Hacking Tool to Remotely Spy On Video Streams in Real-Time

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09 Aug 2017

Congo orders internet slowdown to restrict social media: telecoms source

“Congolese authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it cannot be used to transmit images via social media, a senior telecoms official based in Kinshasa said.” Source: Congo orders internet slowdown to restrict social media: telecoms source

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09 Aug 2017

Emerging ‘hyperwar’ signals ‘AI-fueled, machine-waged’ future of conflict

“Imagine wars fought by swarms of unmanned, autonomous weapons across land, air, sea, space and cyber. The autonomous weapons use artificial intelligence-based algorithms to make decisions, advanced sensors to maneuver and pinpoint precise vulnerabilities in targets and offensive and defensive cyber capabilities – all in real-time and independent of human

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09 Aug 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

“A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files.” Source: Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

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