10 Apr 2017

Russians may now control the trove of photos showing naked U.S. troops

“Scores  of photos showing American military personnel naked and having sex appear to be for sale in an online criminal marketplace run out of Russia, Military Times has learned.” Source: Russians may now control the trove of photos showing naked U.S. troops

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09 Apr 2017

Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

“It’s 2017, and opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your system. Security researchers are warning of a new in-the-wild attack that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting a serious — and yet unpatched — zero-day vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office on fully-patched PCs.

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07 Apr 2017

Security researcher unearths serious iOS and Android Wi-Fi exploit

“Security researcher Gal Beniamini — who works for Google’s Project Zero — recently unearthed a serious vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi chipsets used in both iOS and Android devices. Detailing the proof-of-concept attack at length, Beniamini explains in an interesting blogpost how an attacker within range on a shared Wi-Fi network could potentially

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07 Apr 2017

New Malware Deliberately Destroys Unsecured IoT Devices

“Cybersecurity experts are warning of a new type of malware strain that uses known default user credentials to attack unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and destroy them, reports Bleeping Computer. Discovered by cybersecurity firm Radware, BrickerBot has two versions – BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2 – and was found to be

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07 Apr 2017

U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

“Researchers have uncovered a Chinese cyber-espionage against the United States ahead of the trade summit on Thursday between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping. “ Source: U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

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07 Apr 2017

Siemens Netherlands employee suspected of spying for Chinese rival

“The man arrested by Dutch police on suspicion of industrial espionage as he attempted to leave for China on Thursday was an employee of Siemens Netherlands, the company told Reuters. ‘I can confirm that a Siemens Netherlands employee was arrested by police yesterday for questioning by the authorities,’ spokesman Leo

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07 Apr 2017

Why everything is hackable: Computer security is broken from top to bottom

“On top of the effects of technology and culture there is a third fundamental cause of insecurity: the economic incentives of the computer business. Internet businesses, in particular, value growth above almost everything else, and time spent trying to write secure code is time not spent adding customers. ‘Ship it

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07 Apr 2017

Wall Street’s New Favorite Way to Swap Secrets Is Against the Rules

“From traders to bankers and money managers, just about everyone in finance is embracing these apps as an easy, and virtually untraceable, way to circumvent compliance, get around the HR police and keep bosses in the dark. And it’s happening despite the industry’s efforts to crack down on unmonitored communications, according

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06 Apr 2017

Nation states are becoming bolder in cyberspace, says US cyber commander

“Nation states are employing more coordinated campaigns in cyberspace as opposed to unorganized, haphazard intrusions, according to a U.S. Cyber Command official.” Source: Nation states are becoming bolder in cyberspace, says US cyber commander

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04 Apr 2017

The British are waiving standards to recruit cyber operators. Should the Marines do the same?

“While the U.S. military refuses to make exceptions to its physical, grooming and other standards to boost the ranks of cyber operators, the British are going in the opposite direction. “ Source: The British are waiving standards to recruit cyber operators. Should the Marines do the same?

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