10 Nov 2014

U.S. Postal Service data breach may compromise staff, customer details

“The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, as well as data on customers who contacted its call center during the first eight months of this year. Employee data may include names, dates of birth,

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10 Nov 2014

Home Depot switches execs to iPhones, MacBooks as it blames Windows for massive breach

“Home Depot’s security breach that left 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million customer email addresses vulnerable was blamed by a Windows vulnerability. When executives at the home improvement retailer learned of cause of the breach, those executives were quickly given replacement MacBook laptops and iPhones” Source:Home Depot switches

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09 Nov 2014

Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers

“Domestic Internet traffic traveling inside the borders of Russia has repeatedly been rerouted outside of the country under an unexplained series of events that degrades performance and could compromise the security of Russian communications.” Source:WTF, Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers | Ars Technica

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06 Nov 2014

‘Trojan Horse’ Bug Lurking in Vital US Computers Since 2011

“A destructive ‘Trojan Horse’ malware program has penetrated the software that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is poised to cause an economic catastrophe, according to the Department of Homeland Security. National Security sources told ABC News there is evidence that the malware was inserted by hackers believed

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06 Nov 2014

Smartphones can now unlock hotel rooms

“Starwood Hotels and Resorts on Monday became the first chain to let guests unlock doors with their phones. The feature is available at only 10 Aloft, Element and W hotels but will expand to 140 more properties in those brands by the middle of next year.” Source: Smartphones can now

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06 Nov 2014

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

“Computers housing the world’s most sensitive data are usually ‘air-gapped’ or isolated from the internet. They’re also not connected to other systems that are internet-connected, and their Bluetooth feature is disabled, too. Sometimes, workers are not even allowed to bring mobile phones within range of the computers. All of this

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05 Nov 2014

Nigeria Cyber Army hacks Indiana Department of Education website

“The Indiana Department of Education says its website has been taken offline after a hacking attempt by what appears to be the Nigeria Cyber Army.” Source: Nigeria Cyber Army hacks Indiana Department of Education website – 13 WTHR Indianapolis

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05 Nov 2014

Flaw in New ‘Secure’ Credit Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

“As U.S. banks and retailers are barreling toward a 2015 deadline to replace magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards with more secure cards that come embedded with a microchip, researchers have announced a critical flaw in the card system.” Source: Flaw in New ‘Secure’ Credit Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M

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04 Nov 2014

UK spy chief: Big tech firms must help combat terrorism

“UK spy chief Robert Hannigan called on big U.S. tech companies to do more to help governments combat terrorism Tuesday, as he described social media as ‘a terrorist’s command-and-control network of choice.’” Source: UK spy chief: Big tech firms must help combat terrorism – CNN.com

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03 Nov 2014

The world is due ‘a major cyber attack causing widespread harm’ before 2025

“The world is likely to suffer a major cyber attack causing ‘widespread harm to a nation’s security and capacity to defend itself’ before 2025, according to a survey of more than 1,600 experts carried out by the Pew Research Center.” Source:The world is due ‘a major cyber attack causing widespread

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