22 Nov 2016

Almost 134,000 Customers’ Info Breached in Phone Scam

“Three, one of the U.K.’s largest mobile services providers, confirmed that almost 134,000 customers’ information was compromised in a scheme to steal phones, according to reports.” Source: Almost 134,000 Customers’ Info Breached in Phone Scam – Nextgov.com

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22 Nov 2016

Carter Announces Program for Hackers to Disclose DOD Web Vulnerabilities

“Defense Secretary Ash Carter today launched a process for ethical hackers to alert the Pentagon about any vulnerabilities they discover on Defense Department websites.” Source: Carter Announces Program for Hackers to Disclose DOD Web Vulnerabilities – Nextgov.com

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21 Nov 2016

Hackers Mess with Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting, White House Social Media and Russian Banks

“Anyone looking to sign up for Canada’s Armed Forces on Thursday instead found themselves looking at information about the Chinese government—in Mandarin. The Canadian Armed Forces recruiting site redirected visitors to an apparent Chinese government URL Thursday afternoon until it was replaced with a 404 page, according to CBC News.” Source: Hackers

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17 Nov 2016

Russia starts blocking LinkedIn website after court ruling

“Russia’s communications regulator ordered public access to LinkedIn’s website to be blocked on Thursday to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating a data storage law. LinkedIn (LNKD.N), which has its headquarters in the United States, is the first major social network to

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17 Nov 2016

Chinese IoT Firm Siphoned Text Messages, Call Records

“A Chinese technology firm has been siphoning text messages and call records from cheap Android-based mobile smart phones and secretly sending the data to servers in China, researchers revealed this week. The revelations came the same day the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued sweeping guidelines aimed

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16 Nov 2016

War in the Information Age

“We are on the eve of a new era in the business of warfighting and combined arms. In this information age of warfare, advantage will be achieved through the speed and integration of information. If we follow the right path, tomorrow’s commanders will seamlessly direct joint and coalition forces in a way

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16 Nov 2016

Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window

“Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Dalhousie University were able to execute the chain-reaction attack by exploiting a vulnerability in the ZigBee wireless communications protocol, a widely used home automation protocol found at the core of millions of today’s most popular smart home devices — Philips Hue lighting

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16 Nov 2016

Is critical infrastructure the next DDoS target?

“If millions of IoT thermostats in homes and smart grid devices in commercial buildings are compromised and ask for maximum AC on a day in which there is excess demand in the grid, what would the impact be?” Source: Is critical infrastructure the next DDoS target? | CSO Online

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16 Nov 2016

Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

“For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to security contractors, a secret feature: a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours.” Source: Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

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16 Nov 2016

China’s Xi urges cooperation among nations in governance of global internet

“Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater cooperation among nations in developing and governing the internet, while reiterating the need to respect so-called ‘cyber sovereignty’.” Source: China’s Xi urges cooperation among nations in governance of global internet | Reuters

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