31 Dec 2018

2018 Results: Dedrone UK Airport Counter-Drone Study

Dedrone, an airspace security company, conducted a study at four UK airports tracking drone activity in 2018. With 285 drones detected over a 148-day period (just under 2 per day), the study concluding with three key learnings and next steps: “1. the problem of unauthorized drones at airports is real,

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31 Dec 2018

Guardzilla Home Cameras Open to Anyone Wanting to Watch Their Footage

“Another day, another internet of things (IoT) issue: A design flaw in the Guardzilla home video surveillance system has been discovered that allows users to watch other homeowners’ Guardzilla videos. The Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System is a home security platform that provides indoor video surveillance. The GZ501W model camera

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28 Dec 2018

U.S. Spies Want to Know How to Identify Compromised AI

“The U.S. government’s research arm for intelligence organizations, IARPA, is looking for ideas on how to detect ‘Trojan’ attacks on artificial intelligence, according to government procurement documents. Here’s the problem the agency wants to solve: At a simple level, modern image-recognition AI learns from analyzing many images of an object. If

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28 Dec 2018

New drone-hunting tech to roll out at major Australian airports

“New technology will be used to thwart drone attacks at Australia’s major airports as the aviation industry beefs up its fight against the increasing possibility that remote-controlled aircraft could bring down passenger planes. Peter Gibson of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said drones that breach 5½-kilometre exclusion zones around airports

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26 Dec 2018

Russia Begins Testing Nuclear Weapon That Can Travel Underwater And ‘Nothing’ Can Stop It, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that an underwater nuclear weapon allegedly under development by the country will be invincible, as the country begins trials. The nuclear-capable “doomsday” drone is known as Poseidon in Russia and was revealed by Putin in his state of the nation address in March. Poseidon’s

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26 Dec 2018

San Diego School District Data Breach Hits 500k Students, Leaks Social Security Numbers, Payroll Information

Hackers accessed 500,000 social security numbers and addresses for over 500,000 students and staff in the San Diego Unified School District. Originating in a phishing attack in which the log-in credentials of around 50 staff members were compromised, hackers used the information to mine social security numbers, names, dates of

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26 Dec 2018

2018: A Banner Year for Breaches

“Another day, another data breach?” Breach fatigue is setting in as the next new breach hits headlines on an overwhelmingly regular basis. Rather than “tuning out” or ignoring the breaches, however, they must become alarm bells that drive companies, individuals, and governments around the world to implement proactive security practices

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21 Dec 2018

London’s Gatwick airport reopens after drone saboteur sows chaos

“London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over a hundred thousand Christmas travelers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, since a volcanic ash cloud in

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21 Dec 2018

Amazon Sends 1,700 Alexa Voice Recordings to a Random Person

Amazon sent 1,700 voice recordings captured by their Alexa in-home device to a random person. An individual in Germany requested copies of all of his data on Amazon’s files as part of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. As part of their compliance, however, Amazon included 1,700 voice recordings from

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21 Dec 2018

Plan to Dumb-Down the Power Grid In Name of Cybersecurity Passes Senate

The Senate passed a measure to establish a two-year pilot program to investigate the possibilities of analog systems to be integrated into the U.S. power grid in order to prevent cyber vulnerabilities. Introduced in 2017 and approved by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a mirror version of the “retro

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