14 Jan 2019

Cyberattack on Treasury bonds could be the missing ingredient for next economic crisis

New research shows that the massive increase in government debt in the US and other countries since the financial crisis of 2007-2009, has created a situation in which a targeted cyber attack could propel the global economy into crisis. The weak link that threat actors could attack to seriously damage the

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11 Jan 2019

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

Joseph Cox of Motherboard has conducted an investigation into the sale of access to customers’ location data by the telecommunications companies T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. The researcher claims to have found evidence showing that the sensitive information is being resold to dubious actors. Among the parties obtaining unauthorized access to the location

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11 Jan 2019

TLS Certificates for Many .gov Domains Not Renewed Due to Government Shutdown

Internet services company Netcraft warns that the ongoing US Government shutdown is putting Internet users at risk. The shutdown, which began three weeks ago, has prevented the renewal of TLS certificates for more than 80 .gov websites. Netcraft’s Paul Mutton explained that “[m]ost of the affected sites will display an

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