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Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure: National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Week 4 - CSIAC
The 15th annual NCSAM is coming to a close, and we hope you'll join in to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet for these last few days of the month. CSIAC will continue to emphasize the importance of securing our critical infrastructure as we transition into November's Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISRM), which is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The leaders of two contenders for the Pentagon's massive cloud contract sounded off on Google's decision not to bid.
Evidence shows that three of the most destructive incidents seen in modern cyber-history are the work of one APT.
US May Have by Far the World’s Biggest Military Budget But It’s Not Showing in Security - The Register
A "red teamer" cracked into a US Department of Defense system and rebooted it, but nobody noticed: the system suffered unexplained crashes. In another case, testers "caused a pop-up message to appear on users' terminals instructing them to insert two quarters to continue operating."
The United States is expected to announce in the coming days that it will use offensive and defensive cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO if asked, a senior Pentagon official said, amid concerns about Russia's increasingly assertive use of its cyber capabilities.
We've got bad news for those millions of privacy-minded people, though: "Do Not Track" is like spray-on sunscreen, a product that makes you feel safe while doing little to actually protect you.
Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever - KrebsonSecurity
Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it's easy to forget scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams. Think you're too smart to fall for one? Think again: Even technology experts are getting taken in by some of the more recent schemes (or very nearly).
The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.
Phishing Campaign uses Hijacked Emails to Deliver URSNIF by Replying to Ongoing Threads - TrendMicro
While most phishing campaigns are fairly simplistic in nature and easy to spot (they usually involve a legitimate-looking email, often with a malicious attachment or link embedded in the text), a spam campaign we observed in September indicates attackers are angling towards a more sophisticated form of phishing.
How 50 Million Facebook Users Were Hacked - Motherboard
Facebook revealed more details about how hackers exploited three distinct bugs to get the ability to control up to 50 million users' accounts.
Cryptojacking crooks hide mining malware in what looks like a legitimate software update.
A former employee of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) received a five-year prison sentence for retaining classified national defense information.
Rival semiconductor giants ARM and Intel have agreed to work together to manage networks of connected devices from both firms, clearing a major stumbling block to market growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a cybersecurity advisory for two models of programming equipment that doctors use to check cardiac devices like pacemakers, citing a vulnerability that could allow unauthorized access to the programmers.
The US Military Wants to Teach AI Some Basic Common Sense - MIT Technology Review
Even the best AI programs still make stupid mistakes. So DARPA is launching a competition to remedy the field's most glaring flaw.
Android Apps Pretend to Mine Unmineable CryptoCurrencies to Just Show Ads - Bleeping Computer
Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can't be mined in the first place.
A newly uncovered Android trojan can install advanced spyware on unsuspecting users' phones under the guise that it's just part of the operating system, according to research from Cisco Talos out Thursday.
The Chilling Reality of Cold Boot Attacks - F Secure
Olle and his fellow cyber security consultant Pasi Saarinen recently discovered a new way to physically hack into PCs. According to their research, this method will work against nearly all modern computers. This includes laptops from some of the world's biggest vendors like Dell, Lenovo, and even Apple.
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