cybersecurity

May 21, 2018

A website flaw at a California company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said.

May 18, 2018

All 133 of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC), USCYBERCOM officials announced today. Achieving the FOC milestone early is a testament to the commitment of DoD’s four military services toward ensuring the nation’s cyber force is fully trained and equipped to defend the nation in cyberspace.

May 17, 2018

The internet is a dangerous place, replete with shady people looking to steal your personal information. Enabling two-factor authentication (sometimes called two-factor verification) is one of the best way to keep your online accounts secure. However, famed hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how even this security measure can’t completely protect your data if you don’t remain constantly vigilant.

May 14, 2018

...in recent years, a little more than half of thefts of consumers' personally identifying information were classified as "non-digital," meaning they didn't involve -- or at least, didn't start with -- the thief exploiting some cyber vulnerability, according to a 2017 report from the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Identity.

May 13, 2018

Within 24 hours of the announcement, researchers at security firm Crowdstrike reported a "notable" shift in Iranian cyberactivity, The New York Times reported. According to the Times, Iranian hackers sent emails containing malware to diplomats in the foreign affairs offices of U.S. allies and telecommunications companies.

May 04, 2018

Governments are attacking civilians in a time of peace. President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith of Microsoft in April told the RSA cybersecurity conference about attacks that don't involve tanks and warplanes, but bytes and bots. And they are aimed at our energy grids, our infrastructure, and even our private financial information.

May 04, 2018

Twitter is recommending that all of its users change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that exposed passwords on an internal system. “We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log,” Twitter announced Thursday.

May 02, 2018

How much is cyber security worth to the U.S. energy industry? Not a whole lot apparently. Two prominent security consultant firms estimate that energy companies, ranging from drillers to pipeline operators to utilities, invest less than 0.2 percent of their revenue in cyber security. For context, that’s at least a third less than the corresponding figure for banks and other financial institutions, according to the consultants, Precision Analytics LLC and the CAP Group.

May 01, 2018

It’s very rare these days that a hotel will give you a real key when you check in. Instead, most chain hotels and mid-sized establishments have switched over to electronic locks with a keycard system. As researchers from F-Secure have discovered, these electronic locks may not be very secure.

April 20, 2018

According to data security firm Radware, hackers are using the malware to harvest user credentials, payment methods and other information stored on Facebook accounts across the world. The malware masquerades as a painting application called Relieve Stress Paint and had infected more than 40,000 Facebook user accounts in a matter of days, the firm said Wednesday.

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