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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 74
Updated: 13 hours 32 min ago

US Power Grid Would Not Succumb to Cyber Attack Alone (September 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Experts say that a cyber attack alone could not take down the US power grid.......

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Patched IE Flaw Was Used in Attack on US Military Website (September 11, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

One of the Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerabilities patched in Microsoft's September set of security updates was used in an attack on the US veterans of Foreign Wars website to steal sensitive military information.......

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Comcast is Not Disconnecting Tor Users (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Comcast says there is no truth to the rumor that it is threatening to disconnect users who connect to Tor.......

Categories: security

Appeals Court Says NCIS Scan of Civilian Computers Went Too Far (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

A US federal appeals court in California ruled that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) overstepped its authority when an NCIS agent used a tool to search for hashed child pornography images on the computers of all Washington state computer users running Gnutella file-sharing software.......

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Air Force Seeking Improved Network Mapping and Analysis Technology (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

According to a presolicitation notice, the Air Force is seeking situational awareness technologies to help it see what is happening on its networks.......

Categories: security

Hospital CIO Shares How They Fought Attacks From Anonymous (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Boston Children's Hospital senior vice president for information services and CIO Dr.......

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Open Source Project Aims to Provide Encryption for Communications (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

An open source project aimed at providing easy-to-use encryption for email launched on Monday, September 15.......

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Connect.gov Password Consolidation to be Tested Next Month (September 15, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Starting as soon as October 2014, Connect.......

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NIST Releases Draft Guidelines for 3-D Printer Security (September 11, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released draft guidelines for 3-D printer security.......

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Tech Companies Urge Lawmakers to Move Forward with Bill to Amend ECPA (September 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Technology companies are calling on US legislators to pass Email Privacy Act, a bill that would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which allows law enforcement authorities to search, without a warrant, communications that have been stored in what we now call the Cloud for more than 180 days.......

Categories: security

DHS Program Will Bring Technologies from Lab to Practice (September 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Transition to Practice (TTP) program aims to bring cyber security technology developed at federal laboratories "into the real world.......

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NIST Creates Digital Evidence Subcommittee (September 8, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a new digital evidence/forensic science subcommittee in its Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).......

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GAO Report Finds Agencies Not Providing Adequate Contractor Control Oversight (September 9 & 10, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

According to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), most agencies are not providing adequate oversight of contractor controls.......

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Office of Personnel Management Will End Contract with USIS (September 9, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will end its contract to conduct employee background checks with USIS, which suffered a cyber attack in August 2014, compromising sensitive data about as many as 25,000 people who work for the US government.......

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Microsoft Found in "Contempt of Court;" Expediting Appeal Of Order To Disclose Data Stored In Ireland. (September 9 & 10, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

Microsoft has been found in contempt of court for refusing to provide US authorities access to customer email stored on a server in Ireland.......

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Unsealed Documents Show Yahoo Fought PRISM Compliance (September 11, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

Recently unsealed documents reveal that the US government threatened Yahoo with a US $250,000-a-day fine if it did not comply with the PRISM data collection program and surrender user communications information.......

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Google Says Dumped Account Credentials "Stale" and Denies Internal Breach (September 11, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

Google has acknowledged that information about five million user accounts were posted to the Internet, but says that it was not the result of a breach of its internal systems.......

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Malware Used in Home Depot Attack May Not Be Related To That Used In Target Breach (September 11, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

Emerging reports are now saying that the malware used in the attack on Home Depot's payment system is different from that used in the Target breach.......

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Senate Committee Hears Testimony on State of Government Cyber Security (September 10, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, several experts provided disheartening answers to questions about cyber security.......

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Comcast Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots to Inject Ads (September 8, 9 & 10, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00

People who use Comcast's public Wi-Fi network are finding that they are receiving pop-up advertisements for the company's service.......

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