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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 57
Updated: 15 hours 59 min ago

The Era Of Cyber Liability: Appeals Court Overturns Neiman Marcus Dismissal (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

On Monday, July 20, the US Court of Appeals reinstated a liability case against Neiman Marcus for potential damage to consumers from the data breach that exposed data for 350,000 Neiman Marcus customers.......

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US Legislators Want to Increase DHS's Cyber Authority (July 22 & 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

US legislators have introduced a bill that would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a greater role in overseeing the cyber security of federal agencies.......

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FBI Probes 'Hundreds' of China Spy Cases (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Economic espionage against hundreds of US companies is being carried out by China, the FBI reported.......

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Hackers Take Remote Control of Jeep in Planned Experiment (July 21, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Hackers demonstrated an attack against a Jeep Cherokee that took control complete of the car, from the annoying - blasting air conditioning and switching the radio station; to the dangerous - cutting the transmission and disabling the brakes.......

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Legislation Aims to Establish Automobile Cyber Security Standards (July 21, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

US Senators plan to introduce legislation that would require cars sold in the country to meet certain cyber security standards.......

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Cybersecurity Leadership (July 13, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

The rapid growth of Internet connected devices and the security issues they bring means that the boards and C-level executives of organizations must be prepared to make informed decisions about security.......

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Automakers Consortium to Buy Nokia's HERE Mapping Software (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Several car makers, including Audi, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen, have made a successful bid to purchase Nokia's HERE mapping software, which will become an open platform.......

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US Census Bureau Data Dump (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Cyber activists have taken information from servers used by the US Census Bureau and made the data available online.......

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Group Reveals Four IE Flaws in Windows Phone (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

The Zero-Day Initiative Group has disclosed four critical flaws in Internet Explorer (IE) after Microsoft failed to produce fixes for them in the 120-day window the group has established.......

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OpenSSH Vulnerability Allows Brute Force Password Attack (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

A vulnerability in OpenSSH could be exploited with a brute force attack that could make up to 10,000 attempts to guess a password during the grace period.......

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WordPress Update Fixes 20 Vulnerabilities (July 23, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

WordPress has released an update, WordPress 4.......

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Chrome 44 Fixes Vulnerabilities, Introduces a Glitch (July 22 & 23, 2014)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Google Chrome version 44 has been promoted to the stable channel.......

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Microsoft to Release Enterprise Security Tools (July 22, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Microsoft plans to make its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) service "generally available" starting in August.......

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Five Charged in Bitcoin Scheme with Connections to JPMorgan Chase Attack (July 21 & 22, 2015)

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

Five people have been charged in connection with a pump-and-dump scheme and Bitcoin money laundering, which may be linked to the data breach that hit the systems of JPMorgan Chase last summer.......

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Tax Repercussions of Airline Miles Bug Bounty

Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43

In last Friday's NewsBites, (Volume XVII - Issue #55), we ran a story about United Airlines giving away two million miles to people as part of the company's bug bounty scheme, which was announced in May.......

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Internet of Things Security Dangerously Weak (July 18, 2015)

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:31

Refrigerators, automobiles, drug infusion pumps and other devices that are increasingly computerized are not being developed with security in mind.......

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US and Israel Will Share More Cyber Attack Information (July 17 & 20, 2015)

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:31

US Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited Israel and met with several officials, including Eviatar Matania, head of the Israel National Cyber Bureau.......

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UK High Court Rules Data Retention Act Unlawful (July 17 & 20, 2015)

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:31

The UK's High Court has ruled that the Data Retention and Investigative Powers Act (DRIPA) is unlawful.......

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Emergency Patch for Microsoft Font Driver (July 20, 2015)

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:31

Microsoft has pushed out an emergency patch for a remote code execution vulnerability that affects all supported versions of Windows.......

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Eight-Year Sentence for Leaking Customer Data (July 20, 2015)

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:31

A UK man has been sentenced to eight years in jail for leaking or posting personal information of 100,000 people to the Internet.......

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