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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 16
Updated: 17 hours 40 min ago

Fishy Code Bundled on Lenovo Laptops Found in Other Programs (February 20 & 22, 2015)

Fri, 2015-02-27 01:16

Malicious code in the Superfish adware that came bundled on certain Lenovo laptops has been found in at least a dozen apps.......

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Lenovo Releases Superfish Removal Tool (February 21, 2015)

Fri, 2015-02-27 01:16

Lenovo has released a tool that removes the malicious adware known as Superfish that cane pre-installed on some of its laptops.......

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Police Pay Ransomware Demand in Bitcoins (February 21, 2015)

Fri, 2015-02-27 01:16

A suburban Chicago police department paid US $500 in bitcoins to cyber criminals who locked up the department's computer system with ransomware.......

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Cyber Attack Risk Requires $1 Billion Insurance Coverage, Per Company (February 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Companies will need as much as $1bn in cyber insurance coverage as the costs of hacking attacks mount, but some businesses are struggling to secure even a tenth of that.......

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Lenovo Laptops Shipped with Adware and Persistent Vulnerability (February 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Lenovo has been shipping laptops loaded with Superfish, adware designed to steal Internet traffic.......

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State Department Cannot Get The Hackers Out (February 20, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Three months after the State Department confirmed hackers breached its unclassified email system, the government still hasn't been able to evict them from the department's network, even with help from the NSA and FBI.......

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TurboTax Blocks Filing of State Returns Not Linked to Federal Returns (February 17, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

TurboTax maker Intuit attributes the recent spike in fraudulent electronic state tax returns to the US Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) improved detection of fraudulent returns at the federal level.......

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Many Companies Still Not Focusing on Cyber Security (February 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Although it would seem likely that incidents like the Target and Sony breaches would prompt organizations to take their own cyber security more seriously, results from two separate surveys indicate that there appears to be "a disconnect .......

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JPMorgan Chase is Hiring Ex-Military Specialists to Help with Cyber Security (February 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

In the wake of a significant attack last year, JPMorgan Chase is taking steps to improve its cyber security posture.......

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Attribution for Equation is a Distraction (February 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Experts are saying that instead of trying to figure out who is responsible for the Equation malware campaign, the community should be focusing on how to defuse the threat and protect their systems.......

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UK Parliament Wants Government to Classify Broadband as Utility (February 18 & 19, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

In a report titled Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future, members of the UK's House of Lords call on the government to reclassify Internet access as a public utility, ensuring that it is available to all citizens.......

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How the Justice Dept. and DHS Manage Agency Mobile Devices Taken Abroad (February 18, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

The US Justice Department (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are both well aware of the risks posed by using wireless devices overseas.......

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Microsoft to Add HTTP Strict Transport Security to Internet Explorer (February 18, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Microsoft plans to add HTTP Strict Transport Security to Internet Explorer (IE) with Windows 10.......

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Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Improve Open Source Security (February 18, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin told an audience at the Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit that the open source community needs to do a better job of addressing security.......

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BlackShades RAT Mastermind Pleads Guilty in US Court (February 18, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

A Swedish man has pleaded guilty in US federal court to a list of charges including distribution of malicious software, access device fraud, and identity theft.......

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Suspect in Heartland Breach Extradited to US, Pleads Not Guilty to All Charges (February 17 & 18, 2015)

Sat, 2015-02-21 23:37

A Russian man who allegedly had a significant role in the attacks on Heartland Payment Systems and other businesses has been extradited to the US to face charges.......

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Proposed Legislation Would Limit Purview of US Warrants Seeking Data Held on Overseas Servers (February 12, 2015)

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00

A bill introduced in the Senate would limit the purview of US warrants served by the US government on overseas companies to information pertaining to a US citizen.......

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President Obama Issues Executive Order to Promote Cyberthreat Information Sharing (February 13, 2015)

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00

President Obama has issued an executive order aimed at improving cooperation between law enforcement, military, government agencies, and the private sector to share information about cyber threats and protect systems from security breaches.......

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Bill Would Promote Information Sharing (February 12, 2015)

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00

A bill introduced in the US Senate last week aims to improve information sharing between government agencies and the private sector.......

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Bringing Women Into the Cyber Security Field (February 2015)

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00

Women are underrepresented in the cyber security industry.......

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