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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 6
Updated: 1 day 13 hours ago

Google Discloses More Unpatched Windows Flaws (January 16, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:27

Google has disclosed two additional vulnerabilities in Windows 90 days after alerting Microsoft to their presence.......

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UK Police Make Arrest in Connection with Sony Attacks (January 16, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:27

UK police have arrested one person in connection with the December attacks on Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live.......

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UPI and New York Post Twitter Accounts Hijacked (January 16, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:27

The Twitter accounts of UPI and the New York Post appear to have been hijacked.......

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New Jersey Law Requires Stored Health Data be Encrypted (January 12, 13 & 16, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:27

A newly enacted New Jersey law in requires health insurance companies doing business in that state to encrypt personal data they retain on computers.......

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The Crypto Question (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to ban encrypted communications without backdoors for government.......

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GE Multilink Switch Vulnerabilities (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Industrial Control System Computer Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued an advisory about hard-coded credentials in certain GE Ethernet switches.......

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LinkedIn Account Credentials Targeted in Phishing Scheme (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Attackers are using phony security alerts to steal LinkedIn account access credentials.......

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Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

An advertising company appears to be using Verizon unique identifier token headers (UIDH) to track users' online behavior.......

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NOAA Forecasting Supercomputer Upgrade Drawing GAO Attention (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Auditors from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) are monitoring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) forecasting supercomputer upgrade as the contractor, IBM, is selling a portion of its business to Lenovo, a Chinese company.......

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Marriott to Stop Blocking Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Marriott International will no longer block personal wi-fi hotspots in its hotels.......

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Mozilla Updates Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird (January 15, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Mozilla has released Firefox 35.......

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Microsoft Issues Windows Patches (January 13 & 14, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

On Tuesday, January 13, Microsoft issued eight bulletins to address security issues in various versions of Windows.......

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Adobe Patches Flash Vulnerabilities (January 14, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Adobe has issued fixes for nine flaws in Flash Player.......

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Oracle Warns of Phony Patches (January 13 & 14, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Oracle has issued a warning alerting users that attackers are touting phony security patches.......

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Google Stops Malicious Advertisement Attack (January 14, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

Google has stopped a malicious advertising, or malvertising, attack that redirected users to suspect websites.......

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Military Social Media Security (January 14, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-18 00:16

The US Office of the Secretary of Defense has instructed its social media managers to ensure that their accounts are secure, days after the Twitter and YouTube accounts of Centcom were hijacked.......

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Cyber Attack Caused Damage at German Steel Mill (January 8, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

A report released in mid-December disclosed that a cyber attack on a German steel mill caused damage to the facility.......

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British Prime Minister Wants to Prohibit Unbreakable Communications Encryption (January 12 & 13, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

British Prime Minister David Cameron is questioning the use of encrypted messaging.......

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US Military Social Media Accounts Hijacked (January 12, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military's Central Command (Centcom) have reportedly been hijacked by people claiming to be operating on behalf of Islamic State.......

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Obama Wants Breach Disclosure Law (January 10 & 12, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

President Obama is asking legislators to pass a bill that would require companies to disclose data security breaches that expose customer data within 30 days.......

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