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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 59
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Singapore Concerned About Lack of Cyber Security Skills (June 22, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Singapore is facing a shortage of skilled cyber security specialists.......

Categories: security

Browser Add-on Aims to Decipher Privacy Policies (June 23, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Privacy-focused companies Disconnect and TRUSTe have worked together to develop a browser add-on that translates website privacy policies into easily understandable language.......

Categories: security

Microsoft Makes Use-After-Free Flaws Harder to Exploit in Internet Explorer (June 23, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Use-after-free vulnerabilities, which may be used to install malware on users' computers, will be more difficult to exploit in Internet Explorer (IE) thanks to changes in the way the browser handles its memory space.......

Categories: security

Documents Suggest Illinois State Police Purchased Stingray (June 21, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Documents obtained through a public records request indicate that Illinois State Police paid more than US $250,000 for "covert cellular tracking equipment" from the Harris Corporation, which makes the device known as Stingray.......

Categories: security

Law Enforcement Officers Were Purposely Deceptive About Stingray Use (June 19 & 20, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Emails obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show that law enforcement officers in Florida used deceptive language when asked about the source of information they obtained about a suspect's location.......

Categories: security

Hedge Fund Targeted in Stealth Attack (June 20 & 23, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Last year, attackers successfully targeted servers at an unnamed US hedge fund.......

Categories: security

Google's Made With Code Initiative Encourages Girls to Create Technology (June 20, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Google has launched the Made With Code initiative, which focuses on exposing girls to computer science and encouraging them to create technology.......

Categories: security

EFF Says Opening Wi-Fi Networks Would be a Boon to Privacy (June 20, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants people to start opening their home wi-fi connections, saying that the change would actually improve privacy.......

Categories: security

Android 4.4.4 Addresses Heartbleed Flaw (June 19 & 20, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

Google has made available an update for Android for certain Nexus devices that includes a fix for the Heartbleed vulnerability.......

Categories: security

US Legislators Approve Measure to Cut Funds for NSA Backdoor Installations (June 19, 2014)

Thu, 2014-06-26 17:00

The US House of Representatives has approved a measure that would strip funding from NSA surveillance programs that involve placing backdoors on IT equipment.......

Categories: security

PF Chang's Breach Persisted for Nine Months (June 18, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

It appears that the security breach at PF Chang's began in September 2013 and was still active until June 11, 2014.......

Categories: security

APT Campaign Targeted 75 US Airports (June 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

According to the Center for Internet Security's (CIS) 2013 Annual Report, a campaign to gain a foothold in aviation systems at US airports was detected in 2013.......

Categories: security

UK Government Can Intercept Social Media Posts Without Warrant (June 17, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

The British government can collect posts from social media sites like Google, Twitter, and Facebook without a warrant because the content is considered "external communications.......

Categories: security

Do You Remember Where You Put Your Keys? (June 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

Researchers at Columbia University have found that many Android app developers hide secret authentication keys in their code.......

Categories: security

Code Spaces Hit with Multi-Pronged Attack, Shuts Down (June 18 & 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

Code hosting company Codespaces.......

Categories: security

Bill Would Amend ECPA, Require Warrant to Search eMail (June 18 & 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

A bill that would require the government to obtain a warrant before searching people's email and other stored communications now has majority support in the US House of Representatives.......

Categories: security

Chinese-Made Cell Phone Star N9500 Ships with Malware Pre-Installed (June 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

Certain Smartphones made in China ship with malware already installed.......

Categories: security

FBI Arrests Alleged NullCrew Member (June 17, 18 & 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

Federal authorities in the US have arrested a man in connection with attacks on computer systems at universities and private companies.......

Categories: security

Fake Google Play App Steals Online Banking Credentials (June 18, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

A malicious app that claims to be Google Play actually steals online banking information.......

Categories: security

Network Attached Storage Devices Compromised to Mine Dogecoin (June 17 & 18, 2014)

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:00

An attacker or attackers took control of Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and used their computing resources to mine more than US $620,000 in Dogecoin over two months.......

Categories: security