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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 57
Updated: 1 day 21 hours ago

Top Four Security Controls Have Prevented Attackers from Stealing Australian Government Data (June 2, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

Australia's Signals Directorate director Steve Day told an audience at the Check Point Cyber Security Symposium in Sydney that cyber attackers have not stolen any sensitive information from the government over the last two years even when they have managed to breach networks.......

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NSA Surveillance Authority Broadened to Include Domestic Internet Traffic (June 4, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

According to classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, in 2012, the NSA was granted the authority to conduct surveillance on US Internet traffic without a warrant to investigate foreign cyber attacks.......

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Telstra CISO Says Attribution and Threat Hype Overshadow Defense Strategies (June 3, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

Telstra CISO Mike Burgess, also speaking at the Check Point Cyber Security Symposium, said that "attribution distraction" and "threat distraction" take the focus away from what's important regarding breaches - the root cause of the incident.......

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China Blocking VPNs (June 3, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

The Chinese government is taking steps to prevent its citizens from accessing Internet content it deems inappropriate by blocking virtual private networks (VPNs), which have come into greater use as the government has blocked more websites.......

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Senate Passes USA Freedom Act (June 2, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

The US Senate has passed the USA Freedom Act, which officially ends the NSA's wholesale collection of phone call metadata.......

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FBI Wants Access to Social Media User Information (June 3 & 4, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

The FBI wants congress to pass a law mandating that operators of social media sites and other web communication tools share customer information with law enforcement just as telecommunications companies do.......

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Mozilla and Google to Make Scripting Safer (June 4, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

Mozilla, Google, and Dropbox are developing a resource for browsers to help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.......

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Protect Systems Against Old Malware, Too (June 4, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

Microsoft UK chief security advisor Stuart Aston told an audience at the RSA unplugged conference in London earlier this week that old malware can be just as harmful as the newly-discovered exploits that make headlines.......

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GAO: Defense Agencies Need to Improve Insider Threat Monitoring (June 4, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

According to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Defense Department needs to establish programs to help detect and prevent insider threats.......

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Australian Company Paid Extortionists in Bitcoin (June 3, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

A company based in Brisbane, Australia, paid online extortionists thousands of dollars in Bitcoins after the thieves stole data.......

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Microsoft Fixes Flaw that Crashes Skype (June 3, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:58

Microsoft has released an update to fix a flaw that crashes Skype when a specific eight-character string is received in an instant message.......

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Airbus Says Software Configuration Error to Blame for Crash (June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

An Airbus executive has confirmed that incorrectly configured software was responsible for the crash of an A400M military transport aircraft near Seville, Spain on May 9.......

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US Senate Allows Patriot Act Provisions to Expire (May 31 & June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

The US Senate failed to pass the USA Freedom Act, which would have amended Section 215 of the Patriot Act to apply stricter rules to government access to phone metadata.......

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Survey: Corporate Boards Likely to Hold CEO Responsible for Breaches (May 28 & June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

According to a survey from Veracode and the New York Stock Exchange, boards are most likely to hold a company's chief executive officer (CEO) accountable when a breach occurs.......

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Facebook Rolling Out Support for PGP (June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Facebook will soon offer support for PGP encryption for its email notification messages to users, who can add OpenPGP public keys to their profiles.......

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Windows 10 to be Released in Late July (June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Microsoft has announced that its next operating system, Windows 10, will be released at the end of July.......

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Mac Flaw Could be Exploited to Modify Firmware (June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Macs shipped prior to mid-2014 contain a vulnerability that could be exploited to remotely overwrite firmware that boots up the computer.......

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Apple Publishes Workaround for Flaw that Crashes Message App (May 29, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Apple has released a workaround for an SMS bug that can be exploited to crash the Message app on iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch.......

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Silk Road Mastermind Sentenced to Life in Prison (May 29, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road underground marketplace, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.......

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Blockchain Updates Android App to Fix Flaws (May 29 & June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Bitcoin wallet Blockchain has issued an update for its Android app to address several issues that can cause users to send Bitcoins to the incorrect address.......

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