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Man Arrested at Canadian Border for Refusing to Divulge Phone Password (March 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

A Canadian man returning from the Dominican Republic was arrested in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for refusing to provide law enforcement at the border with the code to unlock his smartphone.......

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CIA "Blueprint for the Future" Focuses on Cyber Ops (March 6 & 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

In an unclassified letter released on March 6, CIA Director John Brennan describes a restructuring of the agency with an increased focus on digital and cyber issues.......

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Japanese Government Will Ask Infrastructure Companies to Help with Cyber Security (March 1, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

The Japanese government plans to ask organizations that manage key elements of the country's critical infrastructure to help bolster protection against cyber threats.......

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FTC's Primary Domain Now HTTPS by Default (March 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made its primary domain HTTPS by default, which enhances security and privacy for users.......

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Firefox Update to Add Certificate Security Feature (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

Firefox 37 will include a new mechanism to check SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) certificates.......

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Ethiopian Government May be Using Spyware Against Journalists (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

The Ethiopian government is allegedly spying on Washington-area journalists who work for Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) with spyware intended for use by law enforcement.......

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Former Employee Pleads Guilty to Breaking Into Former Employer's Network (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

A man who used to work at a New York company has pleaded guilty to breaking into his former employer's network and causing damage.......

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NEXTEP Investigating Report of Point-of-Sale Systems Breach (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

Point-of-sale system vendor NEXTEP has learned that some of its customer locations were compromised, potentially exposing payment card data.......

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Google Admin Console Flaw (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

A vulnerability in the Google Admin console can be exploited to spoof email so it appears to come from unclaimed domains.......

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Three People Indicted in Huge eMail Theft and Spam Campaign (March 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

The US Justice Department (DOJ) has indicted three people in connection with an email address theft scheme.......

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UK's National Crime Agency "Strike Week" Nets 56 Cyber Crime Related Arrests (March 6 & 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

The UK's National Crime Agency arrested 56 people during a "strike week" targeting suspected cyber criminals.......

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PI Pleads Guilty to Hiring Someone to Break Into eMail Accounts (March 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:55

A private investigator from New York has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy for hiring someone to help him gain unauthorized access to email accounts for one of his cases.......

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Ubuntu: 2525-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:51
LinuxSecurity.com: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
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Ubuntu: 2526-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2015-03-11 22:51
LinuxSecurity.com: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
Categories: linux, news, security

Equation Group Update

Schneier on Security - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:14
More information about the Equation Group, aka the NSA. Kaspersky Labs has published more information about the Equation Group -- that's the NSA -- and its sophisticated malware platform. Ars Technica article....
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