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Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool

10 hodin 23 min zpět
The ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other US cities appear to have a common thread: they're using NSA tools on the agency's home soil. In-the-know security experts talking to the New York Times said the malware in the cyberattacks is using the NSA's stolen EternalBlue as a "key component," much like WannaCry and NotPetya. While the full list of affected cities isn't available, San Antonio and the Pennsylvania city of Allentown have reportedly been victims of EternalBlue-based campaigns.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why the future of US data regulation must come from Congress

25 Květen, 2019 - 17:24
As of May 2019, over 20 US states have introduced bills seeking to regulate data privacy, data security, or some combination of the two. While many of these bills agree in spirit (i.e. privacy good, data collection and usage bad), the various bills are decidedly more divergent as to how to accomplish these objectives.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux 5.1 Hit By A Data Loss Bug Due To Overly Aggressive FSTRIM

25 Květen, 2019 - 17:11
As a forewarning to those using LVM, dm-crypt, and Samsung solid-state drives, this combination in some manner(s) may lead to data corruption if using the Linux 5.1 kernel.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Snapchat internal tools abused to spy on users and pillage data

24 Květen, 2019 - 15:13
Snapchat has internal tools dedicated to accessing consumer data and these same tools have been subject to abuse by employees.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

24 Květen, 2019 - 15:08
Since early April when Special Counsel Robert Muellers redacted report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was released, a storm of confusion and controversy has raged over what happened in Florida during that election. A cryptic passage in the Mueller report outlines how Unit 74455 of Russia's military intelligence arm GRU sent "spear-phishing emails to public officials involved in election administration and personnel involved in voting technology."
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Tor Browser for Android 8.5 offers mobile users privacy boost

23 Květen, 2019 - 11:55
After nine months of alpha testing, a stable release of the Tor browser for Android can now be downloaded from Googles Play store or direct from the Project's website.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Huawei Linux Laptop Driver Improvements On The Way

23 Květen, 2019 - 11:45
While Microsoft is severing its relationship with Huawei, those with Huawei laptops may find a better experience on Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google stored some G Suite passwords in unhashed form for 14 years

22 Květen, 2019 - 10:57
Google revealed that it recently discovered a bug that caused a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers to have their passwords stored in an unhashed albeit encrypted - form for about 14 years.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cache of 49 million Instagram records found online

22 Květen, 2019 - 10:50
A security researcher has discovered a massive cache of data for millions of Instagram accounts, publicly accessible for everyone to see. The account included sensitive information that would be useful to cyberstalkers, among others.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The future of AI is collaborative

21 Květen, 2019 - 16:16
AI is becoming increasingly widespread, affecting all facets of society even Sonic drive-ins are planning to implement artificial intelligence to provide better customer service.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Huawei says it's a 'victim of bullying by the US'

21 Květen, 2019 - 16:02
To no one's surprise, Huawei isn't reacting calmly to losing key suppliers in the wake of the US' trade restrictions. Representative Abraham Liu said the company was the "victim of the bullying by the US administration," and that this was an attack on the "liberal, rules-based order." He added that the company wasn't taking the loss of Android support lying down. Huawei was "working closely" with Google to see how it could "handle the situation," Liu said, noting that Google had no motivations to block the company beyond complying with US law.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google pulls Huaweis Android license, forcing it to use open source version

20 Květen, 2019 - 13:02
Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huaweis Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google's suspension of business with Huawei with a source familiar with the matter.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

South Korea eyes Linux as Windows 7 end of support nears

20 Květen, 2019 - 12:19
Rather than pay hefty fees to Microsoft once Windows 7 becomes unsupported, the South Korean government is looking to roll out more Linux systems.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cyber Security NSW to boost state capabilities

20 Květen, 2019 - 11:58
The New South Wales government has launched Cyber Security NSW in a bid to consolidate and lift the cyber capability of state entities.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

20 Květen, 2019 - 11:53
Its a year since Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a core function of behavioral advertising.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The Open-Source / Linux Highlights From OSTS 2019

18 Květen, 2019 - 18:19
We've had a number of articles covering the interesting news out of Intel's 2019 Open-Source Technology Summit (OSTS) held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. Here's a look back at the news out of the open-source event as well as some other smaller bits of information shared during the event.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Amazon granted patent for Bitcoin-style system to fight DDoS attacks

17 Květen, 2019 - 12:13
Cryptocurrency rumor mongers are likely to be dancing today as Amazon has successfully filed a patent for a Bitcoin-styled Proof-of-Work system. But dont get ahead of yourself, it doesn't look like the Seattle-based ecommerce giant will be accepting Bitcoin for payments.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Do Apple devices need anti-virus software?

16 Květen, 2019 - 17:57
Apples devices are far better defended against malware and viruses than other platforms, but does this mean they don't need anti-virus software?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Privacy concerns raised about upcoming Client-Hints web standard

16 Květen, 2019 - 17:51
Developers of the privacy-focused Brave browser have raised concerns last week about possible user privacy issues in Client-Hints, a new internet standard currently pending approval by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Opera will support multiple blockchains' in its browser, starting with TRON

15 Květen, 2019 - 11:54
Opera will soon be adding native support for the TRON blockchain in its cryptocurrency-focused browser.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security