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January 29, 2020

#deepweb |

Website Selling Access to Personal Data Seized by FBI

[ad_1] Ever wonder what happens to your information once it is exposed in a data breach? In most cases, the data is put up for sale to cybercriminals operating in the dark web — the black market of the internet where individuals can act privately and anonymously, and which requires specific “dark web browsers” to […]

Apple patches critical bugs on iPhone and Mac – update now! – Naked Security

[ad_1] Apple has just announced its latest round of security updates. As usual, Apple’s fixes arrived unheralded, given the company’s insistence that security fixes are best handled simply by publishing them when they’re ready, rather than following any sort of formal schedule. Not everyone agrees – Microsoft has followed its Patch Tuesday process for many […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Eilish sweeps Grammys, but Taylor Swift leads with most malware files

[ad_1] Being nominated for a Grammy doesn’t not raise your Q-rating; it also, apparently, increases the likelihood that cybercriminals will appropriate your name or song tracks to trick targets into opening malicious files. Researchers at Kaspersky looked at 14 musical artists who were nominated this year for a major Grammy award and determined that in […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Cyber Risks Cloud Census With Resources, Congress Seats at Stake

[ad_1] The U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial count is raising concerns that its new digital systems are vulnerable to attacks or malfunctions that could unfairly rejigger congressional seats or shuffle federal resources. The 2020 headcount, for the first time conducted primarily online, kicked off in remote parts of Alaska last week. After years of preparation, the […]

9 Things Application Security Champions Need to Succeed

[ad_1] Common elements to highly effective security champion programs that take DevSecOps to the next level 1 of 10 Image Source: Adobe (Gajus)   Application security leaders are increasingly developing formal security champion programs that help their companies better embed security expertise and accountability across development and DevOps teams. Security champions are developers, architects, and […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace |

DEF CON 27, Voting Village – Jack Cable’s ‘Bootstrapping Vulnerability Disclosure For Election Systems’

[ad_1] Thanks to Def Con 27 Volunteers, Videographers and Presenters for publishing their superlative conference videos via their YouTube Channel for all to see, enjoy and learn. Permalink The post DEF CON 27, Voting Village – Jack Cable’s ‘Bootstrapping Vulnerability Disclosure For Election Systems’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. [ad_2] Source link

#cybersecurity | hacker | Cornerstone Payment Systems leaves database open, exposes 6.7M records

[ad_1] Cornerstone Payment Systems, which processes payments for pro-life groups, churches, ministries and other organizations with a similar Christian bent, left a database unprotected, exposing 6.7 million records from 2013 until the present. Information housed by the database included names, email addresses and physical addresses as well as card and merchant information, expiration dates and […]

#school | #ransomware | District 155 system access ‘limited’ after ransomware attack, no data breach, officials say

[ad_1] Access to Crystal Lake Community High School District 155’s information systems currently is limited after its computers were infected with ransomware sometime Friday. District spokeswoman Shannon Podzimek said on Tuesday that after discovering the attack, the district “immediately” launched an investigation with the assistance of a leading forensic firm, which she didn’t identify, and […]

9 Things Application Security Champions Need to Succeed

[ad_1] Common elements to highly effective security champion programs that take DevSecOps to the next level 1 of 10 Image Source: Adobe (Gajus)   Application security leaders are increasingly developing formal security champion programs that help their companies better embed security expertise and accountability across development and DevOps teams. Security champions are developers, architects, and […]

#infosec | Hacker Leaks Alleged Tesla Design Secrets

[ad_1] A hacker has taken to Twitter to share design secrets they allegedly obtained by compromising American automotive and energy company Tesla.  Posting on the account @greentheonly on Friday night, a hacker who calls themself “Green” said that Tesla was planning to introduce new hardware to their S and X model cars.  Modifications that Green claims are in […]

#infosec | Japan Considers Emergency Cybersecurity Measures Ahead of 2020 Olympics

[ad_1] A panel of experts from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications proposed a set of emergency cybersecurity measures on Monday ahead of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The measures were shared amid fears that Japan will experience a surge in cyber-attacks while hosting the world-famous sporting event this summer.   After making a series […]

#deepweb |

Facebook, Google and the true cost of free software

[ad_1] Facebook made a gesture toward transparency this week with the launch of its Off-Facebook Activity tool. This offers users a glimpse into the many ways details of real-world transactions get shared with Facebook, regardless of what you’re doing on the Facebook platform. The tool lets you monitor and (sort of) delete some of the […]

#infosec | Cyber-Attack on US Water Company Causes Network Outage

[ad_1] A South Carolina water company is recovering from a cyber-attack that took its phone and online payment systems offline for nearly a week. The cyber-attack on Greenville Water triggered a payment system outage that began on Wednesday, January 22. Company spokesperson Emerald Clark said 500,000 customers were affected by the incident.  An investigation has been launched […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace |

SecureLink for Healthcare targets vendor access management

[ad_1] For one health system in Massachusetts, getting vendors onto a centralized platform helped establish better vendor management practices and made life easier for system administrators. A third-party independent audit revealed that UMass Memorial Health Care, a $2.5 billion nonprofit health system comprised of three hospitals and 13,000 employees, had little control over vendor access […]

#comptia | #ransomware | Let’s make ransomware MORE illegal, says Maryland – Naked Security

[ad_1] The oft-attacked city of Baltimore not only uses mind-bogglingly bad data storage. Its home state, Maryland, also knows how to swiftly propose mind-bogglingly bad legislation that would outlaw possession of ransomware and put researchers in jeopardy of prosecution. It is, of course, already a crime to use the data/systems-paralyzing malware in a way that […]

Businesses Improve Their Data Security, But Privacy …

[ad_1] While the California Consumer Privacy Act will force companies to provide a modicum of meaningful privacy, World Privacy Day still mainly celebrates data security. The number of ways businesses track people has skyrocketed — and the increasing deployment of image recognition, machine learning, and data analytics has only accelerated the process. The result is […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Rochdale News | News Headlines | Whitworth High students take on national cyber challenge

[ad_1] Date published: 29 January 2020 Year 8 Whitworth Community High School girls tackle the GCHQ cyber challenge Computer savvy Year 8 girls are taking part in a national competition to promote cyber security careers. GCHQ, the Government Security Headquarters, is running a national cyber security competition – CyberFirst Girls – and 13 […]

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