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February 19, 2020
[ad_1] Threat Spotlight: Nuke Ransomware Nuke ransomware, first identified in 2016, encrypts files with an AES 256-bit encryption key that is protected by asymmetrically encrypting it using 2048-bit RSA. Once a file is encrypted, Nuke changes the file name to a combination of random characters followed by a .nuclear55 extension. For example, an infected file...
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[ad_1] Third-party risk management has become a big thing in IT and security circles. Everybody is talking about it and it seems like everyone is trying to do it; there’s even an acronym for it, TPRM, which is the sure sign that a thing is a “thing” in IT.  However, TPRM and other related activities...
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[ad_1] Google has implemented a browser capability in Chrome called ScrollToTextFragment that enables deep links to web documents, but it has done so despite unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers. Via Twitter on Tuesday, Peter Snyder, privacy researcher at privacy-focused browser maker Brave Software, observed that ScrollToTextFragment shipped earlier this...
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[ad_1] Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill’s newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter with this LINK. Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and the tech team, Emily Birnbaum...
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[ad_1] ALBANY — A cyberattack on Albany accounting firm BST’s computers likely was the work of the so-called Maze ransomware ring. BST was among 25 victims listed by the cybercrime ring on its website, according to a Jan. 29 article by technology website Ars Technica. BST was the target of a viral attack in early...
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[ad_1] The Navy’s information technology is antiquated and unable to provide sailors, Marines and civilians with basic resources that any private sector employee with a computer can access, according to a report issued Wednesday by the sea service. The 15-page report “Information Superiority Vision” offers a prescription for how the Navy can cure its IT...
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[ad_1] The EU has been itching to regulate the internet, and that’s where Facebook has been this week: in Germany, asking to be regulated, but in a new, bespoke manner. In fact, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Brussels right on time for the European Commission’s release of its manifesto on regulating AI – a manifesto...
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[ad_1] We heard from another customer today that their incumbent cloud security vendor keeps going down. And when it is not down, DLP scans take hours, if they complete at all.   What is going on? *** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Bitglass Blog authored by Nat Kausik. Read the original post...
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[ad_1] Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2014-9617PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19 Open redirect vulnerability in remotereporter/load_logfiles.php in Netsweeper before 4.0.5 allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the url parameter. CVE-2015-7747PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19 Buffer overflow in the afReadFrames function in audiofile (aka libaudiofile and Audio File Library)...
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[ad_1] McAfee researchers say they were able to get a Tesla to autonomously accelerate by tricking its camera platform into misreading a speed-limit sign. Operators of some older Tesla vehicles might be surprised to learn that a single piece of two-inch black electrical tape is all it takes to trick the camera sensor in their...
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[ad_1] The public broadcasting status quo is, once again, pushing back against a White House proposal to drastically cut back the federal appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from $445 million to $30 million. That is nothing new as the administration has consistently sought to reduce or “zero out” such funding. This time around,...
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[ad_1] The BlackBerry Cylance 2020 Threat Report The BlackBerry Cylance 2020 Threat Report contains a broad range of topics vital to the interests of businesses, governments, and end-users. It delivers the combined security insights of BlackBerry – a trailblazer in IoT and mobile security – and Cylance, an early pioneer of AI-enabled cybersecurity. The 2020...
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[ad_1] Researchers spot gaps in users’ and IT practitioners’ security habits, and between security tools and user preferences. Cybersecurity professionals, and the employees and consumers they serve, all engage in risky security practices. Data shows password issues continue to plague users of all experience levels, two-factor authentication adoption is lagging, and mobile devices are introducing...
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[ad_1] NORTH PLATTE, Neb. It was a day of learning for people in the community at Nebraskaland National Bank in North Platte. Nebraskaland National Bank hosted an event to educate people about cyber attacks. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP) The bank invited various groups to attend a lecture about cyber security. Terry Kuxhaus of SBS CyberSecurity was...
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[ad_1] Researchers spot gaps in users’ and IT practitioners’ security habits, and between security tools and user preferences. Cybersecurity professionals, and the employees and consumers they serve, all engage in risky security practices. Data shows password issues continue to plague users of all experience levels, two-factor authentication adoption is lagging, and mobile devices are introducing...
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[ad_1] The White House denied a claim made by WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Wednesday in a London court that President Trump offered Assange a pardon – via a U.S. lawmaker – in exchange for denying that Russia was involved in the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Attorney Edward Fitzgerald, referring to comments...
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[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, Crypto And Privacy Village – Cat Murdock’s ‘Black Mirror: You Are Your Own Privacy Nightmare’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. [ad_2] Source...
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[ad_1] The United States and China seem locked in an ever-tightening embrace, superpowers entangled in a web of economic and military concerns. “Every issue critical to world order — whether climate change, terrorism, or trade — is clearly and closely intertwined with U.S.-China relations,” says Benjamin Chang, a fourth-year PhD candidate in political science concentrating...
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[ad_1] Apple Daily senior executive Mark Simon believes China is not telling the full truth when it comes to the coronavirus because it’s a Communist organization. Hackers have seized trending coronavirus news as a way to target victims online and install malware on their devices, new research shows. The number of internet domain names that...
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[ad_1] Cybercriminals have been sabotaging trusted brands for years ProtonVPN is the latest vendor in a list of cybersecurity software providers that have had their names abused by threat actors in order to spread malware. Kaspersky researcher Dmitry Bestuzhev said on Tuesday (February 18) that the AZORult Trojan, a data-stealer first discovered on underground Russian...
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