Petulance is no substitute for politics

A century ago, Oswald Spengler published The Decline of the West. In it, Spengler predicted that around the year 2000, Western civilization would enter a “pre-death emergency.” A question: Are Brexit in the United Kingdom and a partial government shutdown in the United States precursors of this “pre-death emergency?” Or are these…

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#Hacked #Instagram #Influencers Are Relying on Hackers To Regain Their Accounts

The birth of social media platforms, such as; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, among other—have birthed ‘Influencers’. Influencing today has become a full-time paid job and influencers are earning pretty well. According to Joe Gagliese, Co-Founder of Viral Nation, an influencer agency—in interview with Vox, said influencers with smaller followings (nanoinfluencers) can make between USD$30,000…

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#Russian #hackers had another crack at the #DMC

Hoping to repeat their success in getting their candidate elected  Russian hackers had a crack at the US DMC servers during the last mid-term elections in the hope of repeating their success in getting their presidential candidate elected. The legal complaint—part of the DNC’s ongoing lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks, the…

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The Rise of #ATM #Attacks

When cyber-criminals are intent on exploiting vulnerabilities in the security surfaces of financial institutions, ATM systems can serve as primary access points. While ‘smash and grab’ attacks on ATMs are nothing new, in the rapidly evolving world of cyber-crime cash machines are now a focus for operatives aiming to siphon…

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The #Cybersecurity 202: Is #Trump’s get-tough #cyber strategy working? Former officials develop a way to find out

Two former government cyber officials are working on a new way for industry to measure whether the Trump administration’s surge in offensive hacking operations is successfully deterring U.S. cyber adversaries or just egging them on.  Jason Healey, a White House cyber official during the Bush administration, and Neil Jenkins, an Obama…

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Office targets foreign #hacking

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center this week launched a campaign to alert the public to growing threats posed by hackers from China, Russia and other foreign adversaries. The center, part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, says private-sector companies need to be vigilant against the growing danger…

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#Gamers Worry about the Future State of #Gaming #Security

McAfee Survey Finds Gamers Take Their Cybersecurity Seriously, However Actions Don’t Map Back to Concerns ADDITIONAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Three-quarters of gamers worry about the security of gaming in the future. Fifty-five percent of gamers reuse passwords across accounts for online services. The average gamer has experienced almost five cyberattacks. SANTA…

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IT security-focused predictions for 2019

Consultants Trend Micro predict the biggest upcoming technology trends expected to have an impact on security. A special summary of these predictions have been provided to Digital Journal readers. Under the heading consumer, Trend Micro predict that the growing use of smart home technology will be a target for cybercriminals…

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