Oct 062017
 

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer.

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Oct 062017
 

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials.

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Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks

 Posted by on 2017-09-06 at 22:20  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, Hacking, infosec, News, Reblog, security  Comments Off on Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks
Sep 062017
 

Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated the operational networks multiple US and European energy companies use to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people, researchers warned Wednesday.

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The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now, After Vault 7, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, and Petya

 Posted by on 2017-06-30 at 13:08  cyber security, encryption, government, government spying, nsa, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now, After Vault 7, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, and Petya
Jun 302017
 

When law enforcement argues it needs a “backdoor” into encryption services, the counterargument has typically been that it would be impossible to limit such access to one person or organization. If you leave a key under the doormat, a seminal 2015 paper argues, a burglar eventually finds it.

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Traveling? How To Keep Homeland Security Away From Your (Real) Cell Phone

 Posted by on 2017-04-28 at 21:44  cbp, customs, encryption, government spying, homeland security, privacy, Reblog, security, travel  Comments Off on Traveling? How To Keep Homeland Security Away From Your (Real) Cell Phone
Apr 282017
 

Imagine you’re about to get on a flight to New Orleans to see your sweetie. You’re in line dreaming of jazz, beignets and jambalaya when you’re pulled aside by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent.

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Got one of these 20+ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security vulnerabilities discovered

 Posted by on 2017-04-24 at 16:56  cisco, cyber security, linksys, network, News, Reblog, router, security  Comments Off on Got one of these 20+ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security vulnerabilities discovered
Apr 242017
 

Linksys is working on a firmware update for 10 security vulnerabilities affecting its “Smart” Wi-Fi series of routers.

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Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

 Posted by on 2016-12-07 at 12:13  airlines, government, government spying, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane
Dec 072016
 

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks.

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