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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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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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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Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

 Posted by on 2017-04-24 at 16:51  cia, cloud computing, counter surveillance, cyber security, cyber war, espionage, fbi, julian assange, News, Reblog, russia, surveillance, wikileaks  Comments Off on Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet
Apr 242017
 

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent Wikileaks CIA dump.

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All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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