cybersecurity

April 11, 2019

Cheap Chinese 5G technology isn’t all that cheap when you factor in the government time and resources needed to make it safe -- or at least safer -- to use, a new NATO Center of Excellence report says. That’s the warning from a new report by the NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, or CCDCOE, which notes the considerable risks of importing next-generation telecom equipment from Chinese hardware and software maker Huawei.

April 11, 2019

Sixteen months ago, researchers reported an unsettling escalation in hacks targeting power plants, gas refineries, and other types of critical infrastructure. Attackers who may have been working on behalf of a nation caused an operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site after deliberately targeting a system that prevented health- and life-threatening accidents.

April 04, 2019

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday said they found hundreds of millions of Facebook user records exposed publicly online. Upguard, a cybersecurity firm, in a report found two third-party Facebook app makers had inadvertently exposed data sets containing troves of Facebook users' personal information on Amazon cloud computing services.

March 31, 2019

The severity of the breach is measured in terms of how much information Martin looted from the systems he had access to. Fortunately, he does not appear to have done anything with the data he took. His defense lawyers characterized him as a data hoarder, a victim of compulsive mental illness who piled up classified files and sensitive documents the way other hoarders accumulate newspapers or clothes.

March 29, 2019

The U.K. government warned on Thursday Huawei’s telecommunications equipment raises “significant” security issues, posing a possible setback to the Chinese tech firm as it looks to build out 5G networks.

March 26, 2019

You can’t spend long on the internet without hearing about some piece of malware that’s going to take over every Android phone in the world. The hysteria over Android malware is a bit overblown, but it’s led to the proliferation of anti-malware apps that promise to keep your phone squeaky clean. A new analysis from Austrian antivirus testers AV-Comparatives claims that most AV apps on Android are ineffective, and some are downright frauds.

March 26, 2019

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.

March 22, 2019

Facebook announced on Thursday that "hundreds of millions" of users' passwords had been stored in unprotected plain text accessible by the company's employees. In a blog post titled "Keeping Passwords Secure," the social media giant said it had found no reason to believe the trove of passwords had been abused by its workers or accessed by anyone outside the company.

March 20, 2019

When hackers struck one-third of North Dakota's schools with a vicious malware attack last February, it highlighted the growing cyber threat facing America's public-education sector-even in a state that's ahead of the cybersecurity curve.

March 20, 2019

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Monday that the United States is “not prepared” to handle cyberattacks from foreign countries and laid out some measures DHS was taking to respond to these threats.

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