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Month: February 2015 (page 1 of 3)

Obama’s New Order Urges Companies to Share Cyber-Threat Info With the Government

Obama’s New Order Urges Companies to Share Cyber-Threat Info With the Government

President Barack Obama announced a new Executive Order today aimed at facilitating the sharing of information about cyber-threats between private sector companies and the government. Speaking at a cybersecurity summit convened by the White House at Stanford University, Obama signed the order on stage to promote information sharing both within the private sector and between […]

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That ;) You Type Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

That ;) You Type Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

On January 15, Osiris Aristy opened up Facebook, posted a photo of a gun and wrote, “feel like katxhin a body right now.” Later that night, he added, “Nigga run up on me, he gunna get blown down” and followed that with an emoji of a police officer and three gun emoji pointing at it. After […]

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A Crypto Trick That Makes Software Nearly Impossible to Reverse-Engineer

A Crypto Trick That Makes Software Nearly Impossible to Reverse-Engineer

Software reverse engineering, the art of pulling programs apart to figure out how they work, is what makes it possible for sophisticated hackers to scour code for exploitable bugs. It’s also what allows those same hackers’ dangerous malware to be deconstructed and neutered. Now a new encryption trick could make both those tasks much, much harder. At […]

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Facebook Unveils Tool For Sharing Data On Malicious Botnets

Facebook Unveils Tool For Sharing Data On Malicious Botnets

Facebook noticed the attack first. But Mark Hammell and his team couldn’t stop it without help from Tumblr, Pinterest, and others. This was about a year ago, and basically, a new botnet was using various social networking services—including Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest—to push malicious software onto machines across the net. “It was using a variety […]

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Did NSA and the UK’s Spy Agency Launch a Joint Cyberattack on Iran?

Did NSA and the UK’s Spy Agency Launch a Joint Cyberattack on Iran?

An NSA document newly published today suggests two interesting facts that haven’t previously been reported. The Intercept, which published the document, highlighted that in it the NSA expresses fear that it may be teaching Iran how to hack, but there are two other points in the document that merit attention. One concerns the spy tool […]

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NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

A newly revealed NSA document warns that Iran and other adversaries learn techniques from U.S. cyberattacks and use them against us.

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DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

A new search engine being developed by DARPA aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity. The project, dubbed Memex, has been in the works for a year and is being developed by 17 different contractor teams […]

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Here’s The Full Senate Report Shaming Automakers On Security

Here’s The Full Senate Report Shaming Automakers On Security

A new senate report reveals that most modern cars are vulnerable to hacking and that the industry is not even close to having a grasp on what to do about it.

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