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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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