Posted in cloudflare computing cryptography Internet Public Key Infrastructure routing Security Tech

Cloudflare wants internet route leaks to be a thing of the past

Internet outages happen all the time. If it’s not someone cutting through a cable in the street, it’s a massive denial-of-service attack pummeling a pillar…

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Posted in Emergency Alert System Hawaii president Security Tech United States

FEMA to send its first ‘Presidential Alert’ in emergency messaging system test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will this week test a new “presidential alert” system that will allow the president to send a message to every…

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Posted in China GitHub Information technology North Korea PayPal Security security software TC Tech The Wall Street Journal United States

North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe

Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the…

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Posted in Electronic Frontier Foundation encryption facebook HTTPS let's encrypt Security Tech Troy Hunt

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and…

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Posted in Brexit europe european union National security Security Space surveillance Tech

UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’

The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European…

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Posted in Cryptocurrency Cybereason microsoft mining National Security Agency petya ransomware Security Tech

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed…

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Posted in Cryptocurrency decentralization economy Finance Massachusetts Money Security stock market TC Tech

FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security

FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts with fraud and unlawful distribution…

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Posted in artificial intelligence EC europe european union Freedom of Expression government law enforcement mass surveillance online extremism online freedom Security Social Social Media Tech Terrorism terrorist propaganda

Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content

The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to…

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Posted in british airways computer security Cybercrime Security security breaches Tech TicketMaster

British Airways breach caused by credit card skimming malware, researchers say

A security firm says credit card skimming malware installed by hackers on British Airways’ website a few months ago was to blame for a data…

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Posted in Security Tech

A year later, Equifax lost your data but faced little fallout

A lot can change in a year. Not when you’re Equifax. The credit rating giant, one of the largest in the world, was trusted with…

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Posted in Advertising Tech apps cuebiq Factual fysical huq inMarket mobiquity privacy retail stores safegraph Security sense360 Tech teemo wi-fi wireless registry

Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms

A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with…

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Posted in biometrics consumer electronics facial recognition Fido Alliance Fingerprint Identification mobile Security TC Tech voice recognition

Fido Alliance adds a biometrics certification program to help fight spoofing

In a move aimed at upping standards across biometric user verification systems, the industry consortium, Fido Alliance, has launched a certification program for biometrics systems. “The goal of…

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Posted in Department of Justice Jack Dorsey Jeff Sessions Security Senate Intelligence Committee Sheryl Sandberg Social Social Media Tech

Justice Dept. says social media giants may be ‘intentionally stifling’ free speech

The Justice Department has confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has expressed a “growing concern” that social media giants may be “hurting competition” and “intentionally stifling”…

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Posted in digital media facebook Google Larry Page law enforcement Policy presidential election Security Senate Intelligence Committee Sheryl Sandberg Social Social Media Tech twitter us government

Facebook, Twitter: US intelligence could help us more in fighting election interference

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but…

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Posted in Canada crypto wars cryptography Edward Snowden encryption end-to-end encryption espionage facebook Federal Bureau of Investigation government iPhone Security TC Tech us government

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand…

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Posted in Cryptocurrency john mcafee Security Tech

John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitfi wallet got hacked — again

If the security community could tell you just one thing, it’s that “nothing is unhackable.” Except John McAfee’s cryptocurrency wallet, which was only unhackable until…

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Posted in computer security cryptography government Government Accountability Office National security Security Tech

Watchdog says 2020 Census systems are riddled with security flaws

With a census just two years away, the Census Bureau has a cybersecurity problem. That’s a key takeaway from the congressional watchdog, the Government Accountability…

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Posted in ad tracking Apple Browser browsers Firefox Mozilla privacy safari Security TC Tech tracking Web browsers

Firefox will soon start blocking trackers by default

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser will soon by default automatically block all attempts at cross-site tracking. There are three parts to this strategy….

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