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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | US election still vulnerable to attacks, despite security improvements

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Days away from the Iowa caucuses, and less than 11 months from the general election, voting and election security continues to be a challenge for the U.S political system. Threats to a secure election appear to loom as large today as they did in 2016, when […]

FBI Expands Election Security Alerts Beyond Victims to State, Local Officials

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans by DH Kass • Jan 20, 2020 The Federal Bureau of Investigation will now notify state officials when a local election has been hit by hackers, a course reversal from a prior closed door policy not to extend notification beyond victims of cyber attacks. A protracted […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Covered Security wants you to be smarter about online threats — for your employer’s sake

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans I took a five-minute online quiz created by a Boston startup, Covered Security. It’s designed to give you the cybersecurity equivalent of your credit score — basically, how do your online security habits compare with the average person’s, and how do they compare with the habits […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Johnson will defy US and allow use of Huawei, says top security adviser | Technology

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Boris Johnson is likely to approve the use of Huawei technology in the UK’s new 5G network against the pleas of the US government, a former national security adviser has said. Sir Mark Lyall Grant, who was Theresa May’s national security adviser, said that the security […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Google Cloud Identity Pricing – Security Boulevard

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google Cloud Identity is free to some extent, but if interested in the broader features of Google Cloud Identity, it can be quite expensive over time. The post Google Cloud Identity Pricing appeared first on JumpCloud. *** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from […]

Malicious npm package taken down after Microsoft warning – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Criminals have been caught trying to sneak a malicious package on to the popular Node.js platform npm (Node Package Manager). The problem package, 1337qq-js, was uploaded to npm on 31 December, after which it was downloaded at least 32 times according to figures from npm-stat. According […]

WatchGuard Unveils Pay-As-You-Go Network Security Hardware, Services

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans by Dan Kobialka • Jan 14, 2020 WatchGuard Technologies, a network security hardware and services provider, now offers automated monthly billing for its WatchGuardONE FlexPay program, according to a prepared statement. That way, WatchGuardONE partners can purchase WatchGuard Subscriptions from participating distributors without upfront costs or […]

Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game… – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Here’s some goodish news: the Snake ransomware seems to have made the news last week on account of its name rather than its prevalence. Because, well, SNAKE! Like most ransomware, Snake doesn’t touch your operating system files and programs, so your computer will still boot up, […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Security lifeline: WhatsApp to pull support for older Android and iOS devices next month

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Upgrade or be left behind ANALYSIS Millions of smartphone users may have a little less mobile security next month, after WhatsApp withdraws its support for older versions of Android and iPhone operating systems. Devices running on iOS 8 and earlier, or Android versions 2.3.7 and earlier, […]

#deepweb | Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged — Krebs on Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Federal investigators on Friday arrested a Virginia man accused of being part of a neo-Nazi group that targeted hundreds of people in “swatting” attacks, wherein fake bomb threats, hostage situations and other violent scenarios were phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick […]

Is the Y2K bug alive after all? – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Right at the end of 2019, we wrote about the “decade-ending Y2K bug that wasn’t” in a serious article with a humorous side. In that article, we described a perennial “gotcha” facing Java programmers faced with the simple task of printing out the year. If you […]

YouTube to treat all kid-aimed videos like they’re COPPA-liable – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrist-slapped Google for flagrantly, illegally sucking up kids’ data so it could target them with ads. On Monday, as part of its agreement with the FTC and the New York attorney general over violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy […]