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Chinese Hack Alaskan Government Networks Before Trade Mission

BEIJING, China - As Alaskan leaders headed to China to discuss trade deals, Chinese hackers were swarming their US networks, security researchers said. Researchers from Recorded Future said they discovered Chinese hackers targeting the Alaskan state government, as well as the state's Department of Natural Resources and energy, telephone and communications companies. The cybersecurity firm said it

By |2018-08-20T08:03:19+00:00August 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Google Made The Titan Key To Toughen Up Your Online Security

SAN FRANCISCO - When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing. And now the latest version of that security key will be available for the world to use. In an exclusive hands-on,

By |2018-07-27T07:45:58+00:00July 27th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

CNET Details How Russian Hackers Infiltrated The DNC Computers

WASHINGTON DC - In the months leading up to the 2016 US presidential election, Russian hackers ran a sophisticated campaign, infecting more than 30 computers and stealing more than 50,000 emails, in an effort to sway the vote in Donald Trump's favor. On Monday, President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and denied the

By |2018-07-19T20:10:32+00:00July 19th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Development Details Disclosed In Lawsuit

CUPERTINO, Ca. - While Apple has never provided many public details about its self-driving car program, a treasure trove of information absit its efforts in autonomous driving was disclosed in a lawsuit Apple brought against one of its engineers who has been charge with stealing trade secrets. According to the complaint, about 5,000 of Apple's

By |2018-07-16T11:43:39+00:00July 16th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Congress Upset Not Told Immediately About Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON DC - The US government wishes it had gotten the memo on Spectre and Meltdown sooner. On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on cybersecurity issues related to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, which left hundreds of millions of computer chips open to attacks. The Spectre and Meltdown flaws were

By |2018-07-18T17:55:47+00:00July 12th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics|

Researchers Find Stolen Military Drone Secrets For Sale On Dark Web

WASHINGTON DC - Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, say they found a cache of sensitive military documents for sale on the dark web, including details on the US Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper drones, as well as training courses on tanks, survival and improvised explosive devices. A hacker had stolen the secret files by

By |2018-07-12T19:22:38+00:00July 12th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Drones|

Chrome Tweak Helps Keep Spectre Hackers Away

SAN FRANCISCO - By adding new compartmentalization technology, Google's Chromebrowser has taken a step to keep websites from stealing sensitive data. Since Google first released it publicly in 2008, Chrome has divided work among multiple computing processes. That approach helps keep one tab's work from interfering with what's happening in another. Google has been testing a stricter

By |2018-07-12T19:22:39+00:00July 12th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Controversy Looms Over FCC Net Neutrality Comments Submitted With Stolen IDs

SAN FRANCISCO - Net neutrality may be dead, but questions remain about how seriously the Federal Communications Commission considered comments from the public. The FCC's system for submitting those comments was a hot mess. Two million of the 22 million comments submitted used stolen identities, some for people who were dead, including actress Patty Duke, who died in

By |2018-06-29T10:30:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|IoT, Politics|

Report: Google, Facebook Tricking Users Into Sharing Personal Information

SAN FRANCISCO - Google and Facebook are allegedly tricking European users into sharing more personal information than they know.  A consumer advocacy report by the Norwegian Consumer Council, out Wednesday, said the companies are using "dark patterns," or designs and user interfaces to trick users into unintentionally taking an action, to nudge people "toward the least privacy friendly options to a degree

By |2018-06-29T10:30:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Report: Russian Malware Infects Half Million Routers, Network Devices In 54 Countries

SAN FRANCISCO - More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn. The malware, which the security researchers are calling VPNFilter, contains a killswitch for routers, can steal logins and passwords, and can monitor industrial control systems.  An attack

By |2018-05-24T12:51:24+00:00May 24th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured|