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London police chief suggests banks shouldn't refund some online fraud victims

London police chief suggests banks shouldn't refund some online fraud victims

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The London police chief's comment that reimbursing fraud victims who fail to protect themselves is rewarding bad cyber security hygiene has received some backlash.

Bot traffic on the descent: Will the real GET request please stand up?

Bot traffic on the descent: Will the real GET request please stand up?

The humans are clawing back the interest as new research from Distil networks shows a slight decline in bot traffic for 2015

Window, Samba admins, mark your calendars for 'Badlock Bug' patch

Window, Samba admins, mark your calendars for 'Badlock Bug' patch

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Researchers are warning administrators responsible for Windows and Samba servers that a patch is coming April 12, 2016.

Google creates list of untrusted certificate authorities

Google creates list of untrusted certificate authorities

Google has instituted a blacklist of untrustworthy certificates for use in the company's browser Chrome.

Bad vibes: Researcher hacks sex toy

Bad vibes: Researcher hacks sex toy

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Researchers demonstrated how the internet of things could leave users vulnerable in a very intimate way by hacking into an adult toy.

Cyber-Sec recruitment body established

Cyber-Sec recruitment body established

Ceris, an umbrella group for cyber-security recruiters, has been established to promote a professional code of conduct for recruiters in the sector.

Drown attack could break TLS for third of websites

Drown attack could break TLS for third of websites

A new vulnerability could kill a certain kind of encryption for plenty of websites. An OpenSSL update has been rushed out to fix major flaw.

Has Hacking Team returned? New Mac malware has researchers looking for answers.

Has Hacking Team returned? New Mac malware has researchers looking for answers.

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A recent strain of Mac malware has left researchers speculating whether the Hacking Team is back.

Defense secretary details cybersecurity investments before House Committee

Defense secretary details cybersecurity investments before House Committee

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the House Appropriations Committee that his department's budget request fiscal 2017 will prioritize cybersecurity.

NHTSA closes investigation into Fiat Chrysler vehicle hack

NHTSA closes investigation into Fiat Chrysler vehicle hack

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The NHTSA closed an investigation into Fiat Chrysler after determining that non Fiat Chrysler entertainment units weren't vulnerable.

BIMCO releases first cybersecurity guidelines for shipping industry

BIMCO releases first cybersecurity guidelines for shipping industry

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BIMCO today introduced the first set of cybersecurity guidelines for the global shipping industry to help prevent cyber incidents at sea.

Hyatt investigates malware found on payment processors

Hyatt investigates malware found on payment processors

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Hyatt Hotels Corp. reported late last week that it had found malware on the computers that operates the company's payment processing systems and is now conducting an investigation to discover the extent of the breach.

Researchers detail BEC scam tricks

Researchers detail BEC scam tricks

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Researchers at Symantec details common format of BEC scams.

63% of SMBs are not prepared to counter cyber-security threats

63% of SMBs are not prepared to counter cyber-security threats

Only 37 percent of respondents in small to medium size businesses felt that their organisation was fit to manage IT security, according to a recent survey.

Survey: Americans come in second for cyber banking safety

Survey: Americans come in second for cyber banking safety

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An ESET survey on online banking habits found that Americans could be more secure with our online banking.

60 percent in survey say management is not informed about cyber risks

60 percent in survey say management is not informed about cyber risks

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A new study sheds light on the frustrations faced by enterprise security professionals who struggle to remediate a seemingly endless stream of vulnerabilities and security challenges.

CISA - what are the international implications?

CISA - what are the international implications?

The US congress just passed into law The Cyber-security Information Sharing Act, also known as CISA, in the last couple of days.

OpenSSL adds 'Critical' severity level to security policy

OpenSSL adds 'Critical' severity level to security policy

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The OpenSSL Project said it has updated its security policy to include a "Critical" severity level.

Paul Kurtz, former WH cybersecurity advisor turned security exec stresses info sharing

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Paul Kurtz, CEO of TruSTAR Technology and former cybersecurity advisor to the White House, discusses the federal government's cybersecurity problems, in the wake of the data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Understanding the FFIEC cybersecurity assessment tool

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) to help financial institutions identify their risks and determine their cybersecurity preparedness.

Apple's new security features should help secure BYOD

Apple's new security features should help secure BYOD

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Business that embrace bring your own device (BYOD) could gain from Apple's improved security features.

Researchers find ransomware disguised as porn video player

Researchers find ransomware disguised as porn video player

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Researchers at Zscaler's discovered a new variant of Android ransomware disguised as a porn video player application.

Aged RC4 cipher to be shunned by security conscious browsers

Aged RC4 cipher to be shunned by security conscious browsers

In an apparent coordinated announcement, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft announced that they would stop using the RC4 stream cipher in their respective browsers.

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

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Rutgers hired three cybersecurity firms and plans to spend millions to protect its computer networks

BitTorrent protocol family vulnerable to DRDoS attacks

BitTorrent protocol family vulnerable to DRDoS attacks

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Researchers at WOOT '15 demonstrated how the BitTorrent protocol family is vulnerable to DRDoS attacks.

John Kerry: 'Very likely' Russia and China are reading my emails

John Kerry: 'Very likely' Russia and China are reading my emails

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Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS that "it's very likely" that Chinese and Russian governments are reading his emails.

WordPress 4.2.4 released, includes fixes for a variety of flaws

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WordPress released a security update to address several vulnerabilities that existed in all previous versions.

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan will train approximately 50,000 people in the public and private sectors on cyber-security ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to local reports.

Ohio inmate caught with prison administrative login credentials

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An Ohio inmate was caught with administrative login credentials for the computer systems at Lebanon Correctional Intuition.

Every Child Achieves Act requires DOE to submit cybereducation report

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An amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act takes on cybersecurity education in an effort to address worker shortage.

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