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NYU scientists develop tool to check for chip sabotage

NYU scientists develop tool to check for chip sabotage

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NYU scientists designed a new form of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed to spot hidden vulnerabilities in microchips.

NATO to spend €70 million on 'cyber-refresh'

NATO to spend €70 million on 'cyber-refresh'

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The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium (NIAS) in Mons is expected to outline the alliance's vision and plans to boost capabilities including cyber-security expenditure priorities.

Singapore to shut off internet access for government agencies

Singapore to shut off internet access for government agencies

The government of Singapore is to shut off access to the internet of government agencies in an effort to preempt a cyber-attack or a data breach.

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

Freedom of Information requests filed by security company SentinelOne have shown that ransomware attacks appear to be rife within the UK higher education sector.

GTAGaming breach compromised nearly 200K users

GTAGaming breach compromised nearly 200K users

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GTAGaming, a fan forum for the popular game "Grad Theft Auto," was hacked, compromising the data on nearly 200,000 users.

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

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Spending big bucks is not always necessary for corporations to put a decent cybersecurity program in place.

India threatens jail for visiting forbidden sites

India threatens jail for visiting forbidden sites

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Visiting a 'forbidden' website is now punishable with a three-year jail term in India - even without downloading anything. NordVPN predicts a surge of VPN subscriptions in India by Internet users to protect online freedom.

Russia's Central Bank introduces new mandatory cyber-security regulations

Russia's Central Bank introduces new mandatory cyber-security regulations

Russian banks will be faced with a whole range of new regulations, and penalties for non-compliance, when it comes to cyber-security, according to the country's Central Bank

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

France and Germany discuss 'tapping' encrypted end-to-end networks such as WhatsApp and Skype

DiskFiltration attack uses acoustics to infiltrate air-gapped computers

DiskFiltration attack uses acoustics to infiltrate air-gapped computers

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A team of researchers developed a new method to leak information from air-gapped computers using intrinsic covert noises emitted from the device's hard drive.

'Video jacking' attack allows attacker to see what you see

'Video jacking' attack allows attacker to see what you see

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Aries Security researchers' "video-jacking" attack highlight yet another attack vector to consider when charging phone in unfamiliar locations.

US government accuses Hinkley point partner of nuclear espionage

US government accuses Hinkley point partner of nuclear espionage

Major partners in the controversial nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point have been accused in American courts of attempting to steal US nuclear technology.

Trump beats Clinton in presidential election spam race

Trump beats Clinton in presidential election spam race

The infamy of Donald Trump is being leveraged by canny cyber-criminals for everything from spam to credential phishing.

34% of users click on links due to human curiosity

34% of users click on links due to human curiosity

With nearly a quarter of ID fraud victims being savvy users of mobile and social media platforms in the UK last year, regular device updates nor computer literacy are stopping users from engaging in harmful online behaviour.

Researcher spots a SSRF bug in vBulletin

Researcher spots a SSRF bug in vBulletin

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A high-severity preauthorization SSRF vulnerability in vBulletin forum software allows an unauthenticated attacker to perform a port scan of internal services and execute arbitrary system commands.

USA Today and other popular sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks

USA Today and other popular sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks

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A group of researchers discovered a Linux bug which could allow serious hijacking attacks against the USA Today website and other popular sites.

Most Met police computers still using Windows XP

Most Met police computers still using Windows XP

The large majority of London police computers are apparently still using the 14-year-old Windows XP operating system and jeopardising security

Israeli parliament recommends creation of national cyber-authority

Israeli parliament recommends creation of national cyber-authority

The Israeli Knesset waits on the passage of a bill which would see the amalgamation of Israel's cyber-defences into one central authority

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'

Code42 appoints Nic Scott to managing director for UK and Ireland

Code42 appoints Nic Scott to managing director for UK and Ireland

Nic Scott has been appointed to managing director for the UK and Ireland at Code42.

Volkswagen bug: 100M vehicles vulnerable to door unlocking hack

Volkswagen bug: 100M vehicles vulnerable to door unlocking hack

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Nearly 100 million Volkswagen vehicles are affected by a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to remotely and discretely unlock a car without a key.

Google, NYU reveal business model of unwanted software bundles

Google, NYU reveal business model of unwanted software bundles

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Google and the NYU conducted a yearlong study into the business practices of those who pay vendors to install unwanted software in their install bundles.

Pokemon GO CEO linked to Google 'Wi-Spy' privacy scandal

Pokemon GO CEO linked to Google 'Wi-Spy' privacy scandal

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Even after quelling the initial privacy issues that arose from the launch of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has a spotted history

Elektrilevi joins European network for cyber-security

Elektrilevi joins European network for cyber-security

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Estonia power company joins European network for cyber-security to improve its cyber-resilience.

Concern about Chinese involvement at Hinkley Point is misdirected, say experts

Concern about Chinese involvement at Hinkley Point is misdirected, say experts

Experts say that government concerns over cyber-security at the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point are misdirected and that the Chinese are not the real worry.

Patch Tuesday: Adobe releases hotfixes to four patch bugs

Patch Tuesday: Adobe releases hotfixes to four patch bugs

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Adobe Experience Manager received a "hotfix" to patch four vulnerabilities that could allow cross scripting attacks.

Connected car vulnerabilities could be reduced with an ounce of prevention

Connected car vulnerabilities could be reduced with an ounce of prevention

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IOActive researchers found that half of the cyber vulnerabilities in connected vehicles could grant an attacker full or partial control of a vehicle.

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

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Venture capitalist investments in cybersecurity firms have seen a 235 percent growth rate over the past five years as cyberthreats increase.

76% of organisations suffer loss or theft of data in past two years

76% of organisations suffer loss or theft of data in past two years

Over the past two years, three out of every four organisations have been hit by the loss or theft of important data.

Corrupt Silk Road agent's lawyer wants out of appeals case

Corrupt Silk Road agent's lawyer wants out of appeals case

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Davina Pujari, Shaun Bridges third lawyer since he began his appeals process in December 2015, filed a motion to withdraw as counsel on appeal.

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