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Chaffetz, Cummings ask SSA for complete OIG report, pen test results

Chaffetz, Cummings ask SSA for complete OIG report, pen test results

House Oversight Committee asked SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin to hand over the unredacted version of a penetration testing recently done at the agency.

Researcher weighs in with heavy-duty IoT vulnerability in Fitbit scales

Researcher weighs in with heavy-duty IoT vulnerability in Fitbit scales

Fitbit has acknowledged on its website that an April 2016 update to its Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, an Internet-connected bathroom scale, patched a critical security vulnerability that was discovered through Google's Project Zero initiative.

NHS sharing unfiltered medical data on 1.6M patients with Google AI company

NHS sharing unfiltered medical data on 1.6M patients with Google AI company

As part of a joint venture to develop groundbreaking healthcare apps, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has agreed to share new and historical healthcare data on 1.6 million patients with Google's AI company DeepMind.

Slack users expose corporate credentials while creating new 'bot' tools

Slack users expose corporate credentials while creating new 'bot' tools

Developers using the corporate messaging tool Slack are carelessly including their Slack tokens (aka credentials) within the coding of newly created automated business tools known as "Slack bots," according to Detectify's research labs division.

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

Symantec researchers spotted a cyberespionage group dubbed "Tick" spreading custom malware through compromised Japanese websites.

Squiblydoo exploits Microsoft OS to remotely run script

Squiblydoo exploits Microsoft OS to remotely run script

Squiblydoo may sound like a crossover episode featuring Squidward and Scooby Doo, but researchers at Carbon Black say Squiblydoo is actually a brand new and very potent exploitation technique.

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

A computer programmer was charged with purloining the frequent flier accounts of American Airlines customers to treat himself to more than $260,000 worth of global travel and car rentals

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

The 23-year-old mastermind behind the hack of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website, which led to the exposure of 55 million voter records, was arrested by the Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines Friday.

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

Hacking a connected car in Michigan could warrant a life sentence behind bars if recently proposed legislation is passed into law.

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.

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