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Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

The White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities.

Worm variant of Android ransomware, Koler, spreads via SMS

Worm variant of Android ransomware, Koler, spreads via SMS

Upon infection, the Koler variant will send an SMS message to all contacts in the device's address book.

Patch for Windows flaw can be bypassed, prompts temporary fix from Microsoft

Patch for Windows flaw can be bypassed, prompts temporary fix from Microsoft

The Windows zero-day received a patch last week, but the fix can still be bypassed by crafty attackers.

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

Reuters reported on Wednesday that DHS is investigating roughly 24 cases of suspected vulnerabilities in medical devices and hospital equipment.

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ISA president urges state AGs to expand understanding of cybercrime

Speaking at a National Association of State Attorneys General conference, ISA's Larry Clinton asked the AGs to step up efforts to get more resources.

Woman charged with using spyware on former cop

Kristin Nyunt of Monterey, Calif., is charged with two counts of illegal wiretapping and possession of illegal interception devices and faces a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Google implements Security Key two-factor authentication

Security Key plugs into a user's USB port and can now be used as a primary method for account login verification.

Cisco supply chain CSO talks cradle to grave security

Edna Conway, Cisco's global supply chain CSO, spoke at SC Congress NY with a panel of experts.

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Transcript website flaw exposed personal data on 98k users

NeedMyTranscripts.com expose users' names, addresses and dates of birth, among other information, due to a site flaw that one user discovered.

Sourcebooks payment card breach impacts more than 5,000 customers

More than 5,000 customers had personal information stolen, but roughly 9,000 notification letters were sent out as a precautionary measure.

Cyberswim notifies customers that payment card data may be at risk

Malicious software installed on Sept. 24 may have compromised personal information for visitors that made purchases between May 12 and Aug. 28.

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