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End-of-support devices on networks weakening cyberdefenses, report

End-of-support devices on networks weakening cyberdefenses, report

Nearly three-quarters of businesses have end-of-support devices operating in their networks, and the consequences could prove dire, a new study found.

Android.Lockerscreen using pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Android.Lockerscreen using pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

The Android.Lockerscreen ransomware is now using pseudorandom numbers and other tactics to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying.

FBI investigating hacked mobile phones of Democratic officials

FBI investigating hacked mobile phones of Democratic officials

The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation into hacked mobile phones of Democratic Party officials.

70% of IDTMs want UK gov to do more so young people enter tech field

70% of IDTMs want UK gov to do more so young people enter tech field

Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of UK IT decision makers believe STEM and the need for young IT talent are one of the main technology issues for enterprises in 2017.

NEWS BRIEFS

Cybercrime Blotter: Majerczyk pleads guilty to hacking celeb email accounts

Cybercrime Blotter: Majerczyk pleads guilty to hacking celeb email accounts

Edward Majerczyk on September 27 pleaded guilty in a Chicago court to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information bringing to a close a case dubbed Celebgate.

Tesla security updates includes code signing feature

Tesla security updates includes code signing feature

Tesla has releases a major firmware update in response to a video posted by a group of Chinese researchers that displayed a series of vulnerabilities the electric car company's vehicles.

Rep. Lieu questions federal CISO on cybersecurity plans

Rep. Lieu questions federal CISO on cybersecurity plans

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) quizzed newly appointed federal CIO Gen. Greg Touhill on why the General Accounting Office's cybersecurity recommendations have not implemented.

EFF slams HP for using security patch to thwart third-party ink purchases

EFF slams HP for using security patch to thwart third-party ink purchases

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is criticizing HP for using a security update to also install a function that when recognizing a non-HP printer cartridge triggers a printer to shut down.

DATA BREACH BLOG

324K Regpack users' info compromised when decrypted files placed on public-facing server

Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.

University of Alaska breach may have exposed student info

On Tuesday, officials announced an attacker using employee credentials may have accessed University of Alaska student information.

87K affected in SCAN Health Plan breach

SCAN Health Plan is notifying users that remote attackers were able to gain access to the contact sheets system and accessed the personal information of past and current members and some non-plan members.

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