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Bradley Barth

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NYC announces ambitious cyber innovation and jobs initiative

New York City officials today announced CyberNYC, a multimillion-dollar initiative to turn the Big Apple into a major cybersecurity destination for technologists, enterpreneurs and job seekers in the coming years. Plans include the opening of a Global Cyber Center for innovation and the city’s first international cybersecurity investment hub, as well as a series of…

Adobe update cleans up 86 bugs in Acrobat and Reader, many critical

Adobe Systems today issued a significant update to its Acrobat and Acrobat Reader products for Windows and macOS, fixing 86 vulnerabilities, including multiple critical arbitrary code execution flaws. The bugs consist of 22 out-of-bounds writes, 36 out-of-bounds reads, seven heap overflows, seven use-after-frees, three type confusions, one stack overflow, one double free, two integer overflows,…

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Facebook breach could have impacted third-party apps; is huge GDPR fine on the horizon?

As security experts continue to assess the scope and impact of a Facebook data breach affecting nearly 50 million accounts, the social media giant reportedly could be assessed a financial penalty of as much as $1.63 billion for violating Europe’s GDPR regulations. The Wall Street Journal arrived at this figure by calculating four percent of…

Torii malware could be gateway to more sophisticated IoT botnet attacks

Researchers have discovered yet another Internet of Things botnet derived from Mirai — but instead of conducting DDoS attacks or cryptomining like most variants, this one’s core functionality is exfiltrating information and executing malicious commands. Making matters worse, the malware’s potential target list is unusually large, considering that it supports attacks against a variety of…

Apple updates guidelines for gov't, law enforcement data requests

Australian Apple hacker avoids jail, gets eight months probation

A Melbourne teenager who pleaded guilty in Australia’s Children’s Court to repeatedly hacking into Apple’s corporate systems because he admired the company was reportedly sentenced to eight months of probation and will avoid jail time. “Your offending is serious, sustained and sophisticated,” said the magistrate presiding over the case, according to The Age. “You knew…

Pair of surveys underscore importance of secure PKI in government, IoT

Both the federal government and Internet of Things manufacturers are facing key challenges and opportunities in regards to implementing secure Public Key Infrastructure practices for digital certificate management and encryption, according to a pair of newly published research reports. The first report, from machine identity protection company Venafi, reveals data compiled from a survey of 100 federal…

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Seven additional modules make Fancy Bear’s VPNFilter malware even more versatile

Researchers have discovered seven additional third-stage modules in the VPNFilter malware that has been infecting hundreds of thousands of global networking devices in Ukraine and around the world since at least 2016. Believed to be the creation of Russian APT group Fancy Bear, VPNFilter remains a credible threat, despite recent efforts taken to expose the…

House committee leaders submit white paper urging U.S. to address AI security concerns

Artificial intelligence holds tremendous promise for technological innovation, but also presents grave privacy and security risks that necessitate government action, according to a new white paper issued today by two U.S. legislators. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., and Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., respectively the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s…

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