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Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed
Jun 02, 2014 - 8:17 PM - by ArticleBot
Nice Systems of Israel said it patched remaining critical flaws in its call recording software used by law enforcement, but the consultancy that discovered the risky flaws hasn't verified the fixes.

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Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems
Jun 02, 2014 - 8:17 PM - by ArticleBot
Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

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University researchers test cyber-defense for nation's power grid
May 31, 2014 - 9:42 PM - by ArticleBot
University researchers are testing whether a distributed computing system could be used to prevent a major blackout during a cyberattack on the nation's power grid.

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House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement
May 31, 2014 - 6:41 AM - by ArticleBot
A U.S. House of Representatives committee has reportedly launched an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission's use of information from a peer-to-peer security vendor to bring a data breach complaint against a medical testing laboratory.

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Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers fi
May 31, 2014 - 6:41 AM - by ArticleBot
The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.

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New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say
May 30, 2014 - 4:40 PM - by ArticleBot
The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.

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How to avoid cyberspies on Facebook, LinkedIn
May 30, 2014 - 4:40 PM - by ArticleBot
The first line of defense against a social media-related attack recently perpetrated by a suspected Iranian hacker group is to teach employees how to spot cyberspies, experts say.

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Information overload: Finding signals in the noise
May 30, 2014 - 2:36 AM - by ArticleBot
Signal-to-noise ratios are hard to manage. As a security professional, you want the threat data, you want the attack notifications and alerts, and you need intelligence. But, when there's too much coming in, those alerts and notifications fall to the wayside. They're easily dismissed and ignored.

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Vessel-tracking system vulnerable to denial-of-service, other attacks, researchers sa
May 30, 2014 - 2:36 AM - by ArticleBot
Inexpensive equipment can be used to disrupt vessel-tracking systems and important communications between ships and port authorities, according to two security researchers.

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Call recording software used by police is deeply flawed, advisory says
May 29, 2014 - 12:24 PM - by ArticleBot
One of many flaws in a call recording tool used by law enforcement could let a hacker remotely steal audio recordings, according to a security consultancy, which recommended companies not use the software until it's fixed.

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Iranian group created fake news organization as part of hacking campaign
May 29, 2014 - 12:24 PM - by ArticleBot
A suspected Iranian hacker group seeded Facebook and LinkedIn with bogus profiles of attractive women and even created a fake online news organization to get digitally closer to more than 2,000 people whom it wanted to spy on.

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Germany drops NSA prosecution due to lack of evidence
May 28, 2014 - 11:59 PM - by ArticleBot
Data protection officials are bewildered by the German federal prosecutor's decision not to start a criminal investigation into the alleged mass surveillance of German citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

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CISOs taking a leap of faith
May 28, 2014 - 11:59 PM - by ArticleBot
If we're lucky, We'll all have a chance once in our careers to take a risk and use our skills and experience to do something we truly love. Sometimes the career risk is low, but sometimes it's truly a leap of faith--one that offers potentially big rewards as well as the risk of major setbacks.

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Needed: Breach detection correction
May 27, 2014 - 8:50 PM - by ArticleBot
There is no shame in being breached by a cyber attack -- security experts are unanimous about that. Prevention, while a worthy part of a risk management strategy, will never be 100% successful, given the sophistication and overwhelming volume of attacks.

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FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers
May 27, 2014 - 8:50 PM - by ArticleBot
Data brokers should give consumers more control over their personal information, and Congress should consider legislation that reins in the ways data brokers can use that information, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is recommending.

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