CSO50 2019: Seeding security in the cloud

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Welcome to this special digital edition of CSO, featuring winners of our annual CSO50 awards. In these pages, you’ll learn how award-winning organizations are rising to the cloud security challenge and finding new ways to protect data and assets, the value of digital trust and how to earn it, the most pressing mobile security threats, […]

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Hacking Instagram to Get Free Meals in Exchange for Positive Reviews

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is a fascinating hack: In today’s digital age, a large Instagram audience is considered a valuable currency. I had also heard through the grapevine that I could monetize a large following — or in my desired case — use it to have my meals paid for. So I did just that. I created an […]

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Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be worse than this, if the software that’s meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into malware?Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China’s biggest and world’s 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple issues […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Fried Squid Recipe

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is an easy fried squid recipe with saffron and agrodolce. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Tags: squid Go to Source Author: Bruce Schneier

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Former Mozilla CTO Harassed at the US Border

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is a pretty awful story of how Andreas Gal, former Mozilla CTO and US citizen, was detained and threatened at the US border. CBP agents demanded that he unlock his phone and computer. Know your rights when you enter the US. The EFF publishes a handy guide. And if you want to encrypt your […]

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7 Malware Families Ready to Ruin Your IoT’s Day

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This latest list of Internet of Things miscreants doesn’t limit itself to botnets, like Mirai. 1 of 8 Don’t you hate it when one loud co-worker at the office takes all the credit and keeps the rest of the team out of management’s eye? Welcome to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) malware, where […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Restoring the Giant Squid at the Museum of Natural History

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It is traveling to Paris. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Tags: squid Go to Source Author: Bruce Schneier

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NSA-Inspired Vulnerability Found in Huawei Laptops

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is an interesting story of a serious vulnerability in a Huawei driver that Microsoft found. The vulnerability is similar in style to the NSA’s DOUBLEPULSAR that was leaked by the Shadow Brokers — believed to be the Russian government — and it’s obvious that this attack copied that technique. What is less clear is […]

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Personal Data Left on Used Laptops

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

1&1~=Umm • March 27, 2019 10:51 AM @ALL: There are a number of sides to this argument that are often not mentioned but are realy the root of the problem. The first thing people want is not to loose the use of things and the easy way to do that as in life is ‘keep […]

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DARPA Is Developing an Open-Source Voting System

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This sounds like a good development: …a new $10 million contract the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched to design and build a secure voting system that it hopes will be impervious to hacking. The first-of-its-kind system will be designed by an Oregon-based firm called Galois, a longtime government contractor with […]

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