Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

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Credits: theguardian

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.

The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Cyber News|

Why So Few Women Work In Cyber Security (And How Can We Change It)

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Credits: forbes

This is a really important question as women comprise roughly 10% of the cybersecurity workforce and that number doesn’t show any signs of improving. Clearly, women are not a homogenous group, so the answer varies based on each individual, but I […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Cyber News|

Medical Imaging Devices Need Cyber Security, Say Israeli Researchers

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Credits: jewishpress

Malware Lab researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are warning medical imaging device (MID) manufacturers and healthcare providers to become more diligent in protecting medical imaging equipment from cyber threats.

In their new paper, “Know Your Enemy: Characteristics of Cyber-Attacks […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Cyber News|

Top Dutch banks, government services hit by cyber attacks

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Credits: ABC NEWS

The top three banks in the Netherlands have been targeted in rolling multiple cyber attacks over the past week, blocking access to websites and internet banking services, they said on Monday (Jan 29).

The Dutch Revenue Service and a national […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Cyber News|

Cyber security – why you need to be one step ahead

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Credits: irishnews

THE well-publicised cyber breaches of 2017 prompted forward-thinking chief executives to build cyber security into their board level conversations and make it a key pillar of their future decision making.

They have had to because the threat has increased to an unprecedented […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Cyber News|

Fines up to £17m launched for firms with poor cyber-security

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Credits: BBC

Energy, transport, water and health companies are expected to have “the most robust safeguards”.

Regulators will be able to inspect cyber-security at such companies, under a new government directive.

In August last year, former Digital Minister Matt Hancock said imposing the fines would be […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Cyber News|

Keylogger found on thousands of WordPress-based sites, stealing every keypress as you type

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Credits: ABC NEWS

A new report from researchers at Sucuri reveals that websites are once again being found infected by cryptomining code – stealing the resources of visiting computers to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency.

Many web surfers almost certainly don’t realise that the reason […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Cyber News|

Lenovo’s craptastic fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

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Credits: TheRegister

Lenovo wants ThinkPad owners to update their machines after its Fingerprint Manager Pro software was found to contain serious security vulnerabilities.

Among the glaring flaws cited: a hardcoded password. In the fingerprint scanner. To log into the computer.

“Sensitive data stored by […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Cyber News|

US may build secure 5G network to guard against Chinese cyber threat

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Credits: business-standard

The US is in talks with private companies to build a secure 5G network amid concerns about China and cybersecurity, said two administration officials familiar with the plans.Talks are preliminary, and key decisions over funding and control haven’t been reached, said the people, […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Cyber News|

Britain’s first Bitcoin heist as trader forced at gunpoint to transfer cyber currency

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Credits: Telegraph

Armed robbers broke into the family home of a city financier turned Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer the digital currency at gunpoint, in what is believed to be the first heist of its kind in the UK.

Four robbers in balaclavas […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Cyber News|