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Heads up: Debian’s package manager is APT for root-level malware injection… Fix out now to thwart MITM hijacks

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The Debian Project has patched a security flaw in its software manager Apt that can be exploited by network snoops to execute commands as root on victims’ boxes as they update or install packages.

The Linux distro’s curators have pushed out […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Build the wall… around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings

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Credits: theregister

America’s Homeland Security has urged US government departments and federal agencies to shore up their DNS control panels after hackers successfully stormed the barricades.

In an emergency directive issued within the past few hours, IT staff still manning their posts during the partial US […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Want to help stop cyber security breaches? Focus on human error

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Credits: Zdnet 

When you think about cyber security incidents, the images that are likely to come to mind are nefarious hackers breaking into a corporate network to steal data or a ransomware attack that shuts down systems at a bank or a hospital.

The fact is, research […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Govt sets aside Rs 3,660 crore to set up 20 cyber centres

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Credits: business today

The scope of new technologies is growing big, and for this purpose, Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, informs, the department has set aside a budget of Rs 3,660 crore to set […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Government Should Name And Shame Companies With Poor Cyber Security, Say Academics

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Credits: Forbes

The UK government should name and shame companies whose cyber security measures fail to protect consumers’ data, according to a new report from King’s College London’s Cyber Security Research Group, which promotes research into cyber security, and the Policy Institute, an […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

U.K. intelligence agency to train girls in cyber skills

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Credits: the Hindu
Girls aged 12 and 13 will be taught coding and cryptography

Britain’s national intelligence agency unveiled plans to train about 600 teenage girls in cyber-skills this year in a bid to get more women into the male-dominated field.

The Government Communications Headquarters […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Cyber News|

Bettering Threat Intelligence And Cyber Security A New Role For Blockchain?

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Credits: Forbes.

Despite the news being inundated with hacks, cons and scams surrounding cryptocurrencies and exchanges, the truth remains that actual blockchains have yet to be compromised in their immutable and unhackable nature.

Blockchains are epitomised by security and safety when it comes to […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Cyber News|

Cumbria health trust hit by 147 cyber attacks in five years

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Credits: BBC

Of these, 147 were directed at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT), which runs hospitals in Barrow, Kendal, Morecambe and Lancaster.

The trust said it had spent £29,600 in 2017 dealing with the effects of cyber attacks.

The “vast majority” […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Cyber News|

North Korean hackers infiltrate Chile’s ATM network after Skype job interview

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Credits: ZDNet

A Skype call and a gullible employee was all it took for North Korean hackers to infiltrate the computer network of Redbanc, the company that interconnects the ATM infrastructure of all Chilean banks.

Prime suspects behind the hack are a hacker group […]

By |January 17th, 2019|Cyber News|

U.S. Official Warns Israel Over Chinese Investments, Citing Cyber Security and Intelligence Concerns

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A U.S. official cautioned Israel on Wednesday over investments from China, citing cyber-security concerns and the prospect of Israel’s allies limiting intelligence-sharing with it.

The Trump administration has taken steps to curb market penetration by Huwaei Technologies Cos Ltd and ZTE Corp, […]

By |January 17th, 2019|Cyber News|