Cockpit access codes for United Airlines spill online

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 92 Share this story United Airlines might have another public relations nightmare on its hands. First came the viral video of a passenger being forcefully removed…


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Security News This Week: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks … Pretty Good!

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Spread the loveTweet There are no quiet weeks in security these days, but the firing of FBI Director James Comey made this one particularly loud. President Trump’s controversial dismissal won’t…


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How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack

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Spread the loveTweet Amid a desperate situation Friday in which hundred of thousands of ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As…


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Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

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Spread the loveTweet Bob Ackerman Contributor More posts by this contributor: A significant piece of cybersecurity news erupted last week, although it was nearly drowned out by the growing flap over…


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A ‘kill switch’ is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

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Spread the loveTweet Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated.…


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Las Vegas taps AI for cybersecurity help

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Spread the loveTweet Hundreds of thousands of people live in the city of Las Vegas. But the city’s information security team is made up of just three employees and one…


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Ransomware based on leaked NSA tools spreads to dozens of countries

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Spread the loveTweet A ransomware attack seemingly based on leaked NSA hacking tools is spreading like wildfire among unpatched Windows systems worldwide. Early reports suggested it was targeted at the…


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Director of National Intelligence warns of IoT security threats

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Spread the loveTweet Coat’s testimony lists these concerns first, with Russia topping the list of enemy actors. Coats says that the Kremlin has taken a much more aggressive “cyber posture,”…


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Trump signs executive order for sweeping review of US cybersecurity

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Spread the loveTweet The reviews aim to point out holes in the nation’s cybersecurity that have been abused by pranksters, hackers and foreign government-directed data thieves. The EO further directs…


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DOJ code-breaking project found unencrypted on the internet

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Spread the loveTweet But the mass adoption of encryption has also become a thorn in the side of law enforcement and other government agencies. So their reaction has been to…


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