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Public bodies are vulnerable to hacking – government needs to step up to protect them

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Barely a month passes in 2017 without some kind of IT failure hitting the headlines, but the hacks, leaks and breaches that make the news may represent just the tip of the iceberg. An investigation by the i newspaper has revealed that public bodies such as […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Safety tips for using public Wi-Fi

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Q: What can I do to be safe when using public Wi-Fi? The convenience of accessing public Wi-Fi networks has become somewhat of an expectation when we’re away from our primary home and work connections, but it’s important to understand the risks. Anytime you share a connection with strangers, whether…

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Worker pleads guilty to tampering with public records in child abuse cases

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Whitney Adams pleaded guilty Thursday morning to tampering with public records. Adams was sentenced to 5 years probation and community service. Adams was accused of lying about her investigations in dozens …

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Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

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Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

Former members of Team Espionage recently expressed their concern that the Shadow Brokers’ dump of NSA Windows exploits had done serious damage to the security of the nation. The unwanted exposure of NSA power tools supposedly harmed intelligence gathering efforts, even though the tools targeted outdated operating systems and network software.
However, there are still plenty of computers and networks online using outmoded software. This makes the released exploits a threat (especially those targeting XP users, as that version will never be patched). But not much of a threat to national security, despite the comments of anonymous former Intelligence Community members. It makes them a threat to personal security, as Chris Bing at CyberScoop points out:
One of these hacking tools, a backdoor implant codenamed DOUBLEPULSAR — which is used to run malicious code on an already compromised box — has already been installed on 30,000 to 50,000 hosts, according to Phobos Group founder Dan Tentler. Other researchers have also engineered different detection scripts to quickly scan the internet for infected computers.
John Matherly, the CEO of internet scanning-tool maker Shodan.io, said that upwards of 100,000 computers could be affected.
Rather surprisingly, data gathered by security researchers shows a majority of the infected computers are in the United States. This shows Microsoft’s steady updating push still faces a sizable resistance right here at home. What it also shows is how fast exploits can be repurposed and redeployed once they’re made public. The scans for DOUBLEPULSAR have turned up thousands of hits worldwide.
DOUBLEPULSAR is simply a backdoor, but an extremely handy one. Once installed, it makes targeted computers extremely receptive to further malware payloads.
“The presence of DOUBLEPULSAR doesn’t mean they’re infected by the NSA, it means there is a loading dock ready and waiting for whatever malware anyone wants to give it,” Tentler said. “The chances are none that all theses hosts [were hacked by] the NSA.
So, there’s that small bit of comfort. It’s not the NSA nosing around the innards of your Windows box, but a bunch of script kiddies playing with new toys… adding them to the normal rolls of malware purveyors seeking to zombify your device and/or make off with whatever information is needed to open fraudulent credit card accounts or whatever.
The NSA certainly could have informed Microsoft of these exploits before it ended support for certain platforms, thus ensuring late- (or never-) adopters were slightly more protected from malware merchants and state agencies. But that’s the Vulnerabilities Equity Process for you: no forewarning until a third party threatens to turn your computing weapons over to the general public.

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Car Hacking Threat Needs to be a Public Concern

Technological advancements in the automotive sector are an indication of significant research and investment for better client satisfaction and overall profitability for automakers and related industries and their beneficiaries. At present, technological advancement is related to the concept of connectivity … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures hacker proof, #hackerproof

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New Cybersecurity Professional Scheme to groom public sector experts

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A new Cybersecurity Professional Scheme for the public sector was on Monday (Mar 6) revealed by the Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. Speaking during his ministry’s Committee of Supply (COS) debates in Parliament, Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-charge …

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White Hat Hacker Launches Public Support Site

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White Hat Hacker Launches Public Support Site

With ‘Security Without Borders’ Claudio Guarnieri aims to connect white hat hackers with potential victims.
A community platform to create cybersecurity awareness has been launched by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, who has given it the name “Security Without Borders,” Motherboard

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New cybersecurity program at Buffalo Public Schools

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New cybersecurity program at Buffalo Public Schools

BUFFALO, N.Y.(WKBW) – On Thursday, Delaware North and the Buffalo Public Schools announced the launch of a partnership for a cyber-security curriculum for the school district.
The Buffalo based hospitality company’s information technology department is working with B.P.S. to launch

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Panda Security Identifies Public Service Sector as Target for Cyber-Attack in Latest Whitepaper – “Privacy in Public Administration”

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Panda Security Identifies Public Service Sector as Target for Cyber-Attack in Latest Whitepaper – “Privacy in Public Administration”

PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, has released its latest whitepaper entitled, “Privacy in Public Administration.” The whitepaper details numerous cyber-attacks on specific countries, and how the government sector is becoming a more focused area of attack for cyber-criminals. The full

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ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy – Education Week

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