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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | US Navy Bans TikTok From Military Devices | Avast

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The U.S. Navy issued a bulletin announcing that the widely used social app TikTok is now seen as a cybersecurity threat and will no longer be allowed on any government-supplied devices. Reuters reported that the bulletin, posted on a Facebook page used by military personnel, warned government members that any device with the TikTok app installed would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. TikTok is a highly popular video-sharing app owned by the Beijing company ByteDance, which is currently under a U.S. national security review. The Navy is the second U.S. military branch to flag TikTok after Army leadership instructed cadets not to use the app last month. 

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Retired Navy Admiral talks cybersecurity risks at USC Aiken

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Retired Navy Admiral talks cybersecurity risks at USC Aiken

He was an Admiral in the Navy, but now he works to protect America from threats online. He gave a crowd at USC Aiken even more reasons as to why a new cyber training center along Augusta’s Riverfront will be …

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US Navy Hacked, Social Security Numbers of 134,000 Sailors Stolen

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US Navy Hacked, Social Security Numbers of 134,000 Sailors Stolen

The United States Navy got hacked, and the personal details of more than 134,000 sailors were accessed, according to a public statement released by US officials this morning.
The US Navy revealed that 134,386 current and former US sailors were

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Former Navy chaplain to plead guilty in child porn case

A former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who pleaded guilty years ago to sexually assaulting a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman is facing up to life in prison on child pornography charges.

A judge on Thursday scheduled a Nov. 16 plea hearing for 50-year-old John Thomas Matthew Lee of Millsboro.

Federal prosecutors say Lee has agreed to plead guilty to charges of production and distribution of child pornography. He was indicted on the charges in June.

Lee was court-martialed in 2007 on charges including forcible sodomy and failing to tell a sex partner he was HIV-positive. He was sentenced to no more than two years in prison.

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US Navy grabs old-fashioned sextants amid hacker attack fears

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Sextants have been off the curriculum for naval officers in the US for over a decade, but now the swabbies have reinstituted celestial navigation classes over hacking fears. The US Navy discontinued celestial navigation courses in 1998 because GPS made the old style of navigating redundant. Working out your position the old-fashioned way needs a clear sight of the stars or sun, an accurate watch, and a serious amount of math work to get your position within a couple of miles, whereas GPS can instantly pinpoint a ship to within metres. “We went away from celestial navigation because computers are great,” Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Rogers, deputy chairman of the Naval Academy’s department of seamanship and navigation told the Capital Gazette. “The problem is there’s no backup. We know there are cyber vulnerabilities. In the event that we had to go into a national emergency, we would probably have to shut the GPS down because it can be used by potential enemies.” Shutting down GPS to foil an enemy might not work anyway – Russia has its GLONASS positioning satellites partially in place, China is rapidly expanding its BeiDou system, and the European Union is working on Galileo. But there are […]

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Royal Navy Becomes Attractive Target For Cyber Criminals

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Security experts who claim that the Royal Navy is unprepared to fend off a cyber attack have called for the government to provide more training to combat the increasing dangers posed by hackers, SC Magazine has reported. Researchers at the University of Lancaster have found that maritime systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks due to ageing computer systems and a lack of training. The nature of navies, and all shipping companies, means that long periods away from land makes it difficult to update antiquated maritime systems. Security consultant Brian Honan said: “What the [Lancaster] report highlights is that many ships use Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 – one of which Microsoft has stopped supporting, and one Microsoft is about to stop supporting. And because ships are at sea a lot, it’s not always easy to replace antiquated systems. It’s a problem faced by private companies too.” According to the report, the fact that 95% of goods are conveyed by sea makes shipping a tempting target for cyber criminals. Among the problems faced by navies and shipping companies are rival nations using technology to follow new vectors of attack, the report continues. “The risk posed by attacks on the new […]

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nationalcybersecurity.com – A Salem, Ill., community college student has been sentenced to two years in prison for hacking the U.S. Navy, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and over 50 other computer systems. Daniel …

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Illinois man sentenced for hacking U.S. Navy, other victims

Illinois man sentenced for hacking U.S. Navy, other victims

A Salem, Ill., community college student has been sentenced to two years in prison for hacking the U.S. Navy, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and over 50 other computer systems. Daniel Trenton Krueger, 20, of Salem, was one of two leaders […]

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