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1 day ago FCC Privacy Rule a Presidential Signature Away from Being Axed

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House Votes to Block Implementation of Reg to Require Consumer Approval to Sell Their DataRepublican-backed legislation is a presidential signature away from dismantling a Federal Communications Commission regulation to require internet service providers to ask permission before selling customers' private information to advertisers.

12 hours ago Digital right leaves no digital left

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One thing which really gets my goat (which is silly really because I don't have a goat, I have a cat) is this Digital Rights Management. As far as I am concerned it is as useless as the nipples on my chest (Now try and get that image out of your head, you're welcome).

 

What purpose is digital rights management supposed to achieve? As far as I can understand it it is a method

1 day ago Cerber Ransomware Tries to Evade Machine Learning Security

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The Cerber ransomware is using new evasion techniques designed elude machine learning security solutions, and has been observed being dropped onto compromised systems alongside the Kovter click-fraud Trojan.

23 hours ago If You Don't Know Much About Cybersecurity, You're Not Alone

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The Pew Research Center conducted a survey that presents a grim picture what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The good news is that you can use the survey along with the information presented here to increase your own online safety.

17 hours ago Hong Kong Loses 3.7 Million Voter Registration Records

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Two Backup Laptops Stolen from Locked StoreroomTwo laptops containing as many as 3.7 million voter registration records and other data were stolen from a locked room in Hong Kong. Authorities suspect the theft may be an inside job.

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4 hours ago Someone is putting lots of work into hacking Github developers

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Dimnie recon trojan has flown under the radar for three years ... until now.

4 hours ago Thanks To Congress, Your Web Surfing Is Now For Sale

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Under the Obama administration, telecommunications companies were not allowed to collect and sell browser history or other data from smart phones. House Republicans voted Tuesday to reversed those regulations, freeing telecoms to sell your personal data at will. Cartoon by Ted Rall.

4 hours ago Recruiters considered really harmful: Devs on GitHub hit with booby-trapped fake job emails

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All the more reason to reject new_position_offer.docx

Recruiters are known to be a bit of a pain in the ASCII in the tech world - but how about these ones: bogus headhunters attempting to infect GitHub-using software developers.

4 hours ago 6 Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality

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A VoIP system facilitates telephone calls over the Internet, which delivers increased functionality for business communications. But the quality of audio achieved is subject to several variables, and just one wrong choice of hardware or software can result in a disappointing connection. Here are six steps you can take to maximize the VoIP call quality within your business.

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13 hours ago Threat Modeling: A Hybrid Approach

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Editor's Note: Today's post is from Sriram Krishnan. Sriram is a Security Architect at Pegasystems. In this post, Sriram introduces a hybrid threat modeling white paper addressing the limitations in traditional threat modeling methodologies. In the face of increasing attacks at the application layer and enterprise applications moving towards the cloud, organizations must look at … Continue reading Threat Modeling: A Hybrid Approach

1 day ago Australia lacks understanding of EU data laws: Veritas

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With the enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation a little over a year away, Veritas Technologies is concerned some Australian organisations are unaware of their compliance requirements.

19 hours ago 5 reasons your company can't hire a cybersecurity professional, and what you can do to fix it

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Stagnant wages, high demands, and poor work/life balance compound the skills gap for security practitioners. Here's how your company can better recruit and retain them.

1 day ago A SANS Service Review

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Security Operations Centers are increasingly important in today's enterprises

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3 hours ago Hey FCC, when you're not busy screwing our privacy, how about those SS7 cell network security flaws, huh?

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No one else seems to care, sniff politicians

US Democrats have written to America's communications watchdog the FCC complaining the mobile industry needs a kick up the backside to fix serious flaws in its networks.

7 hours ago Why Aggression In Outer Space Should Concern The U.S.-Japan Alliance

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The signs of aggression in and through space are real. Alliance stakeholders from Japan and the U.S. need to find a meaningful strategy to secure peace in outer space, to deter aggression and protect assets.

8 hours ago Bloke is paid to scour hashtags for threats, spots civil rights boss's tweets, gets fired, sues

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State investigator, Oregon DoJ attorney lash out in lawsuits

A chap whose job was to investigate threats on social networks is suing the Oregon Department of Justice - for allegedly retaliating against him after his online sleuthing led him to the agency's own director of civil rights.

10 hours ago TasmaNet ups its cloud game to deliver a regional digital services provider solution

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Learn how Tasmanian digital services provider, TasmaNet, delivers its cloud solution-level approach to SMBs.

10 hours ago Why do electronics fail?

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Technology is a very interesting thing. Most of it is run by electrons, as are we actually, and, apart from mechanical movements required, there are no moving parts at all.

 

Yet sometimes, for no apparent reason, electronics can, and do fail. Occasionally in a spectacular fashion that can do justice to any sulphur, carbon and saltpetre mixture.

 

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