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Does your password pass muster?

"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. ...

Mar 25, 2015
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Beijing behind Internet security violation: group

China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to strengthen their defences.

Mar 25, 2015
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BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

Ben Gurion University reported Monday that researcher Mordechai Guri, assisted by Matan Munitz and guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, uncovered a way to breach air-gapped systems—that's quite something considering ...

Mar 24, 2015 weblog
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How safe is encryption today?

When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure?

Mar 23, 2015
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China web freedom group faces online disruption

A U.S.-subsidized advocacy group that helps Internet users inside China bypass blockages on censored content says it is suffering a mysterious denial-of-service attack disrupting its operations.

Mar 20, 2015
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Canada auditor general lost data: report

The office of Canada's auditor general lost 120 USB drives, or one in five entrusted to staff last year, possibly containing sensitive information, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

Mar 19, 2015
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Power companies unprepared for hacking attacks

Researchers are recommending that Norwegian power distribution companies should carry out more regular contingency exercises to prepare themselves for hacking attacks. If they don't, they won't be equipped ...

Mar 19, 2015
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US President Barack Obama is seeking US$14 billion to tackle it. The UK wants to build a start-up industry around it. And Australia is in the middle of what could be a year-long review into getting better ...

Project Zero sheds more light on rowhammer problem

Researchers have discussed exploits with some DRAM memory devices, allowing attackers access to target machines. That was a Tuesday report from Threatpost's editor-in-chief Dennis Fisher, who is also securi ...

Japan tourism site hit by pro-IS hackers

A Japanese tourism agency said Wednesday its website was hijacked by hackers who displayed a message purportedly from the Islamic State (IS) group, less than two months after the group claimed to have beheaded two Japanese ...

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FBI investigates pro-IS hacks: report

The FBI is investigating a string of hacks that defaced US websites with imagery from the Islamic State jihadist group, NBC News reported on Monday.

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