December 2016

Here are information security events in North America this month:   FloCon 2017 : January 9 to 12 in San Diego, CA, USA   ICS Security Conference (S4x17) 2017 : January 10 to 12 in Miami Beach, FL, USA   Suits and Spooks DC 2017 : January 11 to 12…

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Avast is full of dog lovers, and as such, we aspire to “…to be the person my dog thinks I am.” This inspirational quote, attributed to Victorian author Mary Ann Evans, who went by the pen name George Eliot (Silas Marner and Middlemarch), speaks to our best friend’s unconditional love…

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Over the past few years, Internet users have found their voice in the halls of power. Through legal challenges, speaking to legislators, and effective online organizing, we’ve beat back many attempts to create mechanisms of censorship and strip speakers of their privacy. We defeated the SOPA/PIPA Internet blacklist bills, and…

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Den amerikanska federala polisen FBI och ministeriet för inrikes säkerhet har publicerat en gemensam rapport om Rysslands dataintrång mot det … Source: Google Alert – dataintrång @ December 31, 2016 at 12:03PM 0

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A Pentagon subcontractor’s systems were not secured properly. (Image: file photo) A Pentagon subcontractor has exposed reams of highly sensitive details belonging to active military healthcare professionals online, some of which hold top-secret security clearances. Potomac Healthcare Solutions, a subcontractor brought on board to supply healthcare professionals to the US…

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SAO PAULO (AP) — A website for the Brazilian president has been hacked, plastered with messages calling for the death penalty for legislators in a country where many are frustrated with public corruption. The G1 news portal says the site, www.micheltemer.com.br, is maintained by President Michel Temer’s party. It usually…

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The code associated with Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration infected a laptop at a Vermont utility. Russian hackers are again in the headlines because according to US officials, they hacked a Vermont utility, raising concerns about the security of the electrical grid of the country. Researchers…

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