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Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert

U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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In a White House press briefing, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert attributed the WannaCry ransomware attack to North Korea and explained why the U.S. government still holds on to approximately 10 percent of all the vulnerabilities it discovers.
IoT security

Collaborative Takedown Kills IoT Worm 'Satori'

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In four days, security researchers and internet service providers cooperated to shut down a botnet spreading through compromised internet of things devices.
BlackBerry Ends PRIV Security Updates

BlackBerry Ends Security Updates for PRIV Smartphone

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BlackBerry announced it is ending security updates for its PRIV smartphone and says it will close its app store in December, 2019 as the company continues its transition to marketing only mobile security software.
apache struts

How the Zealot Attack Uses Apache Struts Flaw to Mine Crypto-Currency

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The same flaw that was used to exploit Equifax is now being used by attackers to mine for the Monero crypto-currency.
Thales Gemalto

Thales Acquires Gemalto for $5.6B to Create Global Security Giant

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Days after rejecting an offer from rival firm Atos, Gemalto accepts an acquisition offer from Thales that will help extend digital identity and data security technology.
infrastructure security

TRITON Attack Targeted Critical Infrastructure, Security Firm Says

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In an advisory, security services firm FireEye warns that a nation-state appears to be infiltrating critical-infrastructure sites and developing ways to cause physical damage.
Daily Tech Briefing Dec. 15, 2017

Mirai Creators Plead Guilty as More Details About IoT Botnet Emerge VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Mirai IoT botnet creators plead guilty for their roles in cyber-attacks; Apple is rolling out more powerful iMac Pro workstations; users will begin their transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams; and there's more.
Cyber-spy

Security Firms Warn to Not Underestimate Iranian Hackers

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FireEye and ClearSky both warn that Iranian hackers are having a great deal of success in their operations, and the U.S. needs to track them more closely.
Cisco Security Connector IOS

Cisco Rolls Out New App to Improve Apple iOS Security

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A new security app benefits from the Cisco-Apple partnership, bringing enhanced visibility and control for iOS mobile devices.
Facebook

Facebook Releases New Certificate Transparency Security Tools

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New Webhook and Graph API tools help developers identify when an SSL/TLS certificate has been mis-issued.
Google Advanced Protection

Google Releases Details on Its Cloud Data Encryption Measures

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In two whitepapers, Google describes measures for protecting data traveling to its networks and within them.
ROBOT crypto vulnerability

1998 Vintage Cryptography Vulnerability Known as ROBOT Re-Emerges

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The Cryptography vulnerability first detailed in 1998, still has the potential to impact modern websites.

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