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14 hours ago Banks remain a tempting target for cyber criminals

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Digital attacks on financial services companies increased rapidly in the last quarter of 2015.

13 hours ago Cisco security kit wide-open to IKE bug

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Patch your ASA appliances now unless you like the world reading your secrets

Patch it now and don't wait: Cisco has announced that a bunch of its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) products are vulnerable to a remote code execution bug.

7 hours ago Nokia posts strong network result, warns over China slowdown

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By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia reported better-than-expected profits for its mainstay telecom network equipment business but warned that rollouts for new mobile networks would start to slow this year in its most vital market China. Nokia's network gear business, which accounts for more than 90 percent of its stand-alone sales, reported fourth-quarter operating profit margin of 14.6 percent, compared with 14.0 percent a year earlier and 13.8 percent in a Reuters poll of analysts. Net sales for the Nokia group decreased 3 percent in constant currency terms to 3.609 billion euros ($4.08 billion), it said.

5 hours ago Nokia leaves investors in dark over outlook

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By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia warned that demand for new mobile networks would slow this year in China and said it would not give a financial outlook until April following its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. The 15.6 billion euro deal helps Nokia to compete with Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei previously the world's top two suppliers of network gear, in a market where limited growth and tough competition are pressuring prices. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said the company expected market growth this year in North America, India, the Middle East and Africa, while fast growing China will cool down.

4 hours ago If you use Google Drive you can get another 2GB free

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Google offering extra free 2GB of data storage until Feb. 11 if you do Security Checkup

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1 hour ago Security Profession Must Get Younger

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Even as the demand for security professionals grows, the outflow of practitioners from the profession is greater than the influx of fresh blood, says (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. How can this trend be effectively addressed?

6 hours ago DNS Monitoring: Connecting the Dots for Better Internet Security

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Defenders Need to Gain a Clearer Picture of What's Happening on Their DNS Infrastructures and IP Networks

4 hours ago Obama Is Recruiting A For Federal Cybersecurity Chief

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White House is offering a below-market salary for its first ever Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

2 hours ago Make Privacy a 2016 Election Issue

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EPIC has just launched "Data Protection 2016" to try to make privacy an issue in this year's elections.

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2 hours ago New report contends mandatory crypto backdoors would be futile

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With two-thirds of crypto developed abroad, crooks have plenty of non-US alternatives.

17 hours ago Pro tip: How to use secure shell from your Chromebook

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If you remotely administer Linux servers with the help of secure shell, grab the nearest Chromebook. Jack Wallen walks you through the steps of using ssh from Chrome OS.

1 day ago How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners

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Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout.

The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.

1 day ago NSA Reorganization (February 2, 2016)

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The US's National Security Agency (NSA) is planning a reorganization that will include merging the Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance directorates into a new Directorate of Operations.......

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1 hour ago Google extends block on 'right to be forgotten' search results

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Google may have found an answer to demands by European regulators that it delist 'right to be forgotten' results on all domains, including Google.com.

2 hours ago School network manager wins £10,000 in NCC Group Cyber 10K challenge

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Impressed panel with 'holistic' computer solution

The second edition of a business-development focused cyber security challenge, the Cyber 10K, has concluded - with the worthy winner receiving £10,000 to further develop an innovative security dashboard tool.

3 hours ago US to Europe: You can sue us if our agencies misuse your personal data

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With the Judicial Redress Act now passed by the US Senate, Europeans are set to gain the right to sue US agencies that violate the country's own privacy laws.

4 minutes ago Web surveillance plans need more clarity around encryption, government told

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The Joint Select Committee adds to criticism of the UK government's web snooping plans.

16 minutes ago VTech Security: Fool Me Once ...

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Toymaker Now Absolves Itself of Data Security ResponsibilityHong Kong toymaker VTech has revised its end-user license agreement to make clear that it can't be held legally responsible for any data breaches. Many security experts have reacted with fury. But is VTech's move unusual?

19 minutes ago Flaws Found in Tollgrade Power Distribution Monitoring Product

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Tollgrade Communications, a company specializing in network service assurance solutions for broadband and electric utility providers, released a software update to patch several vulnerabilities affecting one of its monitoring products.

45 minutes ago Strong Crypto Is Widely Available Outside The US, So Restrictions Are Unlikely To Thwart Terrorism

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US restrictions on unbreakable crypto are far less likely to thwart terrorists and criminals they will negatively impact US companies' bottom line and the safety and security of everyday internet users.

2 hours ago Global crypto survey proves govt backdoors completely pointless

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Like playing a frustrating game of whack-a-mole

In 1999, when a fierce crypto war was raging between governments and developers, researchers undertook a global survey of available encryption products.

3 hours ago Help Wanted: Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Executive Office Of The U.S. President

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White House is offering a below-market salary for its first ever Federal CISO.

4 hours ago Hackers Invited to Target VMware at Pwn2Own 2016

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Trend Micro and the Zero Day Initiative have invited white hat hackers to show off their skills at this year's Pwn2Own competition.

5 hours ago Cisco Security Products Plagued by Critical Flaw

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Cisco has released updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability affecting the company's Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software.

6 hours ago Bitcoin's governance bungles stain the blockchain's reputation

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If the cryptocurrency can't organise its own evolution, we lose a chance at better security

Civilisation is an agreement. We agree to pay our tax, obey the laws, and generally avoid berserking around the joint. Where these agreements breaks down you get riots that scale into civil wars, then collapse. That's less of an issue so long as the problem is over there - so that when a culture soils the sheets you don't have to deal with the stink.