Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 14.12.2017

The drone registration rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 has been reinstated following US President Donald Trump’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. In December 2015, 800,000 people had registered online their small aircrafts that exceeded 55 pounds, before a federal judge dismissed the initiative on grounds that the [and#8230;] read more

HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 14.12.2017

For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping. A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was essentially a keylogger in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used in almost all HP laptops, as [and#8230;] read more

Australian airport hack was “a near miss” says government’s cybersecurity expert

Australian airport hack was “a near miss” says government’s cybersecurity expert

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017

A 31-year-old Vietnamese man has been jailed for a hacking attack that compromised the computer network of Perth International Airport, and reportedly resulted in the theft of building plans and sensitive security protocols. Alistair MacGibbon, cybersecurity advisor to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, told local media that and#8220;a significant amount of dataand#8221; was taken by [and#8230;] read more

When it Comes to Security and the Public Cloud, Organizations Still Have Lots to be Concerned About

When it Comes to Security and the Public Cloud, Organizations Still Have Lots to be Concerned About

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 13.12.2017

Fears about the security and privacy of data stored in the cloud seem to have decreased somewhat over the years, perhaps because organizations have become more comfortable with the idea of entrusting service providers with their digital assets. read more

Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 million

Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 million

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017

For the past 18 months, a group of Russian hackers ran a silent operation of exploiting bank transfer systems to ultimately steal $10 million from ATMs in the US, Russia and UK, report researchers from Russian company Group-iB. The first known attack was in 2016, when they compromised First Dataand#8217;s STAR network in the US, [and#8230;] read more

Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 12.12.2017

A new Bitdefender survey reveals that security is best argument for enabling datacenters’ agility, efficiency and flexibility. Companies have started moving away from legacy hardware-centric systems and toward revolutionary technologies - such as software-defined data centers, hyperconverged infrastructures, and, hybrid cloud - while keeping data protection as a primeconcern. read more

Indian government bans 42 Chinese apps for fear of cyberespionage

Indian government bans 42 Chinese apps for fear of cyberespionage

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 12.12.2017

Following security risks and fearing Chinese cyberespionage attempts, the Indian Defense Ministry released an advisory at the end of November that indexes 42 Chinese mobile apps as dangerous, and asked border troops from the Indian Armed Force and Central Armed Police Personnel (CAPF) to urgently uninstall them from their smartphones. Based on information collected by [and#8230;] read more

Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2017

Chinese intelligence agents have flooded LinkedIn with fake profiles of young professionals in an attempt to pervade German business and politics, warned Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) on Sunday. According to Maassen, Chinese spies have used LinkedIn to contact some 10,000 German citizens with intent [and#8230;] read more

Are you GDPR compliant? [Video]

Are you GDPR compliant? [Video]

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 09.12.2017

As cyber crime rises globally, the European Union has decided to revise its data protection laws and introduce a unified model for everyone who processes customer data. Those revisions take effect May 25th, 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. The Regulation says that any organization handling “personally identifiable information” of any EU [and#8230;] read more

Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

by Business Insights , on 09.12.2017

As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates. read more

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