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FBI, DHS Warn of 'Likely' Disinformation Campaigns About Election Results
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Nation-state actors and cybercriminals could wage cyberattacks and spread false information about the integrity of the election results while officials certify the final vote counts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2020
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Deepfake Detection Poses Problematic Technology Race
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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Experts hold out little hope for a robust technical solution in the long term.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/18/2020
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Researchers, Companies Slam Mobile Voting Firm Voatz for 'Bad Faith' Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
In a letter, almost 70 different security firms and individual researchers criticize Voatz for misrepresenting to the US Supreme Court widely accepted security research practices.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/14/2020
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Legality of Security Research to Be Decided in US Supreme Court Case
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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A ruling that a police officer's personal use of a law enforcement database is "hacking" has security researchers worried for the future.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/9/2020
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Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2020
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Testing & Automation Pay Off for NSA's DevSecOps Project
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Communication with stakeholders, extensive testing, and robust automation pays dividends for military intelligence agency, one of several presenters at GitLab's virtual Commit conference.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/31/2020
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Is China the World's Greatest Cyber Power?
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China's aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it "perhaps the world's greatest cyber power."
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/27/2020
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UK Data Privacy Legislation Cannot Be Bypassed to Limit Spread of COVID-19
Maxine Holt, Research Director, Omdia
Commentary
The UK faces GDPR data privacy challenges regarding its COVID-19 "Test and Trace" program. Despite the importance of contact tracing, its intent to ignore privacy legislation is extremely worrying.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 7/20/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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3 Years After NotPetya, Many Organizations Still in Danger of Similar Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
The same gaps that enabled ransomware to spread remain in patching, network segmentation, backup practices, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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SOC Wins & Losses
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
While the security operations center is enjoying a higher profile these days, just one-fourth of security operations centers actually resolve incidents quickly enough.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2020
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10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
News
Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps?
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 6/24/2020
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Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/5/2020
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Facebook Fails to Staunch Coronavirus Misinformation
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
News
The social media giant in April affixed warning labels on 50 million pieces of content
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/14/2020
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Attackers Routinely Use Older Vulnerabilities to Exploit Businesses, US Cyber Agency Warns
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Security issues in Microsoft products dominate the US government's top 10 list of commonly exploited vulnerabilities, but Apache Struts, Adobe Flash, and Drupal are also routinely targeted.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2020
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Post Pandemic, Technologists Pose Secure Certification for Immunity
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Going digital with immunity passports could speed rollout and allow for better warnings of potential hot spots. But security and privacy issues remain.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/16/2020
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Schneier on Hacking Society
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
How the hacker mindset and skill set could play a role in improving and securing societal systems, according to renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/9/2020
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Cybercriminals' Promises to Pause During Pandemic Amount to Little
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
As pandemic worsens, online profiteering -- from fraudsters to ransomware operators to cybercriminal hacking -- continues unabated, despite some promises from the underground.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/24/2020
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Ransomware Increasingly Targeting Small Governments
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
To get back up and running quickly, and because it's cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/11/2020
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Search Engine Aims to Make Dark Markets More Accessible
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Two years after the administrator of the Grams search engine shuttered the service, another search engine for finding questionable and illegal goods on the Dark Web has opened up shop.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/5/2020
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