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Time for the Feds to Say What They Know About Kaspersky:


More than a month has passed since the antivirus giant Kaspersky Lab had its US government business executed without a trial. But while American federal agencies remove all traces of one of the world's ...


Every modern, protected WiFi network is vulnerable, warns government cyber watchdog:


A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, ...


Virus on world's most popular porn site Pornhub may have infected millions:


It's time to get (your computer) tested if you've used the popular porn site Pornhub in the past year, because your computer may have been infected with a virus. Cybsersecurity firm Proofpoint ...


Senator Tester, Dept. of Justice team up to offer tips for Montanans affected by Equifax breach:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox are teaming up to offer consumer protection tips for the 367,000 Montanans who were affected by the recent Equifax breach. Senator Tester, ...


Bozeman law firm representing Montanans impacted by Equifax breach:


A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Butte over the huge data breach at Equifax on July 29. Equifax has our birthday and social security information. Nationwide, more than 140 ...


Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected:


Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the ...


Authorities: Overseas Hackers Seeking to Extort Community with Cyber Threats:




Amid fears of Russian espionage, US bans Kaspersky security software in federal agencies :


The U.S. government on Wednesday banned the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities, according to ...


'Most Brazen Corporate Wrongdoer Maneuvers in Memory': Equifax Forces Potential Victims to Give Up Legal Rights:


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calls data breach "Exhibit A for why we must stop GOP from reversing the CFPB's rule protecting your right to join class actions" by Andrea Germanos https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/08/most-brazen-corporate-wrongdoer-maneuvers-memory-equifax-forces-potential-victims *** What ...


What to do if you're one of the 44% of Americans hit by the Equifax breach:


An estimated 143 million U.S. consumers could be affected by a cybersecurity attack carried out against Equifax, one of the nation's three largest credit-reporting companies. Normally one of the first ...


Hackers 5 - Voting Machines 0 - Hackers at DefCon conference exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in 1 1/2 hours.:


It took less than a day for attendees at the DefCon hacking conference to find and exploit vulnerabilities in five different voting machine types. "The first ones were discovered within an hour ...


Security lapse leaks data from millions of Verizon customers:


A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers ...


Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research:


Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyber weapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according ...


How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool:


You wouldn't have noticed it unless you knew where -- and how -- to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published Monday contained a clue that may have ...


Inside Google's Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing:


At the beginning of May, a phishing scam flooded the web, disguised as a typical Google Docs request. Some of the emails even appeared to come from acquaintances. If victims clicked through and granted ...


Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts:


It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn't come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document. A ...


America's dangerous Internet delusion:


The trouble is that we are aiding and abetting our adversaries. We are addicted to the Internet and refuse to recognize how our addiction subtracts from our security. The more we connect our devices and ...


How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks:


Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people's data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is not paid. The global cyberattack has affected 200,000 Windows ...


One of the most important lessons of the crippling ransomware crisis:


It's a teachable moment -- not just for computer users everywhere, who might benefit from a reminder to keep their devices up-to-date, but also for policymakers who fall too easily for the notion that ...


Young techie finds "kill switch" for cyberattack:


A young cybersecurity researcher has been credited with helping to halt the spread of the global ransomware cyberattack by accidentally activating a so-called "kill switch" in the malicious software. The ...


Massive, fast-moving cyberattack hits as many as 74 countries:


As many as 74 countries have been hit by a huge, fast-moving and global ransomware attack that locks computers and demands the digital equivalent of $300, Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-based cybersecurity ...


Nasty Microsoft Word 'Booby Trap' Loaded PCs With Malware:


It feels like all weeks in security news are overstuffed lately, and this one's no exception. It started with a bang, or more of a blare, as all of Dallas's dozens of tornado sirens were hacked to sound ...


How Hackers Hijacked a Bank's Entire Online Operation:


The traditional model of hacking a bank isn't so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. But one enterprising group of hackers targeting a Brazilian ...


Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard election-related sites from hacking:


An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw https://jigsaw.google.com/ , a research ...


Tech innovators see end of silicon era, rise of electric vehicles :


When a group of technology experts were asked to speculate on the future of their industries last week at the University of Montana, their answers were broad and varied, from the end of the silicon ...


Cyber attacks penetrate vulnerable systems:


"The hackers are just smart IT people that know how lazy you are." This is the second of three stories on how information technology and innovation are transforming industries and people's lives. ...


The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started:


You've heard about so many email hacks that recapping them feels redundant. "Take any of the free email platforms out there. They all have a web interface. For the most part, they don't require any ...


The embarrassing reason behind Amazon's huge cloud computing outage this week:


Amazon is back with an apology and an explanation for a high-profile malfunction that caused websites all across the Internet to grind to a halt for hours on Tuesday. The online retail giant, which ...


Here's why your browser may tell you the White House website isn't secure:




New telephone scam: "Can you hear me?":


It's not a Verizon commercial: If you receive a phone call from someone asking "can you hear me," hang up. You're a potential victim in the latest scam circulating around the U.S. By CBS News Full ...

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