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Researchers figure out how to trick facial recognition systems

Neural networks may be the hot topic these days, but they're far from infallible.

Avalanche botnet network struck down in global operation

A concerted effort between law enforcement and cybersecurity firms has resulted in the destruction of a major botnet platform.

Monthly Blog Round-Up – November 2016

Here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics this month: “New SIEM Whitepaper on Use Cases In-Depth OUT!” (dated 2010) presents a whitepaper on select SIEM use cases described in depth with rules...Show More Summary

Another Australian parliamentary year ends without data breach notification laws

Labor lashes out at Coalition for failing to pass a bill that it failed to pass in 2013.

Amazon offers DDoS Protection with Shield

Frightened of your site getting blown off the internet with a distributed denial of service attack? Amazon can protect you with AWS Shield.

US, EU take down Avalanche cybercrime network

The Avalanche family of malware has cost users more than $6 million in damages.

FBI gains expanded hacking powers after lawmakers' attempts to block fail

One leading senator called the expansion in powers "one of the biggest mistakes in surveillance policy in years."

First look: Blink security cameras for lazy people

Blink launched its wireless, battery-powered security camera system in the UK yesterday, and I've been testing the system for a week that included a holiday in Italy.

Firefox zero-day: Mozilla races to patch bug used to attack Tor browser users

Unknown attackers are exploiting a Firefox zero-day vulnerability to grab details about Tor Browser users.

How machine learning can stop terrorists from money laundering

ISIS, among others, are using complex schemes to clean up funds - and it's up to us to find solutions to the problem.

Internet Archive looks to take digital collection to Canada

The web page library is looking to duplicate its database under a domain outside of the US following the election of Donald Trump.

Data retention scheme to cost AU$200m in total capital costs by mid-2017: ACMA

Without taking into account recurring or indirect costs, Australia's data retention scheme will cost nearly AU$200 million by the end of this financial year.

Cloud, device proliferation, bad guys forcing evolutions in identity

Security, privacy, governance, analytics all part of story for next wave of identity and access management

?Trustwave: One in seven Australian businesses do not test for security vulnerabilities

According to the security firm, many Australian businesses fail to conduct frequent security testing despite considering threat protection to be a critical practice within an organisation.

Ross Ulbricht’s Lawyers Point to Another Corrupt Agent in Silk Road Case

The defense team demands more information about a mysterious figure known as "alpacino." The post Ross Ulbricht's Lawyers Point to Another Corrupt Agent in Silk Road Case appeared first on WIRED.

‘McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions’ Report Zeroes In on Cloud and IoT Threats

In the McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions report, published today, we cover a lot of ground but focus particularly on two areas that will impact IT security for years to come: threats to the cloud and the Internet of Things. The report...Show More Summary

Mirai botnet attack hits thousands of home routers, throwing users offline

Germany's federal security office confirmed that almost a million customers in the country were affected by internet outages as a result of the attack.

Tech support scams evolve, borrow tricks from ransomware creators

If cold calling, fake alerts, and screen lockers aren't enough, potential victims now face a new threat born from ransomware.

Singapore telcos to support GSMA authenticaion standard

Country's three mobile operators--M1, Singtel, and StarHub--will adopt the Mobile Connect global standard that will enable their users to access online services with their mobile number.

Why a recount is important, and why Trump should support it

A recount is important, not because of politics, but to demonstrate to our citizens, allies, and enemies that we're diligent and on-guard against any cyber breach of the integrity and security of our voting process.

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