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US violated spy laws 'hundreds' of times in the past decade

Congress has until the end of the year to reauthorize the controversial surveillance law, which has been at the center of hundreds of constitutional violations over the past decade.

WhatsApp, WinZip among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

These apps, among others, apparently pose a serious threat to business security.

Google's October Android patches have landed: There's a big fix for dnsmasq bug

Google's October Android security bulletin fixes only 14 bugs, but a new Pixel/Nexus bulletin details dozens more bugs that Android partners can optionally fix.

WannaCry ransomware was the biggest challenge of the year, says cybersecurity centre

Government still learning lessons from ransomware that hit 300,000 PCs worldwide and took down dozens of NHS trusts.

Australians made over 2,000 privacy complaints to Commissioner in 2016-17

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received 2,494 privacy-related complaints during the 12-month period.

Monthly Blog Round-Up – September 2017

Here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics this month: “Why No Open Source SIEM, EVER?” contains some of my SIEM thinking from 2009 (oh, wow, ancient history!). Is it relevant now? You be the judge. Show More Summary

Equifax: An additional 2.5M Americans affected by breach

The total number of US consumers impacted by the breach comes to 145.5 million, the company says.

Upcoming McAfee Webcast on McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Moderated by McAfee CTO Raj Samani

McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions The cyberattack surface is growing faster than ever before, driven by trends and technologies like the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). As the digital landscape evolves, so will threats. What...Show More Summary

Linux Kernel Vulnerability Can Lead to Privilege Escalation: Analyzing CVE-2017-1000112

A memory corruption bug in UDP fragmentation offload (UFO) code inside the Linux kernel can lead to local privilege escalation. In this post we will examine this vulnerability and its accompanying exploit. Although this bug affects both...Show More Summary

How to improve your iPhone or iPad battery life with iOS 11

New to iOS 11? Here's how you can conserve your battery power with the latest software update.

?Serious Linux kernel security bug fixed

Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible.

UK asks for ways to destroy contraband drones heading to prisons

The MOJ competition is asking for solutions to eradicate contraband delivery drones.

A Mind at Play, book review: The life and work of information theory's founding father

You can use the internet without understanding any of Claude Shannon's work. But there is value in knowing how the technologies we use every day got here. This excellent biography is a good place to start.

Oracle launches 18c, its autonomous database and automated cybersecurity system

The fewer humans involved with the database and cyberdefense the more secure data will be, argued Oracle CTO Larry Ellison.

FBI allowed to keep secret details of iPhone hacking tool, court rules

The case sparked months of legal tension between Apple and the FBI, before federal agents eventually bought a hacking tool to break into a terrorist's iPhone.

Singapore government assures SingPass-MyInfo will stay secure

Autofill form service MyInfo will be linked to all SingPass accounts used to access e-government services, with the data stored--not in "a digital vault"--but across multiple systems and protected with various security measures.

Strengthening the weak link in security

Security -- no matter the size of the organization -- is a vital part of business today. Your business' strong defence can be brought down by the weak link -- your employee.

Flawed Apple Mac firmware updates may leave them vulnerable to attack

Researchers have found ?the pre-boot Extensible? ?Firmware? ?Interface? ?(EFI)? ?in? ?many? ?popular? ?Macs? ?is? ?not always? ?receiving?? ?security? ?updates? as expected.

Google warns that govt is demanding more of your private data than ever

And thousands more user accounts have been affected by US national security orders than previously reported.

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