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Workshop Examines Economic, Business, and Public Private Partnerships Questions for Lunar Space Resources Utilization

The Secure World Foundation, the SDA Bocconi School of Management-Space Economy Evolution (SEE) Lab, and the George Washington University Space Policy Institute co-organized an invite-only one day workshop in Milan, Italy where...
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Georgia County Criticized Over $400K Ransomware Payment

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Jackson County, Georgia is just a little over 60 miles from the City of Atlanta. In March 2018, Atlanta was struck by a major ransomware attack. In March 2019, Jackson County...
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Equifax Was Aware of Cybersecurity Weaknesses for Years, Senate Report Says

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The massive Equifax data breach that impacted 148 million Americans in 2017 was the result of years of poor cybersecurity practices, a new Staff Report from the United States Senate’s Permanent...
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GIF Attack on Facebook Messenger Earned Hacker $10,000

Image obtained by exploiting GIF vulnerability
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A white hat hacker earned $10,000 from Facebook last year for finding a Messenger vulnerability that apparently could have been exploited to randomly obtain other users’ images. In February 2018, Dzmitry...
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Research Firm Offers $3 Million for iOS, Android 0-Days

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Vulnerability research firm Crowdfense has launched a new 0-day acquisition program and is promising payouts of up to $3 million for full-chain, previously unreported exploits.  Founded in 2017, the company says...
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Mark Zuckerberg Describes a New Privacy-Centric Facebook

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2001 was not a good year for Microsoft. Its servers were ravaged by the Code Red and Nimda worms. In 2002, Bill Gates responded with his seminal 'security memo' to staff....
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Google Launches New Cloud Security Services

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Google has introduced a new set of services to provide cloud customers with improved protection from unsafe websites, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats. With the newly introduced...
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Many Vulnerabilities Discovered in Moxa Industrial Switches

Moxa IKS switches vulnerable to hacker attacks
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Over a dozen vulnerabilities, including ones classified as critical, have been found by Positive Technologies researchers in EDS and IKS switches made by industrial networking solutions provider Moxa. The vendor has...
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Attack on Software Giant Citrix Attributed to Iranian Hackers

Resecurity's claims called into question
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Software giant Citrix on Friday revealed that its internal network had been breached and the attackers may have stolen business documents. The company said it was informed by the FBI on...
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Venezuela's Maduro Says Cyber Attack Prevented Power Restoration

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro claimed on Saturday that a new cyber attack had prevented authorities from restoring power throughout the country following a blackout on Thursday that caused chaos. Maduro told...
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A Compromise on Space Traffic Management

On June 18, 2018, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 3, which established the first U.S. national policy on space traffic management (STM). SPD-3 laid out a concrete set of policy...
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Flaws in Smart Alarms Exposed Millions of Cars to Dangerous Hacking

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Serious vulnerabilities found in high-end car alarms could have been exploited to remotely hack millions of vehicles, including to track them, immobilise them and spy on their owners. Researchers at UK-based...
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How China Exploits Social Media to Influence American Public

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The growth of Russia's attempts to manipulate American public opinion since 2015 is well known and documented. At heart, it is basic political propaganda -- which is an accepted tool of...
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Slack, GitHub Abused by New SLUB Backdoor in Targeted Attacks

SLUB backdoor communications
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Researchers from Trend Micro have come across a new piece of malware that abuses GitHub and Slack for command and control (C&C) communications. The malware is a backdoor that the security...
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Google Discloses Actively Exploited Windows Vulnerability

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Google this week released information on a zero-day vulnerability in Windows being actively exploited in targeted attacks alongside a recently fixed Chrome flaw ( CVE-2019-5786 ). The Windows vulnerability has been...
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Zerodium Offers $500,000 for VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V Exploits

Zerodium looking for Hyper-V and ESXi exploits
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Exploit acquisition firm Zerodium this week announced that it’s prepared to pay up to $500,000 for VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V vulnerabilities. The company says it’s looking for ESXi (vSphere) and...
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Man Admits to Hacking Minnesota Databases Over Cop Acquittal

A Minnesota man admitted Thursday that he hacked into state government databases in 2017 as an act of retaliation after the acquittal of an officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during...
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Man Admits to Hacking Minnesota Databases Over Cop Acquittal

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A Minnesota man admitted Thursday that he hacked into state government databases in 2017 as an act of retaliation after the acquittal of an officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during...
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Study Finds Rampant Sale of SSL/TLS Certificates on Dark Web

SSL/TLS certificates offered for fraudulent e-commerce websites
SSL and TLS certificates and related services can be easily acquired from dark web marketplaces, according to an academic study sponsored by Venafi, a company specializing in the protection of cryptographic...
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Study Finds Rampant Sale of SSL/TLS Certificates on Dark Web

SSL/TLS certificates offered for fraudulent e-commerce websites
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SSL and TLS certificates and related services can be easily acquired from dark web marketplaces, according to an academic study sponsored by Venafi, a company specializing in the protection of cryptographic...
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