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Cybersecurity could bring up to $20 trillion in economic gains by 2020

Even though cybersecurity was noted as a failure at the International Forum on Cybersecurity a few weeks ago, it still has a long and bright future ahead of it as long as we realize that technology vendors are no longer the main players in cybersecurity.

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Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here

Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

 

In the 2001 action movie Ocean’s Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas. Very futuristic, you may say, but the threat is real and growing. The problem is growing because the technology available to attackers has improved even as the technology being attacked has become more vulnerable.

 

Our infrastructure increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems operating at low internal voltages. That means they can be laid low by short, sharp pulses high in voltage but low in energy—output that can now be generated by a machine the size of a suitcase, batteries included.

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Hi-tech cars pose security risk

Hi-tech cars pose security risk | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

The most complicated computational device you own is probably not in your pocket, not mining bitcoins in the back room or nestled by the TV helping the kids "frag" their friends in eye-popping video game HD.

 

It might be sitting on your drive, in the garage or on the street. The it, in this case, is your car.

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This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked

An alleged breach in Apple’s iCloud service may be to blame for countless leaks of private celebrity photos this week. 

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Internet of Things Creates New Security Risks

Internet of Things Creates New Security Risks | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

 

The Internet of Things just made us immensely vulnerable to cyber attacks in a way you can never imagine. Any item you now purchase could be compromised.

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Passwords Are A Horrible Way To Keep Us Safe - Here Are The Potential Alternatives

Passwords Are A Horrible Way To Keep Us Safe - Here Are The Potential Alternatives | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

The Heartbleed bug exposed just one instance of how easily passwords can be compromised. Here's why the password hasn't gone away just yet.

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Cyber Security Threats Are Greater Than Ever

Cyber Security Threats Are Greater Than Ever | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

Cyber security has become a huge concern for major corporations, as well as the Department of Defense. In fact, former FBI Director Robert Mueller said, “In the not-too-distant future, we anticipate that the cyber threat will pose the greatest threat to our country.”

 

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Phone Firewall Identifies Rogue Cell Towers Trying to Intercept Your Calls

Phone Firewall Identifies Rogue Cell Towers Trying to Intercept Your Calls | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

A firewall developed by the German firm GSMK for its secure CryptoPhone lets people know when a rogue cell tower is connecting to their phone.

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Cloud Storage Security Problems Being Highlighted

Cloud Storage Security Problems Being Highlighted | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

Apple’s iCloud service was recently hacked, and the photos of Lawrence, as well as those of model Kate Upton and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, began trading like postage stamps at an online auction. In all, over 100 celebrities had their iCloud photos ripped by hackers.

 

It’s unfortunate for these celebrities, but there’s a larger point here. You see, most Americans don’t realize that when you put data on the cloud – whether your service is Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Dropbox, or any of the dozens of competing cloud services – the chances for a data breech grow exponentially.

 

 

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Major hacking attempt against Norwegian oil and gas industry

Major hacking attempt against Norwegian oil and gas industry | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

The most comprehensive hacking attempt against firms in the Norwegian gas and oil industry has been carried out over the past few days.


The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) informs that 50 companies in the oil and gas industry have been subjected to hacking attempts. Another 250 companies have received warnings from the NSM that they may be possible targets.

 

 

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New App to Trigger Armageddon for Email?

New App to Trigger Armageddon for Email? | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

Does the new Slack app actually mark the death of all email? Robert Williams digs deeper to discover what really lies ahead for this new company.

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How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug

How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

Recently a security issue known as the Heartbleed bug was discovered. Here are some tips to help you change your important passwords.

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Cybersecurity Is A Severe And Growing Challenge For Government Contractors

Cybersecurity Is A Severe And Growing Challenge For Government Contractors | IT-security-UK | Scoop.it

Government contractors are attractive targets for cyber attacks because the U.S. federal government – the largest producer, collector, consumer, and disseminator of data in the world – entrusts sensitive information to these private companies. This includes everything from national security secrets, to information on the nation’s military and critical infrastructure, to the personal information of all U.S. citizens and residents.

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