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Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners

Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
A hacker forced thousands of publicly exposed printers to spew out rogue messages in order to warn their owners about the risks of printer hacking.
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Avalanche malware network hit with law enforcement takedown

Avalanche malware network hit with law enforcement takedown | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Symantec plays part in takedown of the Avalanche malware-hosting network.
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Opera Forces Password Reset After Sync Breach

Opera Forces Password Reset After Sync Breach | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Approximately 1.7 million users were potentially at risk after breach of Opera's password synchronization system. However, the breach was blocked quickly.
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Ashley Madison, MySpace and LinkedIn hacks: what changed? - BBC News

Ashley Madison, MySpace and LinkedIn hacks: what changed? - BBC News | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
We take a look at the biggest and most well-known recent hacks and ask what happened next.
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Biometrics and Authentication

Biometrics and Authentication | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Authentication using passwords and PINs are no longer considered to be safe. We have seen a couple of recent incidences of dat
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Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes - BBC News

Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes - BBC News | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Australian police have warned the public not to use unmarked USB sticks found in their letterboxes.
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40 Percent of Organizations Store Admin Passwords in Word Documents - eSecurity Planet

40 Percent of Organizations Store Admin Passwords in Word Documents - eSecurity Planet | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
<p>Still, 55 percent say they have evolved processes for managing privileged accounts, a recent survey found.</p>
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Tesla patches exploit that left Model S potentially vulnerable to remote access

Tesla patches exploit that left Model S potentially vulnerable to remote access | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Tesla moved quickly to patch a vulnerability discovered by Tencent security research team Keen Security Lab that rendered the Model S susceptible to remote..
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The Man Who Defends Hardware From Hackers

The Man Who Defends Hardware From Hackers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Hackers can tweak a microchip so when a certain trigger occurs, it throws open the gates for attackers to commandeer—or destroy—the device in which that chip is embedded.
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Flash, Java and IE top list of most popular exploit kit targets

Flash, Java and IE top list of most popular exploit kit targets | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Defending against exploit kits depends on understanding the software and vulnerabilities they target.
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The Limits of SMS for 2-Factor Authentication — Krebs on Security

The Limits of SMS for 2-Factor Authentication — Krebs on Security | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
A recent ping from a reader reminded me that I’ve been meaning to blog about the security limitations of using cell phone text messages for two-factor authentication online.
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Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look - TechRepublic

Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look - TechRepublic | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, and others are now running training exercises to prepare for the outbreak of cyberwar. Locked Shields is the largest simulation and we take you inside.
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University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware - BBC News

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware - BBC News | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Universities and NHS trusts have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.
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Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
New vehicles are packed full of the latest and greatest technology.
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Uni student cuffed for 'hacking professor's PC to change his grades'

Uni student cuffed for 'hacking professor's PC to change his grades' | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Someone has been watching Wargames too much
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Web Security Fundamentals - Free Video Course

RT @varonis: Your "secure" Intranet application can be compromised in 5 mins with a web browser #infosec
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#CiscoChat: Digital Campus — How to Create a Safer and More Productive Environment for Students and Faculty Using Technology

#CiscoChat: Digital Campus — How to Create a Safer and More Productive Environment for Students and Faculty Using Technology | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
RT @CiscoEDU: Don’t miss cybersecurity insight from our expert @matgibbs in the #CiscoChat next week: https://t.co/JQq1Zg0Fek. https://t.co
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How to Protect Yourself After the Yahoo Attack

How to Protect Yourself After the Yahoo Attack | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Simple tips to follow if you think your personal information online has been exposed to hackers.
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Tesla updates software after car hack - BBC News

Tesla updates software after car hack - BBC News | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Tesla updates its software after Chinese researchers hack into its electric cars and take control.
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An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet | ExtremeTech

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet | ExtremeTech | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Security researcher Bruce Schneier cites widespread industry reports that someone big is systematically looking into the possibility of tanking th
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Webcam privacy: Jeff Rossen shows easy fix to protect you from hackers

Webcam privacy: Jeff Rossen shows easy fix to protect you from hackers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Computer hackers have gotten so good at turning on our webcams remotely that even FBI Director James Comey is worried about his privacy. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrates.
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Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet - Schneier on Security

Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet - Schneier on Security | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet https://t.co/LDro5HTvm3 via @schneierblog #cybersecurity
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Road Warriors: Beware of ‘Video Jacking’ — Krebs on Security

Road Warriors: Beware of ‘Video Jacking’ — Krebs on Security | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
A little-known feature of many modern smartphones is their ability to duplicate video on the device’s screen so that it also shows up on a much larger display — like a TV.
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Ransomware Getting More Targeted, Expensive — Krebs on Security

Ransomware Getting More Targeted, Expensive — Krebs on Security | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
I shared a meal not long ago with a source who works at a financial services company.
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