Keeping your cryptocurrencies safe and secure.

Categories bitcoin, cyberdefence, fsocietygr, hacking

A false sense of security.

Last time we spoke about blockchain. It is true that cryptocurrencies can feel secure because they decentralize and often anonymize digital transactions.

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Let’s see what we can do to guard our selves against a swath of common attacks. Continue reading “Keeping your cryptocurrencies safe and secure.”

Cybersecurity school to open at Bletchley Park

Categories cyberdefence, Education, international reports

Great news that a cybersecurity college is going to be set up at Bletchley Park to teach 16-19-year-olds cybersecurity skills along with maths, physics, computer science and economics. What better place for the college to be located than at Bletchley Park, the UK’s hub of codebreaking during the second world war?

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“HOMEKit” the Exploit Generator Used to Deliver Espionage Malware

Categories cyberdefence, international reports, malware

The toolkit, dubbed “HOMEKit” by Palo Alto Networks, is believed to have been used to generate malicious Microsoft Word documents for various campaigns since 2013. Similar to the MNKit exploit generator, HOMEKit relies on the CVE-2012-0158 vulnerability in Office to deliver malware.

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Transfer Stolen Data from Air-Gapped Computer by using HDD’s noise

Categories cyberdefence, hacking, international reports

According to the hackernews, a new way to stole data form air-gapped computer is found. Air-gapped computers that are isolated from the Internet and other computers are long considered to be the most secure and safest place for storing data in critical infrastructures such as industrial control systems, financial institutions, and classified military networks.

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Guarding The Grid

Categories cyberdefence, international reports

Quietly and without much public recognition, the National Guard has been developing a sophisticated capability for cyberdefense.

A few weeks ago I was on Capitol Hill at an event sponsored by the Lexington Institute discussing the growing role of the National Guard in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks — specifically the electric power grid. Risks to US critical infrastructures are growing significantly; the Department of Homeland Security reported a seven-fold increase in cyber incidents on critical infrastructures between 2010 and 2015.

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