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 college to open at Bletchley Park

Categories cyberdefence, Education, international reports

Cybersecurity gets a new pillar.

Great news, Bletchley Park is creating a cybersecurity college. Teaching 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, where the infamous Enigma Code was deciphered.

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UK’s cybersecurity start-up accelerator program

Categories cyberdefence, hacking, international reports

Great news for cybersecurity

The UK government has announced an initiative that will see it join forces with some of the country’s hottest start-ups. They will fund the development of a start-up accelerator program that will help protect the UK from cyber attacks.

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“HOMEKit” the Exploit Generator Used to Deliver Espionage Malware

Categories cyberdefence, international reports, malware

Specialists believe that cyber attackers used the toolkit, dubbed “HOMEKit” by Palo Alto Networks, 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 was found. The technique got the name “DiskFiltration” and it is as interesting as it sounds. Air-gapped computers are compuers isolated from the Internet and other devices. Specialists considered for a long time thaty they are the most secure and safest place for storing data in critical infrastructures such as:

  • industrial control systems
  • financial institutions
  • 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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