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Recent NSA leaks show challenge of a software 'solution' for insider threats

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

The rudimentary nature of these incidents makes it extremely difficult to create programs that keep material secure without negatively impacting workforce morale.

Senators want spies to disclose more about secret zero-day policy

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee hopes to learn more about how American spies handle the disclosure of software vulnerabilities continuously discovered by the 16 spy agencies, which are occasionally used as a weak point to hack into computer networks.

DNC hackers are using leaked NSA tools to spy on hotel guests across Europe

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

New research says that the Fancy Bear group, best known for breaking into the Democratic National Committee, have been using a leaked NSA espionage tool to target hotels across Europe in an apparent attempt to spy on specific guests.

New tool can help prevent government-mandated backdoors in software, Swiss researchers say

by J.M. Porup • 3 months ago

The framework, dubbed "Chainiac," makes it extremely difficult for governments to force vulnerabilities into the software supply chain.

Shadow Brokers grow increasingly aggressive, threaten to dox former U.S. spy

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

In a post on social media publishing site Steemit, the group also hinted at being in possession of FBI hacking tools.

Report: Obama admin planted cyber 'bombs' inside Russian infrastructure

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The Obama Administration reportedly planned a covert cyber operation as part of their Russian sanctions issued in December 2016 to punish Moscow for interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

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