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US cyberbombs Islamic State on the 'virtual battlefield'

The US military is cyber bombing the Islamic State. In an effort to disrupt the terrorist group's ability to operate and communicate, the US military has launched cyberattacks against its networks, DoD officials said during a press briefing on Monday.

The cyberattacks are designed "to cause [Islamic State] to lose confidence in their networks, to overload their network so that they can't function," said Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Read more...

 

 

European Commission Finds Privacy Shield Adequate to Protect EU Data

The European Commission issued a draft adequacy decision to the member nations of the EU that is the first step in ensuring that transatlantic data flows continue unabated following a EU court decision that found that the US was not adequately protecting the privacy of EU citizens' personal data.

 

The EC findings specifically note that the Privacy Shield is based on self-certification by U.S. companies that commit to abiding by EU privacy requirements when they're handling private information of European citizens. Read more...

 

 

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Apple TV can p0wn you in more ways than it entertains you

 Apple has patched 33 problems, collectively named in 58 CVEs, in its latest TV-enhancing computer-puck, of which 10 enable arbitrary code execution, six with system privileges. 32 of the flaws hit third-generation Apple TV devices and just one its newer, fatter, fourth-gen beast. Some of these flaws are susceptible to nasties like a memory corruption flaw (CVE-2015-5776) that allows remote attackers to gain arbitrary code execution or crash applications. Read more...

 

 

 

Operation Blockbuster revealed the Lazarus Group Activities

State-sponsored hackers, Lazarus Group, allegedly behind the Sony Pictures hack have been linked to other security breach suffered by a number of companies in South Korea. The FBI blamed the North Korea, the Bureau released the findings of its investigation that indicated the involvement of the Government of Pyongyang in the Sony Hack. Read more...

 

 

 

 

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Hopelessly broken wireless burglar alarm lets intruders go undetected

 A security system, SimpliSafe, used in more than 200,000 homes has an unfixable flaw that allows tech-savvy burglars to disarm the alarm from as far away as a few hundred feet. A researcher with security firm IOActive, says that the system's keypad uses the same personal identification number with no encryption each time it sends a message to the main base station.

That opens the system to what's known as a replay attack, in which an attacker records the authentication code sent by the valid keypad and then recycles it when sending rogue commands transmitted over the same radio frequency. Read more...

 

 

John McAfee offers to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

 McAfee proposed Thursday to end the standoff between Apple and federal authorities over the decryption of the alleged San Bernardino shooter's iPhone without a lengthy battle by offering to unlock the phone for them.

He claims that his team of "some of the best hackers on the planet" who have "talents that defy normal human comprehension" could use social engineering to crack the code in three weeks, so that Apple doesn't have to place a backdoor on its product. Read more...

 

 

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