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NSA ends spying on messages Americans send about foreign surveillance targets

FISA court narrows what NSA can collect, because NSA can't stop "incidental" collection.

NSA stops controversial program that searches Americans’ emails

The government's surveillance court previously warned the National Security Agency (NSA) that searching Americans' emails and text messages that were collected domestically would not be constitutional.

NSA ends controversial program that searches Americans’ emails

The government's surveillance court previously warned the National Security Agency (NSA) that searching Americans' emails and text messages that were collected domestically would not be constitutional.

NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely...

Microsoft dismisses DoublePulsar infection estimates, but otherwise remains silent.

NSA techies launch data governance tool for future algorithm-slavery

Immuta debuts Projects for machine learning governance, 'interpretability is key' – CEO Immuta, a data governance startup in Maryland run by former US National Security Agency technicians, has developed a method to govern how data is used by machine learning algorithms.…

Ex-NSA techies launch data governance tool for future algorithm-slavery

Immuta debuts Projects for machine learning governance, 'interpretability is key' – CEO Immuta, a data governance startup in Maryland run by former US National Security Agency technicians, has developed a method to govern how data is used by machine learning algorithms.…

>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor

Did script kiddies use DoublePulsar code released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers?

Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

Oracle has released a record 299 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its products, including patches for a widely exploited vulnerability in the Apache Struts framework and a Solaris exploit supposedly used by the U.S. National Security Agency.The Struts vulnerability allows for remote code execution on Java web servers and was patched on March 6.

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Oracle uses Apache Struts 2 in several of its products, which is why Tuesday’s critical patch update (CPU) fixed 25 instances of the vulnerability in Oracle Communications, Retail and Financial Services applications, as well as in the MySQL Enterprise Monitor, Oracle WebCenter Sites, Oracle WebLogic Server and the Siebel E-Billing app.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

It’s been a crazy week. Last Monday we learned about the Word zero-day vulnerability that uses a booby-trapped Word document attached to an email message to infect Windows PCs.

Then, on Friday, came the deluge of Windows exploits collectively identified with their leaker, Shadow Brokers, that appear to originate with the U.S. National Security Agency.In both cases, many of us believed the sky was falling on Windows: The exploits touch all versions of Windows and all versions of Office.

Fortunately, the situation isn’t as bad as was first thought. Here’s what you need to know.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Microsoft on Friday said it had patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the National Security Agency (NSA) using tools that were leaked last week.The Windows flaws were disclosed by the hacking gang Shadow Brokers in a l...

Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft said it has already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday’s high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers should be protected if they’ve kept their software up-to-date.Friday’s leak caused concern in the security community.

The spying tools include about 20 exploits designed to hack into old versions of Windows, such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2008.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers

Microsoft fixed critical vulnerabilities in uncredited update released in March.