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An unlikely trio? Not according to Mikko Hypponen Questions about cyber influence continue to cloud last year's US presidential elections and recently similar allegations have been levelled against the Brexit vote.…
And you can probably guess how that turned out Hacks played representatives of a hacked company in an incident response exercise run by F-Secure this week.…
Linux Lord fires up over proposal to secure Linux by shutting down wonky processes Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for versio...
Microsoft Windows 8 introduced a change in how system-wide mandatory ASLR is implemented.

This change requires system-wide bottom-up ASLR to be enabled for mandatory ASLR to receive entropy.

Tools that enable system-wide ASLR without also setting bottom-up ASLR will fail to properly randomize executables that do not opt in to ASLR.
Free service backed by IBM, Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance, aims to make 9.9.9.9 the DNS resolver of choice for internet security.
Is it malicious? So far it's hard to tell.

For now it's a giant blinking red light in security researchers faces warning us that we'd better figure out how to secure the Internet of Things.
Docker support + location tracking mesh = plug-in backbone for all the networked things.
2018 will be a year of innovation in financial services as the pace of change in this space continues to accelerate.

As more channels and new financial service offerings emerge, threats will diversify.

Financial services will need to focus on omni-channel fraud prevention to successfully identify more fraud crossing from online accounts to newer channels.
In 2017, Kaspersky Lab research revealed the extent to which medical information and patient data stored within the connected healthcare infrastructure is left unprotected and accessible online for any motivated cybercriminal to discover.

This risk is heightened because cyber-villains increasingly understand the value of health information, its ready availability, and the willingness of medical facilities to pay to get it back.
Remote fault diagnostics, telematics and connected infotainment significantly enhance driver safety and enjoyment, but they also present new challenges for the automotive sector as they turn vehicles into prime targets for cyberattack.

The growing risk of a vehiclersquo;s systems being infiltrated or having its safety, privacy and financial elements violated, requires manufacturers to understand and apply IT security.
2017 was one of the most intense in terms of incidents affecting the information security of industrial systems.
Security researchers discovered and reported hundreds of new vulnerabilities, warned of new threat vectors in ICS and technological processes, provided data on accidental infections of industrial systems and detected targeted attacks.
Since there is no such thing as an always secure device, Internet of Things Alliance Australia has said a certification tick will ensure a device can be secure if used in recommended ways.