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US Legislators Want to Know How DoD Will Respond to Critical Infrastructure Cyberattack (June 23, 2016)

The US House Armed Services Committee wants to know how the Department of Defense (DoD) would respond to a cyberattack against the country's critical infrastructure, but DoD Acting Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security Thomas Atkin was not able to provide specific answers.......

DNC Attackers Also Targeted Clinton Campaign and Clinton Foundation (June 21, 22, and 27 2016)

Earlier this month, researchers confirmed that attackers working on behalf of the Russian government infiltrated the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) network and stole information.......

Federal Progress in Cybersecurity Uneven (June 24, 2016)

Alan Paller speaks with Federal News Radio's Tom Temin about cybersecurity preparedness in the US federal government.......

Stolen Patient Records Offered for Sale (June 27, 2016)

A data thief has offered hundreds of thousands of healthcare records for sale on the Internet.......

Microsoft Will Pay US $10,000 for Windows 10 Update That Damaged Machine (June 27, 2016)

Microsoft will pay a California woman US $10,000 after her computer was automatically updated to Windows 10 without her authorization.......

IRS Retires E-file PIN Application (June 26 and 27, 2016)

The US Internal revenue Service (IRS) has discontinued its Electronic Filing PIN web application due to "questionable activity.......

Traditional Security Not Working for Hospitals (June 24 and 27, 2016)

A study conducted by researchers at a trio of US universities (the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth University, and the University of Southern California) found that medical professionals at hospitals routinely take steps to bypass security measures on computers, medical devices, and keypad-protected rooms.......

Chrome DRM Vulnerability Can be Exploited to Copy Streamed Movies (June 24 and 27, 2016)

A bug in Google Chrome's Widevine EME/CDM technology digital rights management (DRM) technology allows users to make illegal copies of movies from streaming services.......

SMS Texts for Two-Factor Authentication? Think Again (June 26, 2016)

SMS messages for two-factor authentication are not as secure as they might seem.......

EU Will Vote on Revised Privacy Shield Draft Next Month (June 24 and 26, 2016)

A revised version of a data transfer agreement between the US and the European Union has been sent to EU member states for review.......

Lenovo Fixes Support Tool Flaws (June 24, 2016)

Lenovo has released patches for a pair of vulnerabilities in the Lenovo Solution Center (LSC), a support tool that comes preinstalled on laptops and desktops.......