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Twitter hack raises alarm among government officials, security experts

The recent account takeover attack underscores how Twitter and other social platforms have become a critical component of political systems worldwide.

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Time running out to protect US November elections

Experts say it's too late for significant legislative action to better protect voting this fall, but meaningful changes are still possible.

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New DOE document names China, Russia as threats to US bulk power system

A US Department of Energy RFI seeks information on energy industry's supply chain security practices following executive order to develop industry regulations.

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Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

Solar power plants have massive numbers of vulnerable internet-connected devices. It's recent focus on cybersecurity is awakening the rest of the renewable energy industry to the threat.

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Bipartisan bill could bring back the White House national cyber director role

Cyberspace Solarium Commission leaders introduce the National Cyber Director Act to reintroduce cybersecurity expertise into the White House.

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Vulnerable drivers can enable crippling attacks against ATMs and POS systems

Newly discovered vulnerabilities could allow more persistent and destructive attacks on popular models of ATM and POS devices.

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Data security risks threaten approval of Chinese undersea cable plan

The US government's "Team Telecom" wants to partially deny a proposed undersea cable connection between the US and Hong Kong over surveillance, data theft concerns.

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Critical flaws in embedded TCP/IP library impact millions of IoT devices across industries

The memory corruption flaws exist in a wide range of commercial and consumer devices, and can allow full takeover of them.

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Senate subcommittee blasts FCC and Team Telecom approach to Chinese supply chain threats

A report claims that oversight of Chinese telecoms for security threats to the US communications supply chain is lacking and without adequate authority.

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Why abandoned domain names are so dangerous

Abandoned domain names are low-hanging fruit for attackers, who can use them to access sensitive email or customer data.

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Executive order boots “foreign adversaries” from US electric grid over security concerns

White House action implies that China is "creating and exploiting" vulnerabilities in the US power grid. Experts say hardware backdoors have the potential for doing significant damage.

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Attempted cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global water infrastructure

Water utilities often have few cybersecurity resources and are subject to few regulations. A failed Stuxnet-like attack on Israel's water supply shows how dangerous that could be.

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Email spoofing explained: Who does it and how?

Forging email has been with us since the beginning of the internet, but new security kludges are making it a lot harder.

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No election security funding in latest round of stimulus funding

Doubts raised about funding for 2020 election security and mail-in voting as money omitted from the latest stimulus bill.

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Mail-in ballots during COVID crisis necessary, but with risk says expert

Noted election security researcher Harri Hursti says mail-in voting is likely the only option for a safe, secure US presidential election, but voter and election worker training needed.

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7 PSD2 questions every CISO should be prepared to answer

The EU's recently updated Payment Services Directive has several requirements that affect security, such as stronger authentication for online payments.

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Cyberspace Solarium report calls for layered cyber deterrence, defend forward strategy

The intergovernmental commission outlines the steps needed to defend the United States from modern cybersecurity threats.

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Credit card skimmers explained: How they work and how to protect yourself

A card skimmer is a device designed to steal information stored on payment cards when consumers perform transactions at ATMs, gas pumps and other payment terminals. More recently, the use of the term has been extended to include...

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