Sunday, 20 August 2017

U.S. Military to Create Separate Unified Cyber Warfare Command

President Donald Trump ordered the US military on Friday to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations.  read more Powered by WPeMatico

Hackers Can Hijack Phones via Replacement Screens: Researchers

Touchscreens and other components that are often replaced in smartphones and tablets can hide malicious chips capable of giving attackers complete control over the device, warned researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. read more Powered by WPeMatico

ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware

Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware’s encryption activities. Powered by WPeMatico

Patching Against the Next WannaCry Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8620)

This month’s Microsoft patch updates include one particular vulnerability that is raising concerns: CVE-2017-8620, which affects all versions of Windows from 7 onwards. Microsoft explained, “in an enterprise scenario, a remote unauthenticated attacker could remotely trigger the vulnerability through an SMB connection and then take control of a target computer.”…

China Opens its First 'Cyber Court'

China’s first “cyber court” was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. read more Powered by WPeMatico

Healthcare Providers Warned of Flaws in Philips Product

The U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips have warned healthcare providers that one of the company’s radiation dose management tools is affected by potentially serious vulnerabilities. read more Powered by WPeMatico