Serious Security: Hacking Windows passwords via your wallpaper – Naked Security

Our cybersecurity antennae always start vibrating when we see warnings about attacks that involve a new type of file. We’re sure you have the same sort of reaction. After all, if a file type that you’ve treated for years as mostly harmless suddenly turns out to be possibly very dangerous, you’re faced with a double […]

Gov’t to establish cyber security centre – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government intends to establish a National Cyber Security Centre, to liaise with relevant state agencies and the private sector to oversee cyber security operations at the national level. According to the President, the national identification system, the digital addressing system, e-payments, digital financial services as well as […]

Homeland Security Officials Fear Cyber Attacks Against 2020 Election

The U.S. government plans to launch a program in roughly one month that narrowly focuses on protecting voter registration databases and systems ahead of the 2020 presidential election. These systems, which are widely used to validate the eligibility of voters before they cast ballots, were compromised in 2016 by Russian hackers seeking to collect information. […]

More than 1,000 Air Force cyber security operators to transfer to Space Force – SpaceNews

Maj. Gen. Kim Crider said space “will become the next front of the cyber conflict.” WASHINGTON — As many as 1,000 enlisted personnel and 130 officers currently in Air Force cyber security jobs will be asked to join the U.S. Space Force, a senior official said Oct. 8. The selected airmen from cyber security career […]

Top-secret report on SingHealth attack submitted to Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – A report providing a thorough account of events that led to the cyber attack on SingHealth’s patient database has been submitted to Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security S. Iswaran. The report, which is classified top secret, sums up and assesses the evidence collected over 22 days of mostly public hearings from 37 witnesses, and […]

Cyber-Jackpot: 773M Credentials Dumped on the Dark Web | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

A database of breached emails totaling 773 million unique addresses has turned up on a popular underground hacking forum, giving cybercriminals one of the largest jackpots ever seen when it comes to account-compromise efforts. Troy Hunt was first alerted to the cache, which totals 87GB of data, after it was seen being hosted on the […]

Kooringal High School student among winners in 2020 CSU cyber-security challenge | The Daily Advertiser | Wagga Wagga, NSW

news, education, The next generation of cyber-security specialists has cleared the first hurdle into their careers, with the completion of a year-long intensive challenge. Founded by Charles Sturt University’s Professor Tanveer Zia, the Girls in Cyber Security Advancing program introduced 137 female years 9 and 10 students from all over the country to the world […]

Staying Safe: The Wordfence Cyber Security Survival Guide

Occasionally at Wordfence we publish posts that are public service announcements that help the broader online community including your team, friends and relatives. Today I’m publishing a guide that will help improve your overall personal cyber security. This guide focuses on the basics: How to reduce the truly important life altering risks that we face from […]

Cyber security review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal | Technology | The Guardian

The National Cyber Security Agency in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company’s technology as planned for 5G networks. The emergency review, announced on Sunday, is designed to pave the way for Downing Street to push for the total elimination of Huawei […]

Cyber security expert: High-tech toys could put children at risk – Story | WJBK

(FOX 2) – If your child has asked for a high-tech toy from Santa, you may want to pay attention to a few key things to keep their identities safe. Kids who play with the Nitro Circus are encouraged to download an app and share their stunts with the toy with other kids, but adults […]