Monday, June 30, 2014

Cyber Cadets, West Point Graduates Hackers (video)

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Cyber Cadets: West Point Graduates Hackers: Video - Bloomberg: "For the first time, this year's graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are able to join America's Cyber Command straight out of college. For years the Department of Defense has ostracised hackers but now they are encouraging and recruiting them. Bloomberg's Willem Marx explains. (Source: Bloomberg May 27)"

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Cyber-security: Wi-Fi users vulnerable to hacking

Cyber-security expert’s experiment shows Wi-Fi users in Las Vegas vulnerable to hacking - Las Vegas Sun News: "....As in his previous experiments, the results from Lyne’s warbiking in Las Vegas showed people and Wi-Fi networks here aren’t taking security precautions they need.... To avoid being hacked, he recommends people sign up for a virtual private network encryption that protects their computer on any Wi-Fi network. Meanwhile, small businesses and local Wi-Fi routers can be installed to have WPA2 encryption to protect it from hackers. Still, Lyne said the gulf between cyber security standards and the growth of wireless networks is expanding at a rapid rate. It’s a global problem, and he said he planned to present the information to the United Nations to try to change cyber security standards." (read more at link above)

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Job Hunting, Protect Your Identity From Scammers

Job Hunting? Protect Your Identity From Scammers. - "Web-savvy criminals are increasingly targeting job hunters. They're posing as recruiters and creating fake websites to steal personal data that they use to commit identity fraud. Research consultancy Javelin Strategy & Research in Pleasanton, Calif., reports that in 2013 there were 13.1 million cases of identity fraud in the U.S."
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Cameras Watching You at Work Improve Safety (video)

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How the Cameras Watching You at Work Improve Safety: Video - Bloomberg: "Arrowsight is a service which analyzes company surveillance video to target ways businesses can improve safety and efficiency. The company just partnered with Deloitte, and expects to expand into a half dozen new industries. Chief Executive Officer Adam Aronson tells us how he managed to get into the notoriously private medical industry, in this week's "Small to Big." (source Bloomberg June 5th)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Android-based Pwn Phone

Android-based Pwn Phone is prepared to do evil for your network’s own good | Ars Technica: "...One of those “one-touch” penetration testing tools is EvilAP, a tool for creating a “malicious” Wi-Fi access point that can detect and respond to the Wi-Fi probe requests sent by devices as they look for previously used wireless access points. EvilAP can use the phone’s wireless broadband connection or another network to then pass through network requests while the phone’s user launches other attacks on the traffic. (These can include SSL Strip “man-in-the-middle” attacks against secure Web sessions.)..." (read more at link above)

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