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SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks

Hackers are said to have broken into the networks of U.S. space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a wider espionage campaign targeting U.S. government agencies and private companies. The two agencies were named by the Washington Post on Tuesday, hours ahead of a Senate Intelligence […]

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Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaints

Last week’s hours-long outage at online workspace startup Notion was caused by phishing complaints, according to the startup’s domain registrar. Notion was offline for most of the morning on Friday, plunging its more than four million users into organization darkness because of what the company called a “very unusual DNS […]

2020 was a record year for Israel’s security startup ecosystem

Naama Ben Dov Contributor Naama Ben Dov is an associate at YL Ventures who researches new investment opportunities, analyzes investments through thorough due diligence and provides value-add to portfolio companies. From COVID-19’s curve to election polls, public temperature checks to stimulus checks, 2020 was dominated by numbers — the guiding […]

After the FireEye and SolarWinds breaches, what’s your failsafe?

David Wolpoff Contributor Share on Twitter A career hacker, David “Moose” Wolpoff is CTO and co-founder of Randori, a company building a continuous red-teaming platform. The security industry is reverberating with news of the FireEye breach and the announcement that the U.S. Treasury Department, DHS and potentially several other government […]

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5 questions every IT team should be able to answer

Christy Wyatt Contributor Share on Twitter Christy Wyatt is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Absolute, a leader in endpoint resilience solutions and the industry’s only undeletable defense platform embedded in over a half-billion devices. Now more than ever, IT teams play a vital […]

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Researchers say hardcoded passwords in GE medical imaging devices could put patient data at risk

Dozens of medical imaging devices built by General Electric are secured with hardcoded default passwords that can’t be easily changed, but could be exploited to access sensitive patient scans, according to new findings by security firm CyberMDX. The researchers said that an attacker would only need to be on the […]

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Decrypted: Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud, Twitter hires Mudge, mysterious zero-days

Trump’s election denialism saw him retaliate in a way that isn’t just putting the remainder of his presidency in jeopardy, it’s already putting the next administration in harm’s way. In a stunning display of retaliation, Trump fired CISA director Chris Krebs last week after declaring that there was “no evidence […]

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Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit has issued a rare emergency alert to government departments after the recent disclosure of a “critical”-rated security vulnerability in server versions of Microsoft Windows. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, issued an alert late on Friday requiring all federal departments and […]

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Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 risk factors

Another busy week in cybersecurity. In case you missed it: A widely used messaging app used by over a million protesters has several major security flaws; a little-known loophole has let the DMV sell driver’s licenses and Social Security records to private investigators; and the U.S. government is suing to […]

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Decrypted: Hackers show off their exploits as Black Hat goes virtual

Every year hackers descend on Las Vegas in the sweltering August heat to break ground on security research and the most innovative hacks. This year was no different, even if it was virtual. To name a few: Hackers tricked an ATM to spit out cash. A duo of security researchers […]