China’s top anti-espionage authority warns of secret leaks through smart wearable devices

China’s top anti-espionage authority warned on Friday that various smart wearable devices may become “cyber spies” used by foreign intelligence agencies to carry out espionage activities, posing a threat to national security. The Ministry of State Security (MSS) said on Read More …

UT Dallas joins national effort to respond to cyber attacks on public infrastructure

UT Dallas last week announced it’s joining a nationwide collaboration to research how to make network-connected infrastructure — including self-driving cars, drones and Wi-Fi-connected trains — more resilient to cyber attacks. The Richardson-based university joins eight others selected for the Read More …

Operation Triangulation: iOS devices targeted with previously unknown malware

While monitoring its own corporate Wi-Fi network dedicated for mobile devices using the Kaspersky Unified Monitoring and Analysis Platform (KUMA), Kaspersky researchers noticed suspicious activity that originated from several iOS-based phones. Since it is impossible to inspect modern iOS devices Read More …

The voting machine hacking threat you probably haven’t heard about

There’s a largely overlooked hacking target that could help those who want to sow doubt about vote tallies in the November midterms: cellular modems that transmit unofficial election-night results. The modems, which send vote data from precincts to central offices Read More …

How Wi-Fi spy drones snooped on financial firm

Modified off-the-shelf drones have been found carrying wireless network-intrusion kit in a very unlikely place. The idea of using consumer-oriented drones for hacking has been explored over the past decade at security conferences like Black Hat 2016, in both the Read More …

NSA Issues Guidance on Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings

FORT MEADE, Md. – NSA released the Cybersecurity Information Sheet, “Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings” today to help National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) teleworkers identify potential threats and minimize risks to Read More …