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Morning Security Brief: FCC Blocks Local Authorities From Using Emergency Broadband, Australia Breaks Up Drug Ring, and More

- FCC to block states from using broadband networks for emergencies until national system is built. Australia busts up a $500 million drug ring. And more.

Data Security

- A new study finds that older computer users tend to choose stronger passwords than younger users.

Encrypted Data

- The government may compel an individual to reveal the password to an encrypted hard drive if the government is already aware of what material resides in the hard drive, an appellate court has ruled.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure, Cybersecurity Tips from Black Hat, Skype Surveillance, and More

- Cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure are on the rise. Tips for businesses looking to enhance cybersecurity. Skype says it doesn’t record user conversations amid rumors. And more.

Study Highlights Infrastructure Risks

- A biennial report that looks at how well various industries manage risk and guard against cyberattacks has found that critical infrastructure, including the energy and utilities sectors, is among the lowest ranked of the group.

Screen Scraping Security

- Companies that use scanning tools to search for data must be careful to avoid violating privacy laws.

Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

- A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Morning Security Brief: MTA to Increase Security, Printers At Risk for Hacking, Beth Israel Breach, and More

- MTA stationing more officers around high crime stations. Printer vulnerabilities not being taken seriously. BYOD policy led to Beth Israel breach. And more.

Cybersecurity Legislation Revised in Light of Opposition

- Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting, Grum Botnet Taken Down, Bulgaria Bombing Suspect, and More

- A shooting at a movie premier leaves 14 dead. A security company collaborates with ISPs to take down Grum. CCTV video of Bulgaria bombing suspect released. And more.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Yahoo Fixes Security Vulnerability

- Yahoo says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to obtain and expose online about 450,000 user names and passwords.
 




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