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Jan 31, 2020

Microsoft launches Xbox bug bounty program with rewards of $20,000 or more

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Microsoft is looking for security issues with Xbox Live. The software giant is launching a new Xbox Bounty Program so anyone can report issues and get up to $20,000 in rewards.

Jan 30, 2020

Mark Warner Takes on Big Tech and Russian Spies

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, energy

As the vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he’s also become one of Capitol Hill’s most vocal advocates urging the country to take foreign technology threats seriously, both the possibility of kinetic real-world cyberattacks (such as disabling power plants or water systems) and already-underway information influence operations like the ones that upended the 2016 presidential election, as well as the looming challenges next-generation technologies pose to national security.

A former telecoms entrepreneur, the Virginia senator says that saving the industry (and democracy) might mean blowing up Big Tech as we know it.

Jan 29, 2020

Food Waste Is a Serious Problem. AI Is Trying to Solve It

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics, food, information science, robotics/AI

Circa 2019

Technology has long been helping to hack world hunger. These days most conversations about tech’s impact on any sector of the economy inevitably involves artificial intelligence—sophisticated software that allows machines to make decisions and even predictions in ways similar to humans. Food waste tech is no different.

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Jan 28, 2020

Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics

A team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical applications in cybersecurity and other areas.

ORNL quantum researchers Joseph Lukens, Pavel Lougovski, Brian Williams, and Nicholas Peters—along with collaborators from Purdue University and the Technological University of Pereira in Colombia—summarized results from several of their recent academic papers in a special issue of the Optical Society’s Optics & Photonics News, which showcased some of the most significant results from optics-related research in 2019. Their entry was one of 30 selected for publication from a pool of 91.

Conventional computer “bits” have a value of either 0 or 1, but quantum bits, called “qubits,” can exist in a superposition of quantum states labeled 0 and 1. This ability makes promising for transmitting, processing, storing, and encrypting vast amounts of information at unprecedented speeds.

Jan 21, 2020

Keeping Track of the World’s Highest-Intensity Neutrino Beam

Posted by in categories: cosmology, cybercrime/malcode, particle physics

Essentially neutrino lasers could take out missiles and also hack missiles or nukes rendering them inert in defense practices.

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Jan 20, 2020

Mitsubishi Electric data may have been compromised in cyberattack

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Major defense contractor says it suspects Chinese hacker group.

January 20, 2020 11:15 JST Updated on January 20, 2020 14:00 JST.

Jan 20, 2020

Could Scientists ‘Hack’ the Zika Virus to Kill Brain Cancer?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, neuroscience

Could Zika be used as a cancer treatment?

Jan 19, 2020

Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices

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The list was shared by the operator of a DDoS booter service.

Jan 18, 2020

Turkish Hackers Conduct Multiple Cyber-Attacks on Greek State Websites

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, government

Several Greek government websites fell prey to cyber-attacks on Friday evening, forcing some of them to shut down entirely for security reasons, after access to them became problematic.

Among those attacked by hackers were the websites of the Greek Parliament, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Athens Stock Exchange, the National Intelligence Service (EYP) and the Finance Ministry.

A Turkish group named” Phoenix’s Helmets” (Anka Neferler Tim) posted a post on Facebook claiming responsibility for the attacks, in order to respond, as they said, to Athens’ threats against Turkey.

Jan 18, 2020

U.S. Government Confirms Critical Browser Zero-Day Security Warning For Windows Users

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, privacy

It’s been a lousy week for Windows users: first, the NSA curveball crypto vulnerability and now confirmation of a zero-day vulnerability that’s being actively exploited with no fix yet.

Hot on the heels of National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warnings for Windows 10 users to update urgently as news of the curveball crypto vulnerability broke, here we are again. The CISA has published a new warning for Windows users as Microsoft confirms a critical zero-day vulnerability is being actively exploited, and there’s no fix available at the time of writing.