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Sep 18, 2020

Revolutionary Quantum Cryptography Breakthrough Paves Way for Safer Online Communication

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, encryption, internet, quantum physics

The world is one step closer to having a totally secure internet and an answer to the growing threat of cyber-attacks, thanks to a team of international scientists who have created a unique prototype that could transform how we communicate online.

The invention led by the University of Bristol, revealed today in the journal Science Advances, has the potential to serve millions of users, is understood to be the largest-ever quantum network of its kind, and could be used to secure people’s online communication, particularly in these internet-led times accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sep 11, 2020

Protecting your child from cyberattacks during remote learning

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

With thousands of students using the internet to attend class remotely, cybersecurity experts are raising concerns about children becoming targets for hackers. Many Central New York school districts, like the Central Square Central School District, sent laptops home with students. Central Square uses a software called GoGuardian that flags unsafe or inappropriate online material. Superintendent Thomas Colabufo says parents are happy to know that the security feature is in place.

Sep 11, 2020

WordPress Malware Disables Security Plugins to Avoid Detection

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Our researcher describes how malware is disabling popular security plugins on compromised WordPress websites to conceal malicious behavior and evade detection.

Sep 9, 2020

States Join Automated Security Pilot with MS-ISAC, Johns Hopkins

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, robotics/AI

The promise of artificial intelligence for cybersecurity is that it will free security professionals at government agencies from menial tasks and allow them to focus on threat hunting and higher-level work. Another benefit that might get lost in the shuffle, but is no less important, is that automation in cybersecurity can actually lead to enhanced security for agencies.

Five governments are testing that proposition. Last month, the states of Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Texas, along with Maricopa County, Ariz., announced a partnership with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to pilot a cybersecurity automation program.

The agencies will be using security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) tools, which “enable organizations to collect security-threat data through multiple sources and perform triage response actions significantly faster than with manual processes,” according to a Johns Hopkins press release. The hope is that it will enable the agencies to “quickly and broadly share information — in near real time — and leverage automation to prevent or respond to cyberattacks,” the release states.

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Sep 6, 2020

How to build a modern public-private cybersecurity partnership

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, economics, energy, government

Public-private partnerships have been central to the development of cybersecurity over the past decade, through the sharing of threat information between commercial organizations and historically secretive government agencies. The opportunity now exists for a new era of public-private partnership, for a new realm of information sharing.


Cyberattacks continue to be reported as a key business risk. In the recent World Economic Forum’s Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019 report, survey respondents in six of the world’s 10-largest economies identified cyberattacks as their number one risk.

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Sep 6, 2020

How AI will automate cybersecurity in the post-COVID world

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

As cybercrime is becoming more lucrative and more automated, we’re going to have to depend on automated defenses on the other side.

Sep 4, 2020

The psychology of phishing: why do we fall for terrible email scams?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance

This is an article from 2014, but it’s interesting — especially for why phishing emails are so lame. Money quote:

‘The answer is that the implausibility is a useful tool for the scammers. An entirely believable email would get millions of people falling for the bait – most of whom would catch on later when the scammers started requesting private banking details. This way, the fraudsters can avoid wasting their time on no-hopers, knowing that any replies they do receive are … See More.


Maybe your bank wants you to update your password; maybe a new Facebook friend wants to show you a funny web page. Maybe a Nigerian lawyer wants to pass on a legacy from a long-lost relative.

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Sep 3, 2020

Our quantum internet breakthrough could help make hacking a thing of the past

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, quantum physics

New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.

Sep 3, 2020

Optimising the Everyday with The Spatial Web

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bitcoin, cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI

Amanda Christensen, ideaXme guest contributor, fake news and deepfake researcher and Marketing Manager at Cubaka, interviews Dan Mapes, PhD, MBA co-founder of VERSES.io and co-author of The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World.

Amanda Christensen Comments:

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Sep 2, 2020

NCSC departing boss reflects on China, Russia and trust in tech

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government

At the same time, the NCSC had to help government and public-sector organisations deal with the sudden increased dependence on technology, whether in the cabinet meeting over video link or the government sending out genuine text messages to the entire public.


The departing head of the National Cyber Security Centre reflects on the threats he has faced.

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