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Russian Bank Says Hackers are Trying to Make It Look Like Its Servers are Contacting Trump

The saga of Russian cyber-ties to Trump just gets more complicated. Reports of contact between an Alfa Bank server and one belonging to the Trump organisation have been circulating for months. Now, the bank says that US-based hackers have been attempting to make it appear that its servers are communicating with Trump since mid-February. Read More >>

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Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company. Read More >>

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For True Cyber Security, Using a USB Firewall Is Essential

While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly determined hacker can use. Using a USB firewall could be your best defence. Read More >>

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Russia’s Mysterious Cyber Treason Case Just Got Even Sketchier

Late last year, top cybersecurity investigators from a private firm and Russian intelligence were arrested in dramatic fashion. One was dragged out of a meeting with a bag over his head. All were disappeared. Details were scare at the time, but revelations from a new Reuters report now only complicate what we know. Read More >>

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What Can We Do About Donald Trump’s Unsecured Smartphone?

As recently as yesterday, President Trump sent a tweet using his old, unsecured Android phone. This happened just three days after Congressman Ted Lieu and 14 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Oversight Committee demanding an investigation into this blatantly bad security practice. Everybody agrees that it’s really, really stupid. Read More >>

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New Report Details Scary Vulnerabilities in Popular Printers

A team of researchers claim to have discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in at least 20 network printer models by major name brands. According to the findings, one of the potential exploits could allow hackers to easily steal information that was only intended to be printed as a hard copy. Read More >>

politics
Trump Decides the Cyber Will Be Fixed Another Day

President Trump was scheduled to sign an executive order on cybersecurity yesterday, following a “listening session” with cybersecurity experts. That signing was abruptly cancelled, with no reason given. Read More >>

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Is President Trump Still Using His Favourite Unsecured Phone?

Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the US President is also using what might be the world’s least secure system: the ancient, unsecured Android phone he had before taking office. Read More >>

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The Batman of the Internet Hacks Russian Government Website, Demands Retribution

Holy cyber attack! The man that former FBI agents have dubbed the “Batman of the Internet” has returned. And this time he’s targeting Russia with one simple message: “I am vengeance!” Read More >>