A list of the top 10 cyber and privacy related stories shared online in the last 24 hours. The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem USA Liberty Act: New ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Law Will Legalize Spying On Americans Mozilla to launch Firefox Cliqz Experiment with data collecting The Surveillance State Will Not Save Us EU to implement … [Read more...] about Top Cyber & Privacy News – 7 October 2017
When it comes to cyber threats, the United States has been "thinking and looking in the wrong direction," according to one expert at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit. ThreatPost reports: The nature of cyberattacks is changing and increasingly leveraging social media as they take aim at new targets. That’s the consensus of cybersecurity experts discussing the evolving nature … [Read more...] about On Cyber Threats U.S. Has Been “Looking In The Wrong Direction”
Bottom Line Up Front The first person to tweet about the Las Vegas shootings is likely a real estate agent from Antioch, California. It is possible that he was on vacation in Las Vegas at the time. Background Earlier today, Caroline Orr (rvawonk on Twitter) tweeted a screenshot of what she claims are the first two tweets to mention the shootings in Las … [Read more...] about Who Was The First Person To Tweet About the Las Vegas Shooting?
Levi Maxey over at The Cipher Brief echoes a few of the concerns I have had recently regarding Russia, information warfare, and cyber war. The first is that the West, the U.S. in particular, has been distracted by fears of cyber-doom when actual threats are both more mundane and potentially more difficult to prevent or mitigate. He writes, Unlike Western fears of cyber warfare … [Read more...] about Russian Information Warfare Leaves Few Good Response Options
I have worried for some time about the possibility that consumer-grade drones could be used not to deliver weapons but as weapons. With even cheap drones coming with GPS navigation and autopilot capabilities, a swarm of explosive-laden drones programmed to converge on a single point in a kamikaze-style attack could prove a potent weapon. Now, it seems like at least one … [Read more...] about Drones Carry Out Precision Guided Kamikaze Attacks