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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 27, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 27, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Inside a Global Phone Spy Tool Monitoring Billions

404 Media: “Hundreds of thousands of ordinary apps, including popular ones such as 9gag, Kik, and a series of caller ID apps, are part of a global surveillance capability that starts with ads inside each app, and ends with the apps’ users being swept up into a powerful mass monitoring tool advertised to national security… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 20, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 20, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Hackers can infect network-connected wrenches to install ransomware

Ars Technica – Researchers identify 23 vulnerabilities, some of which can exploited with no authentication. “Researchers have unearthed nearly two dozen vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to sabotage or disable a popular line of network-connected wrenches that factories around the world use to assemble sensitive instruments and devices. The vulnerabilities, reported Tuesday by researchers from… Continue Reading

British Library to burn through reserves to recover from cyber attack

FT.com [read free]: “The British Library will drain about 40 per cent of its reserves to recover from a cyber attack that has crippled one of the UK’s critical research bodies and rendered most of its services inaccessible. The London-based institution, which stores nearly 170mn pieces of work ranging from books to sound recordings, was… Continue Reading

Don’t Sell Your Old Phone or Laptop Without Doing These 10 Things First

Make Use Of: Always back up your data before disposing of any hardware. Transfer valuable data to multiple mediums to ensure it is safe before disposal. Remove connected accounts, log out of all applications, and remove devices from accounts to prevent unauthorized access. Make hard drive data unreadable by utilizing data-wiping software or encryption methods… Continue Reading

NIST Identifies Types of Cyberattacks That Manipulate Behavior of AI Systems

NIST: “Adversaries can deliberately confuse or even “poison” artificial intelligence (AI) systems to make them malfunction — and there’s no foolproof defense that their developers can employ. Computer scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators identify these and other vulnerabilities of AI and machine learning (ML) in a new… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 6, 2024

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 6, 2024– Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and… Continue Reading

Do Users Write More Insecure Code with AI Assistants?

Neil Perry, Megha Srivastava, Deepak Kumar, and Dan Boneh. 2023. Do Users Write More Insecure Code with AI Assistants?. In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS ’23), November 26–30, 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 16 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3576915.3623157 “We conducted the first user study examining how… Continue Reading

LLRX December 2023 Issue

Articles and Columns for December 2023 Violence Against Women and International Law – Updated December 2023 – 13 new resources added. Sabrina I. Pacifici AI in Banking and Finance, December 31, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of… Continue Reading

Online museum collections down after cyberattack on service provider

Bleeping Computer: “Museum software solutions provider Gallery Systems has disclosed that its ongoing IT outages were caused by a ransomware attack last week. Gallery Systems was formed in April 2022 when it merged with Artsystems, a global leader in gallery and collection management software, and boasts an impressive client portfolio, including over 800 museums. Notable… Continue Reading