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Democracy-minded DEF CON hackers promise punishing probe on US election computers

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/24/def_con_hackers_probe_us_election_computers/

#infosec #DefCon #hacking #election #tech #security
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ACLU demands an end to Vermont DMV facial recognition

Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been using a facial recognition program since 2012, in contravention of the state's laws, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In an announcement on its website, the ACLU has demanded an immediate end to the program, stating that it compromises the privacy and security of Vermont residents.

https://www.cnet.com/news/aclu-demands-an-end-to-vermont-dmv-facial-recognition/

#ACLU #DMV #infosec #FRP #privacy #security #software #photo #database
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NSA Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum Computing

Chances are that you’re familiar with the National Security Agency as the U.S. government organization that listens in on foreign communications and cracks their encrypted messages for useful intelligence. While foreign communications surveillance is agency's main purpose, no everyone knows that it's also heavily involved with protecting sensitive government communications from interception and decryption by foreign intelligence agencies.

http://www.eweek.com/security/nsa-says-new-encryption-standards-needed-to-resist-quantum-computing

#infosec #NSA #encryption #cryptography #intelligence #privacy #govt #surveillance
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Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch

#Hospitals connected to #Australian State of Queensland's integrated electronic medical record system (#ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a #ransomware attack. Since the ransomware-de-jour is #WannaCry, #WannaCrypt, it's a fair bet that's what Queensland Health was working to patch, but somewhere along the line things have gone wrong.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/25/ransomware_hits_australian_hospitals/

#infosec #healthcare #patch #security
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Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

Sysadmins tending Samba need to get #patching. Samba explains that it's suffering from a remote code execution #bug that applies to all versions newer than Samba 3.5.0. The #software, currently at version 4.6.4, provides *nix integration with #Windows file and print services. In CVE-2017-7494, a malicious client can “upload a shared library to a writable share, and then cause the server to load and execute it.”

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/25/fatthumbed_dev_slashes_samba_security/

#infosec #vulnerability #cve #security
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The NAND Busters Data Storage Chips Vulnerable to Attack

Researchers have uncovered a potential flaw in the storage devices that power most cell phones, computers and big data centers around the world. The researchers found that the special chip arrays (NAND flash memory chips) used to store information are vulnerable to malicious programs which can corrupt data and even destroy the chips over time.

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/59391/hacking/nand-data-storage-chips-flaw.html

#data #hacking #NAND #vulnerability #tech #security
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