Unsecure Database Exposed US Military Personnel Data: Report

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military and other government personnel, according to a new report from two independent security researchers

Germany and the Netherlands agreded to build TEN, the first ever joint military internet

Security Affairs

The governments of Germany and The Netherlands agreed to build the first-ever joint military Internet, so-called TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). “The name of this new Dutch-German military internet is the Tactical Edge Networking, or TEN, for short.”

NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023

Security Affairs

The NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023, every member states will contribute with its cyber capabilities to the military hub. NATO alliance is aware of growing threats in the cyberspace and the new NATO military command center aims to respond them.

Autoclerk travel reservations platform data leak also impacts US Government and military

Security Affairs

“The data Our team viewed highly sensitive data exposing the personal details of government and military personnel, and their travel arrangements to locations around the world, both past and future.” “The greatest risk posed by this leak was to the US government and military.

Chinese Military Wants to Develop Custom OS

Schneier on Security

Since these leaks have revealed that the US can hack into almost anything, the Chinese government's plan is to adopt a "security by obscurity" approach and run a custom operating system that will make it harder for foreign threat actors -- mainly the US -- to spy on Chinese military operations.

Locating Secret Military Bases via Fitness Data

Schneier on Security

Over this weekend, someone realized that it could be used to locate secret military bases: just look for repeated fitness activity in the middle of nowhere. datacollection geolocation military secrecy

Machete cyber-espionage group targets Latin America military

Security Affairs

Security experts from ESET uncovered a cyber-espionage group tracked as Machete that stole sensitive files from the Venezuelan military. Security experts from ESET reported that a cyberespionage group tracked as Machete has stolen sensitive files from the Venezuelan military.

How the US Military Can Better Keep Hackers

Schneier on Security

Interesting commentary : The military is an impossible place for hackers thanks to antiquated career management, forced time away from technical positions, lack of mission, non-technical mid- and senior-level leadership, and staggering pay gaps, among other issues.

Apply Military Strategy to Cybersecurity at Black Hat Trainings Virginia

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This special October event in Alexandria, Virginia offers unique, practical courses in everything from data breach response to military strategy for cybersecurity

How Military Tactics Apply to Cybersecurity

eSecurity Planet

Former West Point professor Greg Conti explains how military doctrines apply to cyber security, and what lessons enterprises can learn from that

Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

Security Affairs

The Russian military is in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Linux distribution Astra Linux. The post Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux appeared first on Security Affairs.

U.S. Military Members Catfished and Hooked for Thousands of Dollars

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MilitaryPrisoners in South Carolina posed convincingly as beautiful women on social media platforms. Mobile Security Web Security catfish enforcement action ncis prisoners sextortion scam South Carolina U.S.

Military Carrier Pigeons in the Era of Electronic Warfare

Schneier on Security

camouflage espionage militaryThey have advantages : Pigeons are certainly no substitute for drones, but they provide a low-visibility option to relay information. Considering the storage capacity of microSD memory cards, a pigeon's organic characteristics provide front line forces a relatively clandestine mean to transport gigabytes of video, voice, or still imagery and documentation over considerable distance with zero electromagnetic emissions or obvious detectability to radar.

Program Looks to Tap Military Vets for Cyber-Jobs

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Government Cisco cybersecurity workforce cybervets usa job training Maryland military veterans netapp public private partnership shortage skills gap transitionThe training and job-matching effort is a public-private partnership to address a growing workforce gap.

Their War Too: U.S. Women in the Military During WWII. Part I

Unwritten Record

This year, we are focusing on the role women played in the United States Military during World War II in a two-part blog post. They were recruited for service in the United States military for the first time. They served in each branch of the military in separate units.

Polar Fitness App Exposes Location of ‘Spies’ and Military Personnel

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The fitness app Polar Flow exposes the whereabouts of some of its high-profile users, including “spies” and those with sensitive positions in the military. Hacks Mobile Security Privacy Fitness tracker geolocation data IoT military personnel polar polar fitness Polar Flow spies

Report: Chinese Hackers Siphon Off ‘Massive’ Amounts of Undersea Military Data

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Critical Infrastructure Cryptography Featured Government Hacks China espionage Hackers military contractor military secrets navy sea dragon submarines underseaThe stolen data included "secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020," American officials said.

Military justice

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A Brigadier General in charge defending the accused at Guantanamo was arrested on the order of a military judge. Do military judges have more power than either they think they have or that they should? A new oxymoron. The General’s crime: allowing other civilian defense attorneys to resign after it was discovered the Government had bugged the room where the attorneys met with their clients. “Gitmo General Is Released,” The Wall Street Journal , November 4, 2017 A5.

Malware Linked to Ryuk Targets Financial & Military Data

Dark Reading

A newly discovered campaign, packing traces of Ryuk ransomware, aims to steal confidential information

MY TAKE: Let’s not lose sight of why Iran is pushing back with military, cyber strikes

The Last Watchdog

It is not often that I hear details about the cyber ops capabilities of the USA or UK discussed at the cybersecurity conferences I attend. Related: We’re in the golden age of cyber spying Despite the hush-hush nature of Western cyber ops, it is axiomatic in technology and intelligence circles that the USA and UK possess deep hacking and digital spying expertise – capabilities which we regularly deploy to optimize our respective positions in global affairs.

U.S. Government, Military Personnel Data Leaked By Autoclerk

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The travel reservation data, along with personal details, of hundreds of thousands was discovered in a database exposed online for all to see. Government Hacks Autoclerk database government data leaky database personal data travel agency data

Strava Data Heat Maps Expose Military Base Locations Around the World

WIRED Threat Level

The US military is reexamining security policies after fitness tracker data shared on social media revealed bases and patrol routes. Security

U.S. military to trawl through 350B social media messages

Information Management Resources

military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. The U.S. Social media Internet Data management

GoScanSSH Malware Targets SSH Servers, But Avoids Military and.GOV Systems

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Researchers identify a new malware family called GoScanSSH that avoids servers linked to government and military IP addresses. . Cloud Security Government Hacks Malware ARM GoScanSSH GoScanSSH Malware SSH SSH Servers x86 x86_64

Their War Too: U.S. Women in the Military During WWII. Part II

Unwritten Record

In part I of this two-part series, we discussed the role women played in the military during World War II by highlighting those who served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARS), and the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II.

Cybercrooks Target U.S. Veterans with Fake Hiring Website

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military veterans with a fake veteran hiring website that hosts malware. Malware Vulnerabilities downloader fake website installer malware RAT spoofed url threat group tortoiseshell us military veterans veteran scamA known threat actor, Tortoiseshell, is targeting U.S.

US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits

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Microsoft patched a serious vulnerability in the Microsoft Outlook client in 2017, but an Iranian group continues to exploit the flaw

The Military Should Teach Artificial Intelligence to Watch Drone Footage

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Opinion: The Pentagon collects so much surveillance footage that humans can’t watch all of it. It’s time to deploy AI. Security Opinion

Security Pros Agree Military Should Conduct Offensive Hacking

Dark Reading

But it can't operate in a bubble, a new Washington Post study indicates

Military documents about MQ-9 Reaper drone leaked on dark web

The Security Ledger

Hackers have put up for sale on the dark web sensitive military documents, some associated with the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft, one of its most lethal and technologically advanced drones, security research firm Recorded Future recently discovered. » Related Stories Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security Evasive new botnet can take over enterprise devices to steal data, spread ransomware U.S.

DoD: Cerner EHR will meet military cybersecurity standards

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Careful steps to protect data are an example of how the DoD and VA are cooperating and engaging in joint decision-making. Cyber security EHR implementations Patient data Interoperability hdm morning rounds lead

White House: Russian Military Behind NotPetya Attacks

Dark Reading

Trump administration statement comes on the heels of UK government calling out Russia for the cyberattacks that spread through Europe and elsewhere

CIA: Russian Military Hackers Behind NotPetya Attack

Dark Reading

Cyberattack last June aimed to disrupt Ukraine's financial system

Poland to establish Cyberspace Defence Force by 2024

Security Affairs

“We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods ( cyberwar ),” Mariusz Blaszczak told to local media at a military cyber training centre in Zegrze.

Leaky AWS Storage Bucket Spills Military Secrets, Again

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For the second time in ten days, researchers at UpGuard released sensitive data belonging to the United States Defense Department that was stored insecurely online. Cloud Security Government Privacy Web Security AWS AWS Storage Bucket Chris Vickery Leaky AWS Storage Bucket Linux misconfigured servers National Security Agency NOFORN NSA Red Disk top secret United States Defense Department

Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security

The Security Ledger

Fitness apps are proving to be a lot less beneficial to military security than they are for military fitness. That after researchers in the Netherlands discovered that data from the Polar fitness app revealed the homes and habits of those exercising in clandestine locations around the world, including intelligence agencies, military bases, nuclear.

The Sky No Longer Has Limits: Female Fighter Pilots and the Combat Exclusion Policy

Unwritten Record

A special edition of “Air Force Television News” distributed the press conference to members of the military. But long before 1948, women were piloting aircraft as civilians and military liaisons, pushing the boundaries of aviation alongside their male counterparts.