You say the Russians could have never hacked the 2016 Election?

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Defcon hackers find it’s very easy to break voting machines

“Voting is at the foundation of every democracy. Hackers find it’s on shaky ground thanks to shoddy technology.”

https://www.cnet.com/news/defcon-hackers-find-its-very-easy-to-break-voting-machines/

http://www.newsweek.com/hackers-breach-usvoting-machines-90-minutes-def-con-competition-643858

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Is your wireless provider putting you at risk?

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A flaw in wireless networks lets hackers pretend to be you.

There are calls and text messages coming from your phone number that you never made. Meet the “ghost telephonist.”

https://www.cnet.com/news/an-exploit-between-lte-and-2g-lets-hackers-pretend-to-be-you/

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Don’t be fooled, your Mac is not Safe!

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Mac ‘Fruitfly’ malware variant still lurking in the wild.

The Mac malware, originally discovered back in January, creates a “backdoor” that allows the controller of the malware to take over an entire computer.

https://www.cnet.com/news/mac-fruitfly-malware-variant-still-lurking-in-the-wild/

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Petya Not Ransomware?

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Ransomware or International Intrigue?

It now appears last week’s Petya attacks were not really targeting you. Most of the damage done was to innocent 3rd parties and was “collateral damage”. It was actually part of some type of international inter-government intrigue and not a real ransomware attack like the one of a few weeks ago.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ransomware-attack-goldeneye-petya-cover-data-destroy-nation-state/

https://www.cnet.com/news/russia-behind-new-ransomware-attack-says-ukraine/

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1 in 10 anti-virus apps are actually malware

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1 in 10 anti-virus apps are actually malware.

Even official app stores like Apple’s & Goggle’s are full of anti-malware apps that are actually themselves malware. Be very careful when downloading such apps. Don’t assume that just because it is a popular download that it is legitimate. Do your research.

https://www.cnet.com/news/virus-scanners-filled-with-malware-are-flooding-app-stores/

“Of the 4,292 active anti-virus apps, 525 of them set off malware alarms for RiskIQ. That means that more than one in 10 anti-virus apps are traps waiting to push malware on your phone.

Of those 525 fake virus protectors, 508 of them are in the Google Play store, researchers said. The rest can come from third-party app stores. RiskIQ looked through 189 different app stores to find fake anti-viruses.”

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Cybercrime Costs, $8 Trillion by 2022.

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Some 2.8 billion data records expected to be breached in 2017.

“Small-and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are expected to face the brunt of the attacks, given these organizations shelled out an average of under $4,000 a year in 2017 on cybersecurity efforts. The amount they spend is not expected to substantially increase over the next five years, despite rising threats and the fact that a number of small businesses run older software.

Running older software that has not been patched is just one problem that SMBs face. Another growing problem is the greater availability of easy to use ransomware toolkits that requires little to no programming skills on part of the cyberattacker, according to the report.”

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/cybercrime-costs-to-reach-$8-trillion-by-2022/

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