Coast Guard Releases Cybersecurity Best Practices

Marine Safety Alert Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels ​ https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdfhttps://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdfhttps://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdf The U.S. Co...
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Malware as Art, Apparently

"The Persistence of Chaos , an art installation currently being auctioned (with a high bid, as of press time, of more than $763,000), features a laptop computer infected with a half-dozen pieces of malware: ILoveYou, MyDoom, SoBig, WannaCry, DarkTequila, and BlackEnergy. ​" The artist put together a set of malware that caused $95 billion in damages...
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Firefox bug not a "Security" issue, kind of...

Late last week, Mozilla published an update that broke every add-on or extension to Firefox.  The certificate they used to verify that add-ons were correctly signed expired.  When Firefox updated, every add-on or extension was considered unsafe, and disabled.  They have published a fix or two over the weekend, and most people should ...
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Dodgy Software used to identify Pedophiles

​As the DoJ dismisses the cases, now everyone knows to demand to see the tech that fingered them.  Good, bad, or indifferent, it's a get out of jail free card. The Feds Are Dropping Child Prn Cases Instead of Revealing Info on Their Surveillance Systems – Reason.com Human Rights Watch and other groups say these systems draw serious concerns. h...
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Sea Turtle hacker group hijacks country-code top level domains

A hacker group it's calling Sea Turtle carried out a broad campaign of espionage via DNS hijacking, hitting 40 different organizations. In the process, they went so far as to compromise multiple country-code top-level domains—the suffixes like .co.uk or .ru that end a foreign web address—putting all the traffic of every domain in multiple countries...
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Fortinet purposely hid Chinese roots of products

For over 7 years, someone at Fortinet slapped "Made in the USA" labels on their Chinese-manufactured gear, and let them be sold into the US Government.   It cost the company over $500,000 in a settlement.  Stock prices for Fortinet are up, so this must have been baked in and better than expected. Federal investigators say an unnamed ...
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Orbital Billboards

​Using cubesats and mylar sails, "Orbital Billboards" will fill the sky.  Futuristic, but coming soon.  The video shows the concept.
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Some Monday Morning Humour

I couldn't resist sharing this image DENY ANY ANY 
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