Day: September 2, 2020

Facebook & Twitter Remove Russian Accounts Spreading Disinformation

The Russia-backed Internet Research Agency has returned with new strategies to sway voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. …read more Source:: DarkReading

CBP Does Not Make it Clear Americans Can Opt-out of Airport Face Scanning, Watchdog Says

A government watchdog has criticized U.S. border authorities for failing to properly disclose the agency’s use of facial recognition at airports, which included instructions on how Americans can opt out. From a report: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), tasked with protecting the border and screening immigrants, has deployed its face-scanning technology in 27 U.S….

Watch the trailer for new Netflix series on tragic Challenger explosion – CNET

Teacher Christa McAuliffe and the six other astronauts were lost on that cold January day in 1986. …read more Source:: CNet

Get LG’s OLED CX TV — the gold standard in picture quality — for the lowest price ever – CNET

It’s still crazy expensive, but this $3,750 TV is the best picture quality you can get in 77 inches. …read more Source:: CNet

There’s gall – and then there’s the security director who stole and resold 41 government-owned networking switches

South Carolina crook jailed for 2 years after flogging $340k of purloined Cisco kit A former IT security director was yesterday given a two-year prison sentence after he admitted to stealing and reselling dozens of networking switches from a county government.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

U.S. Agencies Must Adopt Vulnerability-Disclosure Policies by March 2021

U.S. agencies must implement vulnerability-disclosure policies by March 2021, according to a new CISA mandate. …read more Source:: Threatpost

BEC Wire Transfers Average $80K Per Attack

That number represents a big uptick over Q1. …read more Source:: Threatpost

CISA Orders Agencies To Set Up Vulnerability Disclosure Programs

Out of scores of federal civilian agencies, only a handful of them have official programs to work with outside security researchers to find and fix software bugs — a process that is commonplace in the private sector. From a report: Now, to put an end to the feet-dragging, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and…

Chinese prof sent down for 18 months for stealing semiconductor secrets, trying to patent them to cover tracks

Five years after arrest at LAX, Broadcom secret snatcher sent down A Chinese professor who stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley semiconductor company was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined $476,835.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

These are the best deals from Amazon’s Samsung Week sale – CNET

There are savings up to 20% on big items like phones and TVs, plus deals on SSDs, flash drives, chargers and more. …read more Source:: CNet