Mar-a-Lago Was Dangerous Security Sieve For Classified Documents, Experts Warn

Mar-a-Lago Was Dangerous Security Sieve For Classified Documents, Experts Warn

Experts are sounding the alarm about the danger of leaving classified and even top secret US government documents unattended and unprotected at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and golf resort— for months. The sensitive papers could have been accessed by club members, staff and scores of unscreened guests at wedding receptions, parties and fundraisers — at … Read more

A Flaw in the VA’s VistA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

A Flaw in the VA’s VistA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

Although the United The States Department of Veterans Affairs runs some interesting technology programs, it is not known for being a flexible and nimble organization. And when it comes to electronic medical records management, the VA has had a slow but high-stakes drama playing out for years. The department’s records platform, VistA, first instituted in … Read more

The FTC Gears Up for a Data Privacy Crackdown

The FTC Gears Up for a Data Privacy Crackdown

We’ve also looked at how new data rulings in Europe could stop Meta from sending data from the EU to the US, potentially prompting app blackouts across the continent. However, the decisions also have a wider impact: reforming US surveillance laws. Also this week, a new phone carrier launched and it has a specific goal: … Read more

EU proposes lifting pressure on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to revive nuclear deal – POLITICO

EU proposes lifting pressure on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to revive nuclear deal – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Europe’s proposal to resuscitate Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers would blunt American sanctions against Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and pave the way for Tehran to avoid further scrutiny of suspected atomic sites, according to excerpts of a draft of the text reviewed by POLITICO. The details … Read more

Sloppy Software Patches Are a ‘Disturbing Trend’

Sloppy Software Patches Are a ‘Disturbing Trend’

The whole purpose of vulnerability disclosure is to notify software developers about flaws in their code so they can create fixes, or patches, and improve the security of their products. But after 17 years and more than 10,000 vulnerability disclosures, the Zero Day Initiative is calling out a “disturbing trend” at the Black Hat security … Read more

The US Offers a $10M Bounty for Intel on Conti Ransomware Gang

The US Offers a M Bounty for Intel on Conti Ransomware Gang

Many members of Conti are believed to be based in Russia or surrounding regions. For years, the Kremlin has largely turned a blind eye to cybercriminals based in the country, making it a homebase for several ransomware groups. The leaked Conti Files revealed some high-level members of the gang appear to have connections to the … Read more

Fertilizer factor fuels global food crisis – POLITICO

Fertilizer factor fuels global food crisis – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A global fertilizer crunch is threatening to further starve a planet that’s already going hungry. Officials at the United Nations and beyond are stepping up warnings about the mounting crisis for fertilizers — an essential substance to boost soil fertility — as vulnerable countries in places like Africa … Read more

OFRAK, an Open Source IoT Reverse Engineering Tool, Is Finally Here

OFRAK, an Open Source IoT Reverse Engineering Tool, Is Finally Here

At the 2012 DefCon security conference in Las Vegas, Ang Cui, an embedded device security researcher, previewed a tool for analyzing firmware, the foundational software that underpins any computer and coordinates between hardware and software. The tool was specifically designed to elucidate internet-of-things (IoT) device firmware and the compiled “binaries” running on anything from a … Read more