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  • Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

    August 15, 2018

    A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August. She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if ...

  • Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

    August 15, 2018

    Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt. Many of those killed were teenagers who were getting extra tuition as they prepared for university ...

  • How to prevent another rogue flight in a stolen plane

    August 15, 2018

    On Friday night, Seattle residents were greeted by a bizarre sight in the skies over Puget Sound. A 76-seat Bombardier plane performed stunts, flew erratically and, at one point, attempted a barrel roll, leading some observers to believe they were being treated to an impromptu air show. The real story was far more tragic: The plane was piloted by Richard ...

  • Hackers can infiltrate police body cameras to tamper with evidence

    August 14, 2018

    The use of body cameras by law enforcement is a controversial subject. While such technologies can help protect police officers by deterring inappropriate physical behavior and also give citizens who have been unjustly accused of crimes some means of evidence to the contrary, the issue of transparency around such footage is still in question. A new, proposed ...

  • Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

    August 14, 2018

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring two people. Officers were seen surrounding the vehicle before the man in his late 20s was detained, shortly after 07:30 BST. Cyclists were hit in the crash and London Ambulance Service said it had taken the patients ...

  • New York Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

    August 11, 2018

    Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals. The technology, in partnership ...

  • Expert: Airport Security Should Be Reviewed After Seattle Incident

    August 11, 2018

    David Price is an aviation expert. He’s been a commercial pilot and flight instructor for 30 years. Price says while the man who commandeered and flew a plane in Seattle did go through background checks and had clearance to be in restricted areas, security at airports needs to be re-evaluated. “There are certainly instances where the whole system could be improved but I ...

  • Russia downs 4th armed drone in 3 days targeting its Khmeimim air base in Syria

    August 11, 2018

    A drone, apparently carrying explosives, has been downed on approach to Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria from the militant-held de-escalation zone in Idlib, becoming the fourth such incident in three days, the military said. Russian air defense systems deployed at Khmeimim detected and neutralized the target early Saturday, the head of the Russian Center for ...

  • Fans warned to expect ‘overt’ anti-terror measures at football stadiums

    August 10, 2018

    Police are seeking the help of football fans in tackling terrorism and are asking them to be vigilant at matches. Officers say stadiums could be targeted as extremists seek out crowded places to attack. Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth said: “We know from what we’ve seen on the ground, and also from terrorist rhetoric, that they are interested ...

  • Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

    August 9, 2018

    IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the cybersecurity firm’s X-Force Red team of penetration testers and hackers demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day. Smart city technology spending ...

  • Security flaws let hackers hit in-flight and at sea WiFi

    August 8, 2018

    Multiple deployed satellite communications (SATCOM) products have security flaws, according to IOActive researcher Ruben Santamarta, who will present research in the field Wednesday at the cybersecurity conference Black Hat. The systems are used in everything from airplane in-flight WiFi and entertainment systems to communications on ships. Santamarta found vulnerable systems in both. Show less: “We are talking about major ...

  • Manufacturing a Top Target for Espionage

    August 8, 2018

    When it comes to cyberattack-related reconnaissance and lateral movement activity, the manufacturing industry exhibits higher than normal rates. That’s according to Vectra’s 2018 Spotlight Report on Manufacturing, which crunched data from more than 4 million devices and workloads from customer cloud, data center and enterprise environments. It determined that attackers who evade perimeter security at factories ...


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