Catastrophic aircraft hack is 'a matter of time', government researchers warn

The Independent

A cyber attack on a commercial aircraft is "only a matter of time", US government researchers have claimed in a report. "Potential of catastrophic disaster is inherently greater in an airborne vehicle," the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – a laboratory within the Department of Energy - suggested. It was one of a series of a series of documents and slides from the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as other agencies, which were obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request by the Motherboard website. GCHQ to brief England over Playstation and smartphone cyber-attacks Britain'must be prepared to launch cyber attacks on enemies' If Russia launches a cyber attack on the UK, this is what we can do UK anti-doping agency hit by cyber attack Britain'must be prepared to launch cyber attacks on enemies' The same research from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory also claimed that it was "a matter of time before a cyber security breach on an airline occurs." It is not the first time concerns have been raised about the security vulnerabilities of commercial aircraft.


Festive shopping could lose Brits hundreds of pounds – and the threat is not over after Christmas day

The Independent

Britons could have lost hundreds of pounds through online scams over the Christmas period – and are set to be hit by even more attacks by the presents they have managed to buy. That is the warning from cyber security experts who see Christmas as one of the riskiest time of the year, with the rush to find bargains and last-minute deals leading people to malicious websites. Tens of billions of pounds have been spent online in the run-up to the Christmas period, but despite the growth of internet shopping, many customers are still running the risk of buying with unidentified and often unsafe websites. Brits – who together will spend nearly £25 billion over the Christmas period – are at risk of having £725 stolen from their accounts, according to the cyber security firm McAfee. Scams from such websites are often so significant they can lead to people cancelling Christmas, but shoppers are often enticed to them with the promise of saving money.


What is Cyber Security Month? How to perform Google's Security Checkup and stay safe online

The Independent

If you've visited Google's homepage recently, you may have noticed a small note indicating that it is Cyber Security Month, together with a message encouraging you to perform a "quick Security Checkup". The awareness campaign, which first began in the US in 2004 before spreading to the EU in 2012, is part of a major effort to promote cyber security issues and educate the public on the dangers of online attacks. Cyber security has become an increasingly risky area in recent years, with the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2018 naming cyber attacks as the third top cause of global disruption over the next five years, behind natural disasters and catastrophic weather events. In order to protect against such occurrences, both businesses and individuals are encouraged to increase their awareness of the potential risks in order to improve their safety. How to perform Google's Security Checkup Performing Google's Security Checkup can be done by either visiting the Google Search page and following the link at the bottom, or simply by clicking here.


Marriott Starwood hack: Booking database data compromised in cyber attack that could affect half a billion people

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A booking database run by the Marriott hotel chain has been hit by a vast hack that could affect half a billion people. The vast collection of people's personal information, used to book rooms at its Starwood properties, has been accessed by unauthorised people since 2014, it said. The cyberattack included information about those people's credit cards that could be used to steal money, Marriott warned. Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Delivering Application Security At The Speed Of Technology With Machine Learning

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Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry--and manufacturing in general--with the concept of the assembly line. Vehicles existed and were being manufactured before Ford introduced the assembly line but streamlining and automating the manufacturing process allowed vehicles to be produced significantly faster. The world of cybersecurity is at a similar impasse and facing a similar revolution in terms of speed--thanks to machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The concepts of vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management are not new. The idea that organizations need to monitor application activity and behavior to identify indicators of compromise and detect suspicious or malicious activity is also relatively common.