cyber security

    • Parliament calls for beefed-up EU security against cyber threats

      Parliament calls for beefed-up EU security against cyber threats

      In a resolution adopted on Thursday MEPs called for imposing tighter EU cybersecurity standards for connected devices, apps and operating systems, the EP press service reported. According to Parliament, connected products and associated services, including supply chains, should be made secure-by-design, resilient to cyber incidents, and quickly patched if vulnerabilities are discovered.

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    • Over 533 million Facebook users fall victim to hacking

      Over 533 million Facebook users fall victim to hacking

      At the end of last week, a user in a low-level hacking forum posted the phone numbers and the personal data of 533 million Facebook users for free. The exposed data includes the personal information of users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million records on users in the United States, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India.

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    • New legislation defines key EU cyber guards

      New legislation defines key EU cyber guards

      The European Union has decided to take robust actions to improve its cyber security amid latest breaches that lead to serious turmoil across the continent. Thus tech companies have to comply with new requirements in the short and medium term. Tech companies with millions of European users or active in at least two sectors will be classified as online gatekeepers subject to tough new EU regulations with emphasis at curbing their power, Reuters reported.

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    • Vera Jourova to discuss EU elections, 5G security in Prague

      Vera Jourova to discuss EU elections, 5G security in Prague

      Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova, today will be in Prague, Czechia, to speak at a conference on European elections in the context of hybrid threats. She will explain what the EU does to secure free and fair elections, including fighting against disinformation, building resilience in the cybersecurity sector and stepping up the EU's counterintelligence operational capacity.

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    • Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After 'MalwareTech' shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malwareby finding a killswitch domain in the software, UK tabloids exposed his real name. Then in August of that year, just as he was about to leave Las Vegas after the Defcon event there, US authorities arrested Hutchins, claiming he'd played a part in creating a different type of malware, Kronos, years earlier.

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    • Say goodbye to your passwords

      Say goodbye to your passwords

      Web Authentication (aka WebAuthn) has been a de facto standard for no-password web sign-ins for almost a year after the most famous browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari) began implementing it. It is also supported by many websites, including Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, PayPal and SoftBank. But now the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have officially declared it as an official standard for logging into accounts.

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