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Hackers are using official Defense Department seals in an online scam.
One third of Americans say they avoid cloud computing because of cybersecurity risks, according a survey conducted by Citrix. But more than half of the respondent say they don't even know what cloud computing is. The survey found a majority of respondents said they think the cloud is actually the "fluffy white thing" that floats around the sky.
The Air Force is looking for fresh ways to attack enemies in cyberspace, specifically to destroy, deceive or corrupt their networks.
The world's largest oil producer said its network has recovered from a malicious computer virus.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments on new draft guidelines for securing Basic Input Output System systems. BIOS is the first software activated after turning a computer on and has increasingly become a new target for hackers.
A proposed rule would make contractors responsible for securing networks that store any type of government information. It defines key terms like information and "information system."
Maj. Gen. John Davis moves up from the position of director of current operations at the Cyber Command.
The research agency DARPA is hosting a daylong event Sept. 27 on its upcoming "Plan X" that focuses on building solid attack strategies and tools.
The fixes plug vulnerabilities in Flash Player. If left untreated, they could cause a system crash or allow attackers to take control of a computer.
If the claims are true, it means hackers could spy on network traffic, obtain credentials to get on the inside and attack the power plants.