Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1900 GCHQ encourages teenage girls to become cybersecurity professionals of the future
Government surveillance agency GCHQ is running a tech skills competition for teenage girls as part of an initiative designed to encourage more women to join the fight to protect the UK from cyberattacks and hackers.

Reflecting a gender balance issue in the technology sector as a whole, women make up just ten percent of the global cybersecurity workforce. GCHQ is looking to change that with the launch of the CyberFirst Girls Competition.

Orchestrated by GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre, the competition looks to knock down barriers to entry into the profession by inviting girls between the ages of 13 and 15 to enter in teams of four. They will have their cybersecurity skills tested against other schoolgirls from across the UK in a series of online challenges.
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#1902 Dutch developer added backdoor to websites he built, phished over 20,000 users
#1901 Ukraine's power outage was a cyber attack: Ukrenergo
#1900 GCHQ encourages teenage girls to become cybersecurity professionals of the future
#1899 Project Zero finds XSS bug in auto-installed Adobe Acrobat Chrome extension
#1898 Uncovering the inner workings of EyePyramid
#1897 Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws
#1896 Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux
#1895 EITest nabbing Chrome ssers with a “Chrome Font” social engineering scheme
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