Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#100 Google tells the FCC its secret airborne network is nothing to worry about
In an FCC filing, Google has told the US government that it believes its secret airborne network won't interfere with any existing networks and won't harm any people or animals. Google has been hoping to perform a "two-year nationwide test" of the network and recently addressed some concerns people had raised about it.
#99 Video: PulseSecure VP says multi-factor authentication won't kill the password
In an interview with ZDNet, Pulse Secure VP of Strategy Kevin Sapp talks about balancing security risks and user access to protect networks.
#98 NSA, GCHQ used open source software to spy on Israeli, Syrian drones
Documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show new evidence of a long-running surveillance campaign against drones flown by the Israelis, Syrians, and other nations in the region. The operation by the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) signals intelligence organization, with the assistance of the NSA, intercepted scrambled analog video feeds from remotely piloted aircraft and tracked the movement of drones.
#97 HSBC fights off DoS attack on its internet banking systems
HSBC has confirmed that it fought off a denial of service attack on its internet banking systems this morning.

A spokesperson for HSBC said: HSBC internet banking came under a denial of service attack this morning, which affected personal banking websites in the UK.
#96 Android bugs made up 10 percent of Google's $2m bounty payouts - in just five months
Google paid out over $2m to security researchers last year for reporting flaws in Google products, of which $200,000 went on bugs in Android in just five months.
#95 CenterPOS: An Evolving POS Threat
There has been no shortage of point-of-sale (POS) threats in the past couple of years. This type of malicious software has gained widespread notoriety in recent time due to its use in high-profile breaches, some of which involved well-known brick and mortar retailers and led to the compromise of millions of payment cards. Our investigation into these threats has led to the analysis of a relatively newer POS malware known as CenterPOS.
#94 Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report for Q4 2015
Of all the Q4 2015 events in the world of DDoS attacks and the tools used to launch them, we picked out those that, in our opinion, best illustrate the main trends behind the evolution of these threats.
#93 Mozilla Firefox 44 update fixes critical vulnerabilities
In an advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the latest incarnation of the Firefox browser, version 44, includes fixes for a total of 12 security bugs.

Three of the flaws are deemed critical, two are high-risk, six have a "moderate" security risk and one is considered a minor issue.
#92 LG closes data-theft hole affecting millions of G3 smartphones
LG is closing a security hole that makes it possible for attackers to steal chat histories and other sensitive data stored on an estimated 10 million G3 phones.
#91 Putting the spotlight on firmware malware
Firmware malware has been a hot topic ever since Snowden's leaks revealed NSA's efforts to infect BIOS firmware. However, BIOS malware is no longer something exclusive to the NSA, Lenovo's Service Engine or Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit are examples of why the security industry should put some focus on this strain of badness.
#90 Huawei upgrading Danish cable broadband network to 1Gbps by 2017
Chinese technology giant Huawei has announced that it will be upgrading Denmark's fixed broadband network to deliver download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second by the end of 2017 thanks to a deal signed with Tele Danmark Communications (TDC).

Under the deal, Denmark will become the first nation to upgrade a broadband network in its entirety to Giga Coax technology, with the upgrade to begin in June 2016.
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