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FBI WARNS: HACKERS WREAKING HAVOC THROUGH HOME SECURITY DEVICES

In a public service announcement last week, the FBI warned residents with camera and voice-capable smart devices that hackers are targeting them with swatting attacks that stem from stolen email credentials. Swatting is an attack in which ill-meaning attackers make a fake emergency call to the police, calling law enforcement and S.W.A.T teams into action on a fake premise. The hoax call usually mentions an immediate life threat so that law enforcement will scramble to arrive ASAP and in full force. This type of attack causes damage on both sides of the dangerous prank – police, who are taken away from other critical tasks, and homeowners whose hacked devices were used for the call, who are left confused and shaken or worse. Some health-related and even violent consequences of these situations have also been reported.

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LIVE WEBCAST: The Basics to Understanding the Secret Life of DNS – Protecting Against Modern Threats at Scale

DNS is one of the single biggest important components to making the global internet work and it is often the most neglected aspects of a network. Invented in the 80's, DNS “just works," but its ease of use has people overlooking the power of using it to protect their customers. DNS offers the first clues to what is going on in your network and is used by criminals to steal data.

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Universities Beware: Attackers Are Getting Savvy with Fake Cyber Security Courses

Is your university protected? Iranian hackers attempted to attack U.K. universities with fake, government-certified cyber security courses. They accessed at least one college account.

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Bite Size Security News: Apple Denies Cybersecurity Breach to Congress

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Why Foreign Hackers Are Targeting Lawmakers' Personal Accounts

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 19, 2017. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)

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FBI Pays $1 million to ??? to Crack iPhone

The Washington Post reported today that the FBI paid a one-time fee of $1 million to hackers to crack the San Bernardino shooter's phone. The article goes on to say that authorities have not revealed the identity of the hackers.

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