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postmarketOS: aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones
It is 2017. Pick an average PC from 2007 and install a minimal GNU/Linux based operating system. You will be able to do basic computing tasks (eg. surfing the web, reading E-Mails, listening to music, chatting) just like on an expensive modern PC. You will even get security updates, so your old (...)
[OSNews]

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89
The former national security adviser has passed away at the age of 89, his daughter announced.
[BBC News Americas]

Subtitling systems contain 'widespread' security threat
Four popular media players are vulnerable to attack because of flaws, a security firm warns.
[BBC]

G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily
Leaders of the world's major economies will discuss trade, security and climate change.
[BBC News Europe]

System piggybacks on Bitcoin to prevent identity theft
Researchers have developed a new system that uses Bitcoin's security machinery to defend against online identity theft.
[Science daily]

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo
Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.
[BBC News]

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo
Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.
[BBC]

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things'
Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.
[BBC News]

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things'
Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.
[BBC]

More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers
Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.
[BBC News]

More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers
Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.
[BBC]

Network traffic provides early indication of malware infection
By analyzing network traffic going to suspicious domains, security administrators could detect malware infections weeks or even months before they're able to capture a sample of the invading malware, a new study suggests. The findings point toward the need for new malware-independent (...)
[Science daily]

* The threat of increasing reliance on closed, foreign code *
Like many other countries, The Netherlands uses a chip card for paying and using public transport, and while there's been a number of issues regarding its security, privacy, and stability, it won't be going anywhere any time soon. Just today, the various companies announced a new initiative (...)
[OSNews]

Why do we need 'accidental heroes' to deal with global cyber-attacks? | Evgeny Morozov
Big tech firms say they are the only providers of large cybersecurity services – even as their products are compromised. The conflict of interest is huge To appreciate the perversity of our reliance on US technology giants, you just need to grapple with the fact that one of the likely winners in (...)
[The Guardian]

WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high
Oxfordshire-based firm inundated with calls in wake of last week’s ransomware attack on NHS and other businesses UK cybersecurity firm Sophos has been inundated with calls since the biggest ever ransomware attack was unleashed last week on the NHS and businesses around the world, the company has (...)
[The Guardian]

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