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CIC News for 23-03-2014 contains 44 articles: cybercrime(20),cyber security(10),data breach(4),other(10)

CIC News update contains 37 English and 7 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 15 related to cybercrime
- 10 related to cyber security
- 4 related to data breach and identity theft
- 8 for the category other news

In today's Dutch news articles:
- 5 related to cybercrime
- 0 related to cyber security
- 2 for the category other news

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Ghana, Commonwealth sign MoU on cybercrimeLocation: Ghana
Date published: 23-03-2014

Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) on the best approaches to deal with the threats associated with Internet use. Dr Edward Omane Boamah, the Minister of Communications, signed for Ghana, while Mr Shadrach Haruna, signed on behalf o... Read more

Source: graphic.com.gh

Top found tags: child pornography(4), government(5), cybercrime(7)

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Police anti-cybercrime unit wants more IT experts in its ranksLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

The Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group wants to hire 200 Information Technology experts to help curb online pornography and other cybercrimes."We have already requested for the recruitment of young technical officers. We need more experts because we want to distribute them... Read more

Source: www.gmanetwork.com

Top found tags: EN(1), pornography(1), cybercrime(3)

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Cisco to develop 'Before, During and After' solution to fight cybercrimeLocation: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

New Delhi: As enterprises are increasingly adopting to cloud and mobility, they are also facing more security challenges with cyber criminals using malware that are dormant while entering a secure network and then becoming active, networking solutions giant Cisco said.Companies have also started ad... Read more

Source: www.deccanchronicle.com

Top found tags: threat(1), cybercrime(2), government(2)

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Report: NSA pried its way into Chinese server to exploit networkLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

WASHINGTON â€" U.S. officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear the company would create “back doors” in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hacker... Read more

Source: www.news-journal.com

Top found tags: government(4), United States(6), telecom sector(8)

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Fake British Airways Ticket Receipt - Spear-Phishing AnalysisLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 21-03-2014

Recently, Invincea’s Threat Research Group was forwarded a potential spear-phishing email and asked to run it in the secure virtual container created by Invincea FreeSpace for detection and analysis.This email is disguised to look like a purchase order for a British Airways plane ticket. The emai... Read more

Source: www.invincea.com

Top found tags: airport sector(2), cybercrime(2), phishing(2)

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HootSuite recovers from DDoS attack that dropped the serviceLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

Popular Twitter platform HootSuite suffered a DDoS attack yesterday morning, though was back up and running following the temporary interruption. There was no risk to user accounts or personal information, according to HootSuite officials, as they were able to swiftly resolve the problem. ... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: website(1), social media(2), cybercrime(6)

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10 years of Mac OS X malwareLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

The malware problem on Mac OS X is nothing like as bad as it is on Windows.There are something like 200,000 new Windows malware variants being discovered each day. Malicious code activity in the Mac world is far less frenetic, but the fact is, malware does exist that can infect our iMacs or MacBook... Read more

Source: www.welivesecurity.com

Top found tags: malware(2), OS X(2), trojan(2)

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More than 25,000 Linux servers compromised over two years, says reportLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

More than 25,000 Linux servers were infected with malware, and used to send out massive amounts of spam and redirect visitors to malicious Web pages. And as many as 10,000 of them are still infected today, according to security firm ESET in a blog entry earlier this week that highlighted key aspect... Read more

Source: www.fiercecio.com

Top found tags: report(1), research(1), spam(1)

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GitHub Falls Victim of Another DDOS Attack [Update]Location: GitHub - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

It’s pretty clear that GitHub is one of the favorite targets for distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks. The service is currently facing another attack wave. “We are currently working to mitigate an incoming DDoS attack. We’ll provide additional information as it becomes available,” G... Read more

Source: news.softpedia.com

Top found tags: EN(1), DoS(2), cybercrime(3)

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India still not proficient in handling cyber crimes: ExpertLocation: India
Date published: 21-03-2014

Noida: Though cyber crimes are not new to India but still the police, lawyers and prosecutor here have not become too proficient to handle them, one of the cyber crime experts said. "Information Technology Act in India is of recent origin and the officials like police, prosecutors and lawyers are n... Read more

Source: www.indiatvnews.com

Top found tags: India(2), cybercrime(4), financial sector(4)

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Cyber Crime Costs Global Enterprises $315 bn AnnuallyLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

Enterprises worldwide are expected to spend nearly $500 billion in 2014 to deal with issues caused by malware deliberately loaded onto pirated software that is purchase at times unknowingly. The $127 billion will be dealing with security issues, of which $8 billion accrues from the Midd... Read more

Source: chimpreports.com

Top found tags: vulnerability(1), financial sector(2), cybercrime(11)

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Lincoln man arrested on child porn, abuse chargesLocation: Lincoln
Date published: 21-03-2014

A Lincoln man was arrested on child pornography and abuse charges after the Alabama Bureau of Investigation searched his home. Roy Daniel Ellenburg was charged with possession of child pornography and suspicion of child sexual abuse. The ABI’s CyberCrime Unit executed a search warrant on his Linc... Read more

Source: www.gadsdentimes.com

Top found tags: pornography(3), child pornography(4), cybercrime(5)

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3D printing being used to mass produce ATM skimmers and PoS terminalsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

In individual known only by the online handle “Gripper” has popped up on several underground cybercrime forums advertising a new service. No, it’s not another botnet or malware package â€" it’s ATM and PoS card skimmers. However, this isn’t like the cheap readers that card thieves have be... Read more

Source: www.geek.com

Top found tags: EN(1), financial sector(2), cybercrime(3)

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ICS Vulnerabilities Afffect Critical Infrastructure SecurityLocation: Siemens HQ - Munich, Germany
Date published: 21-03-2014

Industrial control systems manufacturer, Siemens, has released new versions of its SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU family, resolving six security vulnerabilities in that product, and its SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC (programmable logic controller), resolving an addition two vulnerabilities there.These patches are criti... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: critical infrastructure(2), cybercrime(2), DoS(2)

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ABI CyberCrime Unit arrests man on child porn chargesLocation: Alabama
Date published: 21-03-2014

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Lincoln man (Talladega Co.) is under arrest and charged with possession of child pornography and suspicion of child sexual abuse, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.Roy Daniel Ellenburg was taken into custody on March 13 following the execution of a searc... Read more

Source: www.wsfa.com

Top found tags: pornography(3), child pornography(4), cybercrime(5)

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English cyber security related news

Getting to Know the Infamous Computer Virus â€" Facts and Statistics [Infographic]Location: New York, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

The following is an infographic about malware â€" software that is intended to damage or disable computer systems or to leverage access to a computer system for the purpose of theft or fraud. It is created by Alan Eilander and Michael Reis, presented by TopTenReviews and TechMediaNetwork.About 32 p... Read more

Source: socialbarrel.com

Top found tags: trojan(2), United States(4), cybercrime(6)

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What is the role of Spyware in domestic violence ?Location: New York, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

It is marketed as the perfect solution for worried mothers and vigilant leaders: mobile phone spy software that secretly monitors the texts, calls, photos, emails from one person and web browsing. ''I can now keep an eye on my babies - even when I'm at work!'' reads a testimonial for one spyware pr... Read more

Source: thefootballexaminer.com

Top found tags: legislation(2), social media(2), telecom sector(10)

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Botnet cleaning centre to tackle cyber crimeLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

The Union government is planning to set up a botnet cleaning centre to put an end to the increasing botnet malware infections across Internet-enabled devices in the country. As per a proposal prepared by the Union Ministry of Communication and Technology, the centre will be set up at a cost of arou... Read more

Source: www.deccanherald.com

Top found tags: government(3), cybercrime(7), telecom sector(8)

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Issuance of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework and Launch of DHS Cyber Community ProgramLocation: National Institute of Standards - Gaithersburg, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released the final “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” The Framework addresses procedures and processes for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure â€" which includes the transportation secto... Read more

Source: www.pipelinelaw.com

Top found tags: DHS(4), government(5), United States(6)

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Cyber Warrior Teams Vie for Big Win in CyberPatriot BoutLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

Middle and high school student teams from 14 states will gather next week for CyberPatriot, a culminating competition in which they will be tested defend computers against cyberattacks. After months of preparation, the CyberPatriot event on March 28 will test students on their defensive measures an... Read more

Source: www.afcea.org

Top found tags: education(3), cyber security(4), cybercrime(5)

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All Android devices believed hit by security flawLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

A new class of security vulnerability that is "highly suspected" to affect all of the almost one billion Android devices in existence has been discovered by a research team from Indiana University and Microsoft. The so-called ‘Pileup' flaw lurks inside the Android Package Management S... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: update(2), vulnerability(2), telecom sector(10)

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Exploit identified that takes advantage of Adobe vulnerabilityLocation: ThreatTrack - Reston, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

A new exploit in the wild takes advantage of a disclosed Adobe vulnerability, according to ThreatTrack Security Labs.The exploit was identified by ThreatTrack on Friday when its antivirus picked on the file ‘cc.swf' being delivered from ‘hxxp://java-sky.com/swf/cc.swf,' according to a Friday bl... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: Windows(1), cybercrime(2), cyber security(2)

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One of the Web's Top Porn Outlets Serves Up MalwareLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

The Google blacklist and malware warnings are handy and give an air of authority â€" but sometimes the algorithm gets it wrong. Researchers have discovered that one of the web's top porn providers, beeg.com, which has an Alexa ranking of 332, is currently spreading malware. Although Google had orig... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: trojan(2), exploit kit(4), cyber security(6)

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Russian cybercriminals hit Largo firmLocation: Canada
Date published: 21-03-2014

LARGO â€" Computer equipment valued at $59,805 was delivered to a home in Canada Feb. 19 before Tech Data, an international IT distributor based in Largo, realized their customer had been a victim of a Russian cybercrime. The company has Largo police detectives to thank for helping to r... Read more

Source: www.tbnweekly.com

Top found tags: United States(2), financial sector(4), cybercrime(8)

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Sharpening the Focus on Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity and InterdependenciesLocation: U.S.
Date published: 21-03-2014

Bob Kolasky serves as director of strategy and policy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection. He leads initiatives and policy activities to help integrate cyber and physical risk management efforts with critical infrastructure owners and operators... Read more

Source: www.emergencymgmt.com

Top found tags: DHS(4), government(5), United States(6)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Software piracy opens doors for hackersLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

A study has shown that cybercriminals are employing malware embedded in PCs running pirated software and sold to unsuspecting consumers or companies.Rather than hacking consumer PCs and home and business networks, cybercriminals are starting to rely on the software piracy industry to le... Read more

Source: mg.co.za

Top found tags: United States(2), cyber security(6), cybercrime(9)

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California DMV said to be source of recent data breachLocation: California
Date published: 22-03-2014

A recent alert from MasterCard highlights a new CNP breach. Banks in California say the common thread is the California DMV. Journalist Brian Krebs has the story. Sources within MasterCard shared an alert issued this week that reported a CNP (card-not-present) breach. The common thread ... Read more

Source: blogs.csoonline.com

Top found tags: data breach(2), telecom sector(4), financial sector(8)

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Data Breach Exposes 6,000 High School Students' Personal DataLocation: Avon Maitland District School Board - Ontario, Canada
Date published: 21-03-2014

The students' names, birthdates, genders, final grades, learning skills and work habit assessment scores were mistakenly made available online. The Beacon Herald reports that the personal information of about 6,000 former high school students at Canada's Avon Maitland School District ma... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: report(1), data breach(2), education(3)

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When it comes to cybercrime, retailers are two steps behind the hackersLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

The massive cyberattack on Target last year unleashed efforts to protect consumers from crooks swiping credit card data from in-store transactions. But as retailers and regulators scramble to develop a solution, hackers have already moved on.Most hackers are focusing their efforts on online transac... Read more

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Top found tags: mobile device(2), cybercrime(5), telecom sector(8)

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Other English news

Malware sites to block 23/3/14 (P2P/Gameover Zeus)Location: New York, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

These domains and IPs are associated with the Peer-to-peer / Gameover variant of Zeus as described in this blog post at MalwareMustDie. I recommend that you block the IPs and/or domains listed as they are all malicious: 50.116.4.71 (Linode, US) [also mentioned here, here and here] 178.79.178.243 (L... Read more

Source: blog.dynamoo.com

Top found tags: Zeus(1), financial sector(2), United Kingdom(2)

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Lunarline Urges Organizations to Adopt NIST's Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity RecommendationsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 22-03-2014

Following NIST's final release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Lunarline is strongly advising critical infrastructure owners and operators to adopt these recommendations. The agency published its plan for this framework in October 2013, followed by a final rele... Read more

Source: insurancenewsnet.com

Top found tags: NIST (1), training(1), government(3)

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Cyber criminals using malware that act as sleeper cells:CiscoLocation: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

As companies adopting concepts like BYOD and cloud services, they face more security challenges and complexities.As enterprises are increasingly adopting technologies like cloud and mobility, they are also facing more security challenges with cyber criminals using malware that are dorma... Read more

Source: www.business-standard.com

Top found tags: BYOD(1), EN(1), threat(1)

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Why Google Glass security remains a work in progressLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

â€" CSO â€" University researchers' recent experiment with spyware for Google Glass has demonstrated that lots of security work remains before the head-mounted computer eyepiece is available for consumers. Mike Lady and Kim Paterson, both California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo graduate ... Read more

Source: www.csoonline.com

Top found tags: Google Play(2), telecom sector(2), Google(3)

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Spyware could trigger Google Glass cameraLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

I first saw Google Glass Intenet-connected eyewear demonstrated at a conference over a year ago and was impressed with the technology.But as someone who wears trifocals, I thought it’s potential was limited â€" would you want to be in a car driven by someone who could be reading Web pages, even i... Read more

Source: www.itworldcanada.com

Top found tags: spyware(1), Google(2), Google Glass(2)

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Two Indicted in 20,000-Victim Credit Card FraudLocation: Sacramento
Date published: 21-03-2014

Sacramento, California - A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment Thursday against Mihran Melkonyan, 33, of Sacramento, and Androuslan Akhmerov, 39, of Los Angeles, for wire fraud and mail fraud in a scheme to defraud American Express account holders, United States Attorney Benjamin B. W... Read more

Source: www.imperialvalleynews.com

Top found tags: credit card(2), financial sector(2), United States(6)

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Senator calls on banks to use smart chips to reduce number of credit card fraud victimsLocation: New York
Date published: 21-03-2014

BAY RIDGE - A Brooklyn state senator is on a mission to keep New Yorkers from becoming victims of credit card fraud. State Sen. Marty Golden is calling on the state to require banks to use smart chip technology on credit cards. It would require banks to stop issuing the old magnetic strip credit ca... Read more

Source: brooklyn.news12.com

Top found tags: fraud(1), credit card(2), financial sector(4)

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Critical infrastructure: The value of long-term thinkingLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

Well-built infrastructure underpins resilient economies, but the quality of construction practices vary across the globe. As an increasing number of emerging markets embark on ambitious infrastructure plans, insurers have a key role to play in safeguarding standards. Infrastructure is one of the ke... Read more

Source: www.lloyds.com

Top found tags: Japan(1), threat(1), government(2)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Meerderheid Android-telefoons kwetsbaar voor oude exploit in nieuw jasjeLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

In het bezit van een Android-smartphone die nog niet draait op Android 4.2 of hoger? Dan doe je er goed aan om de ingebouwde webbrowser links te laten liggen en extra op te letten met openbare hotspots. Een nieuwe E-Z-2-Use Metasploit-module laat zien hoe eenvoudig het voor hackers is om toegang af... Read more

Source: www.androidworld.be

Top found tags: patch(2), update(2), telecom sector(6)

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ACM waarschuwt voor maandag verspreid virusLocation: Fox-IT - Delft, The Netherlands
Date published: 21-03-2014

Verschillende grote Nederlandse sites hebben maandagavond malware verspreid. "Tientallen" websites zouden schadelijke software hebben meegeleverd. Dat meldt Consuwijzer, het consumentenloket van de Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) vrijdag, op basis van informatie van beveiligingsbedrijf Fox-I... Read more

Source: www.nu.nl

Top found tags: trojan(2), cybercrime(3), financial sector(8)

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Mogelijk malware verspreid via website SaxionLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 22-03-2014

Verschillende grote Nederlandse websites hebben mogelijk afgelopen maandagavond onbewust zogenaamde malware verspreid. Het gaat onder meer om Marktplaats en Wehkamp, maar ook om de site van Saxion. Dat schrijft technologiewebsite Tweakers. Malware is software die op een computer geplaat... Read more

Source: www.sax.nu

Top found tags: website(1), cybercrime(2), United Kingdom(2)

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Dit virus maakt je bankroetLocation: Fox-IT - Delft, The Netherlands
Date published: 21-03-2014

Via tientallen grote populaire Nederlandse sites is maandagavond een computervirus verspreid. Het gaat om een zogenoemde 'banking trojan' die ongemerkt financiële gegevens kan stelen. De Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) roept consumenten vrijdag op met spoed in actie te komen.Elke ondernemer... Read more

Source: www.deondernemer.nl

Top found tags: cybercrime(3), government(3), financial sector(6)

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Websites verspreiden malware naar computersLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 21-03-2014

Tal van grote Nederlandse websites hebben afgelopen maandag malware verspreid. Dat laat Consuwijzer vandaag weten. Volgens Consuwijzer hebben tientallen websites een zogenaamde banking-trojan verspreid. Met deze malware wordt geprobeerd om de inloggegevens voor internetbankieren van gebruikers te o... Read more

Source: www.pcmweb.nl

Top found tags: online banking(2), trojan(2), financial sector(4)

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Android update opent deur voor malwareLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-03-2014

Na update krijgen 'onschuldige' apps automatisch en ongemerkt privileges en kunnen systeemapps blokkeren en systeemfuncties kapen. advertentie Normaal is updaten altijd een goed advies bij veiligheidsproblemen. Maar kwaadaardige apps kunnen het updaten van Android juist misbruiken om het toestel on... Read more

Source: computertotaal.nl

Top found tags: patch(1), update (1), update(2)

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Cyberdienst NAVO naar Den HaagLocation: Den Haag
Date published: 22-03-2014

De NAVO heeft besloten alle activiteiten op het gebied van informatietechnologie, digitale beveiliging van de eigen netwerken en raketafweer te concentreren in Den Haag. Dat meldt Het Financieele Dagblad op gezag van een NAVO-woordvoerder.Binnen twee jaar zullen vijftig tot honder... Read more

Source: www.nu.nl

Top found tags: NL(1)

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