February 2015

US Spymaster Warns Over Low-level Cyber Attacks

A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.
US officials for years have warned of a possible "cyber Pearl Harbor" that could shut down financial networks, poison water supplies or switch off power grids.
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Researchers Spot Aggressive Android Adware on Google Play

Highly aggressive adware has been found hidden in ten Android applications hosted on Google Play, Bitdefender reported.
Adware is highly common on both desktop PCs and smartphones. However, the threats discovered by the security firm stand out not just because they are aggressive, but also because they employ clever tricks to stay hidden on the infected device.
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Silent Circle Acquires 100 Percent Stake in Blackphone Venture

Encrypted communications solutions provider Silent Circle said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy out a joint venture that it has with Geeksphone, giving Silent Circle a 100 percent ownership stake in SGP Technologies and full ownership of the privacy and security focused “Blackphone”.
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