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US CERT issues warning on ASLR vulnerability in Windows

US CERT has issued a warning on a vulnerability in Windows' Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) that affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 which could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

Cozy Bear suspected of hacking Russia-focused think tanks in Washington.

Last week, members of Russian hacking group Cozy Bear attacked several organisations which were researching for the subject, 'Russia'.

US government CIOs repeatedly covered up breaches

A US Congress committee has condemned the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for covering up a number of breaches

Clinton pledges to bring U.S. Copyright system into 21st century

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.

Study: US federal agencies still lacking strong cyber hygiene

A new study showing how US federal agencies still don't have a firm grasp of cyber-security was ironically released days after a third-party contractor hired to fortify the US Office of Personnel Management's systems suddenly quit.

Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

The social media giant has taken a stand when it comes to intelligence agencies using the service to collect data.

Report: 77K cyber incidents against U.S. govt.

A new report from the US Office of Management and Budget has shown the true scale of the cyber-threats that the US government contends with each day

US Gov confirms Ukraine power outages were caused by cyber-attack

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the power outages in Ukraine late last year were in fact caused by malicious attacks.

FTC advises start-ups to adopt cyber-security

Technology start-ups have been urged by a leading regulator that they must incorporate cyber-security defences into their products from day one, rather than leave it until they are successful.

DARPA seeks to develop programme that drastically improves DDoS defence

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has started taking applications to develop a stronger defence against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.