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Daily Briefing 10.18.18

Oceansalt looks like Comment Crew's return (but no). Facebook hack the work of spammers. Russian Brexit trolling. Router bugs.

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Daily Podcast 10.17.18

Two ways of hacking the vote. BlackEnergy is active in Poland and Ukraine. ISIS and info ops. Hurricane-stressed utility further stressed by ransomware. Silicon Valley governance.

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Hacking Humans 10.18.18

Dave reveals a stealthy trademark scam. Joe describes the invocation of a judge's name to lure a victim. A listener shares a business scam from India. Joe interviews "Shannon," a listener who enjoys wasting phone scammer's time.

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Meddling with the midterms. — Special Edition

In this CyberWire special edition, we explore the structure and fragile integrity of the US election system, how we got to where we are today, and what can be done to reestablish confidence in the system.

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Research Saturday 10.13.18

Researchers at Virginia Tech investigate possible ways to manipulate GPS signals and send drivers to specific locations without their knowledge.

Week that Was 10.13.18

Waking up from a supply chain nightmare? GRU watch. Google plus trouble. Facebook purges inauthenticity. Industry notes.

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Intelligence Sharing to Protect Ourselves and Each Other
TruSTAR's Paul Kurtz shares his views on information sharing and why we may not be able to count on the government to protect us in the cyber realm.
Cosmic AES Signals and Space, October 2018
The US has released its national cyber strategy, with a strong emphasis on deterrence. An introduction to the document answers the question "How did we get here?" It calls out, by name, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China, describing them as repressive regimes that exploit open societies and systems while remaining themselves largely, and self-consciously, closed...
Data-centric security. — Special Edition

In this CyberWire special edition, we take a look at data-centric security, focusing on the security of the data itself, rather than the surrounding networks, application or servers.

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5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception
The CyberWire is pleased to present the 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Washington, DC.
Sophia d'Antoine — asm2vec: Binary Learning for Vulnerability Discovery
This talk will present a novel application of a machine learning model and a corresponding tool, asm2vec, for vulnerability discovery. Treating both program disassembly as a natural language, we construct embeddings of identifiers at scale using a concept similar to word2vec, in which the output is a vector of related identifiers and their proximity.
Star Wars Episode IV 1 d The Pentesters Strike Back
It is a period of cyber war. In an effort to sustain commerce during these challenging times, the Galactic Trade Federation has required that the Empire retain the services of a consultancy on Kessel (a best-value provider, and only twelve parsecs away) to assess the state of their security before signing...

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