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Week in review: OpenVPN audit, cybersecurity gamification, new issue of (IN)SECURE

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts, videos and articles:

The global decline of cybersecurity confidence
According to this year’s data, global cybersecurity confidence fell six points over 2016 to earn an overall score of 70 percent — a “C-” on the report card. 778 more words

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sslscan – Detect SSL Versions & Cipher Suites (Including TLS)

Command:

 

Options:

—targets=<file>       A file containing a list of hosts to check.

       Hosts can  be supplied  with ports (host:port)

—sni–name=<name>      Hostname for SNI

—ipv4                 Only use IPv4… 343 more words

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Obama Orders Inquiry Into Cyberattacks On Democratic Party Websites

Obama Orders Inquiry Into Cyberattacks On Democratic Party Websites

President wants U.S. intelligence to provide report before he leaves office Jan. 20.

President Obama has ordered U.S. 699 more words

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How one man could have set loose a Yahoo Mail virus

We’re all used to JavaScript in web pages.

JavaScript is the programming language that makes web applications possible, letting programmers build web pages with all the menus, buttons, bells and whistles of regular software. 788 more words

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$TWTR Fake #news @Spacekatgal And @Jack Have Destroyed The Ability To Communicate on @twitter. #socialmedia

Democrat activist Brianna Wu (@spacekatgal) has spent years abusing people on Twitter.  Not only does she abuse people, but it’s with Jack Dorsey’s tacit knowledge and consent. 1,078 more words

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News in brief: Mounties drop bodycam plans; vibrator firm to settle lawsuit; Samsung to brick Note 7s

Your daily round-up of some of the other security stories in the news

Mounties ditch bodycam plans

Canada’s Mounties might always get their man, but they’re not going to be using body cameras to help their crime detection rates. 717 more words

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