Cyber Alert

The Big Hack: What are the Implications for Oregonians?

The world of cybersecurity is full of unexpected surprises and attacks that are amazingly inventive and amazingly nefarious all at the same time. We’re talking of course about what’s being called the Big Hack. In an explosive report, Bloomberg is claiming that the Chinese military used a tiny chip implanted on server motherboards to infiltrate…

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News Roundup: A Geneva Convention for Cybersecurity

While cybersecurity continues to dominate the news, there is growing concern about the rise of government cyberwarfare. Rogue nations like North Korea and Russia have captured headlines for their role in major cybersecurity attacks, but the question becomes what can anyone, or any company or government, do to protect themselves? One thing is clear and…

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News Roundup: Facebook continues to take a beating

Facebook has had a very difficult few weeks. First it was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and now it’s an admission from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that “malicious actors” have probably gotten access to personal data from the Facebook’s 2.2 billion members. Worse is the admission that the company wasn’t able to identify the problem until the…

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News Roundup: Consumer service flaws and breaches hit Siri, MyFitnessPal app

The notion that cybersecurity should concern all Oregon residents has come into full view of late with news of significant flaws and data breaches impacting popular consumer services. Most recently, athletic wear company Under Armor disclosed that data tied to the popular MyFitnessPal app has been breached, affecting 150 million user accounts (including this editor).…

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