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2/22/2018

Google released its Android Enterprise Recommnded program, a service that recommends Android devices to businesses based on their needs. The program device list does not include Samsung devices, although Google says it will add more devices to its list in the next few months.

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Google, Samsung
2/22/2018

Google has released its Cloud IoT Core system, which allows users to connect and manage data from connected devices, to the general public. The product offers support for the Android Things platform, as well as other hardware from Arm, Cisco, Intel, NXP and Sierra Wireless.

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TechCrunch
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Google, Sierra Wireless, Intel, ARM, Cisco
2/22/2018

Electronic medical devices such as pacemakers could be targets for cybercriminals, according to a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While it is unlikely that hackers would target a specific patient's pacemaker, the communication networks at hospitals and medical facilities are potential targets, professor Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy says.

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Fox News
2/22/2018

Increased reliance on artificial intelligence will also increase the risk of hacking attacks targeting AI systems, a recent study states. Although many positive AI applications exist, comparatively little attention has been paid to the possibility of malicious attacks by hackers, says Miles Brundage, a research fellow at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute.

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Reuters
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AI
2/22/2018

Forty-two percent of the top 100,000 websites have been labeled as "risky," a Menlo Security report states. A risky website is defined as one that has had a security breach within the past year, contains malware or has vulnerable background services.

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T.H.E. Journal
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Menlo Security
2/22/2018

An attack aimed at users of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication system has been uncovered by Comodo Threat Research Lab. A message with an attachment designed to look as though it is being sent from SWIFT is being sent to users in this latest phishing scam, analysts say.

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Comodo
2/22/2018

The National Transportation Safety Board has changed the airline industry for the better by contributing to changes in standards, regulations and policies to make travel safer. The cybersecurity industry should follow suit and improve safety with its own safety board, writes Scott Shackelford.

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The Conversation (US)
2/22/2018

The Android P operating system will come with features to protect privacy, making it impossible for hackers to use malicious background apps to access a user's microphone or camera.

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Tech Times
2/22/2018

Guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission urges publicly traded companies to disclose risks related to cybersecurity, as well as breaches, and to ensure that employees are not trading on such knowledge.

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The Hill
2/22/2018

A cybersecurity breach of the nation's first responder networks could cost lives, and the networks should be protected using tactics similar to those used by military and intelligence agency networks, writes John Minasyan, director of product management at Belkin. "It's time for state and local governments to follow the lead of these federal agencies and add air gap network isolation to their cybersecurity strategy," he writes.

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StateScoop
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Belkin