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Newsletter July #5 2015

AI is as Dangerous as Nuclear Weapons

Leading computer scientists fear humanity might be 'driving off a cliff' with the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence.  read more  Both Stephen Hawking & Steve Wozniak agree the military robotics arms race should stop.  read more


'Hundreds of Thousands' of Vehicles At Risk of Attack

Chrysler contemplate a mass recall & software update to protect recent model Jeeps from remote takeover. read more. The auto industry gears up to exchange  cyber threat intelligence.  read more


Hacking Team's Malware Uses a UEFI Rootkit

A Hacking Team tool can modify a computer's UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) even after the hard drive is wiped.  read more. Police now think the original the hack was an inside job  read more


Dating Website Admits Hackers Have Stolen Data on Millions

Impact Team: Ashley Madison dating website is  ransacked for the intimate personal data of 37m people.  read more


Cybersecurity Startup Darktrace Valued at More Than £60m

Ex Autonomy Chief is reinventing the way organisations protect their data and assets.  read more


Public-Private Partnerships in the Cyber Domain

Many ostensibly private sector technology firms are closely aligned with a particular nation state. Opinion by Jamie Collier  read more


Internet of Things: A Mass Surveillance Infrastructure

'The most powerful political tool ever created'  read more


Will Enforcing Encryption Backdoors Work?

Backdoors are "unworkable in practice, raise enormous legal and ethical questions & would undo progress on security...'  read more


US vs. Hackers: Still Losing

Computer networks of many U.S. federal agencies remain highly vulnerable to sophisticated cybercriminals.  read more


Cyber Threats to Civilian Flights

The emerging threat to commercial aviation right now is vulnerability to cyber attack.  read more


Five Arrested in JPMorgan Hacking Case

Gotcha: Stock price manipulation and an illegal Bitcoin exchange.  read more  But only 2 years suspended sentence for prolific Lizard Squad hacker  read more


The BYOD Debate is Not Over

Most workers use personal mobile phones for work tasks, often outside of work hours. read more

UK Government £1m scheme for SMEs to Fight Cyber Attacks

Protecting businesses against cyber attack & making the UK the safest place in the world to do business online.  read more

Germany's New Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Law

Federal agencies & providers of essential public services will  have to comply with minimum standards of cyber-security. read more

United Hackers Given a Million Free Air Miles

Hackers who spotted security holes in United Airline's website are well rewarded.  read more