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NASA HACK EXPOSES SPACE AGENCY STAFF’S DATA

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Nasa has emailed its staff to warn them that hackers may have stolen their personal details.

The message said it suspected that two of its servers containing details of past and present employees had been compromised.

It added that it did not believe any Nasa mission had been put in jeopardy.

One expert noted that this was the latest in a series of breaches experienced by the space agency to have been made public since 2011.

In this case, the memo involved was published by the SpaceRef news site.

It said that a probe into the incidents had been ongoing since 23 October.

“Our entire leadership team takes the protection of personal information very seriously,” it said.

“Nasa is continuing its efforts to secure all servers, and is reviewing its processes and procedures to ensure that the latest security practices are being followed throughout the agency.”

The email added that social security numbers and other private information belonging to civil service employees of the agency who had worked for it since July 2006, might have been affected.

Previous attacks include an incident in which hackers took control of computers in Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2011, and an attack in 2013 that led to eight Nasa web domains being defaced by a gang calling itself the Master Italian Hackers Team.

“The public want to know that this government agency is learning from the past, we want the post-mortem,” commented Sam Curry, chief security officer at Cybereason.

“There are many things at Nasa in the national security domain which are of vital importance.”

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Arlo Pro home security systems are on sale — take up to $255 off

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These Arlo Pro wireless home security systems feature smart cameras with two-way audio, and Amazon has them on sale starting at just $200.22 for a two-camera kit.

“Paint cans on strings.” A “chainsaw next to your bed.” “A shotgun and a rottweiler.”

Those are some of the brilliant ideas Reddit has suggested when asked for recommendations on home security systems. If you ask us, though, you’re better off with a fully decked out ecosystem complete with cameras, sirens, and sensors. You know — something just a tad more high tech. Something like the Arlo Pro Smart Security Systems that Amazon’s got on sale right now for up to $255 off.

Wireless and weather-resistant, the Arlo Pro kits featured in this offer each include at least one Arlo Pro smart security camera with two-way audio; a base station with a built-in siren; a power adapter; two window decals; and all the tools you’ll need to self-install the equipment inside your home. Once the system of your choice is in place, you can pair it with Amazon Alexa or Google Home to control it with your voice, and install the free Arlo companion app to keep tabs on your pad from anywhere. 

Your Arlo Pro home security kit comes with a week’s worth of free cloud HD video recordings and a one-month trial of Arlo Smart, an upgraded self-monitoring service with advanced AI detection that lets you customize motion zones and alerts using the Arlo app. If you wind up liking it, you can extend your Arlo Smart plan for as little as $2.99 a month per camera.

Amazon reviewer Dannie bought the three-camera Arlo Pro kit; they write:

“I bought these for my grandma’s house. For both security and to keep an eye on her. The 3 camera’s were installed outside. They are water proof, catch every movement, and the audio is amazing. Sure, you can guy a cheaper camera, but, you wont get the piece of mind or quality of these cameras. I love them! Def a great investment.”

Head over to Amazon to get an Arlo Pro home security system starting at just $200.22 for a one-camera kit. (Pro tip: Buy the three-camera kit to score the biggest discount.)

Arlo Pro home security systems are on sale — take up to $255 off

Arlo Pro Smart Security Systems— $200.22 to $840.69
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Oh — before you go, be sure to check out Amazon’s deals on the Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security Systems, too. Their cameras let you watch and record in crystal-clear 1080p HD, and they’re on sale starting at just $326.13 for a two-camera kit.

Source: https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-june-19-arlo-home-security-systems-amazon/

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Nokia Reveals Plans to Ensure 5G Security

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Nokia has announced plans to address the critical security needs of 5G networks, unveiling an enhanced security programme and advanced security testing and verification laboratory.

The new initiatives, which will extend the network provider’s commitment to ensuring the highest standards of security, are set to focus on end-to-end (E2E), mission critical networks that “will define the 5G era”.

Building on the success of its “industry-leading” Design for Security (DFSEC) process, Nokia has launched the upgraded DFSEC 2.0 to carry out additional verification work in areas such as E2E identity management and network slicing.

According to a statement, another key advance which is expected to drive this movement is Software Defined Networking (SDN) – with distributed cloud infrastructure and augmented intelligent control systems – as it will allow networks to scale in the 5G era.

In order to support the collaborative research taking place as part of DFSEC 2.0, Nokia will also open the “Future X Security” (FXSec) Lab.

The facility, to be established as an extension of Nokia’s Future X network lab, will facilitate the joint testing and verification of industrial automation solutions in private local area networks (LANs), as well as trials across public wide area networks (WANs).

Marcus Weldon, Corporate Chief Technology Officer and President of Nokia Bell Labs, said: “End-to-end 5G networks will fundamentally transform societies by providing ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity allowing massive, low latency ultra-reliable streaming data that will drive intelligent automation for a wide array of infrastructure, industries and enterprises.

“But with great opportunity comes significant security risk that must be addressed end-to-end, using an array of novel techniques and technologies.

“As the most trusted end-to-end solution provider in the 5G era, Nokia is taking a leadership position in defining and building advanced security solutions that will meet mission-critical needs, leveraging the deep and extensive security research and disruptive innovations from Nokia Bell Labs.”

Source: https://www.porttechnology.org/news/nokia_reveals_plans_to_ensure_5g_security

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Peak gamer bling achieved with Swarovski-encrusted WASD keys

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I’ve seen a whole bunch of keyboards this week at Computex Taipei, but none quite so opulent as this exclusive offering from HyperX. As part of a collaboration with Swarovski, which it should be noted is far from a newcomer to the whole stickingcrystalsonrandomgadgets thing, the gaming accessory maker has designed a keyboard with bedazzled WASD and number keycaps.

I used the keyboard briefly and I don’t know if I’d say that the crystal glass felt particularly premium, but the jewel-encrusted keycaps did have a nice grip to them, if that’s what you’re into. If you wanted to experience an even greater rush of superiority after headshotting an opponent in Overwatch, I suppose this might do the job.

HyperX also made a matching headset, as well as one for the PS4:

And there’s also a mouse to go with the keyboard, though I’m not convinced the crystals are located in the most comfortable spot.

HyperX told me they made this gear for this year’s Taipei Game Show and don’t currently have plans to put it on regular sale, but they’d consider it if there turns out to be a lot of interest. I’m not sure there will be, but with the money pouring into esports these days, who knows? Maybe this could be someone’s aesthetic.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/29/18642129/hyperx-swarovski-crystal-mouse-keyboard-headphones

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