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Fighting Against Sexual Harassment in Cybersecurity 🙅

“Statistics for harassment and abuse at cybersecurity events have never been measured. I wanted to ensure nothing like this happened again, so I began developing a code of conduct.” Sexual Harassment In The Cybersecurity Industry—How One Woman Is Fighting Back.

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Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability

There’s a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability akin to Spectre and Meltdown, but this one is different in a crucial way: it’s aimed at program data rather than program instructions.

Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race

The target of these attacks, Dr. Hans Keirstead, a stem-cell scientist and the CEO of a biomedical research company, finished third in California’s nonpartisan “top-two” primary on June 5th, falling 125 votes short of advancing to the general election in one of the narrowest margins of any congressional primary this year.

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack

An investor is asking AT&T to pay $220 million in damages in the first-ever lawsuit that attempts to hold carriers accountable for port out scams.

President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

President Trump has signed an order relaxing rules around the use of cyber-weapons, the Wall Street Journal reports. It is a reversal of guidelines, drawn up under President Obama, which required a large number of federal agencies to be involved in any decision to launch a cyber-attack.

Common WiFi can detect weapons, bombs, and chemicals in bags

The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks, and luggage. Traditional screening typically requires high staffing levels and costly specialized equipment.