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UK: Plymouth Passport Office’s pitiful password privacy

A blog post by Graham Cluley really resonated here this week.  It begins: The Plymouth Herald reports on what appears to be an easy-to-avoid gaffe. An eagle-eyed passer-by spotted a password on clear display at Her Majesty’s Passport Office in Ebrington Street, scrawled on a flipchart leaning against an upper window. The paper contacted the UK Home...

North Korean Hacking Group Attacks Israeli Defense Industry

Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth report: Israel claimed Wednesday that it had thwarted a cyberattack by a North Korea-linked hacking group on its classified defense industry. The Defense Ministry said the attack was deflected “in real time” and that there was no “harm or disruption” to its computer systems. However, security researchers at ClearSky, the international...