Election Day Cybershenanigans Highlight Need to Shore Up Security


Hackers last week launched DDoS attacks against both presidential candidates’ campaign websites. The attacks were routed through HTTP Layer 7 of the OSI protocol. There were at least four 30-second attacks reported. “The websites were not penetrated by a cyberintrusion,” said John Costello, a senior analyst at Flashpoint. “They were attacked using their publicly available Web addresses and associated IPs,” he said. The attackers were unsophisticated hackers and not a nation-state.

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Watch Republicans Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz side with FBI in Apple encryption debate

Article Image At the last Republican debate before the “Super Tuesday” primaries, the remaining candidates for U.S. president said they believe Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates bring new camera support, bug fixes

Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users.



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