How to improve Internet security and curb threats – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

Internet security is seriously threatened. The typical collection of malware, increasingly sophisticated and massive, has been joined in 2020 by all consequences of the COVID pandemic, a great challenge also in terms of cybersecurity.

And it is that the confinements due to the pandemic have displaced millions of employees and students from perimeter networks generally well protected to those of the most insecure homes by default. It has also increased disinformation, the fake news and in general the manipulation of the information that some analysts consider one more a problem of computer security.

Of course, it has not been lacking malware of all kinds, viruses, Trojans and specimens of all conditions and for all platforms. Cyber ​​attacks are increasingly numerous, sophisticated, dangerous and massive with Ransomware and Phishing as the main threats. The data breaches and the right to privacy, and cyber espionage that does not rest, are also the order of the day and complete an explosive cocktail.

Therefore, the common user must adopt proactive measures to improve security. Achieving 100% security and privacy in a global network and in such a connected world is simply impossible, but we can increase protection by observing a series of tips that our very security colleagues have published and that we recommend.

They include the strengthening of online accounts, the use of operating systems and applications, equipment and networks. And common sense in the use of the Internet and its services. Prudence is one of the preferred barriers against malware And it is advisable to be extremely cautious against phishing or ransomware attacks, which as soon as we pay attention we can prevent, because to be effective they use precisely the carelessness of the user.

To do this, we must avoid installing applications from unsafe sites; the opening of unsolicited emails or attachments that arrive from social networks or messaging applications; browsing certain Internet pages; or using outdated operating systems and applications, which contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals in malware campaigns.

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Pentagon Unveils Spectrum Strategy; Five Eyes Talking « Breaking Defense

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An Army soldier sets up a highband antenna in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon unveiled a new Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy this afternoon, with a detailed implementation plan to follow in six months. Discussions with America’s Five Eyes allies – the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – has already begun, defense officials said this morning, and outreach to NATO will soon follow.

The 28-page “strategy” is, like most such Defense Department documents, a jargon-laden wishlist that doesn’t specify particular programs, timeline or budget. But, officials said, it does set out broad principles to guide development of new technologies, potential upgrades across “thousands of systems in use today,” and “appropriate trades” in future budgets – Pentagonese for cutting some programs to fund others. That detailed planning is already underway, led by the tech-savvy Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. John Hyten, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cross Functional Team he co-chairs.

The key points that emerged from the welter of buzzwords?

A traditional frequency allocation chart.

Share Spectrum With Industry

While the Pentagon is still fighting a rearguard effort against the FCC-approved encroachment of 5G provider Ligado into frequencies used by military radar, the strategy signals that the Department overall is taking a “can’t beat ’em, join ’em” approach to the private sector. Instead of rigidly and exclusively assigning given bands of spectrum to one user, civilian or military, the Pentagon now wants to dynamically share spectrum. That will probably require artificial intelligence to allow the private sector transmit on frequencies the military isn’t using at a given place and time, and switch bands back to military use when needed.

High-tech adversaries won’t limit themselves to using FCC-assigned frequencies or respect civilian communications, one official said, and the US military needs to be able to train for that, including on US territory. “That’s going to require us to get access to commercial spectrum in United States…to be able to train and exercise,” he said. “We understand that the…