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Sep 27, 2018

The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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In Terrorism News

From the Wall Street Journal

State Department Records Drop in Global Terror in 2017 in Annual Report

The State Department reported a drop in terrorist attacks around the world in 2017 in an annual report released earlier this month, a decline that was largely driven by the rout of Islamic State in Iraq.

The report said Afghanistan and Iraq, countries that remain in turmoil after nearly two decades of U.S. invasion and occupation, remained at the top of the list for attacks and deaths linked to terrorism.

The State Department recorded the highest numbers of terrorism-linked deaths world-wide in Afghanistan, where a growing Taliban-led insurgency is fighting the U.S.-backed government. The total number of deaths rose to 4,672 there, a slight increase from the previous year.


In Vehicle News

From ZD Net

How automakers are tackling connected vehicle vulnerability management

A car was once simply a way to go from A to B and whether or not you purchased a cheap runaround or a luxury model, they all simply had one purpose: travel.

However, our vehicles are now becoming smarter. Rear-view cameras, GPS-based map assistants, mobile apps, self-driving features and always-on connectivity are becoming common, such as through Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

Vehicle connectivity provides a new channel for the collection of data, a valuable commodity for automakers and technology vendors. However, this conduit requires Internet access -- and this, in turn, has created a channel in which attacks can be performed.


In Cyber Technology News

From Mashable

Facebook allows advertisers to sell you stuff based on your shadow profile 

So, you've restricted the information advertisers can see on your Facebook profile, but you're still getting served near-perfect ads? It could be down to your shadow profile.


In Technology News

From Naked Security by Sophos

Firefox Monitor starts tracking breached email addresses

After a summer of testing, Mozilla has formally launched Firefox Monitor, a privacy-engineered website that hooks up to Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) breach notification database.

The site – which despite the Firefox tag is open to anyone – can be used either to check an email address against known breaches or to register for breach notification should that address be detected in future breaches logged by HIBP. 


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