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Highlights from the new CIO Council Mobility Report, Android App Scanner falls short and more

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Air Force LogoHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day.

  • 5 highlights from new CIO Council federal mobility report - FedScoop has a great piece on the recent Federal CIO Council’s Mobility report. Their key takeaways were BYOD, cost, security, gaps and “going forward.” Read the entire piece here. Via FedScoop.
  • 10 arrested in social network hacking - Ten suspects were arrested internationally in a social networking group that used the site Facebook. They were using the Yahos malware and the Butterfly botnet. 11M computers were said to be infected and over $850M in losses. Via Boston Globe, more here.
  • Google’s Android app scanner falls short in security test - one of the more touted parts of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean+) was the app scanner, which scans any application installed for security issues. When NCSU researchers ran over 1200 malware applications through the scanner, only about 15% were identified. While this is better than nothing (and the service may be a work in process) it’s pretty dismal. Via ComputerWorld Singapore, more here.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $6 Million to Support the Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System - The JWICS is a highly classified information system that is used to share intelligence globally. General Dynamics will help the Air Force streamline its communications networks and integrate with national-level Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and Desk Top Enterprise (DTE) initiatives. Via DentonRC, more here.
  • Dexter malware infects point-of-sale systems worldwide, researchers say - Researchers in Israel have found a piece of malware that infected hundreds of POS systems, across 40 nations. These systems are used primarily in restaurants. The malware was dubbed Dexter after a text string found in some of its components and infected Windows-based PoS systems belonging to big-name retailers, hotels, restaurants and even private parking providers, Seculert researchers said Tuesday in a blog post. Via ComputerWorld Singapore, more here.
  • HHS creates online tools to protect patient information - HHS announced a new initiative designed to better protect health information records. The initiative currently offers educational resources such as videos, fact sheets and promotional posters. Via FedScoop, more here.
  • Ransom hackers encrypt medical centre’s entire database - Hackers broke into an Australian medical center and encrypted their entire database. The center is considering paying the ransom (around $2600) to get their files back. While still open, they are finding it hard to admit patients without their records. Via ComputerWorld Singapore, more here.

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