NSA gives cloud computing contract to Amazon
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Return of the Jedi?

The US National Security Agency has re-awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services after it was forced to review the contract.

Patching vulnerabilities is useless
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The “Thoughts and Prayers” of the IT industry

Patching of vulnerabilities is the security industry's equivalent of sending “thoughts and prayers” to solve global catastrophes, according to a US security expert.

Chinese discover Uncle Sam behind decade-old hacking tool
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Turns out it was not made in Russia after all

A Chinese cybersecurity company accused the NSA of being behind a hacking tool used for ten years.

US spooks avoid “back door” questions
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Er...um... Huawei?

A US politician is asking the National Security Agency (NSA) about its implementation of back doors in technology products that let spooks spy on network traffic.

FBI and NSA reveal Russia’s Linux malware
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Been developed and deployed

The FBI and NSA have published a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia's military hackers.

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10
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Spotted by the NSA

Microsoft has patched a serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows.

The National Security Agency gets cybersecurity directorate
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Wants to spruce up cyberwar efforts.

The National Security Agency will create a cybersecurity directorate later this year as part of a wider effort to align the agency's offensive and defensive operations more closely, US officials said.

Chinese spooks using NSA hacking tools
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Thanks for the development work guys

Chinese spooks nicked National Security Agency hacking tools and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia.

NSA wants to abandon phone spy programme
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Too much like hard work

The National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a surveillance programme that collects information about US phone calls and text messages.

Intel warned Chinese about Spectre and Meltdown before the Americans
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US spooks read about it in the tech press

Chipzilla warned specific customers, including Chinese tech firms, of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws before notifying the US government.