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Michael Daniel, a top adviser to Obama on cybersecurity from mid-2012 to the end of the Obama administration, said U.S. intelligence agencies have to arm themselves for a cyber war, and that critics who argue for a disarmament are not living in a realistic world. He also argued the rules ultimately make the U.S. safer.

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A controversial bill that would allow organizations that have been breached to hack back has undergone revisions that include an exemption permitting victims to recover or destroy their data on an attacker’s infrastructure. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) introduced the updated Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act today after incorporating feedback acquired since the first draft debuted in March.

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A proof of concept attack using malicious video subtitle files reveals how adversaries can execute remote code on PCs, Smart TVs and mobile devices using popular video players and services such as VLC Media Player, Kodi, Stremio and Popcorn Time.

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