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FBI Issues ‘High-Impact’ Cyber Attack Warning—What You Need To Know

by Davey Winder, Forbes

Be it the prohibition-era gangsters of the 1920s or the global war on terrorism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been the primary U.S. investigative agency of the federal government with a responsibility to protect the nation. As part of what the FBI describes as being “a unique dual responsibility, to prevent harm to national security as the nation’s domestic intelligence agency and to enforce federal laws as the nation’s principal law enforcement agency,” it has increasingly had to deal with the cyber threat.

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Today, the FBI becomes the enemy of every computer user and every IT security professional worldwide

by Rick Falkvinge, Privacy News Online

Today December 1, the United States FBI is granted new powers to intrude into any computer anywhere on the globe, instantly changing the FBI from a random law enforcement agency to a global adversary. Law enforcement agencies are expected to be met with open arms and treated as good guys. There’s not going to be any good guy treatment of the FBI here, and for good reason. Continue reading Today, the FBI becomes the enemy of every computer user and every IT security professional worldwide

FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock

by India Ashok, International Business Times

In 2016, in over 80% of its cases, the agency was reportedly able to unlock devices and access user data.

The FBI has reportedly acknowledged that in a majority of cases it investigates, the agency is able to unlock and access user data on computers and phones. According to the agency’s general counsel Jim Baker, the FBI is also able to access data from devices of local and state police. In 2016, in over 80% of cases investigated, the bureau was able to unlock devices and obtain data. Continue reading FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock