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Naval Surface Warfare Center Develops 3D Mobile Spying Malware, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and More

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October 2, 2012
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Naval Surface Warfare Center has developed a malicious mobile application that makes infected phones take random photos which are stitched together to reconstruct surroundings in 3D. More here.
  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration launched its application programming interface which allows developers to design web and mobile apps using national energy data. More here.
  • The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group called social networks a “risk factor for radicalization” in a report on warning signs of internal radicalization. More here.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and portions of the National Archives and Records Administration are now accepting Freedom of Information Act requests through a public web portal. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland security kicked off its ninth National Cyber Security Awareness Month. More here.
  • Though a White House network was breached, there is no evidence to suggest that any information was stolen. More here.
  • The Department of Transportation launched a redesigned version of its website meant to be more intuitive and accessible. More here.
  •  INTERPOL announced a digital crime center for cybersecurity information sharing. More here.

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