Google’s Chrome browser will now warn users if their passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Google this week expanded Chrome password protection features, which are intended to reduce the risk of phishing sites that prompt users to enter their passwords and other sensitive information, according to the company. New protections, which were introduced
by Lisa Vaas Exploring District 06 in Boneworks with your Oculus virtual reality (VR) rig? WATCH OUT!!!!! It’s jam-packed with traps, obstacles, Nullmen zombies who’ll attack you on sight, and now, thanks to the zuckerborgians, you’re going to be stalked: followed right out of the virtual experience and into real life… by ADS!!!!!! …because Facebook.
Andy Dunn, the founder of menswear site Bonobos which sold to Walmart in 2017 for $310 million, is now parting ways with the retail giant. The executive, who joined Walmart as SVP of digital consumer brands at the time of the acquisition, officially announced his departure in a LinkedIn post titled “A Love Letter to
The second authentication factor might be a minor inconvenience, but it provides a major security boost With past years riddled with security breaches, it is high time we evaluated the way we secure our online presence. The usual way to secure most of your digital accounts is by using a password, no question about it.
Attention WordPress users! Your website could easily get hacked if you are using “Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder,” or “Ultimate Addons for Elementor” and haven’t recently updated them to the latest available versions. Security researchers have discovered a critical yet easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability in both widely-used premium WordPress plugins that could allow remote attackers
Reliance Industries, one of India’s largest industrial houses, has acquired a majority stake in NowFloats, an Indian startup that helps businesses and individuals build online presence without any web developing skills. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited said (PDF) it has acquired an 85% stake in NowFloats for 1.4 billion Indian
The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a
Internationally renowned security software company Emsisoft has declared a ransomware crisis and called on governments to take immediate action to improve their security and mitigate risks. So serious is the threat posed by ransomware that the New Zealand company has published a report into the effects of the malware on the United States three weeks earlier than
by Lisa Vaas Congress on Tuesday told Facebook and Apple that they better put backdoors into their end-to-end encryption, or they’ll pass laws that force tech companies to do so. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that was attended by Apple and Facebook representatives who testified about the worth of encryption that hasn’t
Gustavo Parés Contributor Gustavo Parés is CEO of NDS Cognitive Labs, a leader in cognitive computing and AI business solutions. A Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), he’s partnered with Microsoft, IBM and Google to deliver digital transformation and cognitive technology services. The global industry potential of artificial intelligence is
The browser’s latest version also aims to up the ante in phishing protection Google has added a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will alert users if their login credentials have been compromised in a security breach, according to the company’s announcement. This may sound familiar, and with good reason. The functionality builds
A new variant of Vega ransomware family, dubbed Zeppelin, has recently been spotted in the wild targeting technology and healthcare companies across Europe, the United States, and Canada. However, if you reside in Russia or some other ex-USSR countries like Ukraine, Belorussia, and Kazakhstan, breathe a sigh of relief, as the ransomware terminates its operations
Jeff Bezos -founded Blue Origin has recorded another successful mission for its New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle, which is a key step as it readies the spacecraft for human spaceflight. This is also the sixth flight of this re-used booster, which is a record for Blue Origin in terms of relying on and recovering one
Authored by Anand Ramanathan McAfee recently announced MVISION Insights designed to help customers proactively detect, rank and respond quickly and accurately to threats. On top of having to respond to threats that persistently target their companies, security professionals also face another huge challenge – prioritizing what threat information is relevant from the huge volume of
American healthcare provider Banner Health has agreed to pay the alleged victims of a 2016 data breach $6 million. Banner Health operates 28 hospitals and specialized facilities across six states, providing jobs for over 50,000 people. The company, which is the largest single employer in Arizona, suffered a data breach in June 2016. Threat actors accessed the private
by John E Dunn If you’re one of the tiny contingent still using Windows 10 Mobile, 10 December 2019 is probably a day you’ve been dreading for nearly a year. As announced by Microsoft in January 2019, it’s the end of life date for version 1709 of the OS, which means that November’s Build 15254.597
Pricing in the smartphone wars has taken a sharp turn in recent years on the premium end of the spectrum. Ever since the arrival of the iPhone X, flagship devices have often arrived in excess of $1,000, as company push toward more premium components in order to remain competitive. Likely surprising no one, most consumers
A variety of sensitive information has been there for the taking due to an unsecured cloud storage container Over 752,000 birth certificate applications have been exposed online by an unnamed company that enables people to obtain copies of birth and death records from state governments in the United States, TechCrunch reports. Needless to say, the
A team of cybersecurity researchers demonstrated a novel yet another technique to hijack Intel SGX, a hardware-isolated trusted space on modern Intel CPUs that encrypts extremely sensitive data to shield it from attackers even when a system gets compromised. Dubbed Plundervolt and tracked as CVE-2019-11157, the attack relies on the fact that modern processors allow
Electric vehicle startup Nio is laying off 141 people at its North American headquarters. According to a filing from Employment Development Department of California, the employees at its San Jose office received notice on December 6. Nio, whose global headquarters are in Shanghai, announced last month that it is partnering with Intel’s Mobileye to develop
Security architecture is like the ocean: no one owns it, and it is constantly affected by change. New technologies are introduced, staff changes occur, and as a result, communication suffers. I often see environments where ownership is placed into silos across teams in the enterprise, meaning IT administrators preventing threats may not get the insights
The British government issued a cybersecurity alert to charities today warning of a spike in reported cases of mandate fraud in which scammers impersonate employees. A spokesperson for the Charity Commission said: “We have received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees bank details.” All the requests
Security can be viewed in various ways, but ultimately, it always centers around data. We secure our networks, our passwords and even the doors to our buildings — all in an effort to protect our data. Regardless of how that data is managed or transported, guarding that information through a data privacy framework is essential.
by John E Dunn Sophos’s Managed Threat Response (MTR) team has warned the industry of a dangerous new ransomware trick – encrypting data only after rebooting Windows PCs into ‘safe mode’. Deployed recently by the Russian-developed ‘Snatch’ ransomware – named after the 2000 movie of the same name – it’s effective against much endpoint security
Walmart this morning announced a new pilot program that will test autonomous grocery delivery in the Houston market starting next year. The retailer is partnering with autonomous vehicle company Nuro, a robotics company that uses driverless technology to deliver goods to customers. Nuro’s vehicles in this case will delivery Walmart online grocery orders to a
With 2019 ending, ESET experts offer their insights into how new innovations will impact our privacy, security and lives in the not so distant future A tumultuous 2019 is steadily but surely wrapping up. Before we all step into the New Year full of hopes and expectations, we take a step back to look at
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new variant of the Snatch ransomware that first reboots infected Windows computers into Safe Mode and only then encrypts victims’ files to avoid antivirus detection. Unlike traditional malware, the new Snatch ransomware chooses to run in Safe Mode because in the diagnostic mode Windows operating system starts with a minimal
Away CEO Steph Korey is stepping down following The Verge’s report of toxic culture at the luggage startup. Taking her spot is Stuart Haselden, COO at Lululemon, The Wall Street Journal reports. Haselden’s last day at Lululemon will be Jan. 10, 2020. Korey will remain on board as executive chairman. Following The Verge’s story, which
With 2019’s headlines of ransomware, malware, and RDP attacks almost behind us, we shift our focus to the cybercrime threats ahead. Cybercriminals are increasing the complexity and volume of their attacks and campaigns, always looking for ways to stay one step ahead of cybersecurity practices – and more often using the world’s evolving technology against
An Indian information technology, consulting, and business process services company has opened its first of what could eventually be many cybersecurity centers in Australia. Wipro Limited announced the launch of the NextGen Cyber Defense Center on Thursday. The new state-of-the-art facility, which is located in the coastal city of Melbourne, is expected to create over 100 jobs.