Month: March 2019

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IT administrators must walk the tightrope between locking down their systems and finding ways to manage those machines without tripping over internal controls. Microsoft offers a number of security-based technologies to help IT workers who need admin privileges correct many issues, such as Just Enough Administration and bastion forests. But these restrictions tend to be
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At this week’s Black Hat Asia 2019 conference, researchers from Positive Technologies revealed findings about an undocumented technology in Intel microchips that allow reading data from the memory of and intercepting the signals from peripherals. On March 28, 2019, Positive Technologies experts Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov spoke in Singapore, discussing the microchips in their session
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Hackers yesterday stole nearly $19 million worth of cryptocurrency from Bithumb, the South Korea-based popular cryptocurrency exchange admitted today. According to Primitive Ventures’ Dovey Wan, who first broke the information on social media, hackers managed to compromise a number of Bithumb’s hot EOS and XRP wallets and transferred around 3 million EOS (~ $13 million)
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After researchers discovered an SQL injection vulnerability in Magento’s code, the company issued a security fix for more than 30 different vulnerabilities in its software, which reportedly has put more than 300,000 e-commerce sites at risk of card-skimming attacks. Online businesses have been strongly urged to download the latest fix, warning that versions prior to 2.3.1
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A security researcher today publicly disclosed details and proof-of-concept exploits for two ‘unpatched’ zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s web browsers after the company allegedly failed to respond to his responsible private disclosure. Both unpatched vulnerabilities—one of which affects the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer and another affects the latest Edge Browser—allow a remote attacker to
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After a security incident in February at its Australian subsidiary, Toyota Motor Corp. has suffered its second security breach in the last five weeks, with today’s breach announced by the company’s main offices in Japan. “On March 29, 2019, it was announced in Japan that Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) learned it had possibly been the
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Managing your family’s cybersafety can often feel overwhelming. But one thing I have learnt in my 22 years of parenting is that there are no silver bullets for any parenting issues. Whether it’s toilet training or driver training, it takes time and often a combination of strategies. Teaching your kids about online safety is no
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World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority The loss of data – whether a result of human error, technological failure, or a cyberattack – is one of the greatest threats to organizations and individuals today. In our increasingly digitized world, we rely on our
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Bad guys out, good guys in. This principle has long shaped how enterprises approach information security, anchored in the premise that IT environments can be protected from malicious activity simply by making the perimeter bigger, stronger and more resilient. It’s a model that evokes comparisons to castles and moats, but it carries a twinge of
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Though backup is a known best-practice approach to IT risk management, many companies are overwhelmed by the number of sites that need to be backed up, according to a new survey released today by Barracuda Networks. The study, Closing Backup and Recovery Gaps, asked more than 1,000 IT professionals, business executives and backup administrators about
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An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States two years ago continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday. Widely known as APT33, which Symantec calls Elfin, the cyber-espionage group has been active since as early as late
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Kong, the open core API management and lifecycle management company previously known as Mashape, today announced that it has raised a $43 million Series C round led by Index Ventures. Previous investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures (CRV), as well as new investors GGV Capital and World Innovation Lab also participated. With this round,
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Apple’s continued to improve the MacBook line’s butterfly switch keyboards. In fact, the technology is on its third generation, which added a rubberized membrane designed to fix on-going issues and reduce that loud clacking sound. But even the most devoted Apple fans have continued to have gripes, from stuck keys to random misfires. True story:
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An LGBTQ dating app, Grindr, has come under fire after Reuters reported that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) told the app’s China-based parent company that its ownership posed a national security risk. Now, the Chinese gaming company, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, is reportedly looking to sell Grindr LLC, which it