Month: April 2019

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Zack Burt Contributor The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find the most qualified people who are also the right fit for your company This article shares some practical processes that you can add to your human resources function in order to accelerate the programmer pipeline, based on the
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Across the healthcare sector, ransomware is reportedly no longer the most prevalent security threat, according to new research from Vectra that found attacks decreased during the second half of 2018. The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Healthcare found that internal human error and misuse occur much more frequently than hacking. In addition, a growing number
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Every organization wants to expedite processes, reduce costs, and bolster their staff. And in today’s modern digital world, these objectives are largely attainable, but can occasionally come with some unwarranted side effects. With all the devices an organization uses to achieve its business’ goals, things can occasionally get lost in the shuffle, and cybersecurity issues
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The European Parliament has approved plans to boost physical security by implementing a mass identity database, although privacy concerns persist. The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will centralize the personal information of nearly all non-EU citizens in the EU’s visa-free Schengen region. The latter covers the vast majority of the EU except for Ireland and the
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Security researchers have discovered the full source code of the Carbanak malware—yes, this time it’s for real. Carbanak—sometimes referred as FIN7, Anunak or Cobalt—is one of the most full-featured, dangerous malware that belongs to an APT-style cybercriminal group involved in several attacks against banks, financial institutions, hospitals, and restaurants. In July last year, there was
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Ruthless copying is common in tech. Just ask Snapchat. However, it’s typically more conceptual than literal. But car API startup Smartcar claims that its competitor Otonomo copy-and-pasted Smartcar’s API documentation, allegedly plagiarizing it extensively to the point of including the original’s typos and randomly generated strings of code. It’s published a series of side-by-side screenshots
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During a visit to San Francisco, Singapore foreign affairs minister Vivian Balakrishnan commented that the country cannot “go back to pen and paper. … If people lose confidence in the integrity and security of the system, then all these aspirations cannot be fulfilled.” The comments follow information coming into the open regarding data breaches, one
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by Paul Ducklin Last week we wrote about “ransomware from afar” – attacks in which cybercrooks apparently aim ransomware at you across the internet. Whether they hack someone else’s computer on which to run the malware program, or deliberately set up a sacrificial laptop or virtual machine (software-based computer) of their own, the outcome is
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It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know. Facebook now says
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by Paul Ducklin The featured image comes from @MalwareTechBlog, the Twitter feed of Marcus Hutchins.Louise Mensch is an independent British/American journalist. Remember the reluctant WannaCry hero? WannaCry was ransomware that made big headlines in mid-2017 for two important reasons. First, it was a true computer worm, or virus, that automatically propagated itself to the next
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“The culture at McAfee is easy going, fun, dynamic and everyone is friendly.”—Deirdre, Project Manager The McAfee office in Cork was once again named among companies recognized in Ireland’s Great Place to Work awards. Our Cork location has much to offer—from a supportive working environment to career growth opportunities, the opportunities are abundant. Hear from
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The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the
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Drupal, the popular open-source content management system, has released security updates to address multiple “moderately critical” vulnerabilities in Drupal Core that could allow remote attackers to compromise the security of hundreds of thousands of websites. According to the advisories published today by the Drupal developers, all security vulnerabilities Drupal patched this month reside in third-party