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by Danny Bradbury The June patch Tuesday is out, featuring 88 CVE-level fixes, including 21 rated critical. Adobe, meanwhile, fixes several critical vulnerabilities, including a flaw in Adobe Flash Player marked critical because it could be exploited remotely.  Adobe published a patch for a Flash Player bug  (CVE-2019-7845), affecting versions 32.0.0.192 and earlier, that lets an
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According to the SANS CTI 2019 survey results, 72% of organizations either consume or produce Threat Intelligence. Although most organizations have Intelligence data, they struggle with defining requirements and managing Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) as a program with measurable output. This likely results from threat data and intelligence being perceived as a technical function unrelated
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Real-time visibility into IT assets and activities introduces speed and efficiency to many critical productivity and security tasks organizations are struggling with—from conventional asset inventory reporting to proactive elimination of exposed attack surfaces. However, gaining such visibility is often highly resource consuming and entails manual integration of various feeds. Cynet is now offering end-users and
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A week after receiving a ransom request for $150,000, alternative-rock band Radiohead decided to go live with the 18 hours of stolen music that was never intended for public consumption. On June 5, Consequence of Sound reported that 18 hours of Radiohead’s music was leaked online. The band announced on June 11 that it has officially released
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Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized data about its largely younger demographic. A fresh $15 million in funding led by Forerunner Ventures should help. Forerunner
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by John E Dunn Looking at the spec sheet, it’s not hard to understand why someone in search of an affordable but well-specified home security camera would choose the wireless IPM-721 series from US company Amcrest. Launched around 2015, it offers 720p HD quality, two-way audio, the ability to pan and tilt, night vision, rounded
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For as long as you’ve had a phone, you’ve probably experienced in one form or another a robocall. These days it seems like they are only becoming more prevalent too. In fact, it was recently reported that robocall scams surged to 85 million globally, up 325% from 2017. While these scams vary by country, the
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After Adobe, the technology giant Microsoft today—on June 2019 Patch Tuesday—also released its monthly batch of software security updates for various supported versions of Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products. This month’s security updates include patches for a total of 88 vulnerabilities, 21 are rated Critical, 66 are Important, and one is rated Moderate
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A sophisticated scam is targeting Gmail users through fraudulent, unsolicited Google Calendar notifications as well as through other Google services, including Photos and Forms, according to Kaspersky. In these scams, criminals are exploiting Gmail calendar’s default feature that automatically adds calendar invitations and notifications. Cyber-criminals reportedly send targets an unsolicited calendar invitation with a malicious link
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Linux users, beware! If you haven’t recently updated your Linux operating system, especially the command-line text editor utility, do not even try to view the content of a file using Vim or Neovim. Security researcher Armin Razmjou recently discovered a high-severity arbitrary OS command execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-12735) in Vim and Neovim—two most popular and powerful
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This is one of those ‘I’m not surprised but I am slightly terrified’ moments in tech development: Enterprise smart glasses company Vuzix announced Monday that it has developed new “fully autonomous” face recognition software in partnership with software developer NNTC. The new solution will work with Vuzix’s Blade smart glasses, which debuted at CES earlier
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In the SANS 2019 Cloud Security Survey, 56% of respondents stated their primary concern with the cloud was unauthorized access to their data by outsiders. Of the 10.5% that actually experienced attacks, 49% indicated that account and credential hijacking were to blame, and another 38% indicated that privileged user abuse was involved. These statistics reveal
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Entrust Datacard announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Thales’ General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business, nCipher Security. With this acquisition Entrust Datacard enhances its existing public key infrastucture (PKI) and SSL offerings, which the company says positions itself to effectively secure customers’ sensitive information and business critical applications with the implementation of
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Security researchers have discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities in a popular IPTV middleware platform that is currently being used by more than a thousand regional and international online media streaming services to manage their millions of subscribers. Discovered by security researchers at CheckPoint, the vulnerabilities reside in the administrative panel of Ministra TV platform, which if
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“Always Be My Maybe” — a new film starring and co-written by Ali Wong and Randall Park — continues Netflix’s streak of solid romantic comedies. That said, anyone expecting it to match Wong’s delightfully dirty stand-up (showcased in the Netflix specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife”) might be disappointed. Instead, “Always Be My Maybe”
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A new adware known as BeiTaAD was found embedded in 238 applications in the official Google Play store and have been installed by 440 million Android users, according to security researcher Kristina Balaam of Lookout. “BeiTaAd is a well-obfuscated advertising plug-in hidden within a number of popular applications in Google Play. The plug-in forcibly displays ads