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A free holiday-themed cybersecurity conference set in a virtual North Pole is scheduled to take place for the second year running.  KringleCon 2019 invites hackers and cybersecurity professionals from across the globe to hear expert speakers, watch educational demos, share tips, and test their skills in a cyber-battle.  The conference, which will begin next week,
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NSS Labs ended its legal battle against the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization, Symantec and ESET. The independent testing firm dropped its antitrust lawsuit Tuesday, which was filed in 2018 against AMTSO (a nonprofit organization) and several top endpoint security vendors, including Symantec, ESET and CrowdStrike. The suit accused the vendors and AMTSO of conspiring to
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Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered details of two new vulnerabilities in the GoAhead web server software, a tiny application widely embedded in hundreds of millions of Internet-connected smart devices. One of the two vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2019-5096, is a critical code execution flaw that can be exploited by attackers to execute malicious code on vulnerable devices
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AWS today quietly brought spot capacity to Fargate, its serverless compute engine for containers that supports both the company’s Elastic Container Service and, now, its Elastic Kubernetes service. Like spot instances for the EC2 compute platform, Fargate Spot pricing is significantly cheaper, both for storage and compute, than regular Fargate pricing. In return, though, you
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Almost all small and medium-sized businesses in America have executives who are living in fear of a cyber-attack from foreign adversaries, according to new research published today. The Q4 Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey by Zix-AppRiver found that 93% of SMB executives believe that as foreign adversaries attempt to breach national security or wage cyber-war, they will use small businesses such
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by Danny Bradbury Researchers have found yet another massive database inadvertently exposed online, leaking millions of records. This time, it was a database of SMS messages from enterprise texting services provider TrueDialog, and the people that found it claim that the exposure could have compromised tens of millions of people. Researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locarat
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We distilled 30 independent reports dedicated to cybersecurity and cybercrime predictions for 2020 and compiled the top 5 most interesting findings and projections in this post. Compliance fatigue will spread among security professionals Being a source of ongoing controversy and debate, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was finalized on 11th January 1, 2019. Driven
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Salv, an anti-money laundering (AML) startup founded by former TransferWise and Skype employees, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The round is led by Fly Ventures, alongside Passion Capital and Seedcamp. Angel investors also participating include N26 founder Maximilian Tayenthal (who seems to be doing quite a bit of angel investing), Twilio CTO Ott
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Two third-party software development kits integrated by over hundreds of thousands of Android apps have been caught holding unauthorized access to users’ data associated with their connected social media accounts. In a blog post published yesterday, Twitter revealed that an SDK developed by OneAudience contains a privacy-violating component which may have passed some of its
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by John E Dunn Adobe’s Magento Marketplace has suffered a data breach, the company has said in an email sent to customers. The Magento Marketplace is where the Magento e-commerce Content Management System’s 250,000 customers can access software add-ons including extensions, themes and third-party services. The company hasn’t said when the breach happened, merely that
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For the first time, The Hacker News launches a comprehensive Cybersecurity Salary Survey aimed to provide insights into the payment standards of security positions, enabling security professionals to benchmark their salaries against their peers, as well as get clear insights into the leading roles, certifications, geo- and industry- components that factor a cybersecurity position payroll.