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A welcome return to the hacker conferences of yesteryear There used to just be hacker conferences, but now the societal impact of increasingly connected systems seems much higher, so specialty conferences are popping up. Seeking to bring policy-makers and influencers together, where could be a more appropriate location for CyberwarCon than Washington D.C.? Notably, it’s
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Security researchers have patched a critical security flaw in popular container orchestration tool Kubernetes which could allow third parties to remotely control targeted systems. Organizations running previous versions were urgently requested to upgrade to Kubernetes v1.10.11, v1.11.5, and v1.12.3. The issue will also be addressed in the upcoming v1.13.0 release, according to Google staff software engineer, Jordan Liggitt.
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Fitness-tracking apps use dodgy in-app payments to steal money from unaware iPhone and iPad users. Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple’s Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users. The dodgy payment mechanism used by the apps is activated while victims are scanning their fingerprint seemingly for fitness-tracking purposes. There
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It seems as though not a day goes by without news spreading over another major cyber attack. Hackers are becoming increasingly efficient at targeting everything from small startups to Fortune 500 companies and even entire government agencies, and as the world moves further away from traditional types of warfare and more toward engaging in all-out
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Oura Health, a sleep tracking and improvement platform, just raised $20 million in a funding round led by MSD Capital with participation from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Sunrise founder Dave Morin, JUMP founder Ryan Rzepecki and others. This round comes a couple of years after the Finnish company raised €5 million from
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Eugene Kaspersky has vowed that his firm will continue its mission to protect global organizations after a US court threw out its appeal to have a ban on federal use of its products overturned. On Friday, a US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit upheld a district court ruling that the September
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AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon’s eCommerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that’s on a $27 billion run rate, one that’s still growing at around 45 percent a year. That’s a highly successful business by any measure, but as I listened to AWS executives last week at their
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Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that VR would transform the way we connect, interact, and communicate in our personal and professional lives. Google Trends highlighting search trends related to Virtual Reality
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Mitre has entered the security product testing and evaluation fray, and the organization is using its Mitre ATT&CK framework to judge vendors. Seven vendors of endpoint detection and response (EDR) products submitted their endpoint security products to Mitre for evaluation testing. The objective of the evaluation was to demonstrate how the endpoint detection and response
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Facebook is still dealing with the fallout from a New York Times report outlining the company’s strategy to fight back against criticism, particularly its work with Definers Public Affairs, an opposition research firm with ties to the Republican Party. That work included a document that Definers sent to reporters suggesting ties between George Soros and
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Hotel chain Marriott has confirmed widespread reports of a significant data breach with the sensitive details of 500 million customers possibly compromised. In an online statement, the company said: “On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Marriott quickly engaged leading security
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E Ink — a name synonymous with e-reader screens — just debuted a new writing display technology called JustWrite. The tech offers the company’s familiar monochrome aesthetic — albeit in negative this time, with white on black. The key here, as with most of E Ink’s technology, is minimal power consumption and low cost, the
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Defensive steps for Marriott Starwood guests worried their personal information may have been compromised by the massive data breach If you are into cybersecurity, or data privacy, or staying at hotels, you have probably heard that Marriott International – one of the world’s largest hotel chains – announced a huge data breach today involving the Starwood reservations
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The world’s biggest hotel chain Marriott International today disclosed that unknown hackers compromised guest reservation database its subsidiary Starwood hotels and walked away with personal details of about 500 million guests. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide was acquired by Marriott International for $13 billion in 2016. The brand includes St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts,
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The majority of financial firms rank cyber-resilience as their top concern, with people, visibility and third-party risk key challenges, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The UK regulator’s latest report, Cyber and Technology Resilience: Themes from cross-sector survey 2017 – 2018, is based on interviews with nearly 300 firms over the past 24 months.