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A security researcher reported a supply chain attack that involved an official software repository for the Python programming language. How did this supply chain attack work? There isn’t a sysadmin or programmer around who hasn’t cursed a software installer or its associated instructions that overlook something that results in a failed install. The frustration of
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If you think ransomware couldn’t get any sneakier, you’re wrong. One of the major trends with ever-evolving malicious software is having it infiltrate an organization’s data backups. The ransomware lies low in your network until data needs to be recovered back into production, and then it detonates. It’s a highly dangerous situation for organizations, because
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Thomas Hill, CISO at Live Oak Bank, a direct bank with no local branches, oversaw a reorientation to the cloud that transformed the bank’s security, adding features such as real-time big data event log storage and AI security analysis, all while maintaining a stable headcount. Hill is a graduate of Saint Leo University in Tampa,
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European airplane maker Airbus admitted yesterday a data breach of its “Commercial Aircraft business” information systems that allowed intruders to gain access to some of its employees’ personal information. Though the company did not elaborate on the nature of the hack, it claimed that the security breach did not affect its commercial operations. So, there’s
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Many organizations are scrambling to understand the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which the California legislature passed in June 2018. It will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The California attorney general is responsible for enforcing the law. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents many new rights regarding how their
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Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more… when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We’ve all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important
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It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping
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SIM swapping is reportedly on the rise. How do SIM swaps work, and what are the best ways to prevent it? Mobile phones are often an important part of two-factor authentication (2FA) processes, but they have certain security risks like ordinary single-factor password processes. For devices connected to cellular networks, SIM swaps can open a
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China has blocked Microsoft-owned search engine Bing, the company confirmed after receiving complaints from users throughout the country who took to social media beginning late Wednesday to express concerns. So, Bing becomes the latest service to be shut down by Chinese government behind its so-called Great Firewall of China, which blocks thousands of websites originating