Cyber Security

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“Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception,” the playwright Sophocles wrote. Over two millennia later, the ancient Greek’s words still ring true. Or perhaps they need just a tweak — because now those “sweet” profits come because of deception. Deception technologies, that is. The market for deception security tech is expected to boom
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The NHS will be banned from buying any more fax machines from next month as the government looks to upgrade the health service to more modern and secure communications platforms. Health secretary Matt Hancock has also ordered a complete ban on their use by March 2020, as part of a plan to bring the NHS into
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by Danny Bradbury WordPress users are facing another security worry following the discovery of a massive botnet. Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator usernames and passwords. They are then using those sites to infect even more WordPress installations. The botnet, which WordPress security company Wordfence discovered last week, infects sites using a
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Your home screen is just a matrix of numbers. Your device loses its charge quickly, or restarts suddenly. Or, you notice outgoing calls that you never dialed. Chances are your smartphone has been hacked. The sad truth is that hackers now have a multitude of ways to get into your phone, without ever touching it.
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You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie feature, voice messaging is rolling out globally on Instagram Direct today. Users can hold down the microphone
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by Danny Bradbury Twelve US states are suing an electronic healthcare record provider who lost 3.9 million personal records in 2015. The Attorneys general of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Wisconsin clubbed together to file suit against Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard (NMC)
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Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Foods’ $10M raise, SimbaPay’s China payment service SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over WeChat Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group  acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in a cash and stock deal. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. Based in
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Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that hackers are actively exploiting in the wild as part of a targeted campaign appears to be attacking a Russian state health care institution. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-15982, is a use-after-free flaw resides in Flash Player that, if exploited successfully, allows an
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Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.” It is a truism that the map is not
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According to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations. The study included 210 responses from participating organizations ranging in size from fewer than 10 to more than 1,001 employees from across
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Hold tight, this may blow your mind… A low-privileged user account on most Linux operating systems with UID value anything greater than 2147483647 can execute any systemctl command unauthorizedly—thanks to a newly discovered vulnerability. The reported vulnerability actually resides in PolicyKit (also known as polkit)—an application-level toolkit for Unix-like operating systems that defines policies, handles
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The troubles for Facebook continued this week with a trove of internal emails as part of an investigation in the U.K. Parliament revealing questionable data practices, including Facebook’s Android app permissions being designed to gather data without users knowing. Despite a U.S. federal judge ruling that the emails should be sealed, Damian Collins, chairman of
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A series of cyber-robbery attacks have been targeting financial organizations in Eastern Europe, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. Researchers found that the series of attacks, dubbed DarkVishnya, have affected at least eight banks in the region, with estimated losses running into the tens of millions of dollars. Based on data collected through Kaspersky Lab’s
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If you’re among the holdouts still running Flash, you have some more updating homework to do. Adobe has issued an out-of-band patch after researchers spotted a Flash zero-day flaw being exploited in the wild. The discovery was made by Qihoo 360 which on 29 November noticed a targeted APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) attack against a
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We are excited to announce that McAfee has been recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Endpoint Protection Platforms.  McAfee takes great pride in this distinction, as we feel that real-world feedback from our customers is the driving force behind the recognition and that they have spoken loudly about the value they
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Australia’s House of Representatives has finally passed the “Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018,” also known as the Anti-Encryption Bill, on Thursday that would now allow law enforcement to force Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Signal, and other tech giants to help them access encrypted communications. The Australian government argues the new legislation is important for national