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An employee of trusted cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has been fired after illegally accessing and selling customer data to a malicious third party.  An estimated 68,000 English-speaking customers were affected by the insider threat incident, which was disclosed by Trend Micro on Tuesday.  Trend Micro’s suspicions were first aroused in early August 2019, when customers running the company’s home
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SSL certificate abuse is driving an increasing number of phishing attacks, and little is being done to stop it. Last month, cybersecurity vendor Lookout announced that it had detected a phishing campaign targeting the United Nations and several U.N. humanitarian organizations, including but not limited to UNICEF. Lookout’s blog post detailed the “several noteworthy techniques
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Facebook has revealed yet another incident where third-party developers may have been allowed too much access to user data. In this case, names, profile pictures and other information relating to members of Facebook groups may have been accessed improperly by as many as 100 developer ‘partners’ of the social network. “We know at least 11
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Facebook today revealed yet another security incident admitting that roughly 100 app developers may have improperly accessed its users’ data in certain Facebook groups, including their names and profile pictures. In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook said the app developers that unauthorizedly access this information were primarily social media management and video streaming apps
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The motorcycle industry is shifting to electric. Harley Davidson signaled the trend this year, becoming the first big gas manufacturer to release a street-legal e-motorcycle in the US, the LiveWire. But before Harley’s EV pivot, California based startup Zero Motorcycles had been selling e-motos for years. “We’re an electric motorcycle and power-train manufacturer founded in
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Half of global organizations still don’t have cyber insurance, despite the majority believing cyber-attacks will increase next year, according to FireEye. The security vendor polled 800 CISOs and senior executives across the globe to compile its new Cyber Trendscape Report. More than half (56%) said they believe the risk of attacks will grow next year
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The end of the year is coming, and it’s time for security decision-makers to make plans for 2020 and get management approval. Typically, this entails making a solid case regarding why current resources, while yielding significant value, need to be reallocated and enhanced. The Definitive2020 Security Plan PPT Template is built to simplify this task,
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Medopad, the UK startup that has been working with Tencent to develop AI-based methods for building and tracking “digital” biomarkers — measurable indicators of the progression of illnesses and diseases that are picked up not with blood samples or in-doctor visits but using apps and wearables, has announced another round of funding to expand the
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A Pentagon advisory board has published a set of guidelines on the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) during warfare.  In “AI Principles: Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Department of Defense,” the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) shied away from actionable proposals in favor of high-level ethical goals.  In its recommendations, the board wrote
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If you’re using the popular rConfig network configuration management utility to protect and manage your network devices, here we have an important and urgent warning for you. A cybersecurity researcher has recently published details and proof-of-concept exploits for two unpatched, critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in the rConfig utility, at least one of which could