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Programming has five main steps: the identification and definition of the problem, the planning of the solution for the problem, coding of the program, testing, and documentation. It’s a meticulous process that cannot be completed without going through all the essential points. In all of these, security must be taken into account. As you come
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North America’s largest wire and cable manufacturer is reeling after falling victim to a cyber-attack on Monday.  Manufacturing and shipping were disrupted at Southwire Co. after the discovery of suspicious activity on the organization’s computer network prompted a company-wide shut down.  Some critical systems were brought back online early as Tuesday morning, however five days on
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by Danny Bradbury Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced a research effort to explore a decentralised version of the microblogging platform. The idea behind decentralisation is to create services that no single organisation controls, so that there’s no single point of failure and no one dictating the rules. That’s the antithesis of Twitter, which controls
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Louisiana has suffered another ransomware attack just weeks after threat actors used this pernicious strain of malware to disrupt state IT infrastructure.  Cyber-criminals struck at the beleaguered southern state for a second time on Wednesday, launching a ransomware against Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). By luck, the incident occurred just two days ahead of students’ greatly anticipated
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Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies. The FBI regularly uses these legal powers — known as national security letters — to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such as records of purchases and locations,
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Russian law enforcement officers have raided the Moscow offices of Nginx—the company behind the world’s second most popular web server software—over a copyright infringement complaint filed by Rambler, a Russian Internet portal and email service provider. According to multiple reports from local media and social media, the police conducted searches and has also detained several
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Much has been said about the power of AI and how tomorrow’s CISO won’t be able to provide efficient cybersecurity without it. The hype surrounding AI is based on both the quickening pace of natural language capability development and the current deficiency of capable and competent cybersecurity professionals. A quick clarification of what AI is
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Facial recognition technology used to secure airports and process payments has been fooled by photographs and 3D masks. According to Fortune, multiple facial recognition systems in several countries were tricked in a series of tests carried out by San Diego artificial intelligence company Kneron. Researchers at Kneron were able to access a self-boarding terminal at Amsterdam’s Schiphol
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by Lisa Vaas Exploring District 06 in Boneworks with your Oculus virtual reality (VR) rig? WATCH OUT!!!!! It’s jam-packed with traps, obstacles, Nullmen zombies who’ll attack you on sight, and now, thanks to the zuckerborgians, you’re going to be stalked: followed right out of the virtual experience and into real life… by ADS!!!!!! …because Facebook.
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The second authentication factor might be a minor inconvenience, but it provides a major security boost With past years riddled with security breaches, it is high time we evaluated the way we secure our online presence. The usual way to secure most of your digital accounts is by using a password, no question about it.
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Attention WordPress users! Your website could easily get hacked if you are using “Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder,” or “Ultimate Addons for Elementor” and haven’t recently updated them to the latest available versions. Security researchers have discovered a critical yet easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability in both widely-used premium WordPress plugins that could allow remote attackers
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Reliance Industries, one of India’s largest industrial houses, has acquired a majority stake in NowFloats, an Indian startup that helps businesses and individuals build online presence without any web developing skills. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited said (PDF) it has acquired an 85% stake in NowFloats for 1.4 billion Indian
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Internationally renowned security software company Emsisoft has declared a ransomware crisis and called on governments to take immediate action to improve their security and mitigate risks.  So serious is the threat posed by ransomware that the New Zealand company has published a report into the effects of the malware on the United States three weeks earlier than
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by Lisa Vaas Congress on Tuesday told Facebook and Apple that they better put backdoors into their end-to-end encryption, or they’ll pass laws that force tech companies to do so. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that was attended by Apple and Facebook representatives who testified about the worth of encryption that hasn’t
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Gustavo Parés Contributor Gustavo Parés is CEO of NDS Cognitive Labs, a leader in cognitive computing and AI business solutions. A Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), he’s partnered with Microsoft, IBM and Google to deliver digital transformation and cognitive technology services. The global industry potential of artificial intelligence is