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January 20, 2020
Home > Security News Hackers are actively exploiting a zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, prompting a warning from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). “Microsoft is aware of limited targeted attacks” in a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability [CVE-2020-0674] in the scripting engine of Internet Explorer across all...
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As one of the leading types of cyber-attacks, ransomware is expected to dominate cybercrime in 2020. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, weak passwords were one of the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 2019, causing 30% of ransomware infections in 2019. Weak Passwords Are the Third Most Common Ransomware Cause Globally The recent PreciseSecurity.com research...
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A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Ga., pleaded guilty last week in a New Jersey court to one count of damaging protected computers by transmission of a...
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By Zach DeMeyer Posted January 20, 2020 By implementing Policies, JumpCloud® admins automate much of their system security management across their Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® fleets. Two specific Policies, BitLocker and FileVault 2, are key for enforcing full disk encryption (FDE) at scale across an organization’s Windows and Mac systems. What are the BitLocker and...
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MUMBAI — India’s largest video streaming platform, ZEE5, is all set to present an  ‘App-solutely’ scary, sexy and fun tech horror film starring Hina Khan, Kushal Tandon, Aditi Arya and Rishabh Sinha.   Directed by Debatma Mandal and produced by Krasnaya Corporation LLP and Horse Films LLP, the film is currently under production and scheduled for a...
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A hacker posted a trove of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, IoT devices and routers on a hacking forum. The leaked lists, dated October and November of last year, were published by someone who runs a DDoS-for-hire service and include usernames, passwords and IP addresses, according to a report by ZDNet. The hacker,...
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File this in the “What? They didn’t do this already?” pile: The FBI has announced that it will tell local election officials when hackers try to infiltrate their systems. Now, when state actors rattle the doors on election systems around the country, the people responsible for operating them will get to hear about it. This...
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In terms of technology, the world had been unifying for years. Now it is reverting back to the likes of the VHS-versus-Betamax era, with much bigger consequences. Imagine two countries with completely different sets of hardware and software for the internet, electronic devices, telecommunications, and even social media and dating apps. That is the direction...
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via Dan Goodin, Security Editor at Ars Technica, comes news that no one in the State of Georgia wants to hear: At least one election server exhibits evidence of compromise – due to the machine’s vulnerability to the Shellshock exploit – which, of course is bad news. The only quesiton we have is: What are...
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Dr. William H. Johnson (Photos courtesy of Odette Peralta) He was never supposed to be a superintendent, but after 34 years on the job, Rockville Centre School District Superintendent Dr. William H. Johnson, or “Dr. J,” as his staff calls him, will retire in June. This has happened once before in 2018, Johnson was going...
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We have been using Facebook for years now and it has mostly been the same with several design changes. While developers are consistently working to bring dark themes in apps, Facebook has been quite reluctant with it. The company did update Instagram and Messenger with dark mode, but Facebook itself remains the same. Today, we...
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The close of a year is a natural time for reflection, and when it also means turning the page on a new decade people are inspired to speculate on what the next ten years might hold. At Idaptive, of course, we’ve always got our minds on what’s new, what’s next, and what nascent idea is...
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Thanks to Facebook I resigned from my job. Slated the company I work for. If your identity is stolen, report it Spread stories about maggots on my colleagues’ desks. And claimed none of them were being paid. To be fair, this would actually make a great premise for a novel. It was certainly fiction....
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Extraditing Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the US would “embarrass” Canada and undermine its autonomy, her lawyers have argued, kicking off the first day of a court case that has whipped up a geopolitical storm between China and the west.  Lawyers acting for Ms Weng, the “Princess of Huawei” who has been under house arrest in Vancouver for more...
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GitHub Actions brings the platform into the CI/CD market, making it simple to integrate SAST and SCA into workflows with the Synopsys Detect GitHub Action. By Gautam Baghel and Dave Meurer GitHub recently announced GitHub Actions, a feature bringing the platform into the CI/CD market. GitHub Actions is available for both GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise...
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A pervert who tried to meet up with a parent to abuse his two daughters was caught after it turned out to be an undercover police officer. William Gerald Lenehan, from Preston, was in secret online contact with the officer for two months and used secure email accounts based in Russia so he couldn’t be...
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Betting firms have used information from a U.K. government-run educational database containing the records of 28 million children to bump up the number of youth who gamble online. The companies gained access to Learning Records Service database – which falls under the umbrellas of the U.K. Department of Education – through GB Group, which had...
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by DH Kass • Jan 20, 2020 The Federal Bureau of Investigation will now notify state officials when a local election has been hit by hackers, a course reversal from a prior closed door policy not to extend notification beyond victims of cyber attacks. A protracted wave of criticism from lawmakers and election officials concerning...
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There are many ways to improve your organization’s cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top. Are we secure yet? I was asked this question in a board meeting a many years ago. The way it was phrased implied that getting secure is a task to be completed. Managing...
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A hacker has deliberately leaked a list of 515,000+ logins. It turns out there are countless devices on the internet with open telnet ports. And loads of them have easily guessable username/password combos. Wait. Telnet? The 40-year-old unencrypted terminal protocol? So simple it barely even deserves to be called a protocol? Sad but true. In today’s...
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