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February 4, 2020
IT is advancing in leaps and bounds, new innovations are being invented every day and all around the world, opportunities abound for developers. If you’ve realised that becoming a developer would be a great fit for your skillset and the lifestyle you’d like to live, you’re ready to take the next step – a deep dive...
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed to revise its position limits regime by increasing to 25 (from nine) the number of commodity derivatives contracts subject to federal limits; by augmenting the number of enumerated bona fide hedging exemptions; and by expediting the process for persons legitimately requiring non-enumerated hedge exemptions to gain...
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by Dan Kobialka • Feb 4, 2020 HP Enterprise (HPE) has acquired Scytale, a cloud-native security and zero-trust networking provider, for an undisclosed sum. The Scytale team also will join HPE as part of the transaction. HPE plans to leverage Scytale’s service identity management capabilities to deliver an open, secure edge-to-cloud platform, according to a...
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By Stephanie DeCamp Posted February 4, 2020 Single sign-on solutions — what more is there to it? Turns out that for such a simple phrase there are many things to read between the lines. SSO solutions aren’t simply one set of credentials that a user can leverage to access anything — although that’s not too...
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The various threat intelligence stories in this iteration of the Weekly Threat Briefing (WTB) discusses the following topics: APT, Backdoor, Data leak, Emotet, Malspam, Spyware, Winnti, and Vulnerabilities . The IOCs related to these stories are attached to the Weekly Threat Briefing and can be used to check your logs for potential malicious activity. Figure 1 – IOC Summary Charts. ...
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No, we do not police the social media activity of our students, a New York university said last week, and yes, we have a sense of humor – remember the banana we taped to the wall in the student union and then posted on Instagram? That was part of a Twitter stream posted by the...
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With a week to go before final exams, ITI Technical College, a private Baton Rouge vocational college, is going back to paper, at least partially until its computer system is fully restored after being the latest Louisiana institution victimized by ransomware. ITI Vice President Mark Worthy said Tuesday the college’s computer personnel were working to...
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Photo: Jack Kurtz/Zuma Press The Iowa Democratic Party may or may not have announced the winner of its presidential caucus, given that the party has released only partial results. Regardless, questions will continue about the political organization’s handling of the event. And Democratic officials aren’t the only ones who should be embarrassed. The party’s reporting...
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A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet’s longest-running online attack-for-hire or “booter” services was sentenced to five years probation today. While the young man’s punishment was heavily tempered by his current poor health, the defendant’s dietary choices may have contributed to both his capture and the lenient sentencing: Investigators say the onetime booter...
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Almost three-quarters of enterprises plan to have a zero-trust access model by the end of the year, but nearly half of cybersecurity professionals lack the knowledge to implement the right technologies, experts say. Worried about protecting data, the likelihood of breaches, and the rise of insecure endpoint and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, companies are...
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Credit: Dreamstime It’s no secret that hackers the world over target Windows vulnerabilities in order to wreak havoc, hold up data and networks for ransom, pull off money-making scams, and disrupt elections and the workings of democracy. They target Windows for a simple reason: volume. The operating system is on the vast majority of desktop...
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KAMPALA — Uganda is “studying” the possibility of opening an embassy in Jerusalem, President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday, during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Such a move would be seen internationally as a statement of support for Israel’s claim for the city of Jerusalem to be its capital, a potential political...
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Surgical masks are in shortage and Democrats need work on reportage, but first: a cartoon about parental sexting. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s News Iowa Caucus tech meltdown is a warning Thanks in...
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The news that Google is amassing huge amounts of patient health data to create a unified platform where healthcare providers can search patients’ individual records has been met with mixed responses. On the one hand, this could ease workflows for healthcare provider, giving them easy access to patients’ records and creating more personalized care and...
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Thousands of servers could be exposed to SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, recently used in cyberattacks against Middle East government targets. Researchers have detected multiple instances of cyberattackers using SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604 to target government organizations in the Middle East. These mark the latest cases of adversaries exploiting the flaw, which was recently used to breach the...
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How to spot SMS scams, spam, and phishing texts and stay safe Scammy, spammy texts have come to your phone. David Gewirtz explains how to avoid getting ripped off by scam artists who’ve added social engineering to their toolbox. Read more: https://zd.net/2u8ak26 The news concerning the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ mobile phone demonstrates...
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPupils at St Paul’s Catholic School in Milton Keynes discuss online trends with Amol Rajan The data from Ofcom’s latest report into children’s media habits isn’t just confirmation of deep and irreversible trends. It also suggests that we may have crossed some important thresholds. The fact that...
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Various APT groups are successfully using Web shell attacks on a more frequent basis. An investigation into the breach of a customer’s Web server by Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART) found a Web shell attack that had succeeded in moving through most of the ATT&CK matrix before being remediated. The Web shell was part of...
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Two organizations attempted to manipulate Twitter to their benefit over the last few months, one was potentially a nation-sponsored actor. The other was a peanut by comparison. The more serious case was revealed by Twitter on February 3 when it reported it had shut down an attempt by a possible nation-state actor to exploit an...
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5,000 password resets, multi-day outage, och aye! Might as well head out to the city, kids, the college is shut down for the day A further education college in east Scotland has been struck by what its principal described as a cyber “bomb” in an apparent ransomware attack so bad that students have been told...
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