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February 7, 2020
from the stop-it-guys dept We’ve highlighted in the past that there are large parts of the federal government that recognize that strong encryption is actually very, very important for national security, and that the framing by Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and even President Trump — that there need to be back...
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By Ryan Squires Posted February 7, 2020 A data breach poses one of the greatest risks to corporations today. Yet, only 45% of executives think cybersecurity represents an important aspect of their company, according to the EY Global Information Security Survey. This statistic is surprising, especially when you consider the Ponemon Institute determines the cost...
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Food delivery has a dark side. That we knew, but it does seem to be getting more airtime lately, with legislators and restaurants alike pushing back against some (okay, most) of the practices companies like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats employ. We saw more of that this week when a San Francisco restaurant owner took...
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Ransomware is one of the most feared cybercrime problems of the modern era. The idea of malware that scrambles your files and demands money to get them back is not new – the first widespread attack happened back in 1989 – but the scale of the threat has changed dramatically in the last few years....
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by Joe Panettieri • Feb 7, 2020 Fortinet continues to gain momentum with MSSPs, and the company’s secure SD-WAN solutions are catching on with channel partners, CEO Ken Xie and CFO Keith Jensen told Wall Street analysts during Fortinet’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday, February 6. Fortinet CFO Keith Jensen Ken Xie, CEO, Fortinet Among...
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As concern over the deadly coronavirus grows, fake news and scams capitalising on people’s fears are also spreading. Nearly 32,000 people have been infected and more than 630 have died in China, with the majority of the cases in Hubei province. Outside of China, more than 216 people in 24 countries have been infected. Here...
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Ten years ago, I wrote an essay: “Security in 2020.” Well, it’s finally 2020. I think I did pretty well. Here’s what I said back then: There’s really no such thing as security in the abstract. Security can only be defined in relation to something else. You’re secure from something or against something. In the...
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During a conference in Washington, the US Attorney General called on America and its allies to invest in Huawei rivals. Huawei has the largest marketshare in the world of any telecoms vendor. The reason operators are so attracted to Huawei is that the gear is often seen to beat rivals in both capabilities and cost....
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Fish planted from Mt. Lassen results in some limits and fish up to 4 pounds. Compiled by Jim Matthews www.OutdoorNewsService.com The fish report is weekly. Its accuracy depends on marina operators, tackle shops, and local fishermen we contact. Anglers catching large fish should send the information to Outdoor News Service, P.O. Box 9007, San Bernardino,...
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Thanks to Def Con 27 Volunteers, Videographers and Presenters for publishing their superlative conference videos via their YouTube Channel for all to see, enjoy and learn. Permalink The post DEF CON 27, Recon Village – Mitchell Parker’s ‘Building OSINT And Recon Program To Address Healthcare’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Source link
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The controversy over usage of facial recognition technology took center stage last week in Washington, D.C., as the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee held a two-hour hearing, as opponents in the debate decry its racial bias and federal government’s quick rollout at U.S. airports without fully testing or acknowledging proven shortcomings. In his opening...
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A limited number of user videos were shared with others in a five-day incident from November. Google has notified users of Google Takeout — which allows people to download their individual data — that the service might have overshared their videos, as a “technical glitch” allowed certain videos to be downloaded by people who weren’t...
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The 13th National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3 to 9 February with the aim of raising awareness of apprenticeships and apprentices. The Education and Skills Funding Agency launched the campaign, ‘#LookBeyond’ in 2020 to encourage the celebration of diversity in apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to individuals and their organisations. This year, the Foreign...
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The trend of the Internet of Things (IoT), including the related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), will continue to see explosive growth in 2020 and beyond. Yet for all their benefits, these devices continue to pose real security risks, especially since they can be easily compromised and can...
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Image source: The Motley Fool. NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK)Q3 2020 Earnings CallFeb 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Welcome to NortonLifeLock’s Fiscal Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer...
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Attackers deploy a legitimate, digitally signed hardware driver to delete security software from machines before encrypting files. In a newly detected attack campaign, the attackers behind RobbinHood ransomware deploy legitimate, digitally signed hardware drivers to delete security tools on target machines before they encrypt files. These attacks exploit known vulnerability CVE-2019-19320, report Sophos researchers who...
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Attackers deploy a legitimate, digitally signed hardware driver to delete security software from machines before encrypting files. In a newly detected attack campaign, the attackers behind RobbinHood ransomware deploy legitimate, digitally signed hardware drivers to delete security tools on target machines before they encrypt files. These attacks exploit known vulnerability CVE-2019-19320, report Sophos researchers who...
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Two schools, two ransomware attack and two different outcomes. The Allegheny Intermediate Unit school system was able to fend off a recent ransomware attack using back up files, meanwhile the University of Maastricht just disclosed it paid 30 bitcoins to regain control of its encrypted computer network. Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), a regional public education...
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Several people have been preyed on by bogus callers claiming to work for a major communications company. The fraudsters have been targeting homes in the region posing as staff from KCOM in order to con unsuspecting individuals into handing over banking information. The calls have been showing as local numbers in the practice known as...
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Wacom drawing tablets track how you use programs on your Mac or PC. And the company continuously uploads the data to Google Analytics. Without informed consent. That’s right: A glorified mouse driver sends sensitive data to Google, without you knowing. Except now you do know. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we castigate and remediate. Your humble blogwatcher curated these...
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