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March 5, 2020
Paul Cunningham sees some similarities between his first stint in government service—flying helicopters  as a lieutenant commander for the U.S. Navy—and his current role as chief information security officer at the Veterans Affairs Department. “Risk management—from the aviation and cybersecurity perspectives—are pretty important,” Cunningham told Nextgov, speaking from his office at VA’s headquarters in Washington,...
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Carles Farre, worldwide director of PageWide Commercial Business at HP, stands with the new PageWide Web Press T250 HD production inkjet press. This week in San Diego, HP previewed the PageWide Web Press T250 HD, which will launch officially at drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany, this June. An upgrade to its popular T240 press, the new...
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A severe vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat’s Apache JServ Protocol. The Chinese cyber security company Chaitin Tech discovered the vulnerability, which is named “Ghostcat” and is tracked using CVE-2020-1938. The security issue has received a critical severity rating score of 9.8 based on CVSS v3 Scoring system.  Vulnerability Details:Due to a file inclusion defect in the...
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A bipartisan pair of US senators today introduced long-rumored legislation known as the EARN IT Act. Meant to combat child sexual exploitation online, the bill threatens to erode established protections against holding tech companies responsible for what people do and say on their platforms. It also poses the most serious threat in years to strong...
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Facebook denies that it’s cringing away from its virtual currency plans due to the fact that regulators loathe it, saying that it “remains fully committed to the project.” On Tuesday, multiple reports suggested that Facebook has decided not to support its Libra virtual currency in its own products and will instead offer users the ability...
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While many Australians were preoccupied with panic-buying toilet paper, sales of another commodity encountered a very different sort of crisis. Wool sales were severely disrupted last week by a ransomware attack on IT company Talman Software, which processes more than 75% of sales in Australia and New Zealand. A ransomware attack is a form of...
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When I first heard about the launch of Disney Plus, I had already decided to subscribe to it. Sure, I have a Netflix account, and I have an account for the (very awesome) Funimation’s anime streaming service. But Disney, with their recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, were starting to pull their massive library of...
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Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet Action is blaming “sexist media coverage” in large part for Elizabeth Warren’s decision Thursday (March 5) to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Various reports had Warren suspending her campaign, though her campaign Web site was still seeking supporters with the rallying cry: “LET’S DREAM BIG, FIGHT...
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Lawmakers on Thursday called on Americans to “wake up” to what they say are dangers posed by Chinese-owned and manufactured rail cars and buses, citing cyber and national security concerns. The latest pushback comes after agreements between two Chinese groups and multiple U.S. cities to build public transit systems, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warning that...
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Twitter has updated its hate speech policies to cover tweets that make dehumanizing remarks, which are remarks that treat “others as less than human,” on the basis of age, disability, or disease. The changes follow updates to the company’s polices made last July that said Twitter would remove tweets that dehumanize religious groups. Prior to...
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by ConnectWise • Mar 5, 2020 In the ever-evolving cybersecurity scape, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are extremely concerned with security—now more than ever. According to a recent Continuum survey, 93% of SMBs said they would switch their managed services provider (MSP) if another MSP could offer them the ‘right’ security services. They were also...
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Introducing cloud-based data loss prevention with Menlo Security Sensitive data leaving a company via the web is a major concern for many networks. Bad actors perpetrate 69 percent of external data breach attacks and represent the largest threat to organizations that are not using cloud isolation. For our customers, however, we prevent these attacks. Because...
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In case you didn’t already know, this is National Consumer Protection Week. Keeping with that theme, it’s a good time to think about how to protect your identity and your future retirement benefits.  Potential fraud seems to be everywhere. Last week, I received a succession of phone messages from someone purporting to be an “Apple...
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A vulnerability was found in most of the Intel chipsets released in the last five years that could allow an attacker to extract the chipset key stored on the PCH microchip and obtain access to data encrypted with the key. The issue, CVE-2019-0090, was found by Positive Technologies and resides in the Intel Converged Security...
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Approach is a twist to the old method of using fake software, browser updates, Kaspersky says. Cybercriminals can be an innovative bunch when it comes to finding new ways to distribute malware. The latest example is a new campaign involving the use of a fake digital certificate “update” to try and infect systems of visitors...
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The separate incidents show how data theft knows no market-based limits. A series of enterprise data breaches disclosed this week underscores how criminals target various industries to steal and monetize data. The breaches at J.Crew, T-Mobile, and two units of cruise-line operator Carnival Corp., show that millions of customers can feel the effect of even...
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Details of a cyber-attack on a council’s IT system were discussed in secret after the press and public were excluded from a meeting. Redcar and Cleveland Council remains mired in difficulties after a ransomware attack which has left its website down for almost a month . The authority is still unable to say when online...
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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, Packet Hacking Village – Winnona DeSombre’s ‘Bestsellers In The Underground Economy’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Source link
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday held a hearing where officials from leading tech and telecom firms posed key recommendations to lawmakers who seek to replace and further prohibit telecommunications equipment that may pose a security risk, including products from China-based Huawei and ZTE. Among the key suggestions was that...
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