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March 18, 2020
12-Step Remote Learning Checklist to Help District IT Protect Student and Staff Data K-12 school districts across the country are shutting down to increase “social distancing” and help slow down the outbreak of COVID-19—the disease caused by exposure to the new coronavirus. Many are either considering or preparing for a shift to remote learning for...
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By Ross Kerber BOSTON, March 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury yields swung widely in a volatile session on Wednesday as investors scrambled to make trades in an illiquid market, moving a closely watched part of the yield curve to its steepest in two years. The benchmark 10-year US10YT=RR yield was up 18.1 basis points at...
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mark pazniokas :: ctmirror.org Gov. Ned Lamont conducted his daily coronavirus briefing outside the Capitol with social distancing in mind. Connecticut recorded its first coronavirus death Wednesday, an 88-year-old man who was hospitalized in Danbury after falling ill in a Ridgefield assisted-living facility, and state public-health staffers were dispatched to a nursing home at the...
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Since February, a prominent Magecart cybercriminal group has injected the same Java-based payment card skimmer program not one, not two, but three times into the compromised international website of blender manufacturer NutriBullet, researchers from RiskIQ have reported. Each time a skimmer was removed from nutribullet.com, the criminal actors, known as Magecart Group 8, would reintroduce...
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The module, still in development, focuses on compromising Windows systems by brute-forcing accounts via the Remote Desktop Protocol. Trickbot, a popular malware distribution framework often referred to simply as a Trojan, gained a new trick, with developers adding a module that focuses on compromising Windows systems via brute-forcing the guessing of usernames and passwords, security...
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Over the last two years, I’ve read 25+ cyber security books to invest in understanding as many parts of our field (including the history of the industry) as I can. I’ve learned a ton and have been quite entertained in the process. Many have asked for a list of my favorite books in the space....
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Blender maker is the latest victim of Magecart. Blender manufacturer NutriBullet on Wednesday said it had identified and removed malicious code on its website that allowed attackers to steal data from customers entering payment card information on it when purchasing products. The move came about one month after security vendor RiskIQ first detected the malware...
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Attackers commonly use remote administration and network management tools for lateral movement, a new pool of threat data shows. The threat landscape of 2019 was dominated with worm-like activity, researchers report in a new analysis of confirmed threats from the past year. Attackers are growing more focused on lateral movement, with an emphasis on using...
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Ransomware attacks are still happening, and more employees need to be trained on how to prevent them. Ransomware: A security expert explains what makes us vulnerable and how to prevent it Ransomware attacks are still happening, and more employees need to be trained on how to prevent them. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Rahul Kashyap,...
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Google and Facebook are considering efforts to analyze the collective movements of millions of users to determine how the deadly novel coronavirus is spreading across the US, and to gauge the effectiveness of calls for social distancing. The results could be shared with government agencies working to head off what could become an unprecedented public...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is among the premiere sources of up to date and accurate information on COVID-19 so it is now surprise cybercriminals are leveraging this for their benefit. Malwarebytes has found a new phishing campaign using the well-respected WHO name as a lure to trick people who are rightfully fearful of Coronvavirus...
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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | March 18, 2020, 9:24 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums, galleries, gardens and National Zoo have temporarily shut their doors as a public health precaution aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. But while these brick-and-mortar buildings may be closed, the Smithsonian remains active in the digital sphere, making it easy for museum...
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Thanks to Def Con 27 Volunteers, Videographers and Presenters for publishing their superlative conference videos via the DEF CON Conference YouTube Channel for all to see, enjoy and learn. Permalink The post DEF CON 27 Monero Village – Amir Montazery’s ‘The Cost Of Good Open Source Software’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Source link
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The White House asked Congress March 18 for nearly $1.8 billion in funding for information technology improvements for several departments as agencies encourage federal employees to telework. Earlier in the week, the Office of Management and Budget released guidance encouraging federal agencies to extend “maximum telework capabilities” to prevent widespread infections in the government. That...
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The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations. An unprotected AWS S3 bucket exposed some 425 GB of data, representing approximately 500,000 documents related to MCA Wizard, an iOS and Android app developed by Advantage Capital Funding and Argus Capital Funding. According to vpnMentor researcher Noam Rotem, who...
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Another malicious actor has weaponized an otherwise legitimate, interactive coronavirus tracking map created by Johns Hopkins University — this time to deliver Android spyware as part of a campaign that originates out of Libya and seemingly targets individuals within that country. The surveillanceware, known as SpyMax, comes packaged in a trojanized application named “corona live...
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(Image credit: Shutterstock) Researchers have discovered tens of thousands of malicious websites taking advantage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to ZDNet, which today reported that thousands of similar websites are being created every day. The report said that cybersecurity software vendor RiskIQ began tracking COVID-19-related domains on March 15 and found 13,500 suspicious domains....
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American incident response and digital forensic services company Crypsis today announced the formation of a new research team dedicated to sharing threat data with the public. Crypsis Threat Research Labs (CTRL) will strive to analyze emerging cybersecurity threats and trends with the goal of making their research publicly available. The Labs hope that sharing their findings will...
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Health technology company Royal Philips has become the first medical device manufacturer to receive a new product cybersecurity testing certification. The certification—catchily titled UL IEC 62304—was created by independent global safety certification and testing nonprofit company Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The aim of the new certification is to provide an overall framework to evaluate the maturity and robustness of a...
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Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement. On January 29, Facebook agreed to a $550 million settlement of a class-action suit based on violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The settlement will compensate Facebook users in Illinois for Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology,...
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