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by John E Dunn Microsoft has vexed its users with another misbehaving update. The latest problem occurred on 8 January when enterprise users running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with a Key Management Service (KMS) started complaining on Microsoft’s TechNet forums and Reddit that they were seeing two errors, the first relating to licensing,
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Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship with news publishers recently. While it’s funded programming from partners like CNN and Fox News, it’s also played a role in some
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As we usher in the new year, I want to update you on some exciting transformations the McAfee Customer Success Group (CSG) has undergone. As a company, McAfee is committed to putting you—our customer—at the core. Our goal is to help you make the right decisions as you evolve your security maturity from device to
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One major advantage of AI algorithms is their ability to rapidly find patterns across large data sets and to detect anomalies. At the simplest form, this involves creating a baseline model of what’s normal in an environment, and then flagging and investigating anomalies to that baseline, which could potentially be IoT threats. This can be
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Tim Merel Contributor More posts by this contributor Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look
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Three different vulnerabilities in the Schneider Electric EVlink Parking electric vehicle charging station, which could have allowed an attacker to halt the charging process, have been patched, according to Positive Technologies. Researchers discovered the vulnerabilities, CVE-2018-7800, CVE-2018-7801 and CVE-2018-7802, in charging stations used at parking environments in several countries, including at offices, hotels, supermarkets, fleets and municipals. The
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Cybersecurity researcher has discovered online a massive database containing records of more than 202 million Chinese citizens that remained accessible to anyone on the Internet without authentication until last week. The unprotected 854.8 gigabytes of the database was stored in an instance of MongoDB, a NoSQL high performance and cross-platform document-oriented database, hosted by an
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A research team of experts from Graz University of Technology, Boston University, NetApp, CrowdStrike, and Intel has published findings on page cache attacks. Unlike Spectre and Meltdown, this attack is a first-of-its-type, hardware-agnostic, side-channel attack that can remotely target operating systems such as Windows and Linux and effectively exfiltrate data, bypassing security precautions. In explaining the
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Investors are still pouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importance of prioritizing the needs of the local environment and its citizens, over and above the ambitions of VCs for a swift and lucrative
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by John E Dunn With every new hack, it’s becoming clearer that older forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) are no longer the reassuring security protection they once were. The latest and perhaps most significant is that researcher Piotr Duszyński has published a tool called Modlishka (Polish: “Mantis”) capable of automating the phishing of one-time passcodes
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Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial
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Security researchers have identified a global DNS hijacking campaign, which they say is likely the work of Iranian hackers. According to researchers from FireEye’s Mandiant Incident Response and Intelligence team, the DNS hijacking campaign targeted entities for the past two years across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America “on an almost
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For the second time in less than two months, the New York Times has reported that a progressive group of Democrats allegedly leveraged social media sites in a secret project intended to spread false information and sway the 2017 Senate race in Alabama. According to the New York Times, “The ‘Dry Alabama’ campaign, not previously
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What’s in store for automotive security once cars morph into mobile living rooms and working spaces? And how about transportation at large? There is a certain singularity to CES (Consumer Electronics Show), where vehicles, security, and a host of other technologic doodads unite around a given platform, in this case the car. As these converge,
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This week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed with many of the year’s biggest new devices. But over the last several years, The Sands has become the place where the real magic happens. The segment of the show known as Eureka Park is where the startups and accelerators congregate, often times showing off products
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The widespread popularity of SaaS applications, BYOD and millions of unsecure IoT devices has effectively eliminated the notion of a hardened perimeter where IT and security organizations can control access to their sensitive data. Software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology makes users and devices invisible and inaccessible to outside attacks. An alternative to VPN technology, SDP can
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The healthcare sector continues to be the target of cyberattacks, with Managed Health Services (MHS) of Indiana Health Plan announcing recently that a third-party data breach potentially exposed up to 31,000 patients’ personal data in one of two security incidents the company has disclosed in the past month. The organization reportedly manages Indiana’s Hoosier Healthwise
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by Danny Bradbury Old Twitter posts could reveal more about you than you think, according to a research paper released this month. Tweets could reveal places you visited and things you did, even if you didn’t explicitly mention them. Researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology in Greece and the University of Illinois found