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The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look for as long as three years due to an insecure database. That’s according to findings published by security researcher Bob Diachenko
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Microsoft recently patched a critical flaw in Internet Explorer’s scripting engine that could lead to remote code execution. The vulnerability is being exploited in the wild and was originally reported by a researcher from Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Microsoft released an out-of-band patch to fix the vulnerability before the normal patch cycle. McAfee products received
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Using a new penetration testing tool to automate phishing attacks, hackers can potentially bypass two-factor authentication (2FA), according to a new post published by security researcher Piotr Duszynski. The tool was written to intentionally make phishing campaigns as easy and effective as possible, said Duszynski. Dubbed Modlishka, a Polish word that means “mantis,” the tool
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An Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that kindled some excitement and sparked a Microsoft out-of-band patch during the year-end holidays overshadowed a light January Patch Tuesday. To exploit the Internet Explorer zero-day bug (CVE-2018-8653), an attacker required a victim to view a specially crafted website that executes arbitrary code. Without Microsoft’s patch, the attacker would then
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IcePick-3PC has impacted a range of businesses, from publishers to e-commerce, across a variety of industries, including retail and healthcare, according to researchers from The Media Trust’s digital security and operations (DSO) team. The malware strain was first identified in spring 2018 and is able to steal device IPs en masse.   When it was initially detected,
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by John E Dunn For decades hot tubs were simple water-bearing garden luxuries that owners looked forward to relaxing in of an evening. More recently, manufacturers started adding exciting Internet of Things (IoT) features that product marketing departments worked themselves into a lather promoting as the next must-have. These IoT-enabled hot tubs look identical to
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An intriguing new startup is out from under the radar in Southeast Asia after BasisAI, a Singapore-based company, revealed itself this week. The startup disclosed a seed investment from two prestigious investors in the region and some impressive credentials to back it up. Started by twin brothers Linus and Silvanus Lee and Liu Feng-Yuan — all Singapore
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Network and endpoint security company, Sophos, announced today that it has acquired Avid Secure, a cloud infrastructure security company that uses artificial intelligence to deliver cloud security analytics, according to a press release. No further details about the acquisition have been released, though a spokesperson for the company said in an email that Sophos will
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Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund and launching the first iteration of its “Visual Positioning Service,” which lets developers build apps that require location accuracy far beyond the capabilities of GPS alone. The technology will initially target augmented reality apps,
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The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) has published its first annual report, “Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, the CISO / CIO Perspective,” the results of which highlight the need for boards to be active governance partners in collaborative cyber defense. Recognizing the shared value of collaboration across organizational functions and between and among organizations when