Update: Maintenance on Penn State VPNs including ISP to PSU, and the LIAS VPN

The original alert mistakenly stated Wednesday May 23rd. This should have read Tuesday May 23rd. On Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00am to 6:20am, maintenance will be performed on the hardware supporting Penn State VPNs including ISP to PSU, and the LIAS VPN. The expected outage of the VPN connections is less than 5 minutes. This […] more…

SDDC 101: The Why, the What, and the How

The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) has fundamentally changed how IT delivers infrastructure and services. SDDC rethinks traditional ways of using virtualized resources by adding virtual networks (SDN) and virtualized storage (SDS) to virtual compute as a better way to build data centers, improve security and keep costs down. The included automation and orchestration of […] more…

No, Windows XP didn’t fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago touched just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said Monday, contradicting the narrative that the aged OS was largely responsible for the ransomware’s crippling impact. “There were no real WannaCry infections of Windows XP,” said Costin Raiu, director of Kaspersky Lab’s global research […] more…

News in brief: Bitcoin price bubbles up; Uber uses AI to boost its take; WannaCry ‘hero’ censures tabloids

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news more…

Yes, Geek Squad can search your files and hand you over to the police

Judge rules images found on a defendant’s hard drive inadmissible – but bats away contention that he had an expectation of privacy when he passed his PC to Geek Squad more…

Critical DoS Flaws Patched in Asterisk Framework

Updates released on Friday for the Asterisk communications framework address three critical denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities discovered by Sandro Gauci, a penetration tester and researcher who specializes in VoIP and communications systems. read more more…

After WannaCry, EternalRocks digs deeper into the NSA’s exploit toolbox

WannaCry may be behind us, but fears that the crooks might create new malware from the NSA’s stash of exploits seem to be coming true more…

Judge demands cellphone passwords from social media star

Hencha Voigt and her partner Wesley Victor were unable to unlock their phones despite the judge’s order – and the case highlights some inconsistencies in the law more…

EternalRocks Network Worm Leverages 7 NSA Hacking Tools

EternalRocks Worm Uses NSA Exploits to Compromise Systems and Install DoublePulsar Backdoor A recently discovered network worm leverages a total of seven hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA)-linked Equation Group. read more more…

Verizon Messages App Allowed XSS Attacks Over SMS

Until a few months ago, Verizon’s Messages service was affected by a vulnerability that could have easily been exploited to launch cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks using SMS messages. read more more…

GDPR is just a year away: here’s what you need to know

Time is running out – are you ready for GDPR? We’ve got some guidance for you more…

S#!T Some Security Vendors Claim

The information security space is a hot, fast-moving market; and with that heat and speed comes both good and bad. read more more…

Windows 7 Most Hit by WannaCry Ransomware

Most of the computers affected by the WannaCry ransomware outbreak were running Windows 7, security researchers have revealed. read more more…

What does Twitter think you’re interested in? Now you can find out

Twitter has tweaked its settings so that you can see what it thinks you’re interested in so that advertisers can target you more…

VMware Patches Workstation Vulnerabilities

VMware informed customers last week that updates released for the Linux and Windows versions of Workstation patch privilege escalation and denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities. read more more…

Cisco security exec: ‘Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are’

In a transformation where the digital world is taking over the physical world, almost every entity is going through some degree of digitization. In doing so, companies need to have resilient security measures in place to embrace new technologies that advance their business, without sacrificing the security and credibility of their services. CSO Managing Editor Ryan Francis […] more…

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