Edward Snowden’s New Job: Protecting Reporters From Spies

When Edward Snowden leaked the biggest collection of classified National Security Agency documents in history, he wasn’t just revealing the inner workings of a global surveil­lance machine. He was also scrambling to evade it. Tags:  Industry News more…

CEO of Company Behind Tor Browser Exploit: "I Wanted to Help Take a Person Down"

In November of last year, a law enforcement agency deployed a Tor Browser exploit on a dark web child abuse site. Sources told Motherboard that the company which developed and sold the exploit was Exodus Intelligence, a US firm that also sold information about the attack to defensive clients. Tags:  Industry News more…

Google – Once Again – Publicly Discloses Windows Bug After Microsoft Fails to Patch It

Google is once again dropping the same bomb on Microsoft – disclosing a vulnerability publicly after the company failed to patch it in time. The Redmond software giant was expected to a send a security update on Patch Tuesday last week. However, it failed to do so and said that the updates will now be […] more…

Netherlands expertise unravels enterprise blockchain

Dutch expertise and level-headedness could help broaden the use of blockchain within the finance sector and into a wider range of business and government organisations. It has been three years since IT venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote about the promising future for bitcoin and its base technology, blockchain. The pioneer, who built the first broadly […] more…

Survey: less worry about cloud security, but governance still a question mark

Managers and professionals are growing more comfortable with cloud computing for their enterprises, and security is less of a showstopper than it was just a couple of years ago. However, cloud in the enterprise is still ungoverned territory. IT leaders need to take the reigns in terms of centralizing services, brokerages, reducing wasted cloud spending, […] more…

Kaspersky announces KasperskyOS, a secure solution for IoT, network devices and more

Russian cybersecurity and antivirus vendor Kaspersky has announced today the availability of KasperskyOS, its secure operating system aimed at network devices, industrial control systems and the Internet of Things. In a post on his official blog, Eugene Kaspersky (chief executive of the company) revealed that this project has been in the works for 14 years, […] more…

Malware authors camouflage code with Russian terms

Malware authors are attempting to hide behind Russia’s reputation as digital crime centre to throw investigators off their scent, a security firm has found. Low-level analysis of the malware used by the Lazarus group to attack Polish financial institutions has unearthed several Russian words in the application’s components. Tags:  Industry News more…

Kim Dotcom faces extradition to the US

A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to his Megaupload website, which was shut down in 2012 following an FBI-ordered raid on his Auckland mansion. The Auckland High Court upheld the decision by a lower court in 2015 on […] more…

Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world

After a nearly decade-long project to move away from Windows onto Linux, Munich has all but decided on a dramatic u-turn. It’s likely that, by 2021, the city council will start to replace PCs running LiMux (its custom version of Ubuntu) with Windows 10. Going back maybe 15 or 20 years, it was seriously debated […] more…

Hacker defaces Donald Trump fundraising site via subdomain takeover attack

A hacker defaced a presidential campaign fundraising website for Donald Trump with a little help from a DNS misconfiguration issue. On 19 February, an actor known as “Pro_Mast3r” defaced the site secure2.donaldjtrump.com. The site’s server, which is down as of this writing, was not linked from the Trump Pence campaign website. However, its certificate was […] more…

WhatsApp updates statuses with Snapchat-inspired functionality

Messaging apps are not just about chatting these days. Every player that counts wants to bring something extra to the table to keep users hooked and attract new ones in the process. WhatsApp is no different, as it is now rolling out an updated status feature that lets users share more than just basic messages. […] more…

Europe still has concerns about privacy in Windows 10

Privacy fears abound with Windows 10, with individuals and privacy groups continually questioning the company’s motives in gathering user data. The threat of a court case in Switzerland resulted in Microsoft making changes to Windows — in addition to the privacy changes it had already made. But for European privacy watchdogs, the latest batch of […] more…

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer’s beta now available

In addition to betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, and other bug fixes. Like the second developer beta issued on Feb. 7, Monday’s third version brings Night Shift mode to Mac. Originally incorporated into iOS, Night Shift minimizes user exposure […] more…

Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10

Linus Torvalds has given us all version 4.10 of the Linux kernel. “So there it is, the final 4.10 release,” Torvalds told the world after his customary Sunday afternoon effort. Tags:  Linux more…

Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Researchers have uncovered an advanced malware-based operation that siphoned more than 600 gigabytes from about 70 targets in a broad range of industries, including critical infrastructure, news media, and scientific research. Tags:  Security more…

Certain Canvas functions to be unavailable on Wednesday, February 22

A Penn State database server that impacts Canvas will be receiving updates during the scheduled maintenance window on Wednesday, February 22, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. ET. Although Canvas will still be available for users, functions highlighted with the Penn State shield on the Canvas Dashboard will be unavailable during this time. Faculty and […] more…

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