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13 hours ago The Threat to Critical Infrastructure - Growing Right Beneath Our Eyes

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Nation-States do Not Fear Reprisal and are Likely to use ICS Artacks as a Component of Geo-Political Conflict

18 hours ago AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit files

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False positives affect Windows Preview, Facebook, and more.

18 hours ago Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

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Even automated security tool thinks Redmond's snooping operating system is 'malicious'

Webroot's security tools went berserk today, mislabeling key Microsoft Windows system files as malicious and removing them - knackering PCs in the process.…

11 hours ago I like 2 factor auth

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Finally, Microsoft caught up with Google!  Not that I was really holding my breath, but I'm happy about it.  


I'm talking about 2 factor authentication on my Microsoft account.  Granted, it's an account that I largely abandoned in 2007 because it wasn't really "professional" and I was looking for a job at that time.  I needed something more distinguished,

9 hours ago Pending Trump Cybersecurity Executive Order Outlined

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Word that President Donald Trump's cybersecurity executive order could be unveiled in days leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, large Australian companies anticipate rise in information security risk.

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7 hours ago N-day Nvidia, Android driver security flaw details revealed

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Zimperium has revealed the details of two N-day vulnerabilities submitted through its exploit acquisition scheme.

4 hours ago Watch A Very Vulnerable $140 Quadcopter Drone Get Hacked Out Of The Sky

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Popular drone on Amazon is vulnerable to simple cyberattacks, warn UT Dallas researchers.

4 hours ago Win32 is malware? Webroot mistakenly labels Windows as cybersecurity threat

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Antivirus provider Webroot recently pushed an updated causing it to read Windows system files as malware and label Facebook a phishing site.

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5 hours ago Blowout Cards Issues Card-Skimming Breach Alert

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Hacker Skimmed Payment Card Details Using Modified PHP FileIn the wake of fraud reports, Blowout Cards has issued a security alert to customers, warning that an attacker hacked its website and installed a PHP file designed to skim payment card details at the time of purchase.

6 hours ago Kremlin-backed DNC hackers going after French presidential hopeful Macron

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Everyone, everything's a target for mysterious APT28 crew

The Russian cyberespionage group blamed for the infamous US Democratic National Committee email leak launched targeted phishing attacks against French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign as recently as last month.…

9 hours ago Tuesday Tech Wrap: Apple, Square, Jimmy Wales

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A round-up of the most important technology newson Tuesday April 25th, 2017

11 hours ago Close to 9,000 servers across Asean infected with malware

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In an operation run out of its Singapore global hub, Interpol has identified 8,800 command-and-control servers and 270 websites that were compromised, including those run by governments and financial institutions.

27 minutes ago Why Focusing Too Much on Today's Cyber Threats Is a Bad Idea

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Healthcare organizations must take a long view in their security risk management programs rather than focus on the "cyberthreat du jour," says security expert Bob Chaput, who explains why.

1 hour ago Display Software Flaw Affects Millions of Devices

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A potentially serious vulnerability has been found in third-party software shipped by several major vendors for their displays. The developer has rushed to release a patch for the flaw, which is believed to affect millions of devices worldwide.

1 hour ago Why Businesses Don't Have a CX Strategy

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My previous post cited research showing just how much importance businesses place on CX in terms of performance metrics. Building on this, the post went on to show the disparate gap between this importance, and the limited extent of having a digital strategy in place to support CX. I'll just

1 hour ago Creator of Apple's Touch ID Tech Develops A Connected-Life App For Seniors

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Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automation products, health and wellness technologies and communication and social functionality.

1 hour ago Brit behind Titanium Stresser DDoS malware sent to chokey

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20-year-old Herts man slapped with two years' stripey suntan time

A Hertfordshire man has been jailed for two years after netting nearly £400,000 from the malware he wrote as a 15-year-old student.…

2 hours ago A Few Thoughts on Ubiquiti's Gambit For Enterprise Recognition

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I'm getting ready to unbox a small network's worth of Ubiquiti equipment for testing and evaluation. Before I do, I'm trying to read the tea leaves on where Ubiquiti is trying to go with its latest generation of equipment- and a new mindset the company is developing. Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote

3 hours ago Founder Of Company That Provided Apple Its Touch ID Tech Develops Connected-Life App For Seniors

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Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automation products, health and wellness technologies and communication and social functionality.

3 hours ago New BrickerBot Variants Emerge

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New variants of a recently discovered BrickerBot Internet of Things (IoT) malware capable of permanently disabling devices were observed last week, Radware security researchers warn.

3 hours ago Fileless Malware: You should already be prepared

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The buzzword "fileless malware" is increasingly causing fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But we should already have controls in place.

3 hours ago Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

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SSH... it's Shishiga

Hackers have unleashed a new malware strain that targets Linux-based systems.…

4 hours ago Why Windows 10 rollout is happening faster than shift from XP to Windows 7

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Gartner finds that 85 percent of enterprises will have started a Windows 10 deployment by the end of 2017.

4 hours ago Users tell Microsoft to scrap 'pain in butt' Security Update Guide, bring back old bulletins

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They're not happy that Microsoft's replaced Patch Tuesday security bulletins with the searchable Security Update Guide.

5 hours ago French Presidential Candidate Targeted by Russia-Linked Hackers

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A notorious cyber espionage group linked to the Russian government has targeted the political party of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, according to a report published on Tuesday by Trend Micro.