Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Computerworld

Morgan Stanley fines some employees $1M for WhatsApp, iMessage use

Investment banking firm Morgan Stanley has punished some of its employees with fines that topped more than $1 million for breaching compliance rules by using WhatsApp and iMessage for business communications.The fines were levied by docking previous bonuses or...
Computerworld

Apple marks Data Privacy Week with in-store privacy training, more

Apple this year is marking Data Privacy Week by working to educate iPhone users about the privacy protection tools they already have in hand, a move that has implications across any business that wants to maintain privacy.Data protection is the...
Computerworld

How Microsoft is helping Ukraine’s cyberwar against Russia

One of the big surprises in Russia’s war against Ukraine has been how well Ukraine has fended off Russian cyberattacks. Ad hoc groups of white-hat hackers have helped, as have a number of nations and the US government.Less well...
Computerworld

Patch now to address critical Windows zero-day flaw

The first Patch Tuesday of the year from Microsoft addresses 98 security vulnerabilities, with 10 classified as critical for Windows. One vulnerability (CVE-2023-21674) in a core section of Windows code is a zero-day that requires immediate attention. And Adobe...
Computerworld

Alphabet-owned Verily cuts 15% workforce to simplify operating model

Alphabet-owned life sciences firm Verily is downsizing 15% of its workforce to simplify its operating model, according to a company blog post. The move comes just months after the company raised $1 billion.The blog post, which contains the email...
Computerworld

Microsoft doc details the dos and don’ts of Mac ransomware

As enterprise adoption of the Apple platform accelerates, it’s important to note that Macs can and sometimes do get hit by ransomware. So it’s good to stay tuned to security concerns on a platform and application level — and...
Computerworld

Microsoft doc details the dos and don’ts of Mac ransomware

As enterprise adoption of the Apple platform accelerates, it’s important to note that Macs can and sometimes do get hit by ransomware. So it’s good to stay tuned to security concerns on a platform and application level — and...
Computerworld

The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The technology sector's vulnerability to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy became clearer than ever in 2022, as IT giants laid off workers en masse, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data privacy, the EU-China chip...
Computerworld

Why enterprises should embrace remote work in 2023

Many businesses are looking to cut costs as economies face recession, but some enterprises may be ignoring one of the most effective ways to trim the fat while boosting productivity — by embracing remote working.The power is in your hands We...
Computerworld

As China pushes its digital currency plans, the US falls behind

China’s digital Yuan project, a blockchain-based cryptocurrency for consumer and commercial finance, can no longer be considered a pilot. That’s the assessment by economic and cryptocurrency experts.Those experts have been monitoring efforts in China and other countries developing and...
Computerworld

The trials and tribulations of Microsoft’s KB5012170 patch

KB5012170 is many things to many Windows users. First, it’s a patch that either installs with no problems or leads to a blue screen of death (BSOD). It can also be an indicator we have a problem getting updated...
Computerworld

Patch Tuesday: Two zero-day flaws in Windows zero-days immediate attention

Microsoft's December Patch Tuesday updated delivers 59 fixes, including two zero-days (CVE-2022-44698 and CVE-2022-44710) that require immediate attention on the Windows platform. This is a network focused update (TCP/IP and RDP) that will require significant testing with an emphasis on...
Computerworld

Microsoft calls time out on Apple Watch Authenticator

Using an Apple Watch as a device to authenticate access to enterprise sites and services using Microsoft Authenticator is a convenience that's about to go away. Microsoft says the feature will stop working after an Authenticator update scheduled for next month.Apple...
Computerworld

Microsoft’s EU data boundary plan to take effect Jan. 1

Microsoft on Thursday said it will begin rolling out the first phase of its European Union data boundary plan from January 1, 2023, that will allow customers to store and process their customer data within the EU. The move...
Computerworld

Apple sets a security challenge for 2023

Given Apple's big moves this week to roll out new data protection tools for iMessage and allow users to encrypt more of their data in iCloud, it seems obvious that security is going to be a major Apple priority in...

GitHub says hackers cloned code-signing certificates in breached repository

Enlarge GitHub said unknown intruders gained unauthorized access to some of its code repositories and stole code-signing certificates for two of its desktop applications: Desktop and Atom. Code-signing certificates place...
Security Affairs

QNAP addresses a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices

Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning customers to install QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices. QNAP released QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-27596 (CVSS v3 score: 9.8), that...
The Register

Chromebook SH1MMER exploit promises admin jailbreak

Schools' laptops are out if this one gets around, but beware bricking Users of enterprise-managed Chromebooks now, for better or worse, have a way to break the shackles of administrative control through an exploit called SHI1MMER.…

MusicLM: Google AI generates music in various genres at 24 kHz

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of an exploding ball of music. (credit: Ars Technica) On Thursday, researchers from Google announced a new generative AI model called MusicLM that can create...

Russia's Sandworm APT Launches Swarm of Wiper Attacks in Ukraine

The incidents are the latest indication of the growing popularity of dangerous disk wipers, created to disrupt and degrade critical infrastructure and other organizations.