Saturday, January 19, 2019

Get 3 Years of NordVPN Service for Just $2.99 Per Month – Deal Alert

NordVPN promises a private and fast path through the public internet, with no logs, unmetered access for 6 simultaneous devices and access to 5,232 servers worldwide. They are currently running a promotion, but you'll have to use this link...

‘We need new privacy laws’ urges Apple CEO, Tim Cook

In a sidelong slap at the business model of Facebook, Google and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an article in which he urges the U.S. government to put surveillance capitalists/data brokers under transparent legal oversight.Stand up for...

Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

A start-up firm claims its highly efficient distributed ledger protocol can address all the major problems facing blockchain networks, including being able to scale for global financial business by executing up to eight million transactions per second (TPS).The new...

Exploring the economic realities of cybersecurity insurance | Salted Hash Ep 43

Guest host Juliet Beauchamp talks with senior writer J.M. Porup about the newly created cybersecurity insurance industry, and how a policy could fit into an organization's overall security strategy to help minimize risk.

How to create and open compressed files on iPhone, iPad

Many enterprises rely on zip files to exchange data, particularly confidential data – compression helps keep information safe, even against inquisitive ads trackers lurking inside “free” email or online storage services. How do you handle these things on iPad...

Enterprise iPhones will soon be able to use security dongles

Enterprise security professionals will be pleased to learn that it will soon be possible to enhance the already considerable device security of Apple’s iPhones with hardware-based physical authentication dongles using the Lightning port.A highly secure proposition Announced at CES 2019,...

Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a ‘trough of disillusionment’ for 2019?

Ok, so maybe blockchain isn't ready yet to become the biggest new technology since the internet.But the distributed ledger technology clearly made strides in 2018, when it was embraced by companies from Walmart to shipping bigwig Maersk to top...

Details, details

It's a few years after Y2K when the IT security team at this university gets a rude awakening, reports a pilot fish in the know."They discovered that persons unknown had hacked into a university server," fish says. "It was...

Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019

If 2018 was the year of the data breach, the thinking among IT pros is that this will be the year companies take concrete steps to prevent future breaches.That was the sentiment among tech professionals who took part in...

In 2019, look for AI-enabled mobile devices – and a UEM push

This year, artificial intelligence will continue its push into mobile hardware and enterprise communication devices, challenging IT shops' enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities while at the same time offering potential security benefits.To read this article in full, please click...

Apple wants to stop you using dangerous USB-C devices

Apple wants to make it harder for its customers to use cheap USB-C cables – and it’s for your own good.These are the risks of USB-C cablesCables are complicated and that’s why friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or...

Apple wants to stop you from using dangerous USB-C devices

Apple wants to make it harder for its customers to use cheap USB-C cables — and it’s for your own good.The risks of USB-C cables Cables are complicated, and that’s why friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified...

New year, same old users

IT support pilot fish takes a call to help a user change a password on a webpage form -- and it reminds fish of just how much help-desk techs love password resets."I spent 25 minutes talking to him," fish...

If the CTO says it’s OK, what could go wrong?

Medical rehab facility is facing a compliance deadline for HIPAA privacy regulations, and that could be a problem, says a cybersecurity pilot fish working there."The HIPAA regulations are strewn with potential issues," fish says. "When some aspect isn't followed...

Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Remembering our industry’s innovatorsImage by FreedomMaster / Getty ImagesThey were the founders of such household names as Atari and Microsoft. They built the hardware and software that powers the Internet. They used computers to give voice to the young...

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
Security Affairs

6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more