Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Pilot fish is helping his pastor fine-tune the church LAN when he notices that the day-care facility next door has a wide-open and unsecured Wi-Fi connection.Fish’s pastor wants to connect to the day-care center’s printer and print a document...
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Slack rolls out enterprise key management, but has no plans for end-to-end encryption

Slack has given large business customers control over the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data created in its team collaboration application. The enterprise key management (EKM) feature was initially unveiled at the company’s Frontiers event in San Francisco in...
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March 2019 Windows and Office patches poke a few interesting places

Patch Tuesday has come and gone, not with a bang but a whimper. As of this moment, early Wednesday morning, I don’t see any glaring problems with the 124 patches covering 64 individually identified security holes. But the day...
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Apple’s Box security scare shows the risk of shadow IT

Until enterprise IT truly gets to understand that its own internal systems need to be as easy to use as any iOS app and as easy to learn as an iPhone, potentially damaging data breaches will take place, threatening...
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Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 add-on support April 1

Microsoft plans to start selling its Windows 7 add-on support beginning April 1.Labeled "Extended Security Updates" (ESU), the post-retirement support will give enterprise customers more time to purge their environments of Windows 7. From Windows 7's Jan. 14, 2020...
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Huawei’s possible lawsuit, ransomware readiness, old malware resurfaces | TECH(feed)

The ongoing battle between the U.S. and Huawei could soon go to court as Huawei reportedly prepares to sue the U.S. government. Plus, 2019 will see ride sharing companies going public… but which will be first? And as a...
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Microsoft Patch Alert: After a serene February, Microsoft plops KB 4023057 into the Update Catalog

Microsoft continues to hold Windows 10 version 1809 close to the chest. While all of the other Win10 versions have had their usual twice-a-month cumulative updates, the latest version of the last version of Windows, 1809, still sits in...
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Now you can buy police-grade iPhone hacking tools on eBay

If you want to hack your way into an old iPhone you can get hold of a law enforcement-grade system to do just that for a bargain price on eBay.I think that’s a crime I can’t stress this enough.The very...
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Microsoft CEO supports Apple on privacy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella seems to agree with Apple CEO Tim Cook when it comes to privacy, calling this a “fundamental human right”.Microsoft CEO: Privacy a 'human right' Despite the lack of a successful smartphone franchise, Microsoft is still very...
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Microsoft opens top-tier Defender ATP security to Windows 7 PCs

Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service is now available for PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.The decision to add devices powered by those operating systems was first announced a year ago. At the time, Microsoft said...
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Get ready for the age of sensor panic

A passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight this week noticed a small, circular indentation below the image playing on the seatback in-flight entertainment system in front of him. Could that be, he wondered, a camera?The passenger did the only...
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Apple is losing value and that’s a good thing

Apple must be doing something right as the cost of Apple ID data on the Dark Web has dropped, even as the value of Fortnite, Facebook, Netflix and Uber accounts has increased.Apple is losing value Last year, I reported that...
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Apple is learning why shortcut security is a bad idea

When Apple launched its enterprise developer certificate program — which helps enterprises make their homegrown apps for employee use-only available through iTunes — it had to make a difficult convenience-vs.-security decision: how much hassle to put IT managers through...
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Microsoft delays Windows 7’s update-signing deadline to July

Microsoft has revised its schedule to dump support for an outdated cryptographic hash standard by postponing the deadline for Windows 7.Microsoft, like other software vendors, digitally "signs" updates before they are distributed via the Internet. SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm...
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Yabba dabba doo!

Fish is being onboarded as a software engineer and has to download the code repository and start building it. But in checking the setup guide, he can’t find any instructions on what user credentials to use to log in....
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Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro hit by an unspecified cyberattack

Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro was hit by a cyber attack which began Monday evening and escalated into the night. The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) declined to comment on what type of attack it was but said the extent...
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Glitch exposes Sprint customer data to other users

A bug has allowed some Sprint customers to see the personal data of other customers from their online accounts. The information visible includes names, cell phone numbers as well as calls made by other users and, and a Tech Crunch report cited...

6 Ways Mature DevOps Teams Are Killing It in Security

New survey shows where "elite" DevOps organizations are better able to incorporate security into application security.
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Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

Norway the power and metals wrangler could have seen this one coming Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware infection on its computers.…

Old Tech Spills Digital Dirt on Past Owners

Researcher buys old computers, flash drives, phones and hard drives and finds only two properly wiped devices out of 85 examined.