Saturday, November 17, 2018
Computerworld

Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Mozilla has added a data breach notification to Firefox that warns the browser's users when their email address and credentials may have been obtained by hackers.Dubbed Firefox Monitor, the free breach notification service debuted in September after some testing...
Computerworld

Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

A Windows expert this week urged Microsoft to put its money where its mouth is and produce a status dashboard or website that reports and tracks problems with the operating system.Coincidentally or not, on Wednesday Microsoft said it would...
Computerworld

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

It's tough to talk about Android security without venturing into sensational terrain.A large part of that is due to the simple fact that the forces driving most Android security coverage are companies that make their money by selling Android...
Computerworld

Get Over 45 Hours Of Immersive Ethical Hacking Training For $25 (90% Off)

Your private data can reveal a lot about you, such as bank information, spending habits, and even the websites you frequent. This makes large companies like Facebook and Yahoo prime targets for data breaches because of their vast library...
Computerworld

FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

Windows 10 powered to its third anniversary this year, but one branch, identified by the initials L-T-S-B, remained an enigma to most corporate users.LTSB, which stands for "Long-term Servicing Branch," was among the pillars of Windows 10 in the...
Computerworld

BitLocker on self-encrypted SSDs blown; Microsoft advises you switch to software protection

Yesterday, Microsoft released ADV180028, Guidance for configuring BitLocker to enforce software encryption, in response to a clever crack published on Monday by Carlo Meijer and Bernard van Gastel at Radboud University in the Netherlands (PDF).To read this article in...
Computerworld

Why Apple’s Siri is already an enterprise product

Apple's voice-activated digital assistant, Siri, has come in for more than its share of criticism that it has fallen behind other voice assistants in some ways. Critics don’t seem to understand that Apple’s voice assistant is an enterprise product.Why...
Computerworld

Google Smart Lock on Chrome OS: 2 fast fixes and a power-user tip

Google's Smart Lock system for Chrome OS is one of those things that sounds spectacular on paper but then frequently falls flat in the real world.You know about Smart Lock by now, right? It's something Google created to turn...
Computerworld

Well, do you trust ’em or don’t you?

Flashback a few decades to the days when this pilot fish is a supervisor in the call center for a big mail-order PC company."Our agents were privy to a customer's credit card information right in the call tracking system,"...
Computerworld

Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey iPhone hacking tool

Apple has apparently been able to permanently block de-encryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox device was embraced by government agencies to bypass iPhone passcodes.Atlanta-based Grayshift is one of two companies that claimed it could thwart Apple iPhone...
Computerworld

Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey’s iPhone hacking tool

Apple has apparently been able to permanently block de-encryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox was embraced by government agencies to bypass iPhone passcodes.Atlanta-based Grayshift is one of two companies that claimed it could thwart Apple iPhone passcode...
Computerworld

Win10 1803 big bug bash KB 4462933 joins earlier versions, a week late to the party

Back on Oct. 18, a “C Week” Thursday, Microsoft released hefty rounds of bug fixes for Win10 1607, 1703 and 1709. At the time, I wondered out loud why the latest (unyanked) version of Win10, version 1803, didn’t get...
Computerworld

Complete transcript, video of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s EU privacy speech

Apple CEO, Tim Cook spoke up for privacy at a conference of European privacy commissioners in Brussels this morning. 'AI must respect human values' The themes of this year’s conference is “Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life", Cook...
Computerworld

Wonder if they’ll ever tell HIM what’s going on…

This IT pilot fish has been supporting a customer remotely through a VPN that's usually pretty solid -- but definitely not always."Every now and then it disconnected me randomly," says fish. "Then it continued disconnecting me repeatedly every 30...
Computerworld

Policies and paper trails — our new best friends

This IT pilot fish works with lots of sensitive data -- and that means really sensitive, such as child abuse investigations."Until a few years ago, I had access to all that data, so I could write ad-hoc reports against...
SC Magazine

Instagram flaw exposes user passwords

A security flaw in Instagram’s recently released “Download Your Data” tool could have exposed some user passwords, the company reportedly told users. The tool, revealed by Instagram right before the GDPR regulation went into effect, is designed to let users...

Julian Assange Charges, Japan’s Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.
The Register

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess? Roundup  What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…
TechRepublic

Is retaining a cybersecurity attorney a good idea for your business?

Cybersecurity is so complicated that businesses, large and small, are retaining legal counsel specializing in security. Learn two more steps businesses should take before a cyberattack hits.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.