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Many Security Apps on Google Play Inefficient, Fake: Study

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Antivirus testing firm AV-Comparatives has analyzed 250 security applications for Android offered on Google Play and found that many of them either fail to detect threats or they are simply fake....
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Facebook Faces Criminal Probe of Data Deals: Report

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US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Facebook's practice of sharing users' data with companies without letting the social network's members know, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. A...
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Multiple Security Flaws Discovered in Visitor Management Systems

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Vulnerabilities discovered by IBM security researchers in five different visitor management systems could be abused for data exfiltration or for access to the underlying machines.  The analyzed systems include Lobby Track Desktop (Jolly...
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Serious Crypto Flaw Affects Swiss, Australian E-Voting Systems

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Sarah Jamie Lewis comments on e-voting vulnerabilities
Sarah Jamie Lewis comments on e-voting vulnerabilities
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A critical crypto-related vulnerability that can be exploited to manipulate votes without being detected has been found to impact e-voting systems in Switzerland and Australia. The Swiss government, specifically the Swiss...
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GDPR - Improving Data Privacy and Cyber Resilience?

GDPR in United Kingdom after Brexit
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GDPR’s Policy Enforcement Will Likely be Tested on a Broad Scale in 2019 Almost a year ago, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect . The law...
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IoT Security Meets Healthcare: What You Need to Know

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Much like smart devices have infiltrated and helped spaces like industrial operations and the enterprise, IoT has taken hold in healthcare. The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) — networked medical devices...
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Trust and Reputation in the Digital Era

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As it’s been said, we’re trying to have a civilization here.  So, what is the foundation of a society? Is it the economy? Personal relationships? Employment? Institutions like a legal system...
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Windows Zero-Day Exploited by FruityArmor, SandCat Threat Groups

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One of the zero-day vulnerabilities patched this week by Microsoft has been exploited in targeted attacks by several threats groups, including the ones known as FruityArmor and SandCat, Kaspersky Lab revealed...
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Venezuelan 'Cyber-Attack' Possible But Unlikely, Experts Say

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government has accused the United States of "cyber sabotage" to knock out the country's central hydroelectric complex and leave the nation largely without electricity since Thursday afternoon....
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Cloudflare Raises $150 Million

Cloudflare raises $150 million
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California-based internet performance and security firm Cloudflare on Tuesday announced that it raised $150 million in a new funding round led by Franklin Templeton. This Series E funding round, which brings...
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New Variant of Ursnif Targeting Japan

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A new variant of the Ursnif trojan has been discovered targeting Japan since the beginning of 2019. Japan is a common target for Ursnif, but the latest version, delivered by Bebloh,...
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Microsoft Patches Two Windows Flaws Exploited in Targeted Attacks

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Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for March 2019 address over 60 vulnerabilities, including two Windows zero-day flaws that have been exploited in targeted attacks. One of the zero-days is CVE-2019-0808 , which...
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F5 Networks to Acquire NGINX for $670 Million

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Cloud and application security provider F5 Networks is acquiring NGINX, a provider of technologies for application development and delivery, for approximately $670 million.  Founded in 2011, NGINX is mainly known for...
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Senators Reintroduce IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Bill

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Four U.S. senators backed by two House representatives and several major tech companies this week reintroduced a bill whose goal is to improve the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices....
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Germany to Consult US Over Huawei Security Fears: Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday Berlin would consult Washington over using technology made by China's Huawei in future mobile phone networks, following reports of US threats to reduce intelligence cooperation....
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Box Enterprise Shared Links Leak Sensitive Information

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Box enterprise shared links can leak sensitive information if access to them hasn’t been restricted to relevant users only, Adversis security researchers warn. All companies using Box enterprise cloud storage get...
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Ten Principles for a New Approach to Regulating the Internet

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Elizabeth Warren wants to be the Democrat nominee in the 2020 presidential election. Last week she added a new promise to her manifesto: "It's time to break up Amazon, Google and...
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Pro-Brexit Twitter Manipulation Continues

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The UK is in a momentous political week. Three separate parliamentary votes will decide the future of the UK and the EU for many years to come. They will decide between...
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Adobe Patches Flaws in Sandbox, Photoshop, Digital Editions

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Adobe’s Patch Tuesday updates for March 2019 address critical vulnerabilities discovered by researchers in the company’s Photoshop CC and Digital Editions products. In the Digital Editions ebook reader software Adobe fixed...
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NASA's Cybersecurity Program Gets Failing Grade

NASA cybersecurity program reviewed
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The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has again failed to implement an efficient cybersecurity program, according to a review by the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the...
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