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Category: Security


Network security, Security

Meta, Microsoft SQL Server make strange bedfellows on a couch of cyber-pain

June 24, 2024

Via: The Register

When two stories from opposite ends of the IT universe boil down to the same thing, sound the klaxons. At the uber-fashionable AI end of tech, Meta has grudgingly complied with a ruling not to feed European social media crap […]


Cloud security, Security

Oracle Ads have had it: $2B operation shuts down after dwindling to $300M

June 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Oracle Advertising is shutting down, CEO Safra Catz said during the database goliath’s fiscal 2024 Q4 earnings call with Wall Street this week. “…in Q4, we decided to exit the advertising business, which had declined to about $300 million in […]


Privacy protection, Security

The legal and ethical implications of sharing the web with bots

June 11, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Bots have rapidly evolved over the years, and with the new era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), they continue progressing. A report shows that in 2022, 47.4% of all internet traffic came from bots. This is a 5.1% increase over the […]


Access control, Security

Snowflake tells customers to enable MFA as investigations continue

June 10, 2024

Via: The Register

Cloud data analytics platform Snowflake said it is going to begin forcing customers to implement multi-factor authentication to prevent more intrusions. The move comes in response to an incident discovered late last month by analysts at Hudson Rock, which saw […]


Network security, Security

26% of organizations lack any form of IT security training

June 7, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

26% of organizations don’t provide IT security training to end-users, according to Hornetsecurity. The Hornetsecurity survey, which compiled feedback from industry professionals worldwide, also reveals that 8% of organizations offer adaptive training that evolves based on the results of regular […]


Cloud security, Security

The growing dichotomy of AI-powered code in cloud-native security

June 3, 2024

Via: CSO Online

AI-generated code promises to reshape cloud-native application development practices, offering unparalleled efficiency gains and fostering innovation at unprecedented levels. However, amidst the allure of newfound technology lies a profound duality—the stark contrast between the benefits of AI-driven software development and […]


Network security, Security

Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting […]


Privacy protection, Security

Windows Recall — a ‘privacy nightmare’?

May 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Windows Recall, the new feature that records a user’s screen at regular intervals, has been labelled a “privacy nightmare” due to potential data privacy and security risks. Microsoft announced the generative AI-based tool on Monday; it records “snapshots” of a […]


Privacy protection, Security

EU probes Meta over its provisions for protecting children

May 16, 2024

Via: The Register

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether Meta, the provider of Facebook and Instagram, may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to the protection of minors. The action follows a separate probe into […]


Network security, Security

Improving cyber defense with open source SIEM and XDR

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

A cyber defense strategy outlines policies, procedures, and technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. This helps avoid financial loss, reputational damage, and legal repercussions. Developing a cyber defense strategy involves evaluating business risks, implementing security controls and […]


Privacy protection, Security

Google, Apple gear to raise tracking tag stalker alarm

May 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Google and Apple are rolling out an anti-stalking feature for Android 6.0+ and iOS 17.5 that will issue an alert if some scumbag is using a gadget like an AirTag or similar to clandestinely track the user. Basically, if someone […]


Application security, Security

97% of security leaders have increased SaaS security budgets

May 3, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

58% of the organizations were affected by a SaaS security incident in the last 18 months, according to Valence Security’s 2024 State of SaaS Security Report. Likely, as a result, 96% security leaders have made SaaS security a top priority […]


Network security, Security

Network specialist debuts free tool that promises to solve VPN and ZTNA connectivity issues for good

May 1, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Hybrid access as a service (HAaaS) provider Cloudbrink has created a new tool that can measure packet loss impact, revealing the deep-seated causes of network and application performance problems affecting the hybrid workforce. Cloudbrink’s own research reveals as little as 0.0047% packet […]


Access control, Security

Passwords under seven characters can be easily cracked

April 30, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Any password under seven characters can be cracked within a matter of hours, according to Hive Systems. The time it takes to crack passwords increases Due to the widespread use of stronger password hashing algorithms to protect data, the time […]


Cloud security, Security

Is your hybrid/multicloud strategy putting your organization at risk?

April 29, 2024

Via: CSO Online

For all the flexibility and cost management upsides to hybrid/multicloud infrastructure, there is a major trade-off: Complexity can breed security risks. When an organization’s assets span multiple public – and private – clouds, it can be exceedingly difficult to achieve […]


Cloud security, Security

5 Hard Truths About the State of Cloud Security 2024

April 23, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

While cloud security has certainly come a long way since the wild west days of early cloud adoption, the truth is that there’s a long way to go before most organizations today have truly matured their cloud security practices. And […]


Privacy protection, Security

10 tips to keep IP safe

April 16, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Your company’s intellectual property—whether that’s patents, trade secrets or just employee know-how—may be more valuable than your physical assets. Here’s to establish basic policies and procedures for IP protection. Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of every organization. It didn’t […]


Access control, Security

Are passwordless systems the future of authentication?

April 11, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Passwords serve as the first line of defense against data breaches, yet individuals often exhibit poor habits when it comes to selecting or updating their passwords regularly. Despite widespread requirements for secure passwords across applications and websites, research indicates that […]


Email security, Security

5 ways to improve email security

March 27, 2024

Via: TechRadar

With email being the biggest business productivity tool out there, it’s no surprise that it’s also the main vehicle for cybercrime. Email phishing is the most common type of online exploitation, which grew by 173% in Q3 of 2023 compared […]


Application security, Security

95% of companies face API security problems

March 22, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Despite the critical role of APIs, the vast majority of commercial decision-makers are ignoring the burgeoning security risk for businesses, according to Fastly. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have long been recognised as a bedrock of the digital economy and recent […]