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Category: Security


Privacy protection, Security

Apple scheme to detect child abuse creates serious privacy and security risks, say scientists

October 15, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Apple’s proposal to compel iPhone users to accept updates that would automatically and covertly search shared images for possible abuse material and send reports to Apple or law enforcement agencies are today condemned as unworkable, vulnerable to abuse, and a […]


Access control, Security

Organizations failing to give users the login experience they want

October 15, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Companies often claim to be customer-centric, or even customer-obsessed, striving to offer technologies that their users demand. However, the findings of a recent global Auth0 survey suggest that organizations worldwide continue to miss the mark when it comes to giving […]


Email security, Security

How Do We Know About New Phishing Attacks? Because Some Human Reported It.

October 14, 2021

Via: Security Week

We hear it all the time: “The human is the weakest link!” or “People can’t get their heads around the technology so how can we expect them to know bad when they see it?” Yeah, right. The fact is that […]


Network security, Security

Biden Administration Signs K-12 Cybersecurity Act: Will it Make a Difference?

October 14, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

Schools have taken a big hit due to cyberattacks. In some cases, incidents involving educational institutions have resulted in truly terrible consequences. Just a few of the recent examples are data breaches where a child’s data was used to apply […]


Network security, Security

Is the U.S. at the Height of Cybersecurity Awareness? Poll Says Yes

October 13, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

We are finally at the precipice of cybersecurity awareness if the data of a new poll has anything to say about it. While the nation seems divided on a long list of issues, when it comes to cyber threats, most […]


Cloud security, Security

Microsoft Fended Off a Record 2.4 Tbps DDoS Attack Targeting Azure Customers

October 12, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft on Monday revealed that its Azure cloud platform mitigated a 2.4 Tbps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the last week of August targeting an unnamed customer in Europe, surpassing a 2.3 Tbps attack stopped by Amazon Web Services in […]


Network security, Security

Congress looks to strengthen government’s aging cyber infrastructure

October 12, 2021

Via: The Hill

Congress is working to funnel resources to beef up state and local government cyber infrastructure after the COVID-19 pandemic forced municipalities to move many essential operations to aging and vulnerable online sources. Included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by […]


Cloud security, Security

AWS ransomware attacks: Not a question of if, but when

October 12, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Ermetic announced the results of a study about the security posture of AWS environments and their vulnerability to ransomware attacks. In virtually all of the participating organizations, identities were found that, if compromised, would place at least 90% of the […]


Access control, Security

CISA Releases Remote Access Guidance for Government Agencies

October 11, 2021

Via: Security Week

Meant to provide federal agencies with guidance on securing their networks while ensuring that remote users do have access to internal resources, the document was produced in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information […]


Network security, Security

6 ways the pandemic has triggered long-term security changes

October 11, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Some of the changes to IT environments prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic—primarily work-from-home (WFH) and cloud adoption—are here to stay and will require long-term revisions to enterprise cybersecurity strategies. The often hasty measures that many organizations have deployed to ensure […]