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LocalBlox found leaking info on tens of millions of individuals  View ?

LocalBlox, a US-based data technology company that “crawls, discovers, extracts, indexes, maps and augments data in a variety of formats from the web and from exchange networks” and ties it all together to create profiles on individuals that contain personal, business and consumer data for marketing purposes, has been found leaking information on tens of millions of individuals. The discovery was made by UpGuard researcher Chris Vickery, who stumbled upon the unsecured Amazon Web Services … More

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(19/04/2018 @ 01:15)

In preparation for the GDPR, CoSoSys launches Endpoint Protector 5.1  View ?

CoSoSys announced the latest update of its award-winning flagship Data Loss Prevention product, Endpoint Protector 5.1, which brings added functionalities to key features and a boost for GDPR compliance. With only a few weeks to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, companies on both sides of the Atlantic serving European customers are rushing to reach compliance before time runs out. Placing a heavy emphasis on protecting … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 23:40)

Open-source library for improving security of AI systems  View ?

IBM researchers have created the Adversarial Robustness Toolbox, an open-source library to help researchers improve the defenses of real-world AI systems. Attacks against neural networks have recently been flagged as one of the biggest dangers in our modern world where AI systems are increasingly getting embedded in many technologies we use and depend on daily. Adversaries can sometimes tamper with them even if they don’t know much about them, and “breaking” the system could result … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 21:50)

Researchers propose scheme to secure brain implants  View ?

A group of researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have proposed a practical security scheme that would allow secure communications between a widely used implantable neurostimulator – an electrical brain implant used to treat a number of medical issues – and its external device programmer. Other researchers have already noted that motivated attackers could find ways to hack brain implants due to their poor or inexistent security, and have pointed out that, while the current risk … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 20:29)

Anomali partners with Visa to offer global payment breach intelligence  View ?

Threat management and collaboration solutions provider Anomali announced a partnership with Visa to provide cyber security teams with intelligence on indicators of compromise (IoCs) drawn from Visa Threat Intelligence, to better detect and manage breaches involving payment information in retail, hospitality, restaurant and other sectors. Delivered to the Anomali platform through an API from the Visa Developer Platform, Visa Threat Intelligence enables merchants to collaborate within and across sectors to proactively mitigate threats and work … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 18:12)

New targeted surveillance spyware found on Google Play  View ?

A new targeted surveillance app has been found and booted from Google Play. The app, named Dardesh, posed as a chat application and acted as a downloader for a second app that could spy on users. The Dardesh app was spotted and analyzed by Lookout researchers, who dubbed the malware family Desert Scorpion. How was the app delivered to targets? The malicious Dardesh chat app was apparently downloaded and installed by over a hundred users, … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 17:09)

Infrastructure-agnostic web app protection with virtual patching option  View ?

Signal Sciences announced the latest innovations for its Web Protection Platform. Its patented architecture provides security, operations and development teams with the visibility, security and scalability needed to protect against the full spectrum of threats their web applications now face, from OWASP Top 10 to account takeovers, API misuse and bots. Signal Sciences works across any architecture, providing the broadest coverage against real threats and attack scenarios as well as integrations into DevOps tools that … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 16:09)

Cryptominers displace ransomware as the number one threat  View ?

During the first three months of 2018, cryptominers surged to the top of detected malware incidents, displacing ransomware as the number one threat, Comodo’s Global Malware Report Q1 2018 has found. Another surprising finding: Altcoin Monero became the leading target for cryptominers’ malware, replacing Bitcoin. The surge of cryptominers For years, Comodo Cybersecurity has tracked the rise of cryptominer attacks, malware that hijacks users’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies for the attacker’s profit while remaining hidden … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 14:48)

Top tech firms pledge not to help governments launch cyberattacks  View ?

34 global technology and security companies have pledged not to aid governments launch cyberattacks and to protect all customers regardless of nationality, geography or attack motivation. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a watershed agreement among the largest-ever group of companies agreeing to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks by cybercriminal enterprises and nation-states. The 34 companies include ABB, Arm, Avast, Bitdefender, BT, CA Technologies, Cisco, Cloudflare, Datastax, Dell, DocuSign, Facebook, … More

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(18/04/2018 @ 14:03)

Photo gallery: RSA Conference 2018 Innovation Sandbox  View ?

The RSA Conference 2018 is underway at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Here are a few photos from the Innovation Sandbox, where the 10 finalists – Acalvio Technologies, Awake Security, BigID, BluVector, CyberGRX, Fortanix, Hysolate, ReFirm Labs, ShieldX Networks, and StackRox – demonstrated their technology to conference attendees as well as a judging panel. This year’s winner is BigID.

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(18/04/2018 @ 01:45)

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