Month: August 2017

  • Justice Department waves legislative stick at tech sector over encryption

    If U.S.-based tech companies don’t find a way to allow cops with a warrant to access to encrypted communications — a move derided as a crypto backdoor by critics — the Trump administration may propose legislation to force them, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Addressing law enforcement officials at an anti-terrorism conference in Utah, Rosenstein went…

  • Malware writer offers free trojan to hackers, with one small drawback

    Those looking on the dark web for malware capable of hijacking computers might have thought they were getting a bargain when a free trojan appeared on various online souks over the past few months. The malware generator, dubbed the Cobian remote access trojan (RAT) by researchers at security shop Zscaler, is a fairly elemental bit…

  • VMworld 2017 Recap

    VMware featured a number of great announcements at VMworld 2017 including VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware customers can now run new or existing virtualized workloads in the AWS cloud while maintaining their current VMware tools and skill sets. Read full news article on Trend Micro  

  • Palo Alto reports strong Q4 as it adds new customers

    Palo Alto Networks reported strong fourth quarter earnings as the company saw strong demand and grew its customer base to more than 42,500. The security company reported a net loss of $38.2 million, or 42 cents a share, on revenue of $509.1 million, up 27 percent from a year ago. Read full news article on…

  • Instagram hacked; data of top celebrities stolen and traded

    Facebook owned Instagram said that unknown hackers have exploited a critical bug in its server and have stolen personal details, including contact, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers etc. belonging to top celebrities and are trading them on underground hacking forums. Read full news article on HackRead  

  • Massive Ransomware Attack Unleashes 23 Million Emails In 24 Hours

    Someone unleashed a torrent of emails in an attempt to spread a variant of the Locky ransomware. Read full news article on  

  • What’s New in Docker Enterprise Edition Webinar Recap

    The latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) allows organizations to modernize Windows, Linux, and Linux-on-mainframe applications—all with minimal disruption. The release also allows organizations to run containers at scale with advanced capabilities around secure multi-tenancy and policy-based automation. Read full news article on Docker Blog  

  • Can IoT Be A New Competitive Advantage For Commercial Real Estate?

    Whatever business you are operating inside a commercial building, if you aren’t collecting, storing, using, and learning from data, then you are not doing your job. That is the sentiment in today’s intelligent buildings market. Read full news article on  

  • If You Use SaaS Products, You Need To Prepare For GDPR. Here’s How

    GDPR only protects EU citizens but applies to virtually every company with a global footprint – even if it’s just online. Read full news article on  

  • Arrest of Chinese malware suspect highlights DOJ’s strategy against foreign hackers

    The recent arrest of a Chinese national in connection with the development of high-profile malware serves to highlight the Justice Department’s modern and expansive efforts to prosecute foreign hackers in spite of extradition challenges, former U.S. officials told CyberScoop. Read full news article on Cyberscoop  

  • NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: Getting Trump onboard

    The US intelligence agencies have embarked on the next stage of their plan to retain spying powers over US citizens: getting Donald Trump onboard. Read full news article on The Register  

  • A server hosting dozens of popular file converter sites has been hacked

    The server hosting dozens of free-to-use online file conversion websites has been hacked several times in the past year using a well-known, easy-to-use exploit. Here are 2017’s biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far Dozens of data breaches, millions of people affected. Read full news article on ZDNet