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Scott Ferguson Managing Editor, Light Reading, | 5/18/2018
For the second time this year, researchers at McAfee Labs have found malware hiding in the Google Play store that seems to target North Korean dissidents by attempting to plant spyware on their Android mobile devices.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 5/18/2018
First there was the Rowhammer problem. Researchers at Google identified a way that the RAM of a computer could be altered in its state -- bit flips -- to gain kernel privileges on x86-64 Linux when run as an unprivileged userland process.
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Scott Ferguson Managing Editor, Light Reading, | 5/18/2018
The FBI, along with federal prosecutors, believe that a former developer at the CIA leaked the so-called Vault 7 hacking tools to Wikileaks in 2017, although they have been unable to bring charges in the case, according to a report from the Washington Post.
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Jeffrey Burt Freelance Editor & Journ, | 5/17/2018
It was just over a year ago that the WannaCry malware stormed across the globe, infecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Windows PCs, throwing the operations of such major organizations as the UK National Health Service, car makers Nissan Renault, delivery company FedEx and mobile communications giant Telefonica into disarray, and putting the world ...
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Scott Ferguson Managing Editor, Light Reading, | 5/17/2018
With the deadline for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GCPR) looming later this month, businesses of all sizes continue to scramble to meet the new requirements and avoid a possible fine.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 5/16/2018
This past Sunday evening, rumors swept the Internet that some researchers from Germany and Belgium were about to announce a successful attack on Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) -- OpenPGP -- as well as the corporate-used S/MIME for encrypting email.
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Alan Zeichick Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, | 5/16/2018
No more pizza boxes: Traditional hardware firewalls can't protect a modern corporate network and its users. Why? Because while there still may be physical servers inside an on-premises data center or in a wiring closet somewhere, an increasing number of essential resources are virtualized or off-site.
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Scott Ferguson Managing Editor, Light Reading, | 5/16/2018
The Trump administration is eliminating the position of cyber coordinator on the National Security Council, according to a published report. The White House claims this move should help streamline the decision process around cybersecurity issues but independent experts are not so sure.
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Scott Ferguson Managing Editor, Light Reading, | 5/15/2018
Customers of Chili's restaurants are suffering through some indigestion this week after the chain's parent company announced that some of its point-of-sale machines were hit with an unknown malware that stole payment data.
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