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OpenSSH now supports FIDO U2F security keys for 2-factor authentication

Here's excellent news for sysadmins. You can now use a physical security key as hardware-based two-factor authentication to securely log into a remote system via SSH protocol. OpenSSH, one of the most widely used open-source implementations of the Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, yesterday announced the 8.2 version of the software that primarily includes two new significant security enhancements. [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Cybersecurity, Hack Ssh Password, Openssh, Swati Khandelwal, FIDO Alliance, FIDO U2F, FIDO U2F Security Key, FIDO2 Protocol, SSH Client, private SSH keys, SSH password cracking


Shadow-IT: Employees putting Business at Risk

Shadow-IT: Employees putting Business at Risk There are robust computers in every employee’s possession.  And they carry them everywhere. Yes, I am talking about their cellphones.  On these devices, they can download 1000’s of apps. These apps allow them to create accounts that are external to you...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Updates, Uber, Apps, Business, Technology, Internet, Passwords, Ceo, Sem, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Software, Hacking, Employees


Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI

Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI Intellectual theft is a huge problem in the US and the largest perpetrator is the Chinese government.   They target military sub-contractors and sub-sub-contractors, universities, businesses, financial entities, medical...
Tags: Security, Updates, Cloud, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Government, China, US, Sem, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence


U.S. Charges Huawei with Stealing Trade Secrets from 6 Companies

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged Huawei with racketeering and conspiring to steal trade secrets from six US firms, in a significant escalation of a lawsuit against the Chinese telecom giant that began last year. Accusing Huawei and its affiliates of "using fraud and deception to misappropriate sophisticated technology from US [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: US, Tech, Cybersecurity, Hacking News, Cyber Espionage, Huawei, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, US Department of Justice DOJ, Enterprise Security, Espionage Act, Business Security, U S Charges Huawei, Ravie Lakshmanan


MediaPRO Research Reveals Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Employees Unaware if the CCPA Applies to Their Organization

Employees are more aware of privacy risks and stakes but unsure of how they affect the workplace; persistent misconceptions about malware, phishing and cloud counter gains in cybersecurity savvy BOTHELL, Wash. — MediaPRO’s just-released 2020 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report highlights employee knowledge gaps across both the cybersecurity and privacy realms, including a lack of awareness […] The post MediaPRO Research Reveals Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Employees Unaware if the CCPA A...
Tags: Advertising, Cybersecurity, Press Releases, Online Privacy, User Privacy, Online Media, Mediapro, CCPA, Ad & Media Strategies, Online Advertising Challenges, Advertising Reports and Studies, Digital Intelligence


500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users

Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers. These extensions were part of a malvertising and ad-fraud campaign that's been operating at least since January 2019, although evidence points out the possibility that the actor behind the scheme may have been [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Google, Chrome Extension, Privacy, Tech, Cybersecurity, Browser, Chrome Browser, Browser Security, Ravie Lakshmanan


Trump administration aims to protect GPS with new exec order

GPS increasingly runs the entire planet. Supply chains, oceanic shipping, port docking, and even our daily movements in cars, on bikes, and walking around cities is dependent on a constellation of satellites hovering above us to make all this activity work in synchronicity. Increasingly though, GPS is under attack. GPS spoofing, where the signals from GPS satellites are spoofed to send false data, can prevent devices from getting an accurate location or any location at all. One of our TechCrunch...
Tags: Security, Government, China, India, America, Tech, European Union, Cybersecurity, Policy, Shanghai, Gps, Booz Allen Hamilton, Trump, Department of Commerce, MIT Technology Review, Coggins


Download: Definitive 'IR Management and Reporting' Presentation Template

The realistic approach to security is that incidents occur. While ideally, the CISO would want to prevent all of them, in practice, some will succeed to a certain degree—making the ability to efficiently manage an incident response process a mandatory skill for any CISO. Moreover, apart from the management of the actual response process, the CISO must also be able to efficiently communicate [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
Tags: Tech, Cybersecurity, CISO


Emotet Malware Now Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Infect New Victims

Emotet, the notorious trojan behind a number of botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, has found a new attack vector: using already infected devices to identify new victims that are connected to nearby Wi-Fi networks. According to researchers at Binary Defense, the newly discovered Emotet sample leverages a "Wi-Fi spreader" module to scan Wi-Fi networks, and then attempts to [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Cybersecurity, Cyber Attack, Computer Virus, Malware attack, Wifi Hacking, hacking Wi-Fi password, Binary Defense, EMOTET Malware, Emotet Trojan, Ravie Lakshmanan


Google Nest makes two-factor authentication mandatory starting spring

Starting spring this year, all users of Google Nest (Google’s subsidiary that sells smart home products) will be required to enroll for two-factor authentication to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized persons gaining access to a Nest account, Google Nest’s head of security announced in a blog post on February 11. MediaNama has reached out to Google […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Cybersecurity, Two-factor Authentication, Medianama, Google Nest, Google Nest Google


Israel’s maturing cybersecurity startup ecosystem

It often feels like half of the new security startups that receive funding are from Israel. As YL Ventures’ Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber wrote last month, investments in Israeli cybersecurity startups increased to $1.4 billion last year, with average seed rounds of $4.7 million, up 30.5% from 2018. I spent some time on the ground at CyberTech Global in Tel Aviv a few weeks ago, and the energy in the nation’s security ecosystem was palpable. But this is also an ecosystem that has change...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Paypal, Cybersecurity, Private Equity, Symantec, Cyberwarfare, Palo Alto Networks, CyberArk, YL Ventures, Yoav Leitersdorf, Serial Entrepreneur


How the Fido Alliance wants to eliminate passwords

I use a password manager to deal with my hundreds of different passwords, and it's pretty convenient to use on my phone and laptop. But the Fido (fast identification online) Alliance thinks getting access to your online accounts could be even more convenient and secure by replacing passwords with your trusted devices. From 9To5Mac: For example, if you try to login to a website on your iPhone, you would enter only your username and it would then send an authentication request to one of your ot...
Tags: Apple, Video, News, Passwords, Cybersecurity, FIDO Alliance


App Used by Israel's Ruling Party Leaked Personal Data of All 6.5 Million Voters

An election campaigning website operated by Likud―the ruling political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu―inadvertently exposed personal information of all 6.5 million eligible Israeli voters on the Internet, just three weeks before the country is going to have a legislative election. In Israel, all political parties receive personal details of voters before the election, which [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Israel, Tech, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Benjamin Netanyahu, Database Security, Website Security, Database Leaked, Likud, Election Hacking, Election App, Election Software


Online safety is a family matter

Google has a number of tools and apps that parents may find useful The post Online safety is a family matter appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Opinion, Nigeria, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Article, Online Safety, Top Six, South Africa (country, Web Rangers


Google Chrome to gradually block all ‘mixed content downloads’

Google Chrome will “gradually” block non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages (mixed content downloads) starting from June 2020, and will eventually block all mixed content downloads by October 2020, it announced in a blog post on February 6. Starting April 2020, Chrome will start warning users whenever they download non secure files such as executables (.exe) […] ...
Tags: Travel, Chrome, Google, News, Cybersecurity


U.S. Indicts Four Chinese Military Members Over 2017 Equifax Hack

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that four members of the Chinese military have been indicted for the 2017 hack of Equifax that compromised the data of at least 145 million people. The theft of social security numbers, addresses, and driver’s license information has been characterized as the largest…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Doj, U S Department of Justice, Equifax


U.S. Indicts 4 Chinese Military Members Over 2017 Equifax Hack

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that four members of the Chinese military have been indicted for the 2017 hack of Equifax that compromised the data of at least 145 million people. The theft of social security numbers, addresses, and driver’s license information has been characterized as the largest…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Doj, U S Department of Justice, Equifax, Chinese military


For $1.7 Million, You Could Own One of the World’s Most Dangerous Domains

When we think about the most dangerous places online, chances are, phrases like the “dark web” might bubble to the top of those conversations. But it turns out that one of the most dastardly domains isn’t full of literal garbage and porn—it’s just... a domain. And now you can buy it for yourself. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Domains, Cybersecurity


Apple is being two-faced about its security. Turns out they have a backdoor key to our backups.

Apple is being two-faced about its security. Turns out they have a backdoor key to our backups. Reports say that Apple is not going to allow customers to fully encrypt backups of the iOS data they store in iCloud after the FBI demanded access two years ago. Any backdoor will eventually be compromi...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Security, Mobile, Business, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Government, Sem, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Encryption, Fbi, Computers, Mobile Phones


“Evil Corp” really does exist, and it’s distributing malware using Microsoft Excel

“Evil Corp” really does exist, and it’s distributing malware using Microsoft Excel Yes, there is an Evil Corp, and it is a Russian backed group of Cybercriminals. They are busy weaponizing Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet package, Excel, so that it can carry its malware payload into businesses, wor...
Tags: Security, Cloud, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Internet, Russia, Sem, Malware, Excel, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Hacking, Moscow, Hackers, Applications


Israeli Company’s Spyware Used to Hack US Citizens. FBI Now Involved.

Israeli Company’s  Spyware Used to Hack US Citizens. FBI Now Involved. US Companies and Citizens may have had their information compromised by the Israeli company, NSO Group through their smartphone-based surveillance software utilized to gather intelligence. According to the FBI, who has launched...
Tags: Security, Updates, Business, Technology, Internet, Israel, US, Sem, Cybersecurity, Spying, Spyware, Fbi, Cybercrime, Software, Hacking, Pegasus


Nevada Democrats Just Say No to All Apps After Iowa Disaster

The Nevada State Democratic Party has gotten a glimpse of the nightmarish fate that befell their counterparts in Iowa and will no longer be using an app to manage their upcoming primary caucuses, the Nevada Independent reported.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Elections, Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Democrats, Iowa, Nevada, Iowa Caucus, Nevada State Democratic Party, Shadow, Nevada Caucus, Tech Policy, Whew


What You Need to Know About Windows 10 and its Security Features

The latest version of the Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating system today. Over the years, the Microsoft team has been putting an all-out effort to innovate the software, and make more improvements. With the recent update Read more… The post What You Need to Know About Windows 10 and its Security Features appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Security, Microsoft, Seo, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Software, Windows 10


Cybersecurity researcher exposed security flaws in WhatsApp: Report

Multiple loopholes and security vulnerabilities in WhatsApp could have allowed people to alter the text of someone’s message and inject malicious code in a user’s browser, cybersecurity researcher Gal Weizman revealed in a blog post on February 4. Weizman had reportedly informed Facebook about this last year and the company has since dealt with the issues in the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Weizman, Gal Weizman


5 Enterprise Cybersecurity Mistakes To Avoid

There’s no shortage of examples of enterprises that have been burned by cybersecurity breaches in recent years. Since threats are getting more sophisticated, it’s the responsibility of organizations to react with better security measures. Here are five enterprise cybersecurity mistakes to avoid. Ignoring Permissions Settings. Not everyone within an organization needs access to the same information. Depending on an individual’s role with an enterprise, it may or may not make sense to give them...
Tags: Startups, Cybersecurity, Ibm, Iot, Others, Business Security


NYPD to Launch a Totally Reliable iOS App to Log Police Activity That Will Definitely Work as Intended

The New York Police Department is replacing the memo books used by over 30,000 officers to track everything from patrol assignments and 911 calls to arrest records with an iOS app, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Nypd, New York Police Department


Exfiltrating Data from Air-Gapped Computers Using Screen Brightness

It may sound creepy and unreal, but hackers can also exfiltrate sensitive data from your computer by simply changing the brightness of the screen, new cybersecurity research shared with The Hacker News revealed. In recent years, several cybersecurity researchers demonstrated innovative ways to covertly exfiltrate data from a physically isolated air-gapped computer that can't connect wirelessly [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Tech, Malware, Cybersecurity, Hacking Tool, Hacker News, Air-Gapped Networks, Airgap Network, Airgapped Computer, Air-gapped Computer


Prepare for Cisco, CompTIA, and More IT Certifications with this Bundle

Exams are pretty important in professional IT. You can have all the practical knowledge in the world, but technical recruiters want to see certificates. If you want to improve your resume, the Complete 2020 IT Certification Exam Prep Mega Bundle will help you ace nine of the most important exams. You can pick up the training now for only $39 via THN Deals. Over the next few years, the areas [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking Tool, Cyber Security Certifications, CCNA, Learn Hacking, Learn Programming, Cybersecurity Jobs


Alleged CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte Was Made Scapegoat for Being 'a Pain in the Ass,' Defense Argues

Defense lawyers for former CIA software engineer Joshua Adam Schulte say that the CIA and federal prosecutors don’t actually know for certain who was behind a 2017 leak of cyber espionage documents, let alone whether it was their client, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Instead, they said he really pissed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Spying, Courts, Espionage, Cia, Wikileaks, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Joshua Adam Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Vault 17


CEO of Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Says He Has First Amendment Right to Billions of Photos

Hoan Ton-That, the CEO and founder of a face recognition company that he freely admits could help lead to a surveillance “nightmare” and a “dystopian future or something,” says he has a First Amendment right to scrape whatever images he damn well pleases off public websites like Twitter to pad out his company’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Police, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Face Recognition, CFAA, Clearview AI, Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview