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Windows 10: Microsoft to boost Linux app security with Windows Defender firewall

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft latest preview of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 shows off two core updates coming to Windows Defender services. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5), the version of Windows 10 coming later this year after […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook rolls out $40K user data abuse bounty ahead of Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony

April 10, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony today, Facebook has rolled out a number of product updates — including a bounty hunting program of up to $40,000 for user data violations — meant to address (and blunt) the criticism he’s likely […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Many White House domains lack required email security

April 5, 2018

Via: FCW

Many White House email domains are not compliant with a governmentwide cybersecurity directive, lagging behind the rest of government and putting them at risk of being used in a large-scale phishing attack, per a review conducted by a cybersecurity organization. […]


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Facebook Removes Feature It Says Was Being Used to Scrape User Data From Profiles

April 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Facebook Inc. said data on most of its 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways the social-media giant failed to protect people’s privacy while generating billions of dollars in revenue from the information. […]


Networking Security, Security

Mozilla’s new Firefox extension keeps your Facebook data isolated to the social network itself

March 27, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Mozilla this morning launched a Firefox browser add-on for those users not willing to delete their Facebook account, but also wanting some control over how much of their data Facebook can access. The “Facebook Container,” as the new extension is […]


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Internet Association wants in on the lawsuit challenging Net Neutrality repeal

March 22, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

The Internet Association has filed to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit against the FCC challenging the repeal of net neutrality protections. The Internet Association is a trade association that represents some of the world’s biggest internet companies, including Google, Facebook, […]


Networking Security, Security

Why CDM vendors need more flexibility

March 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The first two phases of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program have helped government agencies deploy foundational cybersecurity solutions for real-time visibility and continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, ensure compliance and respond to […]


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Why Facebook Suspended the Accounts of the Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

March 19, 2018

Via: Fortune

Facebook has suspended the accounts of Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed how Cambridge Analytica allegedly obtained and misused the personal data of 50 million Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica is a right-leaning, U.K.-based company that once boasted Steve Bannon as […]


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Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

March 7, 2018

Via: FCW

A 2016 report from the Department of Homeland Security on network infrastructure security sheds new light on how DHS was dealing with widespread vulnerabilities in a popular router used by federal agencies. The report, issued in conjunction with Binding Operational […]


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New IoT security rules: Stop using default passwords and allow software updates

March 7, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Internet of Things (IoT) devices should never be equipped with universal default passwords, and any credentials or personal data within the device must be securely stored, while devices must provide be easy for consumers to configure and delete data from. […]