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Networking Security, Security

Microsoft Access Vulnerability Could Leave 85,000 Businesses Exposed

January 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

Researchers have discovered a flaw in Microsoft’s Access database application that, if left unpatched, could impact up to 60% of U.S. businesses. The flaw, discovered by the team at Mimecast, could lead to the unintended disclosure of sensitive information. Mimecast […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks

January 6, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

More details are emerging about the scale and scope of disgraced data company Cambridge Analytica’s activities in elections around the world — via a cache of internal documents that’s being released by former employee and self-styled whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser. The […]


Networking Security, Security

Huawei refutes suggestions state support drove its growth

December 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei Technologies has lashed out at a US Media report that suggests the tech giant’s success is fuelled by billions of dollars in financial support from the Chinese government, arguing that its ties are no different from any other private […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Firefox-maker Mozilla details internet security and privacy projects

November 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Browser-maker Mozilla has set out the details of its ongoing efforts to promote internet privacy, alongside details of the revenue it has generated from its various internet search deals. The majority of Mozilla Corporation revenue is generated from global browser […]


Networking Security, Security

The EU says security is not the only concern when it comes to 5G

November 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Aside from security risks, European governments should consider the wider consequences of handing out contracts to 5G suppliers, according to an EU document seen by CNBC and one which could have repercussions for the Chinese firm, Huawei, that is under […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Microsoft Among Companies Granted U.S. License to Sell Software to Huawei

November 22, 2019

Via: Fortune

Microsoft Corp. said it was granted a license to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies. “On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said […]


Networking Security, Security

It’s the user’s fault if a Ring camera violates your privacy, Amazon says

November 21, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Amazon subsidiary Ring, which makes home surveillance equipment and cameras, has “partnerships” with more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide, allowing those police access to users’ footage. And while Ring says it sets terms around how and when it will […]


Networking Security, Security

Cisco: These Wi-Fi access points are easily owned by remote hackers, so patch now

October 17, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Hackers from afar can mess around with Cisco’s Aironet industrial and business Wi-Fi access points because the devices have flawed URL access controls, Cisco has warned customers. The critical Aironet flaw has been assigned the identified CVE-2019-15260 and has a […]


Networking Security, Security

Thoma Bravo makes $3.9 billion offer to acquire security firm Sophos

October 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Sophos announced this morning that private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has agreed to buy the British company for £3.1 billion ($3.9 billion USD). The price is based on $7.40 USD per share and the company indicated that the board of […]


Networking Security, Security

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

October 1, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like arstechnica.com) to an IP address. Currently, most DNS queries are unencrypted, which raises privacy and security […]