Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

A pair of new Bluetooth security flaws expose wireless access points to attack

November 1, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Security researchers have found two severe vulnerabilities affecting several popular wireless access points, which — if exploited — could allow an attacker to compromise enterprise networks. The two bugs are found in Bluetooth Low Energy chips built by Texas Instruments, […]

Networking Security, Security

DHS official: ‘We’re not Consumer Reports’

October 22, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security sees its role in supply chain security as providing risk management advice, not a buying guide. Although it is responsible for protecting the IT operations of the private electrical, financial and other critical infrastructure providers, […]

Networking Security, Security

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

October 19, 2018

Via: CIO

CIOs should hope for the best but prepare for the worst when transferring personal information across the Atlantic. That’s the advice of experts watching the European Commission conduct its second annual review of the Privacy Shield data-sharing agreement. Privacy Shield […]

Networking Security, Security

The challenge of providing a common defense in cyberspace

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

The release of the White House’s National Cyber Strategy last month received little attention, but it marks a significant milestone with its recognition of the lawlessness of cyberspace. The strategy states of adversaries: “They hide behind notions of sovereignty while […]

Networking Security, Security

Mozilla resolves critical code execution flaw in Thunderbird email client

October 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Mozilla has resolved a critical vulnerability in the Thunderbird email client which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by attackers. The security flaw, CVE-2018-12376, is a memory corruption issue that “with enough effort” could be exploited in order […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking Security, Security

Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173 M to beef up cloud security

October 3, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls. As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to securing data in […]

Networking Security, Security, Uncategorized

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

September 25, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties […]

Networking Security, Security

Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy

September 24, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

A new feature in the latest version of Google Chrome that logs users into the browser when they sign in to a Google site has come under fire. Until recently, it was the user’s choice to log-in to the browser. […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Judge to Georgia voting officials: You’re terrible at digital security

September 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Georgia’s upcoming November 6, 2018 election will remain purely electronic and will not switch to paper to ward off potential hackers, a federal judge in Atlanta ruled on Monday evening. But as US District Judge Amy Totenberg wrote, she is […]

Networking Security, Security

Microsoft targets copycat influence websites

August 22, 2018

Via: FCW

Microsoft went to court to take down websites it believes to be part of a foreign intelligence operation targeting conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate. The company’s President Brad Smith announced Aug. 20 that Microsoft had won a court […]