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Equifax hires Home Depot's CISO to lead security turnaround

Jamil Farshchi has been named as the new chief information security officer of Equifax.<p>Equifax said Monday that it has appointed Jamil Farshchi as …

Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm

Winter Olympics officials have confirmed the games were hit by a cyber-attack during the opening ceremony – but have refused to confirm rumours in Pyeongchang that Russia was responsible.<p>Shortly before the ceremony, the official Pyeongchang 2018 site stopped working, with users unable to access …

Cyber-attacks

Cisco: Severe bug in our security appliances is now under attack

A proof-of-concept exploit for Cisco's 10-out-of-10 severity bug surfaces days after researcher details his attack.<p><i>Video: Top 10 malware threats in</i> …

SpaceX successfully launches the world’s most powerful rocket

At long last<p>SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster — into orbit. The Falcon Heavy’s first flight is finally over, and despite a fudged landing in the ocean, the rocket has …

Space Travel

Security News This Week: 'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever

Another week, another death by a thousand leaks, from the operational security failure of fitness app Strava exposing the locations of military bases …

Why Endpoint Management Is Critical to Security Strategy

Endpoint management is typically the responsibility of the IT operations or infrastructure teams, not the security team. So why should security care …

Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases

Geolocation isn’t a new problem for the military<p>Strava is the maker of a fitness-tracking app that uses a phone’s GPS to track when and where a user is exercising, with an aim of being a type of social network for athletes. Last November, the site released a heat map showing the activity of its …

Google Maps

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one …

Cryptocurrency

Ransomware Detections Up 90% for Businesses in 2017

Last year, cybercriminals shifted from consumer to enterprise targets and leveraged ransomware as their weapon of choice.<p>Ransomware became the …

Cybersecurity

Four Malicious Google Chrome Extensions Affect 500K Users

1/16/2018<br>11:31 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>ICEBRG Security Research team's finding highlights an often-overlooked threat.<p>The ICEBRG Security Research team discovered …

Information Security

Intel: Stop firmware patching until further notice

The chip giant believes it has found the root cause of the issue forcing Haswell and Broadwell chips to unexpectedly reboot.<p><i>Meltdown-Spectre: A</i> …

Information Security

Android Security Bulletin January 2018: What you need to know

The first month of the year was somewhat kind on Android security. Here are the highlights from the January Android Security Bulletin.<p>A scant five …

Information Security

Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch | Trusted Reviews

<b>Intel has requested users stop installing its own Spectre/Malware patch after confirming the fix was causing people’s computers to shut down.</b><p>The firm …

IT security

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature

Patches slammed as 'complete and utter garbage' as Chipzilla U-turns on microcodeIntel's fix for Spectre variant 2 – the branch target injection …

Information Security

Amazon's first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday

Using ‘just walk out’ technology to end queues, Amazon Go fires a warning to the high street<p>Amazon will open its first checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday, moving forward with an experiment that could dramatically alter bricks-and-mortar retail.<p>The Seattle shop, known as Amazon Go, …

eCommerce

How the Triton malware shut down critical infrastructure in the Middle East

The December attack leveraged a zero-day flaw, and user error, to infect industrial equipment.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are …

Cybersecurity

How to check your Windows PC for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability

The recent discovery of a major chip vulnerability has exposed millions of devices to potential attacks, and manufacturers are rushing to fix the …

Information Security

In the Wake of WannaCry: Creating a Data Security Action Plan that Addresses the Core Elements

In the Wake of WannaCry: Creating a Data Security Action Plan that Addresses the Core Elements 45 Minutes<p>In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, …

40,000 Impacted by OnePlus Breach: What to Do

<b>Editors' Note:</b> <i>We've updated this report with comment from OnePlus.</i><p>Earlier in the week, we learned OnePlus’ online store was compromised following …

Consumer Tech

Engadget Today | CES 2018: It's a wrap!

That's it, the show's over! It's been a wild ride, as usual. After landing here a week ago, we're glad to be packing up and heading back to our own homes, but we'll always have a soft spot in our hearts for the LVCC. We can't wait to see all the new gadgets from the show in the review lab, but for …

Best of CES: 5 Innovations That Stood Out From the Crowd

Big, fat and power-hungry TV screens, entire show floors without power: The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show had it all. But while there was plenty to …

It’s not just more of Alexa! All the big smart home trends from CES 2018

Not too long ago, the phrase “smart home” might have conjured up images of a house where two people with Ph.D.s sit in leather chairs reading lots of …

How to make stealing online credentials more difficult for cybercriminals

Victims of phishing are 400 times more likely to be successfully hijacked compared to a random Google user, according to researchers. Find out the …

New Mac Malware Hijacks Web Connections: What to Do

"2018 is barely two weeks old, and already it looks like we've got new piece of macOS malware! Hooray :)"<p>That's how Apple-focused security researcher …

MacBook

The most interesting new gadgets and gear from CES 2018

Senate bill to undo the net neutrality repeal will get a vote

How could any of us forget that dreary day in December when the FCC voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations? However, all hope is not lost. In mid-December, Edward Markey (D-MA) and 27 other senators proposed a resolution to restore net neutrality. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) …

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

When CIOs aren’t being overwhelmed by data, they’re wondering who’s securing it. They’re dealing with the pressure of cutting costs while trying to …

Intel will patch all recent chips by the end of January

The potential impact of the major processor security flaw that went public last week can't be understated. But hardware and software companies alike have been quick to patch fixes for the first two reported exploits, Meltdown and Spectre.<p>Intel, which to date is the company most affected by the …

Netflix Vows To See The FCC In Court In The Fight For Net Neutrality

The FCC has trumpeted the death of Obama-era net neutrality regulations and appears pretty confident (arguably to the point of condescension) that the repeal isn’t anything consumers should bother being upset about. On Friday, a number of web giants spoke up (again) about the battle they vow to …

Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30,000 Medicaid recipients

Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it's the ease of the hacks that's scary -- and Florida knows this first-hand. The state's Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of …