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When there's a will, there's a way.
08 April 2020

WhatsApp Axes COVID-19 Mass Message Forwarding

WhatsApp Axes COVID-19 Mass Message Forwarding Amid rampant misinformation, users of the Facebook-owned messaging platform can no longer send coronavirus messages to more than one user at a time.
08 April 2020

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners with 3D Printing

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners with 3D Printing New research used 3D printing technology to bypass fingerprint scanners, and tested it against Apple, Samsung and Microsoft mobile products.
08 April 2020

COVID-19 CISO Checklist for Securing a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 CISO Checklist for Securing a Remote Workforce The CISO Checklist for Secure Remote Working was built to assist CISOs in navigating through COVID-19, providing them with a concise, high-level list of the absolute essentials needed to ensure their organization is well protected in these challenging times.
08 April 2020

Can fingerprint authentication on smartphones be fooled with 3D printing? Researchers find out

Extensive tests of optical, capacitance, and ultrasonic sensors have revealed interesting bypass rates.
08 April 2020

This is why the vicious xHelper malware resists factory wipes and reboots

The malware is a prime example of why you should not download apps from third-party sources.
08 April 2020

Dark_nexus botnet outstrips other malware with new, potent features

Researchers have found a botnet that borrows from Qbot and Mirai but goes much further in terms of power.
08 April 2020

Tails, the security-focused OS, adds support for Secure Boot

Tails, an OS recommended by Edward Snowden, is now capable of booting on systems where UEFI Secure Boot is enabled.
08 April 2020

Plugins

Every plugin or add-on you install in your browser can expose you to more danger. Only install the plugins you need and make sure they are always current. If you no longer need a plugin, disable or remove it from your browser via your browser's plugin preferences.
08 April 2020

Microsoft to add DANE and DNSSEC support to Exchange Online servers

Support for both protocols to roll out in two phases, with the last completing by the end of 2021.
08 April 2020

Privacy & Digital-Rights Experts Worry Contact-Tracing Apps Lack Limits

Mobile-phone-based tracking of people can help fight pandemics, but privacy and security researchers stress that it needs to be done right.
07 April 2020

Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign

Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.
07 April 2020

Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates

More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
07 April 2020

The Edge Names 'Holy Cow' Cartoon Caption Winners

The Edge Names 'Holy Cow' Cartoon Caption Winners What can cows possibly have to do with cybersecurity?
07 April 2020

Serious Exchange Flaw Still Plagues 350K Servers

Serious Exchange Flaw Still Plagues 350K Servers The Microsoft Exchange vulnerability was patched in February and has been targeted by several threat groups.
07 April 2020

Chrome 81 released with initial support for the Web NFC standard

Chrome 81 was initially scheduled for release on March 17, but delayed to today due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
07 April 2020

How Do I Make Sure My Work-From-Home Users Install Updates?

How Do I Make Sure My Work-From-Home Users Install Updates? Most enterprise endpoint solutions will support policies to enforce recommended updates.
07 April 2020

Google backs Apple's SMS OTP standard proposal

Apple's proposal to standardize the format of SMS OTPs (one-time passcodes) moves to the WICG.
07 April 2020

Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams

New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
07 April 2020

The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation

The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.
07 April 2020