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Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked
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A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor […]

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Facebook unearths security flaw affecting 50 million users
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over those accounts, the social networking company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed binary digits in this illustration taken March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Dado […]

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​Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs
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Meltdown-Spectre At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and Dirk Hohndel, VMware VP and chief open source officer, had a wide-ranging conversation about Linux security, open-source developer, and quantum computing. Torvalds would really like his work to get back to being boring. It hasn’t been lately because […]

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Homeland Security unveils new cyber security strategy amid threats
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy for addressing the growing number of cyber security risks as it works to assess them and reduce vulnerabilities. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just […]

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Cloud security: The skills gap is delaying cloud migration
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A new report from McAfee highlights the skills gap when it comes to security in the cloud. The report reveals that one in four organizations using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or software as a service (SaaS) have experienced cybersecurity threats that compromised some data. Moreover, one in five were infiltrated by advanced attackers targeting their […]

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DDoS For Hire, a CIA Card Game, and More Security News This Week
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WIRED tackled the big questions in security this week, starting with maybe the biggest: Why do so many people use “dragon” as their password? The answer actually says a lot about the psychology of passwords, and how those popular password lists are made in the first place. And there’s a whole lot more. Another surprising […]

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Facebook CEO's compensation jumps to $8.9 million as security costs soar
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s compensation rose 53.5 percent to $8.9 million in 2017, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, largely due to higher costs related to the 33-year old billionaire’s personal security. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s […]

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Indian agency denies reported security lapse in ID card project
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The semi-government agency behind India’s national identity card project on Saturday denied a report by news website ZDNet that the program has been hit by another security lapse that allows access to private information. A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also […]

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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security News
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The fallout of the widespread Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities continued this week. WIRED took an in-depth look at the parallel sagas that caused four research teams to independently discover the bugs within months of each other. Dozens of patches are now floating around to try to defend devices against attacks that might exploit the […]

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