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1 day ago Security flaw in libssh leaves thousands of servers at risk of hijacking

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Vulnerability not as bad as it gets, as most servers use the openssh library to support server-side SSH logins.

1 day ago Last year, D-Link flubbed a router bug-fix, so it's back with total pwnage

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Plain text password storage? Check. Directory traversal? Check. SOHOpeless? Check

Eight D-Link router variants are vulnerable to complete pwnage via a combination of security screwups, and only two are going to get patched.

23 hours ago Completely Outsourced Security: A Bad Idea

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Organizations can effectively rely on managed security services providers to take care of many tasks, but certain strategic security functions must be handled in-house, says Sid Deshpande, research director at Gartner.

21 hours ago Party like it's 1989... SVGA code bug haunts VMware's house, lets guests flee to host OS

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Malicious code in VMs can leap over ESXi, Workstation, Fusion hypervisor security

Get busy, VMware admins and users: the virtualisation virtuoso has patched a programming blunder in ESXi, Workstation Pro and Player, and Fusion and Fusion Pro products that can be exploited by malicious code to jump from guest OS to host machine.

20 hours ago War Declared on Default Passwords

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Initiatives in UK and California Aim to Deep-Six Poor IoT Security PracticesWith at least 20 billion new consumer devices set to be internet-connected by 2020, initiatives in the U.K. and California are trying to ensure that as many IoT devices as possible will be out-of-the-box secure, for starters by not shipping with default passwords.

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9 hours ago Britain Leads Calls for EU Action Against Hackers

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on fellow EU leaders Thursday to take united action to punish cyber attackers, warning hackers cause economic harm and undermine democracies.

Britain is among eight European Union countries pushing for the bloc to urgently agree a new sanctions regime to address malign cyber activities.

8 hours ago Victoria Police to get real-time number plate recognition capability

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Under the AU$17.3 million deal, Motorola is also providing the police force with in-car video technology.

7 hours ago Decoding the Google Titan, Titan, and Titan M - that last one is the Pixel 3's security chip

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Chocolate Factory opens lid, just a little, on secure boot and crypto phone coprocessor

People in the Googleplex need to talk to each other more: the Chocolate Factory has launched a third product with "Titan" in its name, and it's only related to one of the other two bits of kit.

20 hours ago How Florida is bolstering election security after being targeted by Russian hackers

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Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Florida counties targeted by Russian phishing attacks are hardening their networks and increasing cybersecurity training for election officials.

15 hours ago Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

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$500 service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud.

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2 hours ago Senate inquiry recommends locking down My Health Record by default

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A comprehensive review of Australia's centralised digital health record has recommended extending the opt-out period by another 12 months while privacy controls are significantly tightened.

3 hours ago Tumblr Vulnerability Exposed User Account Information

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Tumblr on Wednesday disclosed a vulnerability that could have been exploited to obtain user account information, including email addresses and protected passwords.

4 hours ago Oceansalt cyberattack wave linked to defunct Chinese APT Comment Crew

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The source code of malware from the ancient Chinese military-affiliated group appears to have changed hands.

4 hours ago MIT invention builds memory walls to protect against Meltdown, Spectre attacks

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The new system could potentially prevent similar memory-based attacks from risking our PCs and global services.

4 hours ago Ex-Equifax Manager Gets Home Confinement for Insider Trading

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A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year.

10 hours ago Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers' private info to world+dog

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'No evidence' vulnerability was abused, though, we're told

Tumblr today reveal it has fixed a security bug in its website that quietly revealed private details of some of its bloggers.