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The Persistent Threat of Android Malware

By | 2017-08-10T03:58:26+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

In a world where mobile users flock to  Android or iOS devices, news of an emerging threat impacting either one of these platforms is certainly enough to garner attention. According to recent statistics, there were more than 2 billion active Android users across the globe in May 2017, and many of these endpoints

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U.S. Trade Commission now investigating Apple in Qualcomm patent dispute

By | 2017-08-08T23:24:47+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Apple|

The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating Qualcomm’s claims that Apple is violating several of its patents related to mobile technologies in several of its iPhone models. Qualcomm is seeking a ban on imports of the iPhone models that allegedly infringe on its IP. Earlier this year, Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 billion, alleging

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How You Can Protect Your Business

By | 2017-08-08T23:47:30+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Chat platforms have become a cornerstone for businesses and their customers alike. These important tools make it possible for employees to communicate and collaborate from nearly any location, and enable consumers to reach out to companies in accordance with their preferences. This fondness for chat communication is supported by statistics gathered by Inc., revealing 42 percent

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SAP Resolves 19 Vulnerabilities With August 2017 Security Notes

By | 2017-08-10T11:19:27+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

SAP this week released another set of security patches for its products to address a total of 19 vulnerabilities, most of which are rated Medium severity. A total of 16 security notes were included in the SAP Security Patch Day in August 2017: three rated High risk, 11 rated Medium severity, and two

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UK Introduces Data Protection Bill to Replace GDPR After Brexit

By | 2017-08-10T08:54:28+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

The UK government has announced its plans for a new Data Protection Bill. This was foreshadowed in the Queen's Speech of 21 June when she announced, "A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data." This law is, in effect, the European General Data Protection Regulation

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Microsoft Patches Windows Search Flaw Exploited in Attacks

By | 2017-08-10T07:12:40+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for August 2017 address a total of 48 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Office and Outlook. Microsoft has classified 25 of the flaws as critical and 21 as important. Two of the patched vulnerabilities were disclosed before fixes were made available, and one vulnerability

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FireEye Says Network Secure After Analyst Accounts Compromised

By | 2017-08-10T04:37:45+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

On July 31, 2017, a hacker claimed to have been deep inside Mandiant's infrastructure. FireEye, which bought Mandiant for $1 billion in January 2014, responded: "Our investigation continues, but thus far we have found no evidence FireEye or Mandiant systems were compromised." Yesterday FireEye published its preliminary findings. "The Attacker did not breach,

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More pseudo-ransomware attacks are probably on the way

By | 2017-08-09T18:18:22+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Android|

In a new report examining cybersecurity trends for the quarter, it sounds like “ransomware” — emphasis on the air quotes — will remain very much in vogue through 2017. The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Kaspersky Labs’ quarterly report suggests that

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HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom Note

By | 2017-08-10T01:29:46+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Hackers claiming to have breached HBO were demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments from the television group, while threatening to release more files from what is claimed to be a massive data breach. A video circulating online directs a message to HBO chief Richard Plepler claiming that the group "obtained valuable information"

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Here’s the 22nd batch of 500 Startups companies

By | 2017-08-08T20:11:28+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

500 Startups is ramping up its next batch of companies in its early-stage startup program, which this time consists of 36 startups. The firm’s pitch to companies entering the accelerator has generally been that it can better help support growth and marketing efforts. So a lot of the companies you’ll find in this

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