IoT risks, insider threats, password hacks, biometric cracks: Cybersecurity in 2018 looks messy

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A new report from Aon’s security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches. A new report from Aon’s security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches. Ramped-up attacks on […]

The new DHS breach illustrates what’s wrong with today’s cyber security practices

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This month, the Department of Homeland Security notified affected employees about a 2014 breach of 247,167 employee records. There are many interesting details in the department’s disclosure, including the fact that there was six-month privacy investigation between the discovery of the breach and the notification, and the fact that the records were uncovered during a criminal investigation. […]

Cloud Workloads at Risk from Security, Management & Compliance Failures

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New research from WinMagic has revealed that security, management and compliance challenges are affecting the benefits businesses get from using the cloud within their infrastructures. The firm polled 1029 IT decision makers in the UK, Germany and US and discovered that whilst 98% of respondents use the cloud, 33% admitted that data residing there is only partially […]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 security update with Spectre mitigations for Safari

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Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The software update highlights security improvements and Apple “recommends for all users.” Apple hasn’t disclosed exactly what security issues are addressed by iOS 11.2.2, but we can expect to see details on Apple’s security page shortly. We’ll update when we learn more about the new version. For now, […]

BlackBerry phones are surprisingly, amazingly, still a thing

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Budget phone maker TCL, which licenses the BlackBerry name, says it plans to release at least two new keyboard phones this year. BlackBerry phones are surprisingly, amazingly, still a thing. I miss the resiliency of old-school BlackBerry phones. My old BlackBerry 6220, complete with a track wheel and dorky holster, was built like a tank. I […]

The First 5G Specification Has Been Approved

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The First 5G Specification Has Been Approved. The quest to make 5G a reality has just taken a very important step forward. Members of the 3GPP, the organization that makes cellular standards that carriers and equipment makers around the world need to follow, have ratified a new 5G specification at its meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The […]

Windows 10 support could end early on some Intel systems

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It all depends on what the “supported lifetime” of a system is. By: Peter Bright When Microsoft introduced Windows 10 and its “Windows as a Service” model, the company promised Windows users a steady stream of updates to their machines. The days of being stuck on an old version of Windows would be forgotten; once […]