Security

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/16/ecj_privacy_prelim_ruling/

8 hrs ago

Analysis Opinion is preliminary, though a good start

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Yo, sysadmins! Thought Patch Tuesday was big? Oracle says 'hold my Java' with huge 334 security flaw fix bundle

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/15/oracle_january_patches/

18 hrs ago

House of Larry delivers massive update for 93 products

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/14/microsoft-windows-security-updates-january-2020-overview-end-of-windows-7-support-edition/

3 days ago

Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server […]

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Thunderbird 68.4.1 is a security update

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/13/thunderbird-68-4-1-is-a-security-update/

4 days ago

Thunderbird 68.4.1 was released a couple of days ago. The new version is a security update for the email client that patches a security vulnerability that is exploited in the wild as […]

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Dixons fined £500,000 by ICO for crap security that exposed 5.6 million customers' payment cards

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/09/dixons_store_group_fined_500000_by_ico_for_crap_security_that_exposed_56_millino_customers_payment_cards/

6 days ago

Malware loaded onto more than 5k cash tills but pre-GDPR screw-up means retailer dodged bigger financial bullet

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Hash snag: Security shamans shame SHA-1 standard, confirm crucial collisions citing circa $45k chip cost

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/08/hash_slamming_security_shamans/

7 days ago

Unsafe hashing algorithm really is unsafe

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Ghacks Deals: The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle (97% off)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/ghacks-deals-the-complete-information-security-certification-bundle-97-off-2/

a week ago

The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle includes seven information security related eLearning courses. It covers several hot topics, including Docker, NGINX and AWS, and preps you to take several certification exams in […]

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Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/07/ring_cameras_security_measures/

a week ago

CES Platform makeover declared a 'total joke' by internet activists

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Firefox 72.0.1 fixes a security vulnerability that is actively exploited

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/08/firefox-72-0-1-fixes-a-security-vulnerability-that-is-actively-exploited/

a week ago

Mozilla has released Firefox 72.0.1, a new stable version of the Firefox web browser. The release may come as a surprise to many considering that Firefox 72.0 was released just a few […]

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Kaspersky replaces Free Antivirus with Security Cloud Free

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/27/kaspersky-replaces-free-antivirus-with-security-cloud-free/

3 weeks ago

Internet users who try to download the free antivirus solution Kaspersky Free Antivirus from the Russian security company are redirected to the Kaspersky Security Cloud Free download page instead. The Russian company […]

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Google Cloud security: Check the new partnerships

https://www.zdnet.com/video/google-cloud-inks-new-partnerships-to-boost-cloud-platform-security/

4 weeks ago

McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Qualys are on the roster, as well as many other companies.

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F5 to acquire Shape Security for approximately $1 billion

https://www.zdnet.com/article/f5-to-acquire-shape-security-for-approximately-1-billion/

4 weeks ago

The deal will combine Shape's anti-fraud capabilities with F5 Networks' multi-cloud application protection services.

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/19/windows-7-microsoft-security-essentials-will-receive-definition-updates-after-support-end/

4 weeks ago

Microsoft Security Essentials will receive security definition updates after Windows 7 support ends despite Microsoft's earlier claims stating the contrary. Earlier this week, Microsoft stated in no uncertain terms that the company's […]

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Google security engineer says she was fired for daring to remind Googlers they do indeed have labor rights

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/17/google_security_engineer_fired/

4 weeks ago

Web giant claims she broke rules with pro-union popup code – fellow techies reckon that's rubbish

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Ghacks Deals: The Essential Cloud Security Certification Bundle (97% off)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/17/ghacks-deals-the-essential-cloud-security-certification-bundle-97-off/

4 weeks ago

The Essential Cloud Security Certification Bundle is a 61-hour course bundle covering 4 topics on cybersecurity, CISSP, CCSP, and AWS SysOps. It begins with an introduction to cyber security before it provides […]

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Google Cloud inks new partnerships to boost cloud platform security

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-announces-partnerships-to-boost-the-security-of-cloud-services/

a month ago

McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Qualys are on the roster, as well as many other companies.

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Ghacks Deals: The Foundational Cisco CCNA Security Bundle (96% off)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/12/ghacks-deals-the-foundational-cisco-ccna-security-bundle-96-off/

a month ago

The Foundational Cisco CCNA Security Bundle includes three courses that prepare you for Cisco's CCNA certificate exam. It features 53 hours of training for the following certification exams: Course 1: Cisco 100-105: […]

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Google Chrome 79 Stable released with security improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/google-chrome-79-stable-released-with-security-improvements/

a month ago

Google released a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser on December 10, 2019. Google Chrome 79 is currently being rolled out globally. Chrome users may run a manual update […]

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/windows-7-microsoft-security-essentials-support-ends-on-january-14-2020/

a month ago

Windows 7 Home users who protect their systems with the security software Microsoft Security Essentials will soon have to find a different product to protect their devices as Microsoft won't support the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2019 overview

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/10/microsoft-windows-security-updates-december-2019-overview/

a month ago

Welcome to the overview of the last Patch Tuesday of 2019. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported products on December 11, 2019. Our monthly series provides system administrators and […]

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