Google finds a vulnerability in Windows 10’s Password Manager

Dec 16, 2017 at 23:00 GMT Google’s Security Researcher Tavis Ormandy has discovered a bug in Windows 10’s Password Manager which allows attackers to steal passwords. The flaw is with third-party Keeper password manager app which comes installed Windows 10 devices. Tavis says that the flaw is similar to the one he discovered back in 2016. I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI into pages. “I checked and, they’re doing the same thing again...
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Symantec Announces SSL Visibility Appliance 4.2

November 6, 2017. Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance enables secure inspection of TLS 1.3 encrypted traffic. Symantec Corp., a global leader in cyber security, today announced a critical advancement enabling the secure inspection of TLS 1.3 encrypted traffic. According to Google,* 71 of the top 100 sites on the web are now using encryption.  But SSL/TLS is also becoming popular with cybercriminals, looking to hide malware and other advanced threats. Security tools designed to address thes...
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Feedback Hub: Hacker does what Microsoft refuses to do

Aug 19, 2017 at 15:02 GMT If one were to listen to Microsoft, the Feedback Hub is one of the most important ways Windows 10 is being built and shaped, but by tying the service to an app they have made it extremely inaccessible, with even announcements not available for users when who don’t happen to be on their Windows 10 PC. In response to a complaint about the very issue, Windows fan @tfwboredom used his spare time to knock up a website in 24 hours which provides ac...
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Check Point Teams with Microsoft Intune to Secure Enterprise Mobility

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd.  announced its product integration of Check Point SandBlast Mobile with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) to secure mobile devices in the enterprise. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 Cyberattacks have evolved beyond the enterprise perimeter, breaching mobile environments; yet only one percent of enterprises have deployed mobile security technologies. The integration of Check Point SandBlast Mobile, the market-leading mobile threat defense (MTD) sol...
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DigiCert to Acquire Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and LEHI, Utah – August 2, 2017 – Symantec Corp., the world’s leading cyber security company, and DigiCert Inc., a leading provider of scalable identity and encryption solutions for the enterprise, today announced an agreement under which DigiCert will acquire Symantec’s Website Security and related PKI solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Symantec will receive approximately $950 million in upfront cash proceeds and approximately a 30 percent stake in the common sto...
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State of Louisiana Builds Technology ‘Systems of Tomorrow’ with VMware NSX

VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture creates ideal hybrid cloud environment to deliver agility and security necessary to facilitate department's service-first approach to IT PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2017) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that the State of Louisiana Office of Technology Services (OTS) is taking advantage of VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and VMware NSX® to transform security and modernize ...
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IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

• Breakthrough: Pervasively encrypts data, all the time at any scale • Addresses global data breach epidemic; helps automate compliance for EU General Data Protection Regulation, Federal Reserve and other emerging regulations • Encrypts data 18x faster than compared x86 platforms, at 5 percent of the cost [1] • Announces six IBM Cloud Blockchain data centers with IBM Z as encryption engine • Delivers groundbreaking Container Pricing for new solutions, such as instant payments ...
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Sorry Kaspersky, Microsoft is building even more security tools into the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Jul 06, 2017 at 10:51 GMT Security has become an increasingly important focus for Microsoft, and in some ways could be seen as the driving force behind many features of Windows 10, such as the Windows Store, forced OS updates and Windows 10 S. This has been somewhat controversial for Microsoft’s relationship with the security industry, as demonstrated by Kaspersky’s recent EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft for their somewhat aggressive moves with Windows Defender, ...
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Microsoft include Windows XP in latest Patch Tuesday due to government-sponsored exploit threat

Jun 13, 2017 at 17:38 GMT Microsoft received a lot of criticism after releasing a patch for Windows XP for the EternalBlue exploit well after releasing it for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 and well after the WannaCry attack started. It seems Microsoft has learned their lesson, and in the latest Patch Tuesday they included Windows XP, which exited support in 2014, releasing a patch for the OS for what we can only assume is a serious impending attack. “In reviewing the...
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Kaspersky makes good on Microsoft threat with antitrust complaint to EU (Updated)

Jun 6, 2017 at 17:15 GMT Update: In a statement to MSPU, a Microsoft spokesperson stated that the company actually approached Kaspersky for a meeting to discuss and better understand Kaspersky’s complaints — but that meeting never actually took place. Here’s the full statement: “Microsoft’s primary objective is to keep customers protected and we are confident that the security features of Windows 10 comply with competition laws. We’re always interested in feedback from ...
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