Bruce Perens writes: Here’s the IBM ad used to open their Think 2019 conference, featuring Buzz Aldrin, Arianna Huffington, Janelle Monae, Miaym Bialik, and astonishingly: me. Interesting of IBM to have an ad including Open Source, security, and data rights as human rights!
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much!
Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but I’ve still got the highlights.
Another week, another conference. This time it was Microsoft Ignite in Sydney and as tends to happen at these events, many casual meetups, chats, beers, selfies, delivery of HIBP stickers and an all-round good time, albeit an exhausting one. That’s why I’m a day late this week having finally arrived home late last night.
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In recent years, analysts and visionaries have been talking nonstop about digital transformation, viewing migration to a public cloud as an integral part of it. On the whole, they are likely to be right. But from our point of view, the idea that by 2020 everyone will have migrated most of their workloads to the cloud looks rather optimistic. The process is undoubtedly underway, but it is going much slower than enthusiasts like to think.
On February 15th, 2019, Anomali Labs researchers found an active phishing page masquerading as a legitimate Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) online bidding website. The illegitimate portal <hxxps://www[.]txdot[.]gov[.]us.e-bid.sync.auth.moovindancestudio[.]com/secure/user-login/login[.]php> is being hosted on a suspected compromised server used by a North Carolina-based dance studio group. The server resolves to a France-based IP address 62.210.201[.]8, which has been observed hosting multiple phishing sites in the past 30 days. The TLS certificate was issued by cPanel, Inc. Certification Authority on February 1st 2019 with a validity of 3 months. This could be a possible indication that the phishing campaign has been active since at least the beginning of February.
The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines’s term for the world of internet-connected, “teledildonic” sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which internet-connected sex toys can screw you, from leaking private data to physically attacking your junk.
Broken news that HashCat, an open source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in under 2.5 hours. This comes not long after the news that 620 million hacked accounts went on sale on the dark web.
The Equifax data breach in which millions of Americans had their personal details stolen may have been carried out by a foreign government in a bid to recruit U.S. spies, experts believe.
Written by Jeff Stone
Eight applications designed to hijack users’ computing power to generate cryptocurrency slipped past security guards and into the Microsoft store, security giant Symantec announced Friday, in what was only the latest example of hackers using online markets to spread illicit wares.
Watch out, starwhales. There’s a new weapon for the interstellar dwellers whom you threaten with your planet-crushing gigaflippers, undergoing testing as we speak. This small-scale version may only be good for removing dangerous orbital debris, but in time it will pierce your hypercarbon hides and irredeemable sun-hearts.
By Andrew Scott on February 15, 2019
As children, many of us played with the classic assortment of blocks, columns, and other shapes known as Lincoln Logs. I spent hours in my bedroom as a young boy, creating fortresses and buildings, section by section, log by log. Like that time spent as a child, you can build a robust and comprehensive security approach piece by piece, while knowing that it can take just one mistake or accident to have it all come crumbling down.
When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always, or even at all, if you’re Twitter.
Following the news that a collection of 127 million accounts has been found for sale on the Dark Web, Corin Imai, Sr. Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools commented below.
Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories:
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently published a report from the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. The findings show that malicious actors are successfully leveraging phishing attacks to initially gain access to networks across healthcare organisations in the US.
SSL/TLS Attacks, Part 3: Who’s at Risk from Compromised Digital Certificates?
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