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LinkedIn patches serious leak in its AutoFill plugin

10 hodin 14 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: LinkedIn has plugged a flaw in its AutoFill button that would have allowed a malicious website to harvest basic account data from your LinkedIn profile.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Chrome OS Terminal app hints at upcoming Linux support

10 hodin 16 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: Soon, Chromebooks might be able to run Linux programs. That possibility already was hinted at last February but might be coming really soon with the appearance of the Terminal app in Chrome OS' dev channel.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How open source databases are sucking revenue out of legacy vendors' pockets

22 Duben, 2018 - 15:28
LinuxSecurity.com: A decade ago, it was a serious question whether open source databases were ready for mission-critical applications. The obvious response at the time was "no," with substantial evidence to back that claim. More recently, self-promoting vendors have continued to pitch the idea that proprietary databases "are the best fit for mission-critical applications," but the idea has lost credibility.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Apple continues open source campaign by releasing FoundationDB on GitHub

22 Duben, 2018 - 15:22
LinuxSecurity.com: Acquired by Apple in 2015, the FoundationDB database architecture has officially gone open source, the company announced today. It's the latest move by Apple to open more of its non-secret software initiatives to public contributions, following earlier moves with its Swift programming language, cryptographic libraries, and benchmarking tools.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cybercrime Economy Generates $1.5 Trillion a Year

21 Duben, 2018 - 12:33
LinuxSecurity.com: If cybercrime was a country, it would have the 13th highest GDP in the world. Attackers generate $1.5 trillion in annual profit, which is about equal to the GDP of Russia, according to a new study on the interconnected economy of cybercrime.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Email attacks continue to cause headaches for companies

21 Duben, 2018 - 12:23
LinuxSecurity.com: Over one-third of all security incidents start with phishing emails or malicious attachments sent to company employees, according to a report by F-Secure.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

LinkedIn Fixes User Data Leak Bug

20 Duben, 2018 - 13:26
LinuxSecurity.com: LinkedIn has quietly patched a vulnerability which could have allowed malicious third parties to steal members' personal data.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

GitHub: New copyright rules could strangle software development

20 Duben, 2018 - 13:20
LinuxSecurity.com: Developer platform GitHub has warned that plans to stop copyright infringements online could have a major impact on open-source software development.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

IBM introduces open-source library for protecting AI systems

19 Duben, 2018 - 12:54
LinuxSecurity.com: IBM released an open-source software library meant to help developers and researchers to protect AI systems including Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) against adversarial attacks. DNNs are complex machine learning models that has certain similarity with the interconnected neurons in the human brain.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Gold Galleon hackers target maritime shipping industry

19 Duben, 2018 - 12:50
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have uncovered a Nigerian hacking ring which targets maritime shipping firms in order to try and steal millions of dollars on an annual basis.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

German Government Chooses Open Source For Its Federal Cloud Solution

18 Duben, 2018 - 17:56
LinuxSecurity.com: It's not hidden that apart from costing tons of money, the use of proprietary software also brings along hidden security caveats. These are the two primary reasons why the usage of open source software is being pushed in public agencies all around the world, especially in European countries.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

18 Duben, 2018 - 17:42
LinuxSecurity.com: At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices - the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers (MCUs) for basic control or connectivity features.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers are using botnets to take the hard work out of breaking into networks

17 Duben, 2018 - 12:36
LinuxSecurity.com: Why hack a network when you can get a botnet to do it for you? It turns out that botnets might be an easier way to break into a network, not least by taking the grunt work out of it. It's not a new concept -- we've seen it before with bots running through lists of default usernames and passwords to hijack Internet of Things devices.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Detailing The Idle Loop Ordering Problem & The Power Improvement In Linux 4.17

17 Duben, 2018 - 12:34
LinuxSecurity.com: Of the many great features/changes for Linux 4.17, one of the most exciting to us is the idle power efficiency and performance-per-Watt improvements on some systems thanks to a rework to the kernel's idle loop handling. Rafael Wysocki and Thomas Ilsche as two of the developers working on this big code change presented on their work today for this CPU idle loop ordering problem and its resolution.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer

16 Duben, 2018 - 10:47
LinuxSecurity.com: Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to cars, watches, toasters, fridges, thermostats, lights, and the list goes on and on.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

My letter urging Georgia governor to veto anti-hacking bill

16 Duben, 2018 - 10:18
LinuxSecurity.com: Dear Governor Deal: I am writing to urge you to veto SB315, the "Unauthorized Computer Access" bill.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Nation-State Attacks Take 500% Longer to Find

15 Duben, 2018 - 10:38
LinuxSecurity.com: When it comes to threats that put your business at risk, gaining visibility into attacks remains a challenge. New research shows that in 50% of cases over the past 12 months, organizations had insufficient endpoint or network visibility to respond successfully.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Allscripts: Ransomware, recovery, and frustrated customers

15 Duben, 2018 - 10:30
LinuxSecurity.com: The actors behind SamSam launched an attack against Allscripts in January 2018, leaving the company's customers without access to the services needed to run their medical practices - some for more than a week.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How Netflix Deploys Open Source AI to Reveal Your Favorites

14 Duben, 2018 - 10:33
LinuxSecurity.com: In this AI based Science article, we explore How Netflix adopted an Open Source Model to improve their Entertainment Recommender Systems.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The ransomware that says, "I don't want money" - play a violent game instead!

14 Duben, 2018 - 10:26
LinuxSecurity.com: Not all ransomware is made equal. To be clear, we're not for a moment suggesting that any form of ransomware is technically, ethically, morally or legally acceptable.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security