Industry News

 

Source: computing.co.uk

 

22nd October 2019 |

Banks withdraw fingerprint authentication support on Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones

 

Banks withdraw fingerprint authentication support on Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone allows anyone to unlock devices when covered in third-party screen protectors

 

22nd October 2019 |

Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify Microsoft 365 cloud migration

 

Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify Microsoft 365 cloud migration

Mover provides cloud file migration services that the software giant wants to integrate with Microsoft 365

 

22nd October 2019 |

Amazon Echo and Google Home apps can spy on users and phish for passwords

 

Amazon Echo and Google Home apps can spy on users and phish for passwords

Lackadaisical security around apps for Amazon and Google personal assistants could enable malicious attackers to v-phish for passwords or eavesdrop on households

 

22nd October 2019 |

NordVPN admits it was hacked in March 2018

 

NordVPN admits it was hacked in March 2018

NordVPN admits that one of its servers located in Finland was accessed by hackers in March 2018

 

22nd October 2019 |

SAP announces new cloud partnership with Microsoft

 

SAP announces new cloud partnership with Microsoft

Deal is intended to strengthen SAP's close relationship with Microsoft

 

21st October 2019 |

Microsoft's EU contracts non-compliant with GDPR, warns European Data Protection Supervisor

 

Microsoft's EU contracts non-compliant with GDPR, warns European Data Protection Supervisor

Result of ongoing investigation raises 'serious concerns' over Microsoft's compliance with data protection rules, EDPS indicates

 

21st October 2019 |

Russian hackers hijacked Iranian cyber-attack infrastructure to launch attacks on the UK

 

Russian hackers hijacked Iranian cyber-attack infrastructure to launch attacks on the UK

Turla, linked to Russia's FSB security agency, hacked Iranian tools and infrastructure to mask its attacks on the UK, US and Middle East

 

21st October 2019 |

Microsoft SQL Server 11 and 12 backdoor, accessible with 'magic password', linked to Chinese APT

 

Microsoft SQL Server 11 and 12 backdoor, accessible with 'magic password', linked to Chinese APT

ESET researchers attribute sophisticated MS SQL Server backdoor tool to China's Winnti Group, also known as APT17

 

21st October 2019 |

Avast targeted in suspected new supply-chain attack

 

Avast targeted in suspected new supply-chain attack

Avast reveals details of new attempted supply-chain attack just two years after CCleaner compromise

 

21st October 2019 |

Equifax used default 'admin' user name and password to secure hacked portal

 

Equifax used default 'admin' user name and password to secure hacked portal

Lawsuit claims that Equifax IT security was negligent and that the company made 'false and misleading statements' about its IT security and data protection compliance

 

21st October 2019 |

RIPE's IPv4 allocations to run out next month

 

RIPE's IPv4 allocations to run out next month

Crunch time finally approaches for IPv4

 

18th October 2019 |

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies, aged 62

 

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies, aged 62

Hurd had left Oracle for a leave of absence in September, for health-related reasons

 

18th October 2019 |

'The Dukes' (aka APT29, Cozy Bear) threat group resurfaces with three new malware families

 

'The Dukes' (aka APT29, Cozy Bear) threat group resurfaces with three new malware families

The cyber gang has largely remained in dark since breaching the systems of Democratic National Committee in 2016

 

18th October 2019 |

Google extends Site Isolation feature to Android users with Chrome 77 update

 

Google extends Site Isolation feature to Android users with Chrome 77 update

The feature was introduced in May 2018 for Chrome desktop users

 

18th October 2019 |

What is an API?

 

What is an API?

In this video from Delta, Computing's market intelligence service for CIOs, we discuss APIs, including how the most innovative enterprises are using them

 

17th October 2019 |

Older Amazon Echo and Kindle devices vulnerable to KRACK WiFi security flaw

 

Older Amazon Echo and Kindle devices vulnerable to KRACK WiFi security flaw

A patch for the bug affecting Echo and Kindle devices was released by Amazon earlier this year

 

17th October 2019 |

Three UK suffers first major nationwide outage since 2015

 

Three UK suffers first major nationwide outage since 2015

Three claims its network is now back up - but that subscribers may need to turn devices off and on again to restore services

 

17th October 2019 |

Verizon to close Yahoo Groups

 

Verizon to close Yahoo Groups

Group members will be barred in 11 days and all content will be deleted in December

 

17th October 2019 |

Competition watchdog opens first phase of formal probe into Amazon's Deliveroo deal

 

Competition watchdog opens first phase of formal probe into Amazon's Deliveroo deal

CMA will examine whether Amazon's investment in Deliveroo could result in a substantial lessening of competition

 

17th October 2019 |

Warning over Graboid cryptojacking worm that spreads via insecure Docker software containers

 

Warning over Graboid cryptojacking worm that spreads via insecure Docker software containers

The worm moves in small bursts, but remains relatively inept overall