17 May 2019

EU leaders: We won’t follow Trump’s Huawei ban

One day after US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over telecom threats, thereby enabling the US government to extend its ban on Huawei technology to the private sector, the leaders of Germany, the Netherlands and France announced that their countries are not planning to copy the US government’s

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17 May 2019

Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

Stack Overflow, the world’s largest question and answer site for programmers, suffered a cyberattack on May 11. While the attackers managed to gain “some level of production access,” the website says that it has not found evidence that costumer or user data was breached. The company stated that it is

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16 May 2019

Google is replacing Bluetooth Titan Security Keys because of a vulnerability

Google is offering to provide owners of Bluetooth Titan Security Keys with free replacements because the products are affected by a serious security vulnerability. The company has discovered that a “misconfiguration in the Titan Security Keys’ Bluetooth pairing protocols” could enable threat actors to take over user accounts under certain

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16 May 2019

Huawei hits back after Trump declares national emergency on telecoms ‘threat’

As many analysts expected, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order enabling it to forbid US firms from using Huawei telecommunications equipment. The order signed by Trump does not mention Huawei in particular, but effectively targets the Chinese tech giant by declaring a national economic emergency and

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16 May 2019

In Yemen, Fighting Resumes Between Houthi Rebels and Government Forces

The fragile cease-fire in Yemen seems to have come to an end on Wednesday, as pro-government forces and Houthi fighters engaged in renewed clashes in the port city of Hodeidah. A day earlier, the Houthi claimed responsibility for a drone attack targeting two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia. The

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16 May 2019

Baltimore Ransomware Siege Enters Second Week of Bitcoin Extortion Attack

The City of Baltimore, Maryland still has not recovered from the ransomware infection that prompted it to shut down most of its servers on May 7. While the city’s most essential services such as emergency services remain operational, many other systems are down. The City was targeted by a ransomware

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16 May 2019

When all else fails, organizations realize they must share threat intel

A new IronNet survey shows that over 94% of organizations share certain intelligence (such as malicious IP’s and domains) as a form of collective defense and the same number of firms is open to share more intel with industry peers if this will boost their threat detection efforts, while 92%

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16 May 2019

Elon Musk’s SpaceX takes shot at broadband supremacy

For the last several days SpaceX fans have been filling their social media feeds with posts about the coming launch of 60 Starlink satellites. The photo that kicked off all the excitement (reported on here:SpaceX Starlink satellites shown on a Falcon ready for launch) was captured in a tweet by

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16 May 2019

The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

It is no secret that in order to improve the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, developers need to feed massive amounts of data into their AI algorithms so that these can evolve through “learning.” However, experts warn that AI firms are often far from transparent about how they gather

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16 May 2019

How to create a business-driven cybersecurity strategy: 3 tips

A new PwC study looks at the characteristics of security “trailblazers,” i.e. the top 25% of firms in terms of cybersecurity. According to the report, over 80% of the trailblazers indicated that their cybersecurity staff managed to anticipate and mitigate a new cyber threat to the business before it impacted

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