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How to transform your revolutionary idea into a reality: $100K Nokia Bell Labs Prize

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 17:26
Revolutionary ideas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics don't occur every day. But when those "eureka" moments happen, we need to provide a forum to explore those ideas, judge them on their merits, and distinguish the extraordinary from the merely good. Once a year, Nokia Bell Labs makes that forum a reality, where robust proposals that have the potential to revolutionize

U.S. Offers Rewards up to $5 Million for Information on North Korean Hackers

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 16:53
The United States agencies today released a joint advisory warning the world about the 'significant cyber threat' posed by North Korean state-sponsored hackers to the global banking and financial institutions. Besides a summary of recent cyberattacks attributed to North Korean hackers, the advisory—issued by U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the FBI—also

49 New Google Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Cryptocurrency Wallets

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 07:40
Google has ousted 49 Chrome browser extensions from its Web Store that masqueraded as cryptocurrency wallets but contained malicious code to siphon off sensitive information and empty the digital currencies. The 49 browser add-ons, potentially the work of Russian threat actors, were identified (find the list here) by researchers from MyCrypto and PhishFort. "Essentially, the extensions are

Microsoft Issues Patches for 2 Bugs Exploited as Zero-Day in the Wild

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 15:51
It's April 2020 Patch Tuesday, and during these challenging times of coronavirus pandemic, this month's patch management process would not go easy for many organizations where most of the resources are working remotely. Microsoft today released the latest batch of software security updates for all supported versions of its Windows operating systems and other products that patch a total of 113

Dell Releases A New Cybersecurity Utility To Detect BIOS Attacks

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 10:52
Computer manufacturing giant Dell has released a new security tool for its commercial customers that aims to protect their computers from stealthy and sophisticated cyberattacks involving the compromise of the BIOS. Dubbed 'SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack' (IoA), the new endpoint security software is a behavior-based threat detection system that alerts users when BIOS settings of their

Hackers Targeting Critical Healthcare Facilities With Ransomware During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 07:00
As hospitals around the world are struggling to respond to the coronavirus crisis, cybercriminals—with no conscience and empathy—are continuously targeting healthcare organizations, research facilities, and other governmental organizations with ransomware and malicious information stealers. The new research, published by Palo Alto Networks and shared with The Hacker News, confirmed that "the

Webinar: How MSSPs Can Overcome Coronavirus Quarantine Challenges

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 06:56
The Coronavirus quarantine introduces an extreme challenge for IT and Security teams to maintain secure environments during the mass transition of employees working remotely and the surge in cyberattacks targeting its inherent security weaknesses. In a webinar for security service providers taking place on April 22nd (register here), a leading MSSP will share how they conquer and overcome the

Google and Apple Plan to Turn Phones into COVID-19 Contact-Tracking Devices

Sat, 11/04/2020 - 07:52
Tech giants Apple and Google have joined forces to develop an interoperable contract-tracing tool that will help individuals determine if they have come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. As part of this new initiative, the companies are expected to release an API that public agencies can integrate into their apps. The next iteration will be a built-in system-level platform that