Critical vulnerability found in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/critical-windows-remote-desktop-vulnerability/ Researchers at threat prevention specialist Preempt have discovered a flaw in Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP), which is used by Remote Desktop and WinRM in their authentication processes. … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/firefox-quantum-59-boosts-page-loading-times-adds-options-for-blocking-intrusive-website-requests/ Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum 59.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 59.0 rolling out imminently. The new version continues to refine performance with the promise of faster … Read more

70 percent of companies would fail an access control audit

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/companies-fail-access-control-audit/ A new study into privileged access management from account protection specialist Thycotic shows that while over 60 percent of organizations must satisfy regulatory compliance requirements surrounding privilege credential access, … Read more

American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit complains about TSA searches of phones and laptops

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/aclu-tsa-searches-lawsuit/ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the TSA, asking for details to be released about the policies governing searches carried out on phones and … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $250,000 bounty for hacker information

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/binance-cryptocurrency-exchange-hacking-bounty/ A week ago, cryptocurrency exchange Binance was the victim of a hacking attempt. While the attempt on March 7 is described as “not successful,” Binance is still eager to … Read more

Trump blocks Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm, citing national security

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/trump-blocks-broadcom-qualcomm-takeover/ Donald Trump has signed an executive order that blocks Broadcom from buying Qualcomm. The takeover has been talked about for a number of months, but now the president — … Read more

Tim Berners-Lee: social media is too powerful and the web needs regulation to avoid weaponization

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/12/weaponized-world-wide-web/ Today marks the 29th anniversary of the world wide web, and as has become traditional, its inventor has penned a letter for the occasion. In it, Sir Tim Berners-Lee … Read more

Twitter suspends multiple ‘tweetdecking’ accounts for stealing tweets and spamming content into forced virality

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/11/twitter-suspends-tweetdecking-accounts/ In the latest attempts to clean up its platform, Twitter has suspended a number of accounts for trying to game the system. A number of well-known accounts were hit … Read more

Netrunner 18.03 ‘Idolon’ Debian-based Linux distribution available for download

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/11/netrunner-debian-idolon-linux-kde/ As Windows 10 continues its trend of being a bloated and confusing mess (tighten it up, Microsoft!), Linux-based operating systems continue to be an excellent alternative. There are no … Read more