Google’s Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/windows-10-s-security-flaw-disclosed/ Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S has been revealed by Google’s Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The … Read more

Cyber attacks could cause catastrophic failure say 70 percent of energy security pros

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/19/energy-industry-cyber-attacks/ A new study looking at industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry reveals a majority of respondents are worried about potentially catastrophic effects from a successful cyber … Read more

TaskRabbit returns after security breach and reveals ‘personally identifiable information’ was exposed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/19/taskrabbit-data-breach/ The CEO of TaskRabbit has informed users that “certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised” in a security incident that saw the website and app taken offline earlier … Read more

Microsoft brings Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to Google Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/windows-defender-browser-protection-chrome/ Recognizing that comparatively few people are using its Edge browser, Microsoft has released a new security tool for those who have opted to use Google Chrome — the Windows … Read more

Microsoft, Facebook and Symantec are among 34 companies pledging not to help governments launch cyberattacks

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/cybersecurity-tech-accord/ More than 30 technology companies have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, making a number of pledges relating to cyberattacks. Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, HP and LinkedIn are just a few … Read more

Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/intel-threat-detection-technology-gpu-telemetry/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people’s attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With … Read more

TaskRabbit app and website are down while a ‘cybersecurity incident’ is investigated

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/taskrabbit-cybersecurity-incident/ IKEA-owned TaskRabbit is offline while the company investigates a “cybersecurity incident”. Very little information has been given about the incident, but the company says that it is working with … Read more

Thousands of Android apps have built-in crypto keys and passwords

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/android-apps-built-in-passwords/ A large number of free Android apps suffer with flaky security because software developers are leaving cryptographic keys embedded and passwords hard-coded. Speaking at the BSides security conference in … Read more

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for April

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for April

Full Article : Fedora Magazine – https://fedoramagazine.org/4-try-copr-april-2018/ COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not … Read more

A Privacy & Security Concern Regarding GNOME Software

A Privacy & Security Concern Regarding GNOME Software

Full Article : FOSS Post – https://fosspost.org/analytics/privacy-security-concern-regarding-gnome-software GNOME Software is the default application in the GNOME desktop environment to manage software. It also allows you to receive firmware updates through an underlaying daemon called “fwupd“, … Read more