Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/intel-did-not-warn-us-cert-spectre-meltdown/ Intel is facing criticism from the US government after it was revealed that the company did not inform cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities even though … Read more

Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/samsung-max-privacy-security-data-saving/ Samsung has revealed a new, free Android app — Samsung Max, which it says is “designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management”. The app replaces Opera … Read more

Intel has a new Spectre firmware patch for you to try out

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/intel-spectre-patch-number-two/ The Spectre/Meltdown debacle continues to rumble on, and now the chip manufacturer has announced the availability of a new “microcode solution” to the Spectre vulnerability. The updated firmware applies … Read more

Technology and compliance teams work together to minimize the risk of data breaches

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/technology-compliance-minimize-risk/ Organizations are facing an unprecedented variety of cyber risks that have the potential for devastating consequences, but a new study reveals that IT, security and compliance teams individually lack … Read more

Microsoft Edge vulnerability exposed as Microsoft misses Google’s Project Zero disclosure deadline

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/19/project-zero-microsoft-edge-acg-bypass-bug/ Google has revealed details of a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before a patch has been produced. Through Project Zero, Google notified Microsoft about a bug in the browser’s … Read more

Cryptmount – A Utility to Create Encrypted Filesystems in Linux

Full Article : Tecmint – https://www.tecmint.com/cryptmount-create-encrypted-filesystems-in-linux/ Cryptmount is a powerful utility which allows any user to access encrypted filesystems on-demand under GNU/Linux systems without requiring root privileges. It requires Linux 2.6 or higher. It handles … Read more

White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/16/us-uk-blame-russia-for-notpetya/ The US government has joined the government of the UK in pointing the finger of blame at Russia for the NotPetya cyberattacks. The ransomware/destructoware hit computers around the world … Read more

If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/facebook-vpn-onavo-protect/ Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your … Read more

With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/intel-bug-bounty/ Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is … Read more

Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in Windows Analytics

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/windows-analytics-meltdown-spectre/ Microsoft has released an update to its free Windows Analytics tool, givingsystem administrators a new way to check for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The update not only makes … Read more

Useful Security and Privacy Tips for Google Home and Amazon Echo Users

Useful Security and Privacy Tips for Google Home and Amazon Echo Users

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/cOAgELT9Nww/ Google Home and Amazon Echo are some of the most promising technologies we have today. After smartphones, they are the next big avenues for voice assistants. And … Read more