Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

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Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255086-lenovo-settlement-superfish?source=Computing

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Robot tax coming? San Francisco mulls option to help laid-off human workers

Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/06/robot-tax-coming-san-francisco-mulls-option-to-help-laid-off-human-workers.html

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor and The Guardian Project have teamed up to add new UI elements and security data to the already in-development Orfox browser.

The post Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255057-tor-project-adds-new-features-mobile-browser-support?source=Computing

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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab a 'danger' to US security, senator warns

Prominent cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab poses a danger to U.S. security, warns Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is pushing to prohibit the federal government from using the Moscow-based company’s products.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/russian-cybersecurity-firm-kaspersky-lab-danger-to-us-security-senator-warns.html

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'Gaping security holes' in millions of AT&T modems, researchers claim

A security research firm claims to have found “gaping security flaws” in most AT&T U-verse cable modems — you know, the type used by most every AT&T customer to get online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/gaping-security-holes-in-millions-at-t-modems-researchers-claim.html

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The War Room: Experiential Security Planning


Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise generally. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, and 53 percent had a formal process to deal with it. While ransomware is already a big deal, it is set to become an even bigger deal down the road.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84738.html?rss=1

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'Who's there?' Amazon's Echo sees potential beyond voice in smart home security

Smart & Safe Tech: Amazon Echo has enabled voice control of smart security devices to keep your home safe. Traditional security providers like ADT are also working with Amazon to integrate with Alexa.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/28/whos-there-amazons-echo-sees-potential-beyond-voice-in-smart-home-security.html

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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

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Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/252600-security-robot-takes-life-dc-fountain-tragedy?source=Computing

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Kuna outdoor smart security camera and light can stop burglars in their tracks

Kuna is a security camera built inside a porch light that is designed to protect against unwanted intruders. You can interact with visitors at your front door via your smartphone from anywhere.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/kuna-outdoor-smart-security-camera-and-light-can-stop-burglars-in-their-tracks.html

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Microsoft ‘Autopilot’ Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update

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Microsoft is adding a new set of Autopilot deployment tools and security systems to the Fall Creators Update.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251896-microsoft-will-deploy-new-management-tools-dubbed-autopilot-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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After NSA tool used in Petya cyberattack, congressman urges agency to thwart malware

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wants the National Security Agency to stop the crippling Petya ransomware from spreading, if it can.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/after-nsa-tool-used-in-petya-cyberattack-congressman-urges-agency-to-thwart-malware.html

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/israeli-spy-agency-mossad-targets-cutting-edge-tech-sets-up-innovation-fund.html

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3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84627.html?rss=1

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?source=Computing

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This smart mannequin aims to improve pat-down procedures at airports

Airport security frisks can sometimes upset passengers, so the TSA is now using a smart mannequin to train officers on how to get the pat-down procedure exactly right while ensuring nothing’s missed

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/this-smart-mannequin-aims-to-improve-pat-down-procedures-at-airports.html

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Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools


Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. “RHEL 7.4 enables data centers to continue running mission-critical stuff,” noted Red Hat’s Steve Almy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84557.html?rss=1

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Can artificial intelligence help thwart ransomware?

In the future, security systems could use artificial intelligence to monitor user behavior, track activity, suggest when there may be a danger, and even mount an attack against the ransomware purveyors, effectively rendering the deadline malware client inoperable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/can-artificial-intelligence-help-thwart-ransomware.html

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