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Kaspersky uncovers what it claims is the world’s most powerful Android spyware

Researchers at Kaspersky have unearthed what they say is the world’s most powerful Android spyware tools – and it’s making waves in Italy where some believe it was authored.  According to Kaspersky, the spyware tool enables attackers to crack Android devices and exfiltrate WhatApp messages. The tool dates back to 2014. It’s able to take audio from a smartphone’s microphone ... Read More »

Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems

By Woody Leonhard, Columnist, Computerworld | Jan 12, 2018 5:18 AM PT Read More »

Intel warns that its Meltdown and Spectre patches might introduce reliability issues on PCs and servers

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

CES 2018: The top 9 new products for the enterprise

OK, this is a protocol, not a product, but it’s still important: Without it, you won’t be able to use many of the other new products securely. First we had WEP to help secure our Wi-Fi connections, then WPA, then WPA2. One by one, like dominos, they toppled, with WPA2 succumbing to KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) in October 2017. But ... Read More »

How to protect Windows Server from Meltdown and Spectre

Video: Intel addresses Meltdown and Spectre security flaws at CES 2018 The Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs are worrying for desktop users — and having a computer lock-up because of a badly written Intel or AMD CPU patch is truly annoying. But the bottom line is: PCs, whether they’re running Linux, macOS, or Windows, won’t see much of a performance ... Read More »

UCL Technology Fund invests in data anonymisation software developer Anon AI ahead of GDPR

The University College London (UCL) Technology Fund has invested in a data anonymisation software start-up called Anon AI. The Fund was set-up in January 2016 to help commercialise intellectual property developed at the University, focusing in particular on the physical and life sciences. Academics whose research has commercial potential can apply for funding for early-stage proofs of concept, licensing projects ... Read More »

Microsoft reinstates Meltdown/Spectre patches for some AMD processors — but which ones?

By Woody Leonhard, Columnist, Computerworld | Jan 11, 2018 9:38 AM PT Read More »

Meltdown-Spectre: IBM preps firmware and OS fixes for vulnerable Power CPUs

IBM’s Power Systems hardware needs operating system and firmware patches to be fully protected. Image: Jack Plunkett/Feature Photo Service/IBM IBM has outlined a month-long plan to fix datacenter equipment running on its Power CPUs, which the company has now confirmed are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU attacks. The company today released firmware updates for the Power7+ and Power8 ... Read More »

DJI’s bounty problems and video surveillance programs | Salted Hash Ep 13

CSO Online | Jan 8, 2018 Host Steve Ragan unpacks the latest news about Chinese company DJI’s bug bounty program, plus new developments in video surveillance and more, with Fahmida Rashid. Read More »

NEC acquires Northgate Public Services for £475m

Japanese computer services and hardware company NEC has acquired Northgate Public Services, the UK public-sector focused services company, in a deal valuing Northgate at £475m. Following completion of the transaction, the Company will continue to be named Northgate Public Services, while Cinven, Northgate’s private equity owner, will retain a minority stake and a position on the company’s board. Northgate’s sale ... Read More »

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