Author: Jack Monahan

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China Attacks Surge as Cyber Criminals Capitalize on COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for cybercriminals and nation-state hackers from China and elsewhere, according to research released Tuesday from VMWare and Carbon Black.

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“Boothole” Bootloader Flaw Breaks Security on Most Linux, Windows Devices

A newly discovered vulnerability dubbed ‘Boothole’ compromises the foundation of device security for “virtually all Linux distributions” and some Microsoft’s Windows devices that employ “Secure Boot” feature, according to a new report.

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As Cybercrooks Specialize, More Snooping, Less Smash and Grab

Cybercriminals are becoming more specialized as they try to extract the maximum value out of email account compromises, a new report by researchers at UC Berkeley and the security firm Barracuda Networks has found.

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Book argues for New Laws to break Social Media Monopolies

The US economy hasn’t simply allowed tech giants to ignore the social harms of their platforms; it has incentivized it. In his new book, Terms of Disservice, Dipayan Ghosh says regulation may be the only solution.

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Firms are embracing Open Source. Securing it? Not so much.

The good news: open source software is nearly universal. The bad news: half of source code repositories contains open source code containing high-risk vulnerabilities, according to a new report released by the firm Synopsys.