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Software preloaded on new Windows computers by leading OEMs may leave customers vulnerable to remote attack, researchers from DUO warn.

OEM Software Leaves New Windows PCs Vulnerable

(credit: Duo Security)

The next time you’re in the market for a new Windows computer, consider this: if it comes from one of the top five manufacturers, it’s vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that allow hackers to install malware.
That’s the take-away from a report published Tuesday by researchers from two-factor authentication service Duo Security. It found third-party updating tools installed by default threatened customers of Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Asus. The updaters frequently expose their programming …read more

The Challenge of Securing REST APIs

The Challenge of Securing REST APIs

  In-brief: RESTful application program interfaces (APIs) are a key ingredient to building powerful, scalable web-based applications. But they can also open the door to web-based attacks, while also baffling traditional penetration testing tools and processes. In this article, Barracuda’s Neeraj Khandelwal explains why.