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Facebook bolsters security protections for candidates, elected officials

Facebook is rolling out a pilot program that offers upgraded cybersecurity protections to accounts associated with candidates and elected officials. The program is part of Facebook’s continued efforts to rebuild user trust damaged by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and fears that Facebook had become a tool for spreading Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. Also: Why Facebook is… Read more →

New XBash malware combines ransomware, coinminer, botnet, and worm features in deadly combo

new malware strain has been discovered in the wild that combines features from four types of malware categories –ransomware, coinminers, botnets, and worms– to create a dangerous cocktail that has been wreaking havoc among Linux and Windows servers. Named XBash, this new malware strain is the work of a well-known criminal group previously identified under the codenames of Iron [1,… Read more →

​Linux adds a code of conduct for programmers

Nothing good is free: How Linux and open source companies make money We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. Read More If you follow… Read more →

Oracle delivers mixed Q1 results

Enterprise software giant Oracle reported mixed financial results on Monday and saw its shares drop nearly five percent after hours. The company’s non-GAAP net income for Q1 2018 was $2.27 billion, with non-GAAP earnings per share coming to 71 cents. Total revenues rang up to $9.19 billion. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of 69 cents a share on… Read more →

Apple iOS 12 security update tackles Safari spoofing, data leaks, kernel memory flaws

Apple’s anticipated OS update for mobile devices, iOS 12, is now out and available for download and is accompanied by security patches that resolve a range of vulnerabilities. The Cupertino, Calif.-based firm issued a security advisory on Monday describing the security changes. Apple does not “disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues” until investigations have concluded into alleged security problems and… Read more →

Facebook bolsters bug bounty program with rewards for user token exposure

Facebook has extended its bug bounty scheme to offer financial rewards for reports of cases where Facebook user access tokens are exposed by third-party services. On Monday, Facebook Security Engineering Manager Dan Gurfinkel revealed the changes, which will give security researchers a minimum reward of $500 for each vulnerable app or website reported. Access tokens permit Facebook users to log… Read more →

iOS 12 features you should try today

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Hackers hijack surveillance camera footage with ‘Peekaboo’ zero-day vulnerability

A zero-day vulnerability present in security cameras and surveillance equipment using Nuuo software is thought to impact hundreds of thousands of devices worldwide. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Tenable disclosed the bug, which has been assigned as CVE-2018-1149. The vulnerability cannot get much more serious, as it allows attackers to remotely execute code in the software, the researchers said in a… Read more →

Infor buys Vivonet to bolster hospitality portfolio

Enterprise software vendor Infor said it plans to acquire hospitality software maker Vivonet. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Vivonet supplies point-of-sale software to a range of businesses in the hospitality space. In addition to POS, the company also makes software for kiosks, kitchen systems, payments, labor scheduling, and for food and labor… Read more →

Ordinary WiFi devices can be used to detect suspicious luggage, bombs, weapons

Wi-Fi signals from ordinary Wi-Fi equipment can be used to detect suspicious objects, such as bombs or weapons, inside people’s bags or luggage, at schools, stadiums, museums, malls, or other public spaces. Researchers from Rutgers University say they’ve developed and tested such a system, achieving above 90 percent detection rates for suspicious objects hidden inside various types of containers. Also:… Read more →

Salesforce outlines Financial Services Cloud roadmap, single view of customer test bed

Salesforce unveiled updates to its Financial Services Cloud that aims to unify the various silos within financial services companies and provide one holistic view of the customer. Rohit Mahna, senior vice president and general manager of Salesforce’s financial services unit, billed a series of updates as unified financial services. “We’ve heard from day one that the industry is going from… Read more →

The awesome 500GB Samsung T5 portable SSD drops to $100

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Plus: You’ll find more Cheapskate deals on CNET. Admit… Read more →