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Banking Trojans flood the enterprise, Android attacks surge

Malware: The “Most Wanted” list Ransomware, worms and cryptocurrency miners fill the top positions, but a remote access trojan also popped up on the list. The use of financial and banking Trojans against organizations and consumers alike is a problem which is steadily growing, with frequent attacks being recorded against enterprise organizations. On Thursday, researchers from Kaspersky Labs revealed some… Read more →

Finland’s 5G plans: ‘We want to build world’s smartest road’

Finland testing AI assistant to help citizens navigate the public administration People in Finland are being shown the public and private services that could benefit them most in an ambitious AI trial. Finnish businesses and local government have a bold plan. They want to build the smartest road in the world. It will use 5G technology and cover a 31km… Read more →

Alphabet’s Chronicle launches security telemetry service Backstory

The Nest Guard’s ‘hidden’ microphone wasn’t mean to be secret, says Google An error it may be, but invasive it certainly is. Chronicle has debuted Backstory, a cloud-based cybersecurity telemetry service for the enterprise designed to give companies access to vast computing sources when examining their own security posture. Owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Chronicle is a year-old cybersecurity… Read more →

Cisco tells Nexus switch owners to disable POAP feature for security reasons

In a security alert published today, Cisco has advised owners of Nexus switches to disable a feature called PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP) for security reasons. POAP is currently enabled by default in NX-OS, the operating system running on Nexus –Cisco’s line of data center and traffic-heavy switches. POAP is an automatic provisioning and zero-touch deployment feature that assists device owners… Read more →

Facebook’s privacy pivot vs Microsoft’s 2002 security pivot: Facebook has more to prove

A compilation of Facebook’s worst data and privacy mishaps The company is held to a high standard by regulators worldwide and is expected to maintain adequate privacy protections and to not abuse the power it holds. But, does it? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a privacy-first vision for the social network that will make messaging more like the WhatsApp and… Read more →