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Card breach reported at Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood, and other restaurants

Earl Enterprises, the hospitality industry giant behind several restaurant brands like Planet Hollywood and Earl of Sandwich, announced today a security breach of its payment card processing systems. In a press release published late Friday afternoon, the company said that hackers planted malware on the point-of-sale systems at some Earl Enterprises’ restaurants. The malware was active between May 23, 2018,… Read more →

Indian IT firm Mindtree’s co-founders wage furious battle against L&T’s hostile takeover

India’s oldest bank hit by cyberheist An in-depth look into the incident reveals how the 112-year-old bank may have been swindled out of $13.5 million. Only in India would a hostile takeover be scripted in the language of an arranged marriage taking place within an Indian film. SN Subrahmanyan, CEO of 80-year-old Indian engineering concern L&T, said that his company’s takeover… Read more →

12 great tech deals to check out this weekend

Coles partners with eBay to offer online grocery shopping Partnering together will give Coles access to 11 million unique monthly visitors through eBay’s local online marketplace. Great deals are popping up left and right, so we thought we’d round up some of the best ones for you. We’ve spotted bargains on everything from Philips Hue bulbs to the Google Home… Read more →

PCs sales increase in Brazil

The PC market in Brazil performed well in 2018, but this year’s prospects are marred by macroeconomic uncertainty, analysts say. According to IDC Brazil, PC sales saw a 7.5 percent increase last year, with 5,575 million units sold. Revenue was also up by 17 percent, with notebooks accounting for 10.3 billion reais ($2.63 billion) while desktops represented 3.6 billion reais… Read more →

Getac launches a ruggedized K120-Ex Windows 10 tablet for explosive environments

Rugged industrial and military computer supplier Getac has added the K120-Ex to its range of K120 Windows tablets, designed for working in hazardous environments. In this case, it’s for sites with flammable gases or combustible dust mixed in air, “where a single spark from an electrical device can cause a significant explosion,” says Getac. Many mundane industrial procedures can create… Read more →

Researchers publish list of MAC addresses targeted in ASUS hack

Logo: ASUS // Composition: ZDNet Security researchers from Skylight Cyber have published today a list containing the 583 MAC addresses that hackers had targeted using the recent ASUS hack. The Skylight team obtained this list by reverse engineering a Windows app created by Kaspersky Lab to let ASUS users test if their computers were of interest to hackers. The ASUS… Read more →

BlackBerry Q4 tops estimates on strong IP and licensing revenue

BlackBerry delivered better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings on Friday, pointing to growth in IP and licensing revenue. The company’s shares were up nearly 14 percent in early trading. The enterprise mobility and security software provider reported Q4 non-GAAP earnings of 11 cents a share on revenue of $255 million. On a GAAP basis, BlackBerry reported reported income of 8 cents a… Read more →

Google security engineer discloses zero-day flaw in TP-Link smart home routers

Google Project Zero accuses Linux of sloppy kernel patching Project Zero accuses Linux distributions of leaving users exposed to known kernel vulnerabilities for weeks. A zero-day vulnerability impacting TP-Link SR20 smart home routers has been exposed publicly after the company allegedly failed to respond to a researcher’s private disclosure. Matthew Garrett, a Google security engineer, revealed the bug after the… Read more →

SOS, IT pros: US is being attacked with its own technology

Cyberwar: Nation-state cyber attacks threaten every company (TechRepublic) ZDNet’s Danny Palmer explains the current realities of global cyberwar and why nation-state cyber-campaigns have become “a problem for everybody.” Democracy is a fragile institution. It’s software. It’s code. And it can be hacked. Special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There… Read more →

FireEye debuts Windows Commando VM as Linux Kali rival

For penetration testers out there, Offensive Security’s Linux Kali platform is often considered the go-to option given its wide variety of tools, constant updates, and the relatively user-friendly interface. Unless you have a bare metal machine with Linux installed, many will choose to deploy Kali as a virtual machine (VM) on another operating system and then bolt-on a wireless adapter and… Read more →

Seven out of ten Americans are comfortable with IoT tech in the home

More electrical products in the home are controlled with Alexa than any other smart product according to a new survey special feature Sensor’d Enterprise: IoT, ML, and big data The internet of things embeds intelligence into business processes to let us measure and manage the enterprise in ways that were never possible before. Read More Louisville, KY-based market intelligence company… Read more →

Data breach exposes diagnosis data of 34,000 medical marijuana patients

Google’s latest fine by the EU brings total bill to €8 billion Europe hits Google with another fine. The firm will have to pay €1.49 billion, more than one percent of its turnover, for breaching antitrust rules. A data breach at Canada’s Natural Health Services (NHS) has exposed personal information belonging to roughly 34,000 medical marijuana users. As reported by… Read more →