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Microsoft: Russian state hackers are using IoT devices to breach enterprise networks

Microsoft court victory over Fancy Bear reclaims hackers’ domains Redmond is using tactics that it has employed before to bring down big botnets. One of Russia’s elite state-sponsored hacking groups is going after IoT devices as a way to breach corporate networks, from where they pivot to other more high-value targets. Attacks have been observed in the wild said the… Read more →

Brazilian healthcare CIOs plan IoT boost

A boost in investments around Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is expected for the next two years in healthcare in Brazil despite the challenges faced by the sector, according to research. According to the study carried out by Frost & Sullivan in partnership with Brazilian Association Health CIO (ABCIS), there is a growing interest in IoT as a means to… Read more →

Microsoft adds Azure Dedicated Host option for running VMs on single-tenant servers

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft last week made available a preview of a new Azure Dedicated Host service, designed to allow users to run virtual machines in a single-tenant servers. Microsoft rivals AWS and Google Cloud already offer similar dedicated services. The Azure Dedicated Host option is aimed at companies with compliance rquirements in terms of physical security, data integrity and monitoring…. Read more →

Monzo admits to storing payment card PINs in internal logs

Image: Monzo Monzo, a mobile-only bank operating in the UK, admitted today to storing payment card PINs inside internal logs. TechRepublic Windows 10: A cheat sheet Read More The company is now notifying all impacted customers and urging users to change card PINs the next time they use a cash machine. Monzo described the issue as a “bug” that occurred… Read more →

Microsoft launches Azure Security Lab, expands bug bounty rewards

Singapore to offer bug bounty and set up Asean cybersecurity centre Singapore government will launch a bug bounty initiative by end-2018, when local and international hackers will be invited to test systems for vulnerabilities, as well as a cybersecurity hub next year to facilitate collaboration and training efforts amongst Asean country members. Microsoft is pushing for enhanced security for the… Read more →

Intel integrates new FPGA into HPE servers for computing-intensive markets

Intel on Monday announced a new FPGA programmable accelerator card (PAC), designed for accelerating compute-intensive workloads like AI inferencing, big data and streaming analytics, network security and image transcoding. It’s bringing the new card, the PAC D5005, to market with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server.  The main selling point is that an FPGA PAC can… Read more →

AI will drive business value via decision support, human augmentation

Enterprise organizations plan to double their AI and ML projects within a year Over half of organizations already have at least one AI or ML project in place, Gartner says. Read more: https://zd.net/2LHKZmD FREE DOWNLOAD Special Report: How to Implement AI and Machine Learning You can download all of the articles in this series in one PDF. It’s free to… Read more →

Protect yourself: How to choose the right two-factor authenticator app

A look at the most commonly used passwords Danny Palmer and Karen Roby sit down to discuss the most commonly used passwords people are using and how not to fall into the trap of repeating the same password every time. Read more: https://zd.net/2UWyu78 Adding multi-factor authentication (often called two-factor authentication, or 2FA) to important online accounts is probably the single… Read more →

MegaCortex ransomware slams enterprise firms with $5.8 million blackmail demands

In three years, the No More Ransom project has helped 200,000 users No More Ransom project has prevented ransomware profits of at least $108 million. A new variant of MegaCortex ransomware is making its way across Europe and the United States, leaving blackmail demands worth millions in its wake.  Accenture iDefense researchers described campaigns making use of MegaCortex v.2 in a… Read more →

Lenovo, Intel ramp up HPC, AI partnership

How Lenovo is going beyond PCs to create a computing giant Lenovo, a leading PC manufacturer and a top-five player in the server market, has recently returned its smartphone group to profitability. After visiting its China HQ, Charles McLellan reports on Lenovo’s future. Lenovo and Intel outlined a multi-year collaboration pact revolving around high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence…. Read more →

Google Chrome privacy extensions (2019 edition)

If Google Chrome is your primary browser of choice, here are a selection of extensions that will help you to boost your privacy. All these extensions are free to download from the Google Chrome Web Store. Click on the link to download (you can always disable or delete an extension at a later date if you decide it is not… Read more →

Cloudflare terminates service to 8chan after recent US shootings

Cloudflare, a company that provides website security and internet infrastructure services, announced on Sunday that it would drop 8chan as a customer. TechRepublic Digital transformation: A cheat sheet Read More “8chan has repeatedly proven itself to be a cesspool of hate,” said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare CEO, in a statement published on late Sunday night. 8chan failed to moderate its content… Read more →