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Dragonblood vulnerabilities disclosed in WiFi WPA3 standard

Logo: Mathy Vanhoef & Eyal Ronen // Composition: ZDNet Two security researchers disclosed details today about a group of vulnerabilities collectively referred to as Dragonblood that impact the WiFi Alliance’s recently launched WPA3 Wi-Fi security and authentication standard. If ever exploited, the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker within the range of a victim’s network to recover the Wi-Fi password and… Read more →

Mailgun hacked part of massive attack on WordPress sites

Logo: Mailgun // Composition: ZDNet Email automation and delivery service Mailgun was one of the many companies that have been hacked today as part of a massive coordinated attack against WordPress sites. The attacks exploited an unpatched cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in a WordPress plugin named Yuzo Related Posts. The vulnerability allowed hackers to inject code in vulnerable sites, which… Read more →

Enterprise, Windows 10 props up Q1 PC demand

PC shipments were down in the first quarter despite gains in the enterprise from the Windows 10 refresh, according to stats from both Gartner and IDC. Gartner reported that PC shipments totaled 11 million units in Q1 2019, down 6.3 percent from a year ago. Globally, Gartner said shipments reached 58.5 million. Remarkably, IDC came up with the exact same… Read more →

Google brings Cloud Security Command Center into GA, adds new services

At the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google rolled out several new security services and features for enterprise customers, including a number of enhancements in Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC). The security management and data risk platform, which helps GCP users manage threats across services like App Engine, BigQuery, Cloud Storage and Compute Engine, is now generally… Read more →

US government publishes details on North Korea’s HOPLIGHT malware

The US government has put out a security alert today about a new malware strain used by North Korean hackers, which the US government has named HOPLIGHT. The report, authored by malware analysts from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), attributes the HOPLIGHT malware to HIDDEN COBRA, the US government’s designation for North… Read more →

Google Chrome engineers want to block some HTTP file downloads

New Chrome extension checks if username/password combo has been compromised Google releases “Password Checkup” Chrome extension on Safer Internet Day. Google wants to block some file downloads carried out via HTTP on websites that load via an HTTPS URL. According to a proposal the browser maker has put forward yesterday, only the download of certain “high-risk” file types will be… Read more →

Confluent, Fivetran announce deep Google Cloud integration

At Google’s Cloud Next event in San Francisco, partners are announcing third-party data services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that offer impressive integration with Google’s own offerings. Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, is one such partner. Fivetran, which delivers data from a variety of databases and Software as a Services (SaaS) applications into major data warehouse… Read more →

Google brings Assistant to G Suite

Google Cloud Platform becomes more enterprise friendly The biggest takeaway from the Google Cloud Next conference is that the company is packaging its services up in ways that’ll be more appealing to enterprises. The big trick for Google though will be adding enough account managers to service big businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2FXuRYU Google is bringing its AI-powered Assistant from the… Read more →

InfluxData charts new path for time series databases

At Google NEXT this week, Google is introducing its own strategy for accommodating open source platforms. Rather than compete with its own implementations, it is making them first-class citizens on GCP with native integration to its own cloud management infrastructure. InfluxData, the creator of one of the most popular open source time series databases, has signed on. It occurs as… Read more →

Google transforms Android phones into security keys

Google Cloud Platform becomes more enterprise friendly The biggest takeaway from the Google Cloud Next conference is that the company is packaging its services up in ways that’ll be more appealing to enterprises. The big trick for Google though will be adding enough account managers to service big businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2FXuRYU Security keys offer one of the most secure… Read more →

Google challenges AWS with open-source support

At the Google Cloud Next conference Google announced new and expanded partnerships with several open-source businesses. Interesting, several of these have changed their licenses in no small part because they felt Amazon Web Services (AWS) was strip-mining their code. These partners are MongoDB, Confluent, DataStax, Elastic, InfluxData, Neo4j, and Redis Labs. These new partnerships offer Google Cloud customers managed database… Read more →

HERE Technologies officially releases XYZ, its no-code geospatial data mapping platform

HERE Technologies on Wednesday announced the general availability of geospatial data management and mapping platform XYZ. First released in open beta in October, XYZ is pitched as a way for developers and cartographers to build customized, location-aware live apps without writing any code.  The platform is comprised on the HERE XYZ Studio, in which users manage location data and create… Read more →