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VMware aims for security market, launches service defined firewall

VMware is wading more into the IT security market with a software defined strategy that rhymes with how the company approached the data center and network markets. Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO, will deliver a keynote at the RSA Conference Thursday. RSA and VMware are both owned by Dell Technologies. Under the strategy, VMware is focusing on securing and defending applications… Read more →

SOCs shift to threat detection and response: Gartner

Today’s modern Security Operations Centres (SOCs) are beginning to focus on threat detection and security alert management in response to modern-day threats. SOCs are teams of cybersecurity professionals whose task it is to monitor networks for cyberattacks and suspicious behavior, as well as improve internal security controls and procedures. These groups can be critical to maintaining adequate security hygiene and… Read more →

Singapore university partners Volvo to pilot full-size autonomous electric bus

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses have unveiled a full-size autonomous electric bus that stretches 12 metres long and can accommodate up to 80 passengers. The single-deck Volvo 7900 Electric bus is part of a scheme under the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to develop and run driverless bus trials for fixed route and scheduled services.  The vehicle is… Read more →

WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018

Image: Sucuri Roughly 90 percent of all the hacked content management systems (CMSs) Sucuri investigated and helped fix in 2018 were WordPress sites. In a distant second, third, and fourth came Magento (4.6 percent), Joomla (4.3 percent), and Drupal (3.7 percent), according to a report the company published yesterday. Sucuri experts blamed most of the hacks on vulnerabilities in plugins… Read more →

Enterprises lax about mobile security as more threats loom

special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Companies of all sizes are scrimping on mobile security, failing to use mobile device management, antivirus… Read more →

Some Android VPN apps request access to sensitive permissions they don’t need

Some of the Android VPN apps available through the official Google Play Store request access to “dangerous” user permissions that a normal VPN app would have no use for, according to research viewed today by ZDNet. The study, carried out by John Mason from TheBestVPN.com, analyzed 81 Android apps available for download through the Google Play Store. Mason said he… Read more →

Some Android VPN apps request access to sensitive permissions they don’t need

Some of the Android VPN apps available through the official Google Play Store request access to “dangerous” user permissions that a normal VPN app would have no use for, according to research viewed today by ZDNet. The study, carried out by John Mason from TheBestVPN.com, analyzed 81 Android apps available for download through the Google Play Store. Mason said he… Read more →

Salesforce beats Q4 estimates but gives weak Q1 outlook

Salesforce published its fourth quarter financial results on Monday, beating market estimates and posting record annual revenue for the 2019 fiscal year. However, the CRM giant gave a weak outlook for the current quarter, and shares were down in after-hours trading. Non-GAAP earnings per share in the fourth quarter came to 70 cents on revenue of $3.6 billion, up 26%… Read more →

5G at MWC19: Reflections on Mobile World Congress 2019

Last week Mobile World Congress (MWC) took place in Barcelona. The event theme was “Intelligent Connectivity.” This theme captured well what is happening in the market. At the same time, the event was overshadowed by geopolitical squabbles over network security as well as greater scrutiny of financial viability regarding emerging technology investments — such as 5G, the dominating theme at… Read more →

Ransomware attack on Israeli users fails miserably due to coding error

Hackers launched a failed cyber-attack on Saturday in an attempt to infect millions of Israeli users with ransomware. The attack is believed to have been carried out by hackers operating out of Palestine, based on current evidence. The incident took place on Saturday, March 2, when hackers successfully poisoned DNS records for Nagich, a web service that provides an accessibility… Read more →

zDemand for digital driving licenses soars in Brazil

Demand for digital driving licenses is soaring in Brazil since the introduction of the smartphone-based document last year, available to the country’s 60 million drivers. According to Brazil’s federal government’s data processing agency (Serpro), the digital license is available countrywide since April, but uptake has increased by 85 percent due to a new remote validation functionality added to the app… Read more →

Supreme Court sides with Rimini Street, orders Oracle to pay litigation costs

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Rimini Street over Oracle in a dispute over litigation fees, ordering Oracle to pay back $12.8 million to Rimini Street. The unanimous decision, which came down to the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Copyright Act, is just the latest development in a years-long, ongoing battle over copyright claims. Back in 2016, Rimini Street… Read more →