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Comcast security flaws exposed customers' personal info     – CNET
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The company quickly resolved the problems in its Xfinity customer software.

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Homeland Security Unveils Center to Combat Cyberthreats
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The Homeland Security Department has announced the National Risk Management Center, part of a new effort to combat cyberthreats to the U.S. The new agency’s mission will be to defend the critical infrastructure through greater cooperation between the public and private sectors. The center will bring together government experts and industry partners to work out […]

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Heads-up: 2FA provider Duo Security to be acquired by Cisco (ugh)
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Enlarge / Artist’s impression of how this deal feels from this author’s chair. (credit: Getty Images / Gary Hanna / Lee Hutchinson) US-based two-factor authentication provider Duo Security announced this morning that it is in talks to be acquired by networking giant Cisco. According to Duo’s press release, Duo will become a “business unit” under […]

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New iOS Security Feature Ripe for Defeat
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A new feature in iOS 11.4.1, which Apple released earlier this week, is designed to protect against unwanted intrusions through the iPhone’s Lightning Port. However, the protection may be weak at best. The feature, called “USB Restricted Mode,” disables data transfer through the Lightning Port after an hour of inactivity. A password-protected iOS device that […]

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Netgear’s Arlo security camera spin-off files for IPO
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Netgear’s Arlo wing has been a surprise hit for the networking company. The line of cameras are relatively new to the market, but they’ve utterly dominated the connected security space, breathing new life into the company in the process. Back in February, Netgear spun off Arlo, courtesy of unanimous board approval and announced plans to […]

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WPA3 Arrives to Shore Up WiFi Security
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Network devices with better security will be hitting the market this year, thanks to Wi-Fi Certified WPA3, which the Wi-Fi Alliance launched Tuesday. The announcement paves the way for the proliferation of devices that support the new, more secure protocol for WiFi communication, which is designed to replace the 14-year-old WPA2. The new protocol adds […]

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns
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Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, according to The New York Times. Given that the U.S. government has longstanding national […]

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A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS
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(credit: Nathan Mattise) Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. The company also released a beta version of the upcoming iOS 12 that, according to Motherboard, all but kills […]

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WhiteSource Rolls Out New Open Source Security Detector
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WhiteSource has launched its next-generation software composition analysis technology, dubbed “Effective Usage Analysis,” with the promise that it can reduce open source vulnerability alerts by 70 percent. The newly developed technology provides details beyond which components are present in the application. It provides actionable insights into how components are being used. It also evaluates their […]

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