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Bumper Cisco patches fix four new ‘critical’ vulnerabilities

If you’re a Cisco customer, the company just issued some urgent patching homework in the form of 31 security fixes, including four addressing new flaws rated ‘critical’. 357 more words

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VMware acquires Carbon Black

VMware and Carbon Black announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement by which VMware will acquire Carbon Black in an all cash transaction for $26 per share, representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion. 373 more words

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Quantum computing: The new moonshot in the cyber space race

In 2016, China launched Micius, the world’s first quantum communications enabled satellite. For some, that launch eerily echoed the launch of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite in 1957, which caught the United States off guard and spurred a decades-long contest to regain and maintain global technological and military supremacy. 1,140 more words

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Facebook phishing surges, Microsoft still most impersonated brand

Vade Secure published the results of its Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. According to the report, which ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, Microsoft was by far the top target for the fifth straight quarter. 570 more words

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Should you block newly registered domains? Researchers say yes

7 out of 10 newly registered domains (NDRs) are either malicious, suspicious or not safe for work, say Palo Alto Networks researchers, and advise organizations to block access to them with URL filtering. 414 more words

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New infosec products of the week: August 23, 2019

YubiKey 5Ci: First security key designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors

This unique dual-connector functionality makes the YubiKey 5Ci the perfect solution for consumers or enterprises looking for strong hardware-backed authentication across iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows devices. 225 more words

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New cross-industry consortium aims to accelerate confidential computing adoption

The Linux Foundation announced the intent to form the Confidential Computing Consortium, a community dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing. … 617 more words

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