Tag "Security"

Intel announces security fixes for Spectre and Meltdown in upcoming chips

By : CIOL Writers

Early this year in January, the whole tech world braced two security attacks named Spectre and Meltdown that impacted every single Intel processor. The two vulnerabilities provided access to sensitive data such as username and password. Intel, therefore, announced security fixes

Fortinet integrates AI for speedy and proactive threat detection

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet announced FortiGuard AI -a self-evolving threat detection system that uses machine learning and continuous training to autonomously collect, analyze, and classify threats with a high degree of accuracy and at machine speed. FortiGuard AI is integrated into

Can you see through the clouds?

Soma Tah Cloud has, no doubt proved beneficial for the enterprises in many ways, but there are a couple of downsides to it as well. One of the top concerns is that the users have very less control over the

Technologies that might disrupt IT risk management in a big way in 2018 and beyond

BANGALORE, INDIA: New technologies are enabling us to create smarter homes, smarter cities, smarter machines and devices. However, they come with a host of security and privacy risks that people are only beginning to understand. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

Tinder’s security flaw gives access to user’s account using only the phone number

By : CIOL Writers

A major vulnerability has been revealed in Tinder app by security researchers at AppSecure. The issue left Tinder accounts potentially exposed to infiltrators by only requiring a phone number to log in. This was due to issues with the Facebook API

Analyzing user behavior is crucial for building a better cyber defense

Soma Tah Have you ever left your house keys in the front-door lock? Silly, isn’t it? But, just take a look at the major data breaches from the past few years. It seems that although organizations are now prudent enough to put

India Tech Centre spearheading some of the money-spinning innovations at CA Technologies

Dhaval Gupta & Soma Tah Technology has become the centerpiece of the almost every business strategy today, and hence, no matter what industry verticals the businesses are in- they are invariably becoming a software-powered business. As businesses start to deliver

Organizational culture: A key hurdle that keep companies away from DevSecOps

MUMBAI, INDIA: Today’s digital economy is fueled by software. But as software becomes more critical to business success in the digital economy, security concerns are exponentially on the rise, say the recent survey findings by CA Technologies. Though the majority confirmed

Nvidia assures its GPU’s not hit by Meltdown and Spectre bug

By : CIOL Writers

Nvidia issued a security bulletin detailing the updates it made to its driver software to address the Meltdown CPU vulnerability that’s had tech companies running scared. Nvidia CEO assured that its chips were not subject to the same risks as

Meltdown and Spectre bug fixes slow down your machines: Microsoft

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft said that the software patches released by the company to guard against the Meltdown and Spectre bugs slowed down the performance of some of the personal computers and servers. In the company’s support blog, Windows executive Vice President, Terry

Banking on security in an environment of threats

Srinivasan C.R.  The global financial crisis of 2008 was a piercing wake-up call for the financial industries of the world. It brought several regulatory and legislative changes in its wake, all aimed at preventing the recurrence of such an event.

Meltdown and Spectre: The CPU bugs that can affect almost every computer and device

By : CIOL Writers

Researchers have found a major security flaw in processors that affects almost every Intel, AMD and ARM chipset as well as the devices and operating systems running on them. The direct fall out of the vulnerability are ‘Meltdown‘ and ‘Spectre‘- two

Edward Snowden launches Haven, an Android app to protect you from intruders

By : CIOL Writers

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden unveiled a new surveillance app that helps you protect from spies. The app named Haven has been developed by The Guardian Project, Freedom Of The Press and Snowden to offer eyes and ears to prevent, or at least increase

2018: Security concerns loom large on businesses with sophisticated cyber attacks

Sonal Vats 2017 witnessed a spate of cyber-attacks including WannaCry, NotPetya, Equifax breach, Zomato hack, HBO’s infamous GoT data theft and of course the latest Nicehash security breach. Unfortunately, the trend will continue in 2018 also. The increased connectivity and enlarged

YouTube expands team to tackle extremist content

By : CIOL Writers

Google-owned YouTube has announced to add more than 10,000 people to its content moderator team. The content moderators will be responsible to review and remove extremist content from the platform. The current team consists of around 8,000 members. In a blog

The Future of Security – New holes, New walls 

By : CMR Analyst

BANGALORE, INDIA: Security has always been an imperative for Enterprises but the recent blitzkrieg of attacks, ransom-ware onslaughts, connectivity-fall-outs, unforeseen vulnerabilities and an increasingly-consumerised world of technology with ever-blurring boundaries have turned this aspect of IT into a sly ghost

YouTube sets tougher guidelines for kids related content

By : CIOL Writers

Google-owned YouTube is being criticized for allowing kids programming with violent and explicit videos which are usually aimed at older audiences. Therefore, the company has toughened its approach to protect kids from such content on YouTube and YouTube Kids. Google

German regulators put a ban on kids’ smartwatches

By : CIOL Writers

Germany has banned the sale of smartwatches for kids, saying the devices go against the country’s surveillance laws. According to Bleeping Computer, (via Gizmodo) the regulators have deemed smartwatches targeted at kids “prohibitive listening devices” and are asking parents to destroy any

OnePlus’ backdoor flaw capable of root access with a simple command

By : CIOL Writers

OnePlus smartphones have been quite popular thanks to their performance and affordability compared to other Android handsets. But recently, the Chinese company is struggling with privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting user data on

Synopsys all set to acquire security firm Black Duck Software

By : CIOL Writers

Synopsys, the maker of semiconductor-design software has announced that it is acquiring software security firm Black Duck Software. Synopsys will take on privately held Black Duck Software in a deal worth approximately $565 million or $548 million worth of cash.