Tag "Security"

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.

Dimension Data and Cisco guide organizations with a ransomware defence framework

BANGALORE, INDIA: Ransomware is one of the main threats to digital business. Globally, around 49 percent of businesses experienced at least one cyber ransom attack in 2016, and of those, 39 percent were ransomware attacks, according to a Cisco report.

Google announces ‘Advanced Protection’ for vulnerable accounts

By : CIOL Writers

Google has announced a free program aimed at users that are at high risk for attacks- like the journalist, business leaders, and political campaign teams. The program called Advanced Protection focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access

Board members still don’t treat cybersecurity as a top priority, feel IT decision makers

BANGALORE, INDIA: A global Enterprise Security Survey done by Fortinet reveals that despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur, almost half of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organizations around the world, including India, still believe that business executives are

The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Microsoft integrates Hexadite’s AI-based threat investigation tech to Windows Defender ATP

BANGALORE, INDIA: Following the recent acquisition of Israeli startup, Hexadite, Microsoft has now integrated Hexadite’s security automation technology into Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (WDATP). This will enable Windows Defender ATP users to leverage state of the art AI technology to

5 strategies to defend against automated cyber attacks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cybercriminals are now using highly advanced automation tools to deploy malware with much greater speed and scale. CISOs in India can no longer rely on a manual approach in cyber defense as cyber attacks have become automated, riding

Aruba brings analytics-driven, advanced cyber protection with 360 Secure Fabric

BANGALORE, INDIA: Aruba announced the 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. To help organizations address new and unknown threats, the

Google Chrome 63 will reportedly help prevent MitM attacks

By : CIOL Writers

As per Sasha Perigo’s tweet, the Google Chrome 63 update might include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. Sasha Perigo is a Stanford University student who interned at Google and has developed this feature with