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Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review: A business-class convertible with good security features Review

This 13.3-inch 2-in-1 (rotating screen) laptop is designed to provide knowledge workers with a high-quality mobile computing experience, starting with an 8th Generation Intel processor. Dell also emphasises mobile security, with options for fingerprint reader and both contacted and contactless smart card readers as well as Intel vPro and Windows Hello. The Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 is a premium laptop ...

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Password manager maker Keeper hit by another security snafu

(Image: supplied) Keeper, an embattled password manager maker currently suing a news reporter for defamation, left a server hosting the company’s installer files exposed with full permissions, allowing anyone to access and replace files with malicious content, a security researcher told ZDNet. Chris Vickery, who found the exposed server, immediately notified ZDNet of the exposure. We reached out to Keeper ...

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Ransomware for robots is the next big security nightmare

Ransomware has been a headache for PC and smartphone users but in the future it could be robots that stop working unless a ransom is paid. Researchers at security company IOActive have shown how they managed to hack the NAO robot made by Softbank and infect one with custom-built ransomware. The researchers said the same attack would work on the ...

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GitLab fixes security issue that let anyone hijack custom domains

(Image: file photo) A security researcher hijacked hundreds of GitLab domains in just a few seconds by exploiting a weakness in how the company handles domain verification — a security issue that the company has now fixed. GitLab, a web-based git repository manager that lets developers track and collaborate on source code and project development, also allows users to host ...

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Government agrees to up Medicare card privacy and security controls

The federal government has agreed to the 14 recommendations made by the independent review of health providers’ access to Medicare card numbers, touting an individual’s privacy and card information security. One recommendation made by the review in October was having authentication for the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system moved “expeditiously” from Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to the more secure ...

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Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Video: Job-offer malware linked to North Korea chases bitcoin boom Google’s Project Zero team has published details of an unfixed bypass for an important exploit-mitigation technique in Edge. The mitigation, Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG), arrived in the Windows 10 Creators Update to help thwart web attacks that attempt to load malicious code into memory. The defense ensures that only properly ...

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Equifax hires Home Depot’s CISO to lead security turnaround

Equifax said Monday that it has appointed Jamil Farshchi as its new chief information security officer (CISO). The move comes as Equifax works to overhaul its security systems and cope with the ongoing fallout related to its 2017 data breach. Farshchi has some experience cleaning up data breach disasters. He comes to Equifax from Home Depot, where Farshchi was brought ...

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Security firm Cygilant apologizes after social media meltdown

(Image: File photo) There’s an old adage that seemed appropriate this morning: “Talk s**t, get bit.” That’s exactly what happened to Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cygilant, which went off the deep end last night on Twitter by mocking several security researchers, calling one of them a “wannabe” professional, among other things. It was a painful lesson in how not to do ...

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Huawei: National security concerns not a blank cheque for public policy decisions

While national security concerns are important for governments globally, Huawei has argued that they cannot be used as “talismanic” exceptions for all public policy decisions. Speaking to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth on Friday afternoon, Huawei Technologies VP of Global Government Affairs Simon Lacey said that governments are becoming more aware of both the benefits and ...

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