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Nice to know our financial world is in safe hands

This company is the target of a pretty conventional spear-phishing attack, but it doesn't actually get very far -- largely thanks to employees just paying attention.


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Don't ignore application security | Salted Hash Ep 35

In this episode, Michael Feiertag, CEO and co-founder of tCell, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why application security is more critical than ever and why it's just now getting more attention from security teams.

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Fake products? Only AI can save us now.

The arms race is on: Counterfeiters will use AI to create convincing fakes; smart enterprises will use AI to fight back.

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Microsoft dives down a bizarre non-cumulative rabbit hole with July patches

Good luck trying to get an explanation in English — though an official Microsoft post in Japanese has a few hints.

It was a JOKE, OK?

This company is upgrading to use smart cards, but one pilot fish isn't thinking about that when he sees a pop-up message about an update that strikes him as odd.

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Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have grown by 91% since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

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Is mobile sensor-based authentication ready for the enterprise? Some big players think it might be.

An Arizona security company is working on an interesting approach to mobile authentication, one that leverages the exact angle a user holds the phone as a means of making replay attacks a lot more difficult.

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Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution moves from services...to smartphones?

As big tech vendors roll out a variety of blockchain-as-a-service offerings, two smartphone makers plan to include it new devices this year. Here's the latest on the blockchain craze.

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Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution, from services...to smartphones

Oracle joins other major tech vendors by rolling out its blockchain-as-a-service offering, and two smartphone makers plan to include the technology in new devices this year. Get the latest on the blockchain craze.

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Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

The bugs in this month’s Windows and Office patches were so bad that Microsoft rushed out a second set of patches six days later. Every version of Windows is affected.

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Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy

The government is finally understanding the invasion of privacy concerns around companies like Facebook, Apple and Google with their services and devices like iPhone and Android. Will these companies fix the real problem or be forced...

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Microsoft yanks buggy Office 2016 patch KB 4018385, republishes all of this month’s patch downloads

Bugs galore in the July patches led to an unprecedented (and unexplained) re-release of everything, and a complete takedown of KB 4018385. Note to self: Who’s testing this stuff?

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Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Two companies are planning to soon launch smartphones with native blockchain capabilities that will allow users to trade digital tokens and store them offline.

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Google flips switch on Chrome's newest defensive technology

With 'Site Isolation' in use, the browser should be better protected from Spectra-like attacks designed to steal info such as log-on credentials.

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Patch Tuesday problems abound, Server 2016 crashes, and a .Net patch goes down in flames

The July Patch Tuesday crop teems with bugs — some of them acknowledged. Snooping patches KB 2952664 and 2976978 return. If you ever needed a good excuse for delaying patches, this month is it.

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How Apple could disrupt healthcare

A number of recent moves by Apple could turn your iPhone into a personal health hub – and eventually upend the healthcare industry.

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The difference between red team engagements and vulnerability assessments | Salted Hash Ep 34

In this episode, host Steve Ragan talks with Phil Grimes, Professional Services Lead at RedLegg, about the challenges of educating customers — and building a partnership with them — to create successful red team engagements.

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Get the Microsoft June patches applied, but watch out for Win7 NICs and old antivirus

June was a relatively benign month for Windows and Office patches, but the lingering problem with certain Win7 network interface cards, and a surprising revelation that Windows Defender isn’t being updated, should put Win7 folks on...

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BlackBerry's Android upgrade track record should give anyone pause

BlackBerry markets its phones as being business-friendly and security-first, but the company's Android upgrade performance is fiercely at odds with that message.

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