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With its acquisition of Auth0, Okta goes all in on CIAM

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 4:42pm
Yesterday, Okta announced plans to acquire Auth0 for $6.5B in an all-stock transaction. With this purchase and valuation, Okta is raising its bet and going all in on CIAM.
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GAO report finds DOD's weapons programs lack clear cybersecurity guidelines

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 2:05pm
A new report found that the Department of Defense fails to communicate clear cybersecurity guidelines to contractors tasked with building systems for its weapons programs.
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Singapore Airlines frequent flyer members hit in third-party data security breach

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:04am
Data belonging to 580,000 Krisflyer and PPS members have been compromised in a cybersecurity attack that hit air transport IT company SITA, making Singapore Airlines the second carrier in the week to report a data breach.
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Ransomware as a service is the new big problem for business

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 7:31am
Easy-to-use ransomware as a service schemes are booming, accounting for almost two-thirds of ransomware campaigns during the past year, warn researchers.
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Accellion zero-day claims a new victim in cybersecurity company Qualys

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 7:16am
A hotfix was applied, but not before some customer files may have been compromised.
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Microsoft: We're cracking down on malware that uses Excel macros

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 6:46am
A new antivirus and Office 365 integration from Microsoft allows for scanning malicious macro scripts written in XLM at runtime.
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Linux distributions: All the talent and hard work that goes into building a good one

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 6:36am
Recent posts to the Linux Mint blog have got me thinking about some of the issues in maintaining a Linux distribution.
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CISA issues emergency directive to agencies: deal with Microsoft Exchange zero-days now

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 6:27am
Patch now, or disconnect Microsoft Exchange services from the internet.
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Okta and Auth0: A $6.5 billion bet that identity will warrant its own cloud

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 6:00am
There are clouds for infrastructure, CRM, HR and other business functions. Is identity going to be one of the handful of clouds in the enterprise?
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Maza Russian cybercriminal forum suffers data breach

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 5:36am
Forums can be areas to swap illicit tools and data, but they can also be the targets of cyberattackers in their turn.
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Twitter and Twitch added to list of those concerned with Australia's Online Safety Bill

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:37pm
Facebook, meanwhile, is unsure why the government is expanding cyberbullying takedown schemes to private messaging.
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High severity Linux network security holes found, fixed

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 4:33pm
This nasty set of bugs can lead to an attacker gaining root access, but the patch is already available.
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Ursnif Trojan has targeted over 100 Italian banks

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 9:09am
1,700 credentials were stolen from a single payment processor.
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Google takes next steps towards 'privacy-first' web devoid of third-party cookies

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 9:01am
US tech giant will release its Federated Learning of Cohorts for developer trials this month and advertiser tests with Google Ads next quarter, during which it hopes to glean insights on how well the alternative to cookie-based ad targeting will work in diverse regions such as Asia.
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Microsoft account hijack vulnerability earns bug bounty hunter $50,000

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 7:09am
The researcher says he could have abused the bug to hijack Microsoft accounts.
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Google patches actively exploited Chrome browser zero-day vulnerability

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 5:44am
Upgrading your Chrome build as quickly as possible is recommended.
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Microsoft: These Exchange Server zero-day flaws are being used by hackers, so update now

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 4:57am
Hafnium state-sponsored threat actor was exploiting four previously unknown flaws in Exchange servers.
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SEC charges group for alleged pump-and-dump Airborne Wireless stock scam

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 4:42am
SEC claims investors were defrauded out of $45 million.
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This dangerous ransomware is using a new trick to encrypt your network

ZDNet Security - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 4:32am
Ryuk ransomware now has the ability to use a worm-like capability to spread itself to any Windows machine on the same network as the initial compromise, warns cybersecurity agency.
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New app rollout helps reduce paperwork for NSW frontline child protection caseworkers

ZDNet Security - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 7:05pm
The ChildStory Mobile will give caseworkers access to real-time information on-the-go.
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