Day: March 25, 2020

If there’s something strange in Symantec’s neighborhood, who you gonna call? Not Broadcom, it seems: Systems go down globally

And now back on their feet Symantec customers, or rather Broadcom these days, were taken offline for a while on Wednesday when the security services datacenters around the planet went down.… …read more Source:: Register

Missing Patches, Misconfiguration Top Technical Breach Causes

Less than half of businesses surveyed can patch critical vulnerabilities within 72 hours. Why does the process take so long? …read more Source:: DarkReading

UK Cash Usage Halves Within Days as Shops Close Due To Coronavirus

Cash usage in Britain has halved in the past few days, according to Link, which operates the UK’s biggest network of ATMs. From a report: The closure of shops, a shift to contactless payments, plus concerns that notes may harbour the virus has contributed to the dramatic decline. Link said the ATM system was operating…

Coronavirus crisis threatens data protection regulations in Brazil

Lobbying to postpone the implementation of the new rules gains momentum with the pandemic …read more Source:: ZDNet

‘Don’t Bail Out the Cruise Industry’

An anonymous reader shares a column: The United States economy is grinding to a halt as the country grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic, and one of the first major actions President Trump has floated is having the government bail out the cruise line industry, which he says is a “prime candidate.” He shouldn’t do…

Marshall’s Uxbridge Voice takes on Amazon Echo Studio and Sonos One – CNET

The Marshall Uxbridge Voice with Amazon Alexa, a compact smart speaker with unique guitar fret controls, is coming next month for $200. A Google Assistant version is due in June. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Announces New ‘Hardware-Enforced Stack Protection’ Feature

Microsoft announced today a new security feature for the Windows operating system. From a report: Named “Hardware-enforced Stack Protection,” this feature allows applications to use the local CPU hardware to protect their code while running inside the CPU’s memory. As the feature’s name suggests, its primary role is to protect the (memory) stack — where…

Cesium Clock Teardown, or Quantum Physics Playground

Half the fun of getting vintage test equipment is getting to open it up. Maybe that’s even more than half of the fun. [CuriousMarc] got an HP 5061A Cesium clock, a somewhat famous instrument as the model that attempted to prove the theory of relativity. The reason? The clock was really the first that could…

Informatica flings a phone directory of new features at fearless data fettlers

Having trouble wrangling your data? It can probably automate that Informatica is boasting a total of 25 new features across its suite of data management technologies which could all be grouped under the phrase “we can automate that!”… …read more Source:: TheRegister

What Should I Do If Someone Is Impersonating My Company in a Phishing Campaign?

Two security awareness advocates from KnowBe4 provide some solid suggestions. …read more Source:: DarkReading