Samba Releases Security Updates

By US-CERT Original release date: May 24, 2017The Samba Team has released security updates that address a vulnerability in all versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onward. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Samba’s Security Announcement and apply the necessary updates, or refer to their Linux or Unix-based OS vendors for appropriate patches.
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New Jaff Ransomware Variant Emerges

By Ionut Arghire Although it dominated headlines over the past couple of weeks, WannaCry wasn’t the only ransomware family running rampant. Another active threats was Jaff, a ransomware family that emerged just days before the WannaCry outbreak.
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Source: Securityweek.com

Apps Essential to Modern Living But Treated Carelessly: Report

By Kevin Townsend A new research report takes an unusual angle. Rather than analyzing a threat or an attacker, it looks at the psychology of the user — or more specifically, the user of smartphones and apps. What it found is that the modern use of apps is so interwoven with daily life, they have almost become part of their users’ DNA.
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Top 10 Tips on How to Avoid Damage From Insider Threats

For many organizations the threat of data breaches and data thefts caused by insiders is an even bigger worry than cyber-attacks by outsiders. Here are the steps IT managers to take to prevent data losses caused by insiders. …read more

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Samsung Investigating Galaxy S8 ‘Iris Hack’

By AFP Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.
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Ex-CIA Chief Says He Warned Russia to Stay Out of Election

By AFP Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday that he warned Russia last summer against meddling in the US presidential election but the Russians went ahead and did it, anyway.
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Main Surface Pro Improvements Are Beneath the Surface

By John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced a refresh of its Surface Pro tablet-laptop computer. Although Microsoft said the fifth generation of the unit has been redesigned from the inside out with more than 800 new custom parts, the Surface Pro looks similar to its predecessor. “If you were looking for a major redesign of Surface, this isn’t it,” said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. Nevertheless, Microsoft has made some significant improvements in the tablet cum laptop. Battery life has been boosted to 13.5 hours. …read more

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Microsoft Updates Surface Pro With Powerful CPUs, Long Battery Life

The new Surface Pro hybrid tablet/laptop is support to replace the aging Surface Pro 4. But most of the enhancements are hidden away inside the device. …read more

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Target to Pay States $18.5 Million Over 2013 Data Breach

By Eduard Kovacs U.S. retail giant Target has entered a settlement with the Attorneys General of 47 states and it has agreed to pay $18.5 million over the massive data breach suffered by the company in 2013.
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Vera Enables Multi-Factor Authentication for Specific Data

By Kevin Townsend Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the security industry’s response to failings in the simple and traditional userID/password authentication approach. MFA is considered to be a primary solution to help defeat phishing and to demonstrate compliance. But it suffers from one major drawback: user friction.
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