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Passwordstate customers complain of silence and secrecy after cyberattack

It has been over three months since Click Studios, the Australian software house behind the enterprise password manager Passwordstate, warned its customers to “commence resetting all passwords.” The company was hit by a supply chain attack that sought to steal the passwords from customer servers around the world. But customers tell TechCrunch that they are still without answers about the attack. Several customers say they were met with silence from Click Studios, while others were asked to sign ...
Tags: Security, Government, Tech, Cybercrime, United States, Computing, Orion, Phishing, Signal, Computer Security, Solarwinds, U S, CSIS, Passwordstate, Supply Chain Attack, Mark Sandford

Security flaws found in popular EV chargers

U.K. cybersecurity company Pen Test Partners has identified several vulnerabilities in the APIs of six home electric vehicle charging brands and a large public EV charging network. While the charger manufacturers resolved most of the issues, the findings are the latest example of the poorly regulated world of Internet of Things devices, which are poised to become all but ubiquitous in our homes and vehicles. Vulnerabilities were identified in the API of six different EV charging brands — Project...
Tags: Security, Transportation, Cloud, Technology, Hardware, Privacy, Developer, Colorado, California, Virginia, Tech, Joe Biden, Hack, Automotive, United States, United Kingdom

Sophos extends its spending spree with Refactr buy

Thoma Bravo-owned Sophos has announced its second takeover in as many weeks with the acquisition of Seattle-based DevSecOps startup Refactr. Refactr was founded in 2017 and offers an automation platform that helps cybersecurity and DevOps teams to collaboratively operate. The platform, which is used by the non-profit Center for Internet Security and the U.S. Air Force’s Platform One, features a drag-and-drop low-code pipeline builder and DevOps-friendly features that encourage disparate teams to...
Tags: Security, Technology, Tech, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, M&a, Security Software, Seattle, Devops, Sophos, Illumio, U.S. Air Force, Iam, Joe Levy, Thoma Bravo

'The Situation Is Very Serious': Ransomware Hackers Hobble Covid-19 Vaccinations in Italy

A series of cyberattacks has disrupted COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy’s Lazio region—a large area that encompasses the nation’s capital, Rome.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Social Issues, Italy, Vaccination, Lazio, Computer Security, Rome Read, Amato, Nicola Zingaretti, Alessio

Amazon will pay you $10 in credit for your palm print biometrics

How much is your palm print worth? If you ask Amazon, it’s about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. Last year, Amazon introduced its new biometric palm print scanners, Amazon One, so customers can pay for goods in some stores by waving their palm prints over one of these scanners. By February, the company expanded its palm scanners to other Amazon grocery, book and 4-star stores across Seattle. Amazon has since...
Tags: Amazon, Security, New York, Texas, Technology, Maryland, Privacy, New York City, Tech, Law Enforcement, United States, New Jersey, Computing, Retail, Seattle, Biometrics

PrintNightmare isn’t over, as Windows is hit with another printing vulnerability

A cybersecurity researcher has found yet another bug in the Windows Print Spooler, continuing the saga of PrintNightmare.
Tags: Security, News, Windows, Trends, Computing, Windows 10, Printer, Windows 11

Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling “Zoombombing” incidents. Zoombombing, a term coined by TechCrunch last year as its usage exploded because of the pandemic, describes unapproved attendees entering and disrupting Zoom calls by sharing offensive imagery, using backgrounds to spread hateful messages, or spouting slurs and profanities. Th...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, California, US, Articles, Linkedin, Software, United States, Computing, San Jose, Video Conferencing, Zoom

Finite State lands $30M Series B to help uncover security flaws in device firmware

Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30M in Series B funding.   The funding lands amid increased focus on the less-secure elements in an organizations’ supply chain, such as Internet of Things devices and embedded systems. The problem, Finite State says, is largely fueled by device firmware, the foundational software that often includes components sourced from third-party vendors or open-s...
Tags: Security, Startups, Internet Of Things, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Funding, Articles, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Ceo, Open Source Software, Computing, Huawei, Columbus, Qualcomm

Industrial cybersecurity startup Nozomi Networks secures $100M in pre-IPO funding

Nozomi Networks, an industry cybersecurity startup that aims to shield critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, has raised $100 million in pre-IPO funding.   The Series D funding round was led by Triangle Peak Partners, and also includes investment from a number of equipment, security, service provider and go-to-market companies including Honeywell Ventures, Keysight Technologies and Porsche Digital.   This funding comes at a critical time for the company. Cyberattacks on industrial control ...
Tags: Security, Energy, Internet Of Things, Technology, Australia, Funding, Articles, Tech, Malware, Dhs, Cybercrime, Mining, Canada, United States, Cyberattack, Porsche

The best free VPNs

Getting the protection of a VPN doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are many free options that will keep your data safe while helping your budget.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, Trends, Web, Cybersecurity, Computing, Vpn, Virtual Private Networks

True ‘shift left and extend right’ security requires empowered developers

Idan Plotnik Contributor Share on Twitter Idan Plotnik is the CEO and founder of Apiiro, a code risk platform. DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted. The term “DevSecOps” has come into fashion the past few years with the intention of seamlessly integrating security and compliance into the DevOps framework. However, ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Developer, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability, Computing, Software Development, Api, Software Testing, Devops, SQL, Computer Security, Agile Software Development, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Calgary’s parking authority exposed driver’s personal data and tickets

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners. The parking authority oversees about 14% of the paid parking spots in the Calgary region, and lets drivers pay to park their cars by a parking kiosk, online, or through the phone app by entering their vehicle’...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, New York, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Data Breach, Automotive, Transport, Parking, Volkswagen, Driver, Calgary, Signal, Parkmobile, Computer Security

Calgary’s parking authority exposed drivers’ personal data and tickets

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners. The parking authority oversees about 14% of the paid parking spots in the Calgary region, and lets drivers pay to park their cars by a parking kiosk, online, or through the phone app by entering their vehicle’...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, New York, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Data Breach, Automotive, Transport, Parking, Volkswagen, Driver, Calgary, Signal, Parkmobile, Computer Security

Noetic Cyber emerges from stealth with $15M led by Energy Impact Partners

Noetic Cyber, a cloud-based continuous cyber asset management and controls platform, has launched from stealth with a Series A funding round of $15 million led by Energy Impact Partners. The round was also backed by Noetic’s existing investors, TenEleven Ventures and GlassWing Ventures, and brings the total amount of funds raised by the startup to $20 million following a $5 million seed round. Shawn Cherian, a partner at Energy Impact Partners, will join the Noetic board, while Niloofar Razi How...
Tags: Security, Massachusetts, Funding, Tech, Malware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, United States, United Kingdom, Computing, Ibm, Symantec, Api, Cloud Services, Cyberwarfare

Google has a new site to report bug bounties across its platforms

Google unveiled a new site called Bughunters to let security researchers easily report vulnerabilities. The new platform is now a unified place to report bugs for Google, Android, Abuse, Chrome, and Play. Prior to having this site, the company had separate programs for each of these verticals. The new site is launched simultaneously with a project called Bug Hunter University, which will help you hone your vulnerability discovery skills. The firm is also revamping the leaderboard for bug hunting...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups

Instagram to default young teens to private accounts, restrict ads and unwanted adult contact

As it gears up to expand access to younger users, Instagram this morning announced a series of updates designed to make its app a safer place for online teens. The company says it will now default users to private accounts at sign-up if they’re under the age of 16  — or under 18 in certain locales, including in the E.U. It will also push existing users under 16 to switch their account to private, if they have not already done so. In addition, Instagram will roll out new technology aimed at reduc...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Youtube, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Cornell University, Northeastern University, Instagram Facebook, Janis Whitlock

Accel doubles down on 1Password, which just raised $100M more at a $2B valuation

Toronto-based 1Password is one of those rare companies that is a) profitable and b) transparent enough to share financials. And today, the company announced that it raised $100 million in a Series B round of funding that doubles the company’s valuation to $2 billion. You may recall that the previously bootstrapped 1Password only raised its first round of external capital in 2019 – a $200 million Series A led by Accel that represented the venture firm’s largest single investment in its 3...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Privacy, Funding, Toronto, Dave, Canada, SaaS, Ashton Kutcher, Shopify, Squarespace, Stewart Butterfield, Accel, 1password

ActiveFence comes out of the shadows with $100M in funding and tech that detects online harm, now valued at $500M+

Online abuse, disinformation, fraud and other malicious content is growing and getting more complex to track. Today, a startup called ActiveFence, which has quietly built a tech platform to suss out threats as they are being formed and planned, to make it easier for trust and safety teams to combat them on platforms, is coming out of the shadows to announce significant funding on the back of a surge of large organizations using its services. The startup, co-headquartered in New York and Tel Aviv...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, New York, Enterprise, Big Data, Government, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, Highland Europe, Misinformation, Norwest Venture Partners, NLP, CRV

Court orders US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop ‘with his face’

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered a man accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6 to unlock his laptop “with his face” after prosecutors argued that the laptop likely contains video footage that would incriminate him in the attempted insurrection. Guy Reffitt was arrested in late January, three weeks after he participated in the riot, and has been in jail since. He has pleaded not guilty to five federal charges, including bringing a firearm to the Capitol grou...
Tags: Security, Politics, Law, Washington, Articles, Tech, Cnn, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, Password, New Jersey, Lawyer, Laptops, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U S Supreme Court

Despite controversies and bans, facial recognition startups are flush with VC cash

If efforts by states and cities to pass privacy regulations curbing the use of facial recognition are anything to go by, you might fear the worst for the companies building the technology. But a recent influx of investor cash suggests the facial recognition startup sector is thriving, not suffering. Facial recognition is one of the most controversial and complex policy areas in play. The technology can be used to track where you go and what you do. It’s used by public authorities and in private ...
Tags: Security, New York, Microsoft, Privacy, Minneapolis, Eric Holder, China, Softbank, Funding, New York City, Israel, US, Tech, European Union, Surveillance, New York Times

The best free VPNs for 2021

Learn how to protect your personal data from cybercriminals and sneaky advertisers without spending a dime.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, Trends, Web, Cybersecurity, Computing, Vpn, Virtual Private Networks

IIT Madras Non-Teaching Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Non-Teaching Vacancy in IIT Madras 2021 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras at Chennai (Tamil Nadu) invites online applications from Indian Nationals for following various Group-A, Group-B and Group-C Non-Teaching Government Job vacancies in IIT Madras (Advertisement No. IITM/R/3-4/2021)  Published @ IIT Madras Non-Teaching Recruitment 2021 Vacancies Advertisement No. IITM/R/3/2021Senior Technical... Please Click on the Title to Read Ful...
Tags: Security, Nurse, Technology, Jobs, Safety, Engineer, Officer, Assistant, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Institute, IIT, Manisha, Technician, Jr. Engineer, Superintendent

Yeah, you should worry about the booming spyware industry

The world’s most sophisticated commercially available spyware may be being abused, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations in ten countries. Intelligence leaks and forensic phone analysis suggests the surveillance software, called Pegasus, has been used to target and spy on the phones of human rights activists, investigative journalists, politicians, researchers and academics. NSO Group, the Israeli cyber intelligence firm behind Pegasus, insists that it only licenses its spyware...
Tags: Security, Startups, Pegasus, NSO Group

Kaseya Is Making Its Customers Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to Obtain Ransomware Decryption Key

Kaseya is requiring customers affected by the massive REvil ransomware attack to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to obtain the decryption key, a move that could shroud the incident in further mystery. Although the decryption key will no doubt bring relief to some victims, others are stating that it will have…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Huntress Labs, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack, Andrew Kaiser

Kaseya Ransomware Saga Mysteriously Comes to an End, but Nothing to See Here, Folks, Just Keep It Moving

Kaseya, the cloud provider at the center of a gargantuan ransomware attack on hundreds of businesses, announced this week that it had some good news: Somehow, it had come into possession of a “universal decryptor” to unlock all of the data affected by the recent hack.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Computer Security, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack

Apple Not Trying Hard Enough to Protect Users Against Surveillance, Researchers Say

Following the news of widespread commercial hacking spyware on targeted iPhones, a large number of security researchers are now saying that Apple could do more to protect its users (via Wired). Earlier this week, it was reported that journalists, lawyers, and human rights activists around the world had been targeted by governments using phone malware made by the surveillance firm NSO Group known as "Pegasus." Now, security researchers are stating that Apple could and should do more to protec...
Tags: Apple, Security, Pegasus, Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, NSO, Will Strafach, NSO Group, Juan Andres Guerrero Saade, Cedric Owens, Protect Users Against Surveillance Researchers Say, Pegasus Independent

Moving fast and breaking things cost us our privacy and security

Denis Mars Contributor Share on Twitter Denis Mars is the CEO and co-founder of Proxy, which designs and builds privacy-first, human-led, identity technologies. Over the years, I’ve had a front-row seat to the future of technology. In my role at Y Combinator as director of admissions, I saw hundreds of startup pitches. Many shared a particular attribute: They followed the path of quickly growing users and monetizing the data ...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Column, Privacy, Opinion, Tech, Social Security, Data Protection, Silicon Valley, Signal, Data Security, Computer Security, Digital Identity, Denis Mars

A DNS outage just took down a large chunk of the internet

A large chunk of the internet dropped offline on Thursday. Some of the most popular sites, apps and services on the internet were down, including UPS and FedEx (which have since come back online), Airbnb, Fidelity, and others are reporting Steam, LastPass, and the PlayStation Network are all experiencing downtime. Many other websites around the world are also affected, including media outlets in Europe. What appears to be the cause is an outage at Akamai, an internet security giant that provides...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Internet, Tech, Spokesperson, UPS, Computing, Airbnb, Cloudflare, Lastpass, Dns, Shopify, Notion

Sophos acquires Braintrace to supercharge its threat detection capabilities

Thoma Bravo-owned Sophos has announced it’s acquiring Braintrace, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Braintrace, which was founded in 2016 and has raised $10 million in funding, has developed a network detection and response (NDR) solution that helps organizations to easily inspect network traffic to identify and filter out suspicious activity. It does this using remote network packet capt...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Cybercrime, Computing, Aws, Security Software, Sophos, Computer Security, Illumio, MDR, NDR, Joe Levy, Thoma Bravo

Microsoft’s cyber startup spending spree continues with CloudKnox acquisition

Microsoft has acquired identity and access management (IAM) startup CloudKnox Security, the tech giant’s fourth cybersecurity acquisition this year. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is the latest cybersecurity acquisition by Microsoft, which just last week announced that it’s buying threat intelligence startup RiskIQ. The firm also recently acquired IoT security startups CyberX and Refirm Labs as it moved to beef up its security portfolio. Security is big business for Microsoft, ...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Computing, Foundation Capital, Palo Alto Networks, Computer Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Iam, Chik, Security Startups, Dell Technologies Capital, RiskIQ