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Fake Python libraries removed from PyPi when caught stealing SSH and GPG keys, reports...

Yesterday, ZDNet reported that the Python security team removed two fake Python libraries from PyPI (Python Package Index). These libraries were caught stealing SSH...
Firefox

Mozilla removes Avast and AVG extensions from Firefox to secure user data

Yesterday Wladimir Palant, the creator of AdBlock Plus, reported that Mozilla removed four Firefox extensions made by Avast and its subsidiary AVG. Palant also...
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TrueDialog’s unprotected database exposes millions of SMS messages containing two-factor codes, and more

Last month, two security researchers, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found an unprotected database managed by TrueDialog. The database exposed tens of millions of...
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Kali Linux 2019.4 released with Xfce, a new desktop environment, a new GTK3 theme,...

On November 26, the Kali Linux team announced its fourth and final release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.4, which is readily available for download....

An unsecured Elasticsearch server exposed 1.2 billion user records containing their personal and social...

Last month, Vinny Troia, the founder of Data Viper and Bob Diachenko, an independent cybersecurity consultant discovered a “wide-open” Elasticsearch server. The server exposed...
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10 key announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2019 you should know about

This year’s Microsoft Ignite was jam-packed with new releases and upgrades in Microsoft’s line of products and services. The company elaborated on its growing...

Project Zero shares a detailed analysis of the use-after-free Android Binder vulnerability that affected...

Yesterday, Maddie Stone, a Security Researcher in the Google Project Zero team shared a detailed analysis of the use-after-free Android Binder vulnerability. The vulnerability, tracked...
machine learning for cybersecurity

Introducing SaltStack Protect, a new SecOps solution for automated discovery and remediation of security...

On Tuesday, SaltStack, the creators of intelligent automation for IT operations and security teams, announced the general availability of SaltStack Protect. SaltStack Protect is...
Packt and Humble Bundle come together for cybersecurity bundle

Glen Singh on why Kali Linux is an arsenal for any cybersecurity professional [Interview]

Kali Linux is a popular term for anyone related to computer security. It is the most renowned tool for advanced Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking...
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Renovate joins WhiteSource to help developers spend less time on manually resolving dependency updates

Israel-based open source security and license compliance management company, WhiteSource, today announced its acquisition of Renovate, an open-source project for dependency updates. Renovate’s offerings...

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Why is iOS 12 a top choice for app developers when...

When it comes to mobile operating systems, iOS 12 is generally considered to be one of the most secure — if not the leader...

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