May 11, 2021

LoginID announced the launch of its WordPress plugin. The plugin is free to install, and enables websites powered by WordPress to install strong passwordless authentication in five clicks. The solution also helps WordPress websites align to emerging an…

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Adobe confirmed that a zero-day vulnerability affecting Adobe Reader for Windows has been exploited in the wild in limited attacks. Adobe security updates for May 2021 address at least 43 CVEs in Experience Manager, InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy, Adobe Genuine Service, Acrobat and Reader, Magento, Creative Cloud Desktop, Media Encoder, Medium, and Animate. Five of the […]

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Microsoft today released fixes to plug at least 55 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. Four of these weaknesses can be exploited by malware and malcontents to seize complete, remote control over vulnerable systems without any help from users. On deck this month are patches to quash a wormable flaw, a creepy wireless bug, and yet another reason to call for the death of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.

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Apple AirTag has been launched less than two weeks ago, but a security researcher already claims to have hacked them.  The Apple AirTag has been available for just a couple of weeks and hacking community is already working on it to demonstrate that how to compromise it. “The German security researcher Stack Smashing tweeted today (via The 8-bit) that […]

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We are swiftly adapting to the lasting reality of a hybrid workforce, with the number of remote workers in the US expected to nearly double over the next five years, compared to pre-pandemic times. As a result, security teams are being challenged to rethink how to secure a growing and increasingly diverse portfolio of devices outside of the traditional boundaries of their organization.

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The FBI confirmed this week that a relatively new ransomware group known as DarkSide is responsible for an attack that caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down 5,550 miles of pipe, stranding countless barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on the Gulf Coast. Here’s a closer look at the DarkSide cybercrime gang, as seen through their negotiations with a recent U.S. victim that earns $15 billion in annual revenue.

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The attack on US fuel carrier Colonial Pipeline should be a ‘”major canary in the coal mine to Canadians,” says Queen’s University professor. Read why

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We are so grateful to our customers who have collaborated with us in creating one of the best endpoint security solutions on the market and are thrilled that Gartner has recognized this work and the journey we’ve taken alongside our customers by naming Microsoft a Leader in the 2021 Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) Magic Quadrant, positioned highest on ability to execute.

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Court documents revealed that the infamous XcodeGhost malware, which has been active since 2015, infected 128 million iOS users. Documents provided in a court case that sees Epic Games v. Apple Inc. revealed that the XcodeGhost malware impacted 128 million iOS users. Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple in a California court over its violation of terms of […]

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Google has released a new open-source tool called cosign that could allow administrators to sign and verify the container images. Google has released a new open-source tool called cosign that allows to sign, verify container images, it was developed to make signatures invisible infrastructure. Cosign supports: Hardware and KMS signing Bring-your-own PKI Our free OIDC PKI […]

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A roundup of the latest reports analyzing hybrid cloud and cybersecurity challenges, plus a new IaaS player enters the Canadian market.

The post Coffee Briefing, May 11, 2021 – Survey reveals hybrid cloud challenges, a new IaaS player enters Canada, and a podcast roundup first appeared on IT World Canada.

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The FBI and Australian Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warn of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations worldwide. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) are warning of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations worldwide in multiple industries, including government, finance, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. The alert published […]

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A story about high-pressure sales tactics at a Toronto consumer electronics store gains national attention, Apple invests a few more millions into glassmaker Corning, and guess who’s suffering from Zoom fatigue? It’s Zoom’s CEO.

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