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By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/10 ESET discovers 21 new Linux malware families In a report published yesterday by cyber-security firm ESET, the company details 21 "new" Linux malware families. All operate in the same manner, as trojanized versions of the OpenSSH client. https://zd.net/2C0PsLp Fileless malware surge, warns Malwarebytes report These attacks and compromises are growing in sophistication and frequency, and are proving to be particularly successful against businesses because the majority of past security soluti... read more.

  • December 14, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/3 McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report We have witnessed greater collaboration among cybercriminals exploiting the underground market, which has allowed them to develop efficiencies in their products. Cybercriminals have been partnering in this way for years; in 2019 this market economy will only expand. The game of cat and mouse the security industry plays with ransomware developers will escalate, and the industry will need to respond more quickly and effectively than ever before. http:... read more.

  • December 10, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/26 New Linux crypto-miner steals your root password and disables your antivirus This rootkit component has even more intrusive features, experts said, such as "the ability to steal user-entered passwords for the su command and to hide files in the file system, network connections, and running processes." https://zd.net/2TLvkDN Microsoft: Crash-causing Outlook 2010 security patches are now fixed Microsoft this week released KB 4461585 for Outlook 2010, which includes patches for the... read more.

  • November 30, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/19 Hacking group returns, switches attacks from ransomware to Trojan malware Dubbed tRat by researchers, the malware is predominantly targeting financial institutions and is being distributed with the aim of grabbing credentials, financial data, and other information that would be useful to cyber criminal operations. Researchers also warn that it could have other capabilities that haven't been put into operation yet. https://zd.net/2zijich Major SMS security lapse is a reminder to use authenti... read more.

  • November 23, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/12 Security Breach at Nordstorm exposed sensitive employee data Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom is notifying employees of an information-security breach that exposed their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, checking account and routing numbers, salaries and more. http://bit.ly/2qEYMOs U.S. Cyber Command Shares Malware Samples To Help Thwart Bad Actors In a brief media release, USCYBERCOM stated that it plans to “share unclassified malware samples it has discovere... read more.

  • November 16, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

This Week in Technology Monday 11/5 Hackers Extracted and Published Facebook Private Messages Grabbed Through Bad Browser Plug-ins The hackers originally published an offer in September for personal information related to 120 million Facebook accounts on a English-language forum. This included a sample of data that the BBC had an expert examine, confirming that over 81,000 profiles’ private messages were included. An additional 176,000 accounts had data that could have been scraped from public Face... read more.

  • November 09, 2018

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Tuesday 10/30 Because of malware, adware when downloading Google Chrome through Microsoft Edge An investigation by How To Geek revealed that the fake website is actually marked as a “deceptive site” by Google Chrome, but it is not flagged as such by Microsoft Edge and Bing. The Bing search query was reproduced on some systems, not all, but it was only appearing on Microsoft Edge. http://bit.ly/2EOTBoU Nutanix Launches a New Channel Charter to Empower their Partners with Next-generation Techn... read more.

  • November 02, 2018

By Celeste Collins, Posted in Technology Week in Review

December 5, 2016 Chad Sakac, head of Dell EMC’s Converged Platforms Division, is laying out a strategy for how the company will play in the storage and server market to take advantage of what the company estimates to be an $85 billion opportunity. Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft’s venture-funding group, has been adding more companies to its investment portfolio over the last couple of months. Splunk helps FamilySearch gain agility in the cloud. December 6, 2016 Check Point has long been known... read more.

  • December 12, 2016

By Celeste Collins, Posted in Technology Week in Review

November 21, 2016 NetApp CEO George Kurian discusses the cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure, and a very successful fiscal quarter. Symantec will acquire U.S. identity theft protection services company, LifeLock, for $2.3 billion, in a deal that it hopes will prop up sales at its Norton cybersecurity unit. Dell EMC announced availability of a new Dell EMC NetWorker with CloudBoost solution for added protection of enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as the extension of t... read more.

  • December 08, 2016

By Celeste Collins, Posted in Technology Week in Review

November 28, 2016 A mystery bug prevented Outlook.com users from accessing or syncing their accounts from apps and smartphones, but Microsoft says it’s found a fix. AppSense has been selected as Citrix Ready Partner of the Month from more than 1,000 Citrix Ready Independent Software Vendors. IGEL Technology, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, IGEL Linux-powered thin clients, zero clients, and all-in-one thin client solutions, announced that CRN has recognized... read more.

  • December 08, 2016