This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On May 08, 2020

Monday 5/4

FlashBlade 3.0: The Solution for Modern Unstructured Data (Pure Storage)

FlashBlade uniquely solves for multi-dimensional performance, agility, and simplicity with the efficiencies of public cloud, but in your data center.

CursedChrome turns your browser into a hacker's proxy

Once the attacker has connected to an infected host, they can then navigate the web using the infected browser, and by doing so, hijack logged-in sessions and online identities to access forbidden areas, such as intranets or enterprise apps.

Tuesday 5/5

Lessons from the Field: Remote PC Access (Citrix)

Remote PC Access provides instant capacity for organizations that may not have extra capacity in the data center and it allows for secure access through Citrix ADC gateways or the Citrix Gateway service without requiring a complex-to-setup, network-based, VPN solution.

GoDaddy Confirms Data Breach: What 19 Million Customers Need To Know

The world's largest domain registrar, GoDaddy, with 19 million customers, has disclosed a data breach impacting web hosting account credentials.

Wednesday 5/6

Nvidia acquires Cumulus Networks

Cumulus offers both its own Linux distribution for network switches, as well as tools for managing network operations. With Cumulus Express, the company also offers a hardware solution in the form of its own data center switch.

Hackers target remote workers with fake Zoom downloader

But there's still a tell-tale sign that there could be something suspect about the download – the malicious sites push Zoom version 4.6, but now the official Zoom software is running version 5.0, so the version used in the attack is now out of date.

Splunk Cloud On Google Cloud Now In Beta

Google and Splunk plan joint go-to-market engagements and new native integrations with Google Cloud’s hybrid and multi-cloud Anthos platform, Security Command Center and operations suite formerly known as Stackdriver.

Thursday 5/7

The Security and Privacy Implications of COVID-19 Location Data Apps (FireEye)

App providers need to ensure an appropriate level of security, possibly through the use of encryption, to avoid any data leaks and any data manipulation by non-trusted third parties. Providers should also be transparent about their choices regarding the technology implementation of their applications and how secure it is.

Citrix Expands Remote PC Access Offerings

To provide a more secure and reliable alternative, Citrix today announced that it is extending its globally leveraged Remote PC Access solution to the cloud, making it available as part of Citrix Desktop Service and Citrix Desktop Essentials.

Friday 5/8

Cisco: These 12 high-severity bugs in ASA and Firepower security software need patching

The updates address eight denial-of-service issues affecting its security software, an information disclosure vulnerability, a memory-leak flaw, a path-traversal vulnerability, and an authentication bypass.

Safe Collaboration with McAfee and Microsoft Teams

McAfee MVISION Cloud for Microsoft Teams now offers a frictionless approach to data protection collaboration within Teams with new support for Microsoft encrypted webhooks.