Supply-Chain Attack against the Electron Development Platform

Schneier on Security

Electron is a cross-platform development system for many popular communications apps, including Skype, Slack, and WhatsApp. Tsakalidis said that he had contacted Electron about the vulnerability but that he had gotten no response -- ­and the vulnerability remains.

RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack

Security Affairs

Electronic Arts (EA) has fixed a security issue in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed hackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. Electronic Arts already released a security patch for the remote code execution vulnerability.

Keeping up with Quantum Technology | Quantum Computing

Everteam

While everyone is digging deep into the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain and many other new digital transformation phenomena, Quantum Computing has been transformed from theory to reality. Let’s move to how it’s related to computers. What is Quantum Computing?

More Attacks against Computer Automatic Update Systems

Schneier on Security

Last month, Kaspersky discovered that Asus's live update system was infected with malware , an operation it called Operation Shadowhammer. Now we learn that six other companies were targeted in the same operation. As we mentioned before, ASUS was not the only company used by the attackers.

Metadata Requirements for Permanent Electronic Records in the Cloud

National Archives Records Express

Metadata are records that need to be managed and retrievable These NARA Bulletins provide further records management guidance for agencies on the topic of metadata and cloud computing: NARA Bulletin 2015-04 : Metadata Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records. NARA Bulletin 2010-05 : Guidance on Managing Records in Cloud Computing Environments. General cloud cloud computing electronic records management metadata

Arrow Electronics to Leave ITAD Sector

InfoGoTo

Global ITAD services provider Arrow Electronics will close the asset disposition side of its business by the end of the year after the company experienced two quarters of worsening financial returns. Arrow expects that the wind-down of the personal computer and mobility asset disposition business will be substantially complete by the end of 2019.

New Rules Announced for Border Inspection of Electronic Devices

Threatpost

Cloud Security Cryptography Government Mobile Security Privacy ACLU cameras computers digital privacy digital search Electronic Frontier Foundation Encryption passcodes phones reasonable suspicion tablets U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced new restrictions on when agents can copy data from digital devices at border crossing points.

Magecart cybercrime group stole customers’ credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer

Security Affairs

Magecart hackers have stolen customers’ credit card data from the computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg.

Security Vulnerability in ESS ExpressVote Touchscreen Voting Computer

Schneier on Security

Of course the ESS ExpressVote voting computer will have lots of security vulnerabilities. It's a computer, and computers have lots of vulnerabilities. I am continuously amazed by how bad electronic voting machines are. Yes, they're computers.

The Race is On! Crypto Agility vs Quantum Computing. Who is ahead?

Thales eSecurity

Preparing for Data Security in the Quantum Computing Era. Each passing day brings the world closer to the exciting reality of powerful quantum computing. Weather prediction, air traffic control, urban planning, defense strategies, medical research and so much more will be affected by the new era of computing power in ways we can’t even yet predict. Quantum computing is a threat to public key infrastructure and security systems that rely on it.

Surging Samsung Electronics takes Intel's chipmaking crown

Information Management Resources

The firm has transformed itself from a maker of cheap televisions into a pervasive supplier of key components in smartphones and other modern computing devices and memory chips. Hardware and software Intel Samsung

The Four Phases of CES: I, Consumer, Am Electronic

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post The Four Phases of CES: I, Consumer, Am Electronic appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Call that the first incarnation of CES – literally, electronics for consumers. Stephen Wolfram has even announced a computable database of “connected devices.”

Top 11 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Software Solutions

Cllax

In it’s simplest form EDI can be defined as the transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer system to another without human intervention. What is EDI?

Utah Governor Signs Electronic Data Privacy Bill Requiring Warrants to Access Certain Types of Data

Hunton Privacy

law to protect electronic information that individuals have shared with certain third parties. Representative Craig Hall, R-Utah, who introduced the bill, stated that the goal “is to provide the same protections we have in the physical world and apply those to the electronic world.” On March 27, 2019, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB57, the first U.S.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Common Law Duty to Protect Electronic Employee Data

Hunton Privacy

The case arose from a data breach in which criminals accessed UPMC’s computer systems and stole the personal and financial information of 62,000 current and former UPMC employees. The court held that: (1) an employer has a duty under Pennsylvania common law to use reasonable care to safeguard its employees’ sensitive personal information that it stores on Internet-accessible computer systems; and (2) Pennsylvania’s economic loss doctrine did not bar the plaintiffs’ negligence claim.

HHS Releases Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance (the “Guidance”) for HIPAA-covered entities that use cloud computing services involving electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). Federal Law Business Associate Agreement Cloud Computing Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Mobile Device Protected Health Information Security Rule Service Provider

Court Rules Fraud Involving a Computer Is Not ‘Computer Fraud’ under Crime Protection Policy

Hunton Privacy

18, 2016), that a crime protection insurance policy does not cover loss resulting from a fraudulent email directing funds to be sent electronically to the imposter’s bank account because the scheme did not constitute “computer fraud” under the policy. GAIC denied coverage, claiming that the loss did not directly result from the use of a computer nor did the use of a computer cause the transfer of the funds.

Tools TSLAC Uses To Access and Make Available Older Formats

The Texas Record

If you’ve ever taken our Managing Electronic Records class or perused our electronic records webinars, you’re aware that a major responsibility for storing records electronically is providing continuous access to those records throughout their life cycle.

Microsoft Calls for Legislative Action to Set Rules for Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

Microsoft is urging Congress and the information technology industry to act now to ensure that cloud computing is guided by an international commitment to privacy, security and transparency for consumers, businesses and government. Information Security Online Privacy Cloud Computing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Electronic Communications Privacy Act Microsoft

Old Tech Spills Digital Dirt on Past Owners

Threatpost

Researcher buys old computers, flash drives, phones and hard drives and finds only two properly wiped devices out of 85 examined. Cryptography Privacy data breach data disposal data integrity data wiping hard drives insecure data leaky data old electronics personal identifiable information PII secure data

How Did We Get Here? Five Technologies that led to electronic records

Positively RIM

The RIM world still wrestles with the progression of paper records into electronic records, as well as the integration of the two. Computer power. The bits of information that a scanner produces need control and direction, meaning they had to pass through a computer. In the mid-80s, personal computers had limited processing power, and mainframe processing was expensive. Before the mid-80s, computer monitors generally showed only plain, alphanumeric characters.

With No Showing of Prejudice, Court Denies Spoliation Sanctions Against Defendant: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

On October 29, 2018, defendant’s counsel sent an email to plaintiffs’ counsel instructing them about plaintiffs’ obligation to preserve data on all electronic media and lectured plaintiffs about their duty to preserve evidence in a subsequent email. In Mafille v. Kaiser-Francis Oil Co.,

NIST Issues Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has issued draft Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing (SP 800-144) (the “Guidelines”) for public comment. The Guidelines provide an overview of the security and privacy challenges pertinent to public cloud computing, and identify considerations for organizations outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: The Circle of Computing Life

ChiefTech

Sunday, 1 July 2007 The Circle of Computing Life I came across a great book a few weekends ago, called A Computer Called LEO , that tells the story of the first computer to be used by business. Its a particularly unusual story, because the idea for the computer in question emerged in the first half of the last century on the back of early management thinking (particularly scientific management) and the needs of Joseph Lyons and Co. This is the old ChiefTech blog.

Why Are Businesses Opting for Edge, AI, and IoT – and Are They Wise to Do So?

ARMA International

Edge computing is increasingly associated with at least two “trending” terms in the IT and information arenas: Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Broadly speaking, the term refers to computing that’s done at or near the source of the data.

Hard Drive Health: Top 10 Maintenance Tips

Record Nations

Computers are often one of a business’s most valuable tools and protecting their hard drives and the important information and software they store is crucial. Electronic Document Management

Midterm Election Security: Why Patching Is a Critical Issue

Data Breach Today

Many of the computer devices to be used for electronic voting in November's midterm elections have unpatched older operating systems that make them vulnerable, says Darien Kindlund, a data scientist at the cybersecurity firm Insight Engines, which advises governments and others

Why Process in eDiscovery? Isn’t it “Review Ready”?: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

As Craig explains: “Though all electronically stored information is inherently electronically searchable, computers don’t structure or search all ESI in the same way; so, we must process ESI to normalize it to achieve uniformity for indexing and search.”.

Fired IT Guy Deleted 23 of His Ex-Employer’s AWS Servers: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Needham pleaded not guilty to two charges of the Computer Misuse Act – one count of unauthorized access to computer material and one count of unauthorized modification of computer material – but was convicted in January 2019. Electronic Discovery Security

Canada Uses Civil Anti-Spam Law in Bid to Fine Malware Purveyors

Krebs on Security

Section 8 involves the surreptitious installation of computer programs on computers or networks including malware and spyware.

When Litigation Hits, The First 7 to 10 Days is Critical: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays

eDiscovery Daily

Used by legal and business customers worldwide including more than 50 of the top 250 Am Law firms and many of the world’s leading corporations, CloudNine’s eDiscovery automation software and services help customers gain insight and intelligence on electronic data.

Appellate Court Vacates Order Allowing Plaintiff’s Expert Access to Defendant’s ESI Prior to Privilege Determination: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

In this claim of retaliatory dismissals from the defendant’s community college in violation of the North Carolina Whistleblower Protection Act, the plaintiffs served discovery requests on the defendants, including for ESI located in the school’s computers and servers. In Crosmun v.

EU to force tech firms to hand over terror suspects' messages

The Guardian Data Protection

Under the plans, judges in one member state will be able to seize electronic evidence held on a service provider in another European country through a transnational European production order. European Union Digital media Europe UK security and counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism policy Social media Politics UK news Privacy Police Brexit Telecommunications industry Data and computer security Data protection

Simon Says – Once, Twice, Three Times a Spoliator: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

He also saved a copy of his ScholarChip email account on his personal computer. He also saved electronic copies of several webinars with the plaintiff’s clients to his personal computer, which he took with him and kept after he left ScholarChip’s employment.

Craig Ball is “That Guy” Who Keeps Us Up to Date on Mobile eDiscovery Trends: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

As a result, “examiners may revive the tried-and-true cloning of evidence to clean devices then collecting from the restored device” (just like they once did with computer drives). Electronic Discovery Mobile DevicesSo many topics, so little time (again).

Podcast Episode 128: Do Security and Privacy have a Booth at CES?

The Security Ledger

In this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#128): you're going to hear a lot from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) out in Las Vegas this week, but are any of the new gadgets being released secure?

What’s a Lawyer’s Duty When a Data Breach Occurs within the Law Firm: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Right inside the door, you see a handwritten notice on a big whiteboard which says: All network services are down, DO NOT turn on your computers! Electronic Discovery Security