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.

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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.

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.

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. The publicly-traded company on July 15 announced its preliminary second-quarter financial results, which showed lower returns than anticipated. In one of those decisions, the company elected to close its PC and mobility asset disposition business.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Forcing Provision of Computer Password Violates the Fifth Amendment: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

At Appellant’s apartment, after the agents discovered a single computer, an HP Envy 700 desktop, which was encrypted with TrueCrypt, Appellant informed the agents that he lived alone, that he was the sole user of the computer, and that only he knew the password to his computer.

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. In essence, it. What is EDI?

Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It?

Krebs on Security

based tech firm to secretly embed tiny computer chips into electronic devices purchased and used by almost 30 different companies. It’s critical to note up top that Amazon, Apple and Supermicro have categorically denied most of the claims in the Bloomberg piece.

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Maryland Court Finds Coverage for Lost Data and Slow Computers After Ransomware Attack

Hunton Privacy

State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company , finding coverage for a cyber attack under a non-cyber insurance policy after the insured’s server and networked computer system were damaged as a result of a ransomware attack. This is significant because it demonstrates that insureds can obtain insurance coverage for cyber attacks even if they do not have a specific cyber insurance policy. State Auto denied coverage for the cost of replacing the computer system.

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.

Building the Relationship Between RM and IT

The Texas Record

Whether it’s creating and securing electronic records or establishing a process to capture records from social media sites, records managers often find themselves working closely with their Information Technology (IT) Departments. It was never an adversarial relationship.

Germany makes its cyber capabilities available for NATO alliance

Security Affairs

Germany announced it is going to make its cyber capabilities available for the NATO alliance to help fight hacking and electronic warfare. The post Germany makes its cyber capabilities available for NATO alliance appeared first on Security Affairs.

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.”.

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”). The BAA also must require the CSP to report to the covered entity or business associate whose ePHI it maintains any security incidents of which it becomes aware.

Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Two

eDiscovery Daily

Now, Tom has written another terrific overview regarding blockchain and legal technology titled Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology that we’re happy to share on the eDiscovery Daily blog. It reminds me most of the early days of networking with dumb terminals.

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays

eDiscovery Daily

So, a workstation displaying the time of an email in Central time would display it as UTC?05:00 So, it’s 7:11 (oh, thank heaven!) Does anybody really know what time it is? OK, it’s an old song by Chicago (back then, they were known as the Chicago Transit Authority).

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. Apache then proceeded to make payment to the fraudulent account when it came time to pay Petrofac’s invoices. Apache recouped a portion of the payments from its bank and attempted to recover the balance from its insurer.

Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Now, Tom has written another terrific overview regarding blockchain and legal technology titled Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology that we’re happy to share on the eDiscovery Daily blog. Do you understand blockchain and how it can impact the legal profession?

Capital One data breach: hacker accessed details of 106M customers before its arrest

Security Affairs

“A former Seattle technology company software engineer was arrested today on a criminal complaint charging computer fraud and abuse for an intrusion on the stored data of Capital One Financial Corporation, announced U.S. Thompson was charged with computer fraud and abuse in U.S.

Archive-It Partner News, February 2019

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. Join the Archive-It open call on February 27. The Advanced Training webinar series returns on February 26 with Archive-It as a Reference Tool. Mar 3-6: Electronic Resources & Libraries – Austin, TX. Archive-It Partner News

Andrew’s Favorite Retention Series: Software Programs

The Texas Record

This brings up a pretty interesting issue when it comes to what is or isn’t a record. Retention Note: If the retention period of electronic records is extended to meet requirements of an audit, litigation, Public Information Act request, etc.

Andrew’s Favorite Retention Series: Software Programs

The Texas Record

This brings up a pretty interesting issue when it comes to what is or isn’t a record. Retention Note: If the retention period of electronic records is extended to meet requirements of an audit, litigation, Public Information Act request, etc.

Meet new Archive-It and Web Group teammates

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. Archive-It and the Internet Archive’s Web Group welcomed three new teammates this fall. They have already contributed important updates and improvements to the web crawling, data service, and archival replay tools relied upon by Archive-It partners.

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

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.

Preparing for Litigation Before it Happens: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Six

eDiscovery Daily

Now, Tom has written another terrific overview regarding pre-litigation considerations titled Preparing for Litigation Before it Happens that we’re happy to share on the eDiscovery Daily blog. Then came Google with it’s equally fast web-based searching.

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. To successfully address these issues, it helps to know the back-story. It’s not surprising that records management borrowed heavily from Library Science. When the technology raised its capacity and lowered its costs, digital storage of images became practical. Computer power.

Bridging the Gap between RIM and IT

Positively RIM

Today’s Blog is sponsored by MER 2017, Cohasset Associates’ 25 th annual educational conference on electronic records management, in Chicago, May 8-10. For most of us RIMmers, or Info Governors, it is at least as important to be allies with IT. Managing electronic records is arguably more difficult than managing paper. Just as there is often a gap between RIMmers and Legal, there may be an even bigger gulf between RIM and IT. But IT doesn’t know that, generally.

Uber’s Response to Data Breach? Pay the Hackers to Keep Quiet About It: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

According to Bloomberg, the breach occurred when two attackers accessed a private GitHub coding site used by Uber software engineers and then used login credentials they obtained there to access data stored on an Amazon Web Services account that handled computing tasks for the company. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder and former CEO, learned of the hack in November 2016, a month after it took place, the company said. Electronic Discovery Privacy Security

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

eDiscovery Daily

When it comes to data breaches and other cybersecurity threats, many people discuss the threats from outside hackers. But, it’s the internal employees who can do as much, if not a lot more, damage to an organization’s IT infrastructure. Electronic Discovery Security

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.,

FAQ Redux: Can a state agency destroy a paper original after scanning?

The Texas Record

While there is not an explicit paragraph in the rules stating that any record can be store electronically, in Section 6.92(4), And what are the requirements for keeping a record electronically now? FAQ Digitization electronic records eRecords scanning State Agencies

Hong Kong Regulator Imposes New Conditions to Regulate Outsourcing Arrangements for Cloud Storage

Data Matters

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) issued new guidance to regulate the use of external electronic data storage providers (EDSPs 1 ) by licensed firms that intend to keep (or have previously kept) records or documents required to be maintained pursuant to the statutory recordkeeping rules and anti-money-laundering regime (Regulatory Records) in an online environment. How does it affect you? . Asia Cloud Computing Cybersecurity

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.