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DinodasRAT Backdoor Targeting Linux Machines Worldwide

Data Breach Today

Chinese Hackers Have Used DinodasRAT Hackers are using a new version of a backdoor to target Linux servers and gain and maintain access in what appears to be an espionage campaign, warn researchers from Kaspersky. The hallmark of DinodasRAT's strategy is its sophisticated victim identification and persistence mechanisms.

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Best Practices Q&A: The importance of articulating how cybersecurity can be a business enabler

The Last Watchdog

The technology and best practices for treating cybersecurity as a business enabler, instead of an onerous cost-center, have long been readily available. Related: Data privacy vs data security However, this remains a novel concept at most companies. Now comes a Forrester Research report that vividly highlights why attaining and sustaining a robust cybersecurity posture translates into a competitive edge.

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Backdoor Found and Defused in Widely Used Linux Utility XZ

Data Breach Today

Malicious Code in Utility Designed to Facilitate Full, Remote Access to System Nation-state attackers apparently backdoored widely used, open-source data compression software as part of a supply chain attack. Malicious code inserted into recent versions of XZ Utils was designed to facilitate full, remote access to an infected system.

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The Incognito Mode Myth Has Fully Unraveled

WIRED Threat Level

To settle a years-long lawsuit, Google has agreed to delete “billions of data records” collected from users of “Incognito mode,” illuminating the pitfalls of relying on Chrome to protect your privacy.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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How the NIST CSF 2.0 Can Help Healthcare Sector Firms

Data Breach Today

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's updated Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 can help healthcare organizations better formalize their governance functions to enhance their cybersecurity posture and resilience, said Robert Booker, chief strategy officer at HITRUST.

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The Rising Threat of Fake Business Accounts

Data Breach Today

Prove's Mary Ann Miller on Strategies for Stronger ID Verification The banking and financial services industry will see a growth in scams and frauds perpetrated through fake businesses, incentivizing bad actors to continue creating these fraudulent entities, said Mary Ann Miller, a fraud and cybercrime executive advisor with Prove.

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Info stealer attacks target macOS users

Security Affairs

Experts warn of info stealer malware, including Atomic Stealer, targeting Apple macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyzed info stealer malware attacks targeting macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. One of the attacks spotted by the researchers relied on sponsored ads proposed to the users while searching for “Arc Browser” on Google.

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Leaked Dataset Belongs to AT&T Current and Former Customers

Data Breach Today

Data of 75 Million Individuals, Including SSNs, Posted on Criminal Forum AT&T did an about-face Saturday, saying that a leaked tranche of data pertaining to 73 million individuals does in fact reveal sensitive information of current and former customers of America's largest wireless phone carrier. The company isn't necessarily taking responsibility for the breach.

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Pentagon established the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

Security Affairs

The US government announced establishing the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. The US Defense Department announced establishing the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy (ASD(CP)) as directed in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The ASD(CP) will oversee DoD policy for cyber operations reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)).

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How and Why Should You Be Tracking Geopolitical Risk?

Geopolitical risk is now at the top of the agenda for CEOs. But tracking it can be difficult. The world is more interconnected than ever, whether in terms of economics and supply chains or technology and communication. Geopolitically, however, it is becoming increasingly fragmented – threatening the operations, financial well-being, and security of globally connected companies.

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Netskope CEO on What Platformization Means for Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

CEO Sanjay Beri on What Distinguishes Genuine Integration From Mere Aggregation In a deep dive into the cybersecurity's industry's shift toward platformization, Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri explores the nuances of integrating multiple security services, the importance of truly integrated platforms and the future of cybersecurity architecture.

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New Vultur malware version includes enhanced remote control and evasion capabilities

Security Affairs

Researchers detected a new version of the Vultur banking trojan for Android with enhanced remote control and evasion capabilities. Researchers from NCC Group discovered a new version of the Vultur banking trojan for Android that includes new enhanced remote control and evasion capabilities. Some of the new features implemented in this variant include the ability to: Download, upload, delete, install, and find files; Control the infected device using Android Accessibility Services (sending comman

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Feds Tackling Information Security in Government Procurement

Data Breach Today

GSA Establishes Framework for Security Regulations Covering Federal Acquisitions The federal government aims to streamline its information security and supply chain security procurement policies as part of an effort to better safeguard federal systems. It published a rule establishing a new section in the Federal Acquisition Regulation to consolidate cybersecurity requirements.

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Vulnerability Recap 4/1/24: Cisco, Fortinet & Windows Server Updates

eSecurity Planet

Vendors and researchers disclosed a wide range of vulnerabilities this week from common Cisco IOS, Fortinet, and Windows Server issues to more focused flaws affecting developers (PyPI), artificial intelligence (Ray, NVIDIA), and industrial controls (Rockwell Automation). While most issues can be fixed through prompt patching and updating, a few remain unfixed and may require more significant changes to the security stack to block possible attacks.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Despite Cybersecurity Improvements in UK Organizations, Attacks Still Persist

KnowBe4

The UK government's third phase of research shows how well UK organizations have been improving their cybersecurity efforts but indicates that the risk from certain attacks have only been reduced marginally.

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Magic Security Dust

Schneier on Security

Adam Shostack is selling magic security dust. It’s about time someone is commercializing this essential technology.

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Must-Read New Study on Russian Propaganda Techniques

KnowBe4

The Kyiv Post just published : "A knockout study by the Institute for the Study of War (“ISW”), just out March 27, is a must read for all the leadership of the West, and particularly, the US Administration and Congress. [ PDF ] Vladimir Lenin’s famous statement, that “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” has been the mainstay of Russia’s successful program of lies and deception since 1917.

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Using generative AI to accelerate product innovation

IBM Big Data Hub

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) can be a powerful tool for driving product innovation, if used in the right ways. We’ll discuss select high-impact product use cases that demonstrate the potential of AI to revolutionize the way we develop, market and deliver products to customers. Stacking strong data management, predictive analytics and GenAI is foundational to taking your product organization to the next level. 1.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Thread Hijacking Phishing Attack Targets Pennsylvania Journalist

KnowBe4

A journalist in Pennsylvania was targeted by phishing attacks that involved thread hijacking, according to Brian Krebs at KrebsOnSecurity.

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General Motors Quits Sharing Driving Behavior With Data Brokers via Slashdot

IG Guru

Check out the link here. The post General Motors Quits Sharing Driving Behavior With Data Brokers via Slashdot first appeared on IG GURU.

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Your KnowBe4 Compliance Plus Fresh Content Updates from March 2024

KnowBe4

Check out the March updates in Compliance Plus so you can stay on top of featured compliance training content.

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Be a part of OpenText World Europe 2024 in Munich

OpenText Information Management

Join us for OpenText World Europe 2024 in Munich, Germany on April 16 and 17 for your opportunity to take flight with AI. The event brings together global thought leaders and regional experts for two days of unforgettable, event-packed experiences that demonstrate how AI can be a force multiplier for human potential. Hosted at the MOC – Event Center Messe München, this two-day, complimentary event is the second stop on a three-city tour and will give you the singular opportunity to hear, see, an

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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AG Grid Alternatives for Your Angular, React or Web Components Project

Enterprise Software Blog

AG Grid is considered one of the most popular and feature-rich JavaScript Data Grids for building interactive tables in different enterprise apps. But even though it comes fully featured and customizable with things like Column Interactions, Pagination, Grouping, Accessibility support, Custom Filtering, Hierarchical Data Support, Tree View, and more, certain limitations and downsides make developers look for AG Grid alternatives for Angular and React projects.

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How enterprise data management helps manufacturers transform data into a competitive advantage

CGI

Manufacturing generates enormous amounts of data and, as the industry becomes more connected, data volumes are only set to grow. Making sense of all this data to support data-driven decisions remains a complex challenge for several reasons.

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Why Retailers Must Avoid Passwords

HID Global

Discover how RFID reader technology revolutionizes retail with secure, passwordless authentication for enhanced efficiency and security. Learn more.

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Worried about a bump on your date’s penis? There’s an app for that – but not everyone is convinced

The Guardian Data Protection

Company behind app says no personal information is collected but experts warn of ‘how easily’ data can be hacked Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Yudara Kularathne came up with the idea for an AI-driven app when a friend was worried about a bump on their penis. Kularathne was then a consultant physician in Singapore in 2019, but he saw the potential for an app that could instantly identify a suspected sexually transmitted infection from a photo of male g

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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How Backstage streamlines software development and increases efficiency

IBM Big Data Hub

Even the best organizations face challenges about the scale and scope of governance and efficient streamlining of their resources across the enterprise. These challenges can lead to a frustrating, fragmented and disjointed developer experience. Meanwhile, different groups of developers within the organization inevitably bring different views about what one centralized code-base and tooling set should look like.

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