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Matrix Banker malware spreads to multiple industries | Salted Hash Ep 7

InfoWorld - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:00am
The Matrix Banker malware, first found in Latin America, is now gaining a foothold in diversified targets. Steve Ragan breaks down the threat with Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at Darktrace.
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11% off August Smart Lock Pro With Connect Bundle - Deal Alert

InfoWorld - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:46am

With August Smart Lock Pro, you can lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone. The 24/7 activity log means you’re always in the know. With your phone in your pocket, simply open the door and you’re in your home. Heading out? August Smart Lock Pro will also automatically lock the door behind you after you leave. The smart lock currently averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, where the list price on the Lock and Connect Bundle has been reduced 11% to $249.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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IDG Contributor Network: KPIs for managing and optimizing devsecops success

InfoWorld - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:10pm

Back in 2012, in a report called “DevOpsSec: Creating the Agile Triangle,” Gartner identified the need for information security professionals to become actively involved in devops initiatives. Five years and more than 24 billion Docker image pulls later, that need is now a full-blown imperative. 

As I’ve written in InfoWorld before, devsecops needs to be led by the security team members because they are the ones ultimately responsible for the cyber security posture of the enterprise. Those tasked with implementing devsecops should expect a learning curve as they bond with devops teams, familiarize themselves with concepts such as continuous delivery and tools like Jenkins and Docker, and determine how to best implement devsecops into their organizations.

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Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware | Salted Hash Ep 6

InfoWorld - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:00am
Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? That's just one of the nightmare scenarios that Steve Ragan and Rick McElroy talk about on this week's episode.
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15% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest - Deal Alert

InfoWorld - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 8:35am

Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or consistently fluctuating power that degrades the performance and shortens the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and other power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics you rely on every day. The P11U2 from APC offers guaranteed surge protection. Connect and protect up to 11 electronics, and conveniently charge your mobile devices via 2 additional USB ports. Installation is convenient and easy with a 180-degree rotating power cord and right-angle plug. Lastly, three LED indicators inform you if there is any overload, unit, or wall wiring issues. The P11U2 averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,800 people on Amazon (read reviews), where its typical list price of $34.25 is discounted 15% to $28.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Google can read your corporate data. Are you OK with that?

InfoWorld - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:00am

On Halloween, Google told its Google G Suite users that “this morning, we made a code push that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive, which caused those documents to be automatically blocked. A fix is in place and all users should have full access to their docs.”

That misfire reminded everyone that cloud providers have access to all your data. Many people worried that Google was scanning users’ documents in real time to determine if they’re being mean or somehow bad. You actually agree to such oversight in Google G Suite’s terms of service.

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Those terms include include personal conduct stipulations and copyright protection, as well as adhering to “program policies.” Who knows what made the program that checks for abuse and other violations of the G Suite terms of service to go awry. But something did.

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