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Five Cyber-Security Threats Enterprises Will Confront in 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cyber-security threats will likely get worse next year as attacks get more sophisticated, but for organizations the focus will shift to loss prevention.

Microsoft Wraps Up 2017 with Final Patch Tuesday Security Update

Memory corruption vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Edge browser are patched in the December Patch Tuesday update, as Microsoft provides new guidance to help improve security for Active Directory in the cloud.

Oracle Boosts Cloud Security With Identity and Configuration Services

Oracle continues to grow its machine learning cloud security capabilities with new services that help to automate and improve security.

Researcher Discovers Hidden Keylogger in HP Keyboard Driver

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UPDATED: The Synaptics Touchpad driver which is widely used on HP laptops, included a keylogger, though it wasn't enabled by default.
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Menlo Security Raises $40M to Advance Malware Isolation Technology

The security startup continues to evolve its isolation technology to help protect organizations from emerging forms of malware.
Facebook Messenger Spoofing

How Facebook Users Can Thwart Imposters Who Spoof Their Identities

NEWS ANALYSIS: Scammers are increasingly spoofing the Facebook user's account names to engage their friends in phony Messenger conversations to phish for personal information. Here's how to stop them.

Apple Updates iOS and macOS With Patches for Critical Security Flaws

The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2 updates patch multiple flaws across Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.
Intel CPU Flaw

Newly Revealed Flaw in Intel Processors Allows Undetectable Malware

UPDATED NEWS ANALYSIS: Intel’s Management Engine, which runs inside most recent Intel processors, can be hijacked by hackers, who can then gain unlimited access to everything on the device.
Daily Tech Briefing Dec. 6, 2017

PayPal Says Breach of Its TIO Networks Unit Affected 1.6M Customers VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: PayPal unit TIO Networks discloses breach of 1.6 million accounts; Google's Safe Browsing tool will warn about unwanted user data collection; new Intel and AMD chips drive enterprise server growth; and there's more.
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IBM Security Adds New Multifactor Authentication Capabilities

Partner integrations expand the multifactor authentication options available to IBM Security Access Manager users.
Microsoft, ESET take down Gamarue botnet

Microsoft, ESET Work With Law Enforcement to Disrupt Gamarue Botnet

Microsoft and ESET reveal that a team of companies and law enforcement agencies worked for more than a year to disrupt the Gamarue botnet in the latest coordinated takedown.
Daily Tech Briefing Dec. 5, 2017

Ex-NSA Worker Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Data VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: A former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking secret data home; a Senate bill proposes prison time for failure to report data breaches; Microsoft will modernize its Redmond headquarters campus in 2018; and there's more.

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