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Personalized privacy app manages smartphone permission settings

New app designed to manage privacy settings helps consolidate and tailor user permissions.

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RSA: Eric Schmidt shares deep learning on AI

In a wide-ranging conversation focused on artificial intelligence, the Google executive also touched on security concerns and the need to keep the internet open.

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A.I. faces hype, skepticism at RSA cybersecurity show

The cybersecurity industry has been talking up artificial intelligence and machine learning as a way to stop the hackers, but don’t necessarily believe all the hype.

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Dozens of iOS apps fail to secure users' data, researcher says

Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users' data don't do it properly, according to a security researcher.

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Are your security tools secure? It all depends

Organizations globally rely on a variety of security software packages to protect their environments. And while security vendors typically put a lot effort into making sure their code is secure, the dependencies they need to run may...

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RSA Innovation Sandbox winners: One year later

With the annual RSA security conference just around the corner, we decided to touch base with the 10 companies selected as finalists in last year’s Innovation Sandbox competition and see how they’re making out.

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time

Almost every day, there’s news about a massive data leak -- a breach at Yahoo that reveals millions of user accounts, a compromise involving Gmail phishing scams. Security professionals are constantly moving the chess pieces around,...

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How to secure Active Directory

Russell Rice, senior director of product management at Skyport Systems, provides some ways IT organizations can keep privileged credentials for Active Directory safe.

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AI isn't just for the good guys anymore

Criminals are beginning to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to get around cyber defenses

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MongoDB ransom attacks continue to plague administrators

Earlier this month, Salted Hash reported on a surge in attacks against publicly accessible MongoDB installations. Since January 3, the day of that first report, the number of victims has climbed from about 200 databases to more than...

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New trends in zero-day vulnerabilities

Best practices to mitigate the risks of zero day vulnerabilities

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Hunting for SOCs

New report looks at the trends, capabilities, and maturity levels of organizations’ security operations centers.

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How fortified is your SAP against security breaches?

Can you even tell if a breach has occurred? Have you inventoried its vulnerabilities - and taken steps to prevent, for example, a $22 million per minute loss due to a SAP breach? Ask yourself these 10 questions to find out if your SAP...

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.

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Don't predict, protect

How businesses can actually protect themselves against a variety of threats.

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This tool can help weed out hard-coded keys from software projects

A security researcher developed a tool that can automatically detect sensitive access keys that were hard-coded inside software projects.

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Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom

Security researcher Victor Gevers, co-founder of the GDI Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to making the internet safer, is urging administrators to check their MongoDB installations, after finding nearly two hundred of them wiped...

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Agent applications for Nevada’s medical marijuana program exposed

Agent applications for establishments looking to operate within Nevada’s medical marijuana program have been exposed to the public, enabling anyone to view an applicant’s personal details.

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