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Intel Chip Flaw Enables Malware to Gain Full Access to Computer Assets VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Newly revealed flaw in Intel processors allows undetectable malware; Google blocking Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show users from YouTube access; Apple Pay Cash allows person-to-person payments from Apple devices; and there's more.

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.
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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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OpenStack Launches Kata Containers Project to Improve Security

The new effort brings Intel Clear Containers and the Hyper runV technologies together to provide a secure base for running containers in the cloud.
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Apple Using Face ID Data for Far More Than Unlocking Your iPhone

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple is sharing the digital model of your face with app developers so they can use Face ID to unlock their apps or to perform other functions ranging from live emojis to fitting glasses.

Aporeto Aims App-centric Security at Hybrid, Multiple Clouds

Aporeto’s approach makes cloud-based applications secure by default based on identity, context and intent.
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PayPal Unit TIO Networks Discloses Breach of 1.6 Million Accounts

Three months after acquiring TIO Networks, PayPal discovers that the payment processor was the victim of a data breach.
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Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Top Secret Data Home

NEWS ANALYSIS: Yet another former NSA employee has taken secret information from the spy agency, allegedly enabling Russian hackers to gain access to Tailored Access Operations data.
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Senate Bill Proposes Prison Time for Failure to Report Data Breaches

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Senate Commerce Committee is already taking a major role in investigating and creating legislation related to data breaches and in the wake of the Uber breach is starting to take action.

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