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Cloudflare launches the Athenian Project to protect election websites

Cloudflare launches the Athenian Project to protect election websites Cloudflare has launched a new initiative, called the Athenian Project, to protect electoral websites from online attacks. The service is available free of charge to state and local governments, and offers Cloudflare’s enterprise-level security and reliability services. Cloudflare’s sevices will ensure …

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PureSec exits stealth to secure serverless code – TechCrunch

PureSec exits stealth to secure serverless code – TechCrunch PureSec, a startup out of Israel emerged from stealth today to provide a way to make serverless computing more secure. Serverless computing reduces programming to writing functions, so that when a certain event happens, it triggers an automated action. The cloud …

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Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report Illicit cryptocurrency mining, or “cryptojacking,” has become more popular among cybercriminals than ransomware, according to a report by Skybox Security. In its mid-year update, the firm said that crypto miners now account for 32 percent of all cyberattacks, while ransomware only makes …

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Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework – TechCrunch

Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework – TechCrunch Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced today it has purchased a startup called ScaleFT to bring the Zero Trust concept to the Okta platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While Zero Trust isn’t exactly new …

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45% of security professionals reuse the same password

45% of security professionals reuse the same password There’s a saying — “practice what you preach.” If you give advice, make sure it’s something you follow personally. Turns out, some security pros aren’t doing that. A survey of 306 infosec professionals at London’s Infosecurity Conference 2008 from Lastline showed that …

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Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers – TechCrunch

Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers – TechCrunch Hackers can steal your phone number by reassigning it to a different SIM card, use it to reset your passwords, steal your Instagram and other accounts, and sell them for Bitcoin. As detailed in a harrowing Motherboard article …

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This visualization of Venmo’s public data is terrifying

This visualization of Venmo’s public data is terrifying PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment app, Venmo, is one of the modern world’s greatest conveniences. It’s a simple way to send people money without jumping through a bunch of hoops. But, what if you found out that every transaction you completed with the app …

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Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling – TechCrunch

Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling – TechCrunch Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries make stranger …

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Thailand Is Planning a ‘Bond Coin’ for Faster Securities Settlement

Thailand Is Planning a ‘Bond Coin’ for Faster Securities Settlement A self-regulatory organization in Thailand is planning a custom token aimed to speed up corporate bond settlement in the country. The Thailand Bond Market Association (TBMA) said it has received the green light from Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission to …

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