Sens. Aim To Make Hacks A RICO Crime Amid Attack Spike | #computerhacking | #hacking

Law360 (June 17, 2021, 8:24 PM EDT) — Bipartisan U.S. senators on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would clear the way for prosecutors to charge alleged hackers under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, in a push coming after cyberattacks hit a critical pipeline and global meat supplier. The International…

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Time to bid your final goodbye to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

Its been 25 years since Microsoft began running its browser, Internet explorer and now has decided to retire its long-running browser by next year. “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and no longer supported for certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022.” While commenting on…

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How AI complicates enterprise risk management | #socialmedia

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Despite the gains artificial intelligence has already brought to the enterprise, there is still much hand-wringing over its potential for unintended consequences. While the headlines tend to focus on AI running amok and destroying all mankind, the practical reality is…

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Experts Increasingly View SolarWinds Breach as Attack on US, Opening Way for Retaliation | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

The unprecedented hack that appears to have first hit software company SolarWinds before spreading to some of the highest levels of the U.S. government is testing the definition of what constitutes cyber espionage and what the Pentagon defines as an actual attack on the nation. If it is determined to…

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53,000 Unemployed in Hawaiʻi, But State Chamber Dealing with Employee Shortages | #education | #technology | #training

June 18, 2021, 11:10 AM HST The Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi is working with leaders in education, business and community to address the statewide workforce shortage problem. The Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i is working with Hawaiʻi’s educators, businesses and community leaders to address the workforce shortage problem, in alignment with…

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Compatibility issue: Why Microsoft eventually dumped Internet Explorer | #firefox | #chrome | #microsoftedge

Lismore (Australia): Technology giant Microsoft recently announced that it will discontinue its long-standing web browser, Internet Explorer, and replace it with a new product, Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer support will only last until June 15, 2022, so the rest of the users will only find an alternative for over a…

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When The Dust Settles: Insights For The Future of Crypto & Blockchain | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

What does the future hold for the state of blockchain and the decentralized finance movement? This discussion thread by Mona Rassouli, Akasha Rose, Limarc Ambalina and Justin Roberti occurred in Hackernoon’s official #blockchain channel and has been edited for readability. In the blockchain community, we have had many centralized, decentralized,…

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Vietnam Issues Social Media ‘Code of Conduct,’ Putting Repression Into Rules — Radio Free Asia | #socialmedia

Vietnam’s government has introduced a nationwide code of conduct for users of social media, forbidding the posting of ‘inappropriate’ content and urging account holders to inform on other users deemed to be breaking the rules, state media said this week. Issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Information and Communications…

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Data Security is Wealth Protection | #cloudsecurity

In 2021 alone, humanity (and a few robots) will create 79 sextillion bytes of data. That’s nearly 10 million times the estimated number of grains of sand on Earth. And those 79 sextillion bytes of data are in addition to all the data we already have. So today, organizations everywhere are…

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APAC region share of biometric public security market forecast to grow | #itsecurity | #infosec

Plus MFA, computer vision, crowd analytics, identity authentication market outlooks Public security and safety biometrics are expected to grow over the next five years, with particular gains in immigration enforcement, transportation security, border security, critical infrastructure protection, private sector security, and access control, according to a new report. The 612-page…

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Lynching Mentality Challenges Rule Of Law In Canada – OpEd – Eurasia Review | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

As Patrick Keeney explains, two developments have prompted calls to cancel the national holiday of Canada Day: the discovery of more than 215 remains of children at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, and “the killing of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, by a deranged young man.” Consider…

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Google: Android ‘Find My Device’ App Rumors Bluetooth Functions Coming Soon | #android | #security

Google’s Android operating system will soon add functions and connections of Bluetooth for its “Find My Device” application that would serve as a lost function for the device.  (Photo : Google Play Store) Instead of merely giving users GPS and internet connectivity for locating their lost devices using the application…

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Twitter pledges to work with govt to guard citizens’ rights | #socialmedia

Twitter on Friday pledged to work with lawmakers and the government to safeguard freedom of expression and protect “the public conversation” in India amid continuing controversy over posts on the social media platform. Twitter officials appeared before the parliamentary standing committee on information technology (IT) to face questions on its…

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Mehlville looks to next five-year vision for its strategic plan – St. Louis Call Newspapers | #teacher | #children | #kids | #sextrafficing | #childsaftey

The Mehlville Board of Education will be voting this summer on the next five years of the Mehlville School District’s strategic plan. Superintendent Chris Gaines told the board April 29 that the final draft of the strategic plan was being put together for approval sometime this summer. Approval is now…

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Toronto’s Humber River Hospital under code grey after ransomware attack – Toronto | #malware | #ransomware

Officials are Humber River Hospital are scrambling to restore their computer systems after the facility in Toronto’s north end was the target of a ransomware attack. A statement on the hospital’s website posted earlier in the week said during the early hours of Monday, it experienced a so-called “zero day…

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Prevent Credential Theft | CSO Online | #phishing | #scams

Phishing attacks are the most common source of cybersecurity breaches in business today, and employee credentials are a top target for these malicious actors. That’s because they are the key to unlocking many of the other security protocols put in place to protect your business. A correct user name and…

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