Category: Cybersecurity

Why these young tech workers spent their Friday night planning a rebellion against companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook

From Recode – Security:   A new class of politically mobilized tech employees are trying to save the industry from itself. It’s about 7 pm on a blistering cold Friday night in Brooklyn, and about 300 mostly 20- and 30-somethings are packing into the bookshelf-lined office of an independent publishing

Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation

From Dark Reading:   Facebook says the accounts and pages were part of two unrelated disinformation operations aimed at targets outside the US. Facebook has closed hundreds of accounts and pages linked to Russia, due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior” or disinformation operations.  Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote

Netflix is finally sharing (some of) its audience numbers for its TV shows and movies. Some of them are huge.

From Recode – Security:   The streaming service says it now accounts for 10 percent of TV viewing time. Netflix has more than 130 million customers watching its TV shows and movies. But for years, it refused to tell outsiders how many of those customers watched any particular show or

New Attacks Target Recent PHP Framework Vulnerability

From Dark Reading:   Multiple threat actors are using relatively simple techniques to take advantage of the vulnerability, launching cryptominers, skimmers, and other malware payloads. Last month a code execution vulnerability was found in the ThinkPHP framework, a rapid-development framework developed by Chinese firm TopThink. While the vulnerability, designated CVE-2018-20062,

The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter

From Dark Reading:   The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack. Four potent forces have turned network security on its head: the decentralization of corporate networks; the proliferation of mobile devices; the evolution of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies