• img May 24, 2018

Intel’s ‘Virtual Fences’ Spectre Fix Won’t Protect Against Variant 4

The new hardware-based protections Intel announced earlier in March it was embedding into new chips will only protect against Spectre and Meltdown – but not the newly disclosed Variant 4, sources said.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/intels-virtual-fences-spectre-fix-wont-protect-against-variant-4/

Read More
  • img May 24, 2018

Amazon Comes Under Fire for Facial Recognition Platform

Privacy advocates say facial recognition can be an agent of authoritarian surveillance; others say it’s an invaluable tool to combat kidnapping, locate lost children and track down criminals on the run.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/amazon-comes-under-fire-for-facial-recognition-platform/

Read More
  • img May 24, 2018

Security spring cleaning: Tidying up messy firewall rules to reduce complexity

Most security teams are waging a daily battle against complex IT infrastructures, advanced malware and a severe skills shortage – a trifecta that has forced them to tackle select “priorities,” while letting other important initiatives fall by the wayside. One such task that usually falls to the bottom of the security “to-do” list is firewall […]

Read More
  • img May 24, 2018

Password pattern analysis: Risky, lazy passwords the norm

Dashlane announced the findings of an analysis of over 61 million passwords. The analysis was conducted with research provided by Dr. Gang Wang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Researchers examined the data for patterns, illuminating simple mistakes that continue to be made by people who use passwords in […]

Read More
  • img May 24, 2018

Pressures impacting security pros are up, threats are turning up the heat

Trustwave released the 2018 Security Pressures Report based on a global survey of 1,600 full-time IT professionals who are security decision makers or security influencers within their organization. Findings show that a majority of IT and cybersecurity professionals experienced increased pressures in 2017 when compared to the previous year, driven largely by a steep rise […]

Read More