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NPM JavaScript registry suffers massive influx of malware, report says
The popular NPM JavaScript package manager and registry has been hit with an influx of malicious packages, the most harmful of which are related to data theft, crypto mining, botnets, and remote code execution, according to research from security company WhiteSource. WhiteSource’s automated malware detection platform, WhiteSource Diffend, detected a total of 1 , 300 malicious packages on NPM, wit
Google adds Python to its differential privacy repertoire
Google has announced it’s adding Python to the languages supported by one of its open-source projects designed to bolster privacy on the internet. The project includes a library and tools for using differential privacy , a technology designed to preserve an individual’s privacy in large data sets. “Previously, our differential privacy library was available in three programming languages,” Miguel
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BrandPost: Presenting the Business Case for Security to Your Board of Directors
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Target shares its own web skimming detection tool Merry Maker with the world
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Apple AirTag and other tagging devices add to CISO worries
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Why buy now, pay later is the next big fraud risk for retailers
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BrandPost: Packet Data Adds Increasing Value to Next-Gen Cybersecurity
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Managing security in hybrid Windows 11 and Windows 10 environments
You’ve been given the task for 2022 to start a pilot project for deploying and managing Windows 11. Any platform is only as secure as how well you can manage it. Microsoft has stated that managing Windows 11 will be just like managing Windows 10. However, some distinct nuances in management may make you reconsider the security management tools that you’ll use for Windows 11 and possibly even Wind