Details of how the feds broke into iPhones should shake up enterprise IT

Credit to Author: Evan Schuman| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:18:00 -0700

Apple has an awkward history with security researchers: it wants to tout that its security is excellent, which means trying to silence those who aim to prove otherwise. But those attempts to fight security researchers who sell their information to anyone other than Apple undercuts the company’s security message.

A recent piece in The Washington Post spilled the details behind Apple’s legendary fight with the U.S. government in 2016, when the Justice Department pushed Apple to create a security backdoor related to the iPhone used by a terrorist in the San Bernardino shooting. Apple refused; the government pursued it in court. Then when the government found a security researcher who offered a way to bypass Apple security, the government abandoned its legal fight. The exploit worked and, anticlimactically, nothing of value to the government was found on the device.

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Motor Management for Energy Efficiency: 3 Enablers to Reduce Costs and Boost Asset Uptime

Credit to Author: Henry Kim| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:37 +0000

On average, electric motors consume approximately 60% of the electricity produced to support manufacturing industries, for heavy industries this number ramps to 90%. Yet, oftentimes modern energy management principles are… Read more »

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What is Smart Home or Smart Building?

Credit to Author: Kavita Manral| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:27:00 +0000

“Home is where the heart and brain are” is the perfect one-line definition of a smart home. Smart homes are the newest additions in the real estate industry. They turn… Read more »

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The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

Credit to Author: Greg Lambert| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:57:00 -0700

On Tuesday, MIcrosoft rolled out another broad series of updates across its Windows ecosystems, including four vulnerabilities affecting Windows that have been publicly disclosed and one security flaw — reportedly exploited already — that affects the Windows kernel. That means the Windows updates get our highest “Patch Now” rating, and if you have to manage Exchange servers, be aware that the update requires additional privileges and extra steps to complete.

It also looks as if Microsoft has announced a new way to deploy updates to any device, wherever it is located, with the Windows Update for Business Service. For more information on this cloud-based management service, you can check out this Microsoft video or this Computerworld FAQ. I have included ahelpful infographic which this month looks a little lopsided (again) as all of the attention should be on the Windows and Exchange components.

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Shady scam bots trick Omegle users into nonconsensual video sex recordings

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:42:20 +0000

A BBC investigation has highlighted the use of Virtual Cam Whores (VCWs) on Omegle by scammers.

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Patch now! NSA, CISA, and FBI warn of Russian intelligence exploiting 5 vulnerabilities

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:38 +0000

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have issued a joint advisory listing 5 specific vulnerabilities being used by the SVR against the US and its allies.

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