One big lesson from the Essential smartphone email fiasco

Credit to Author: John Brandon| Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:52:00 -0700

The term “improperly configured” is a real plague on the IT landscape.

It can refer to a firewall protecting an enterprise; it can create problems on a web server. For one newly minted smartphone company, it can also look pretty embarrassing.

Essential phone recently sent out an email to customers asking for proof of identity. This request was a little odd in the first place–who does that anymore? The email basically asked customers to send a picture of a photo identification or passport by email. From a security standpoint, that’s a bit like asking people to text your credit card number to a hacker.

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VMworld 2017 Recap

Credit to Author: David Clement| Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:49:08 +0000

VMware featured a number of great announcements at VMworld 2017 including VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware customers can now run new or existing virtualized workloads in the AWS cloud while maintaining their current VMware tools and skill sets. This announcement provides an important shift in the hybrid cloud market for businesses looking to adopt the…

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Locky ransomware adds anti sandbox feature (updated)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:09:39 +0000

Locky attempts to evade detection by relying once more on simply, yet effective user interaction.



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