Clearview AI's client list stolen by hackers | Brave browser integrates Wayback Machine functions | Magecart adds 40 websites to skimming campaign
February 27, 2020
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Clearview AI's client list stolen by hackers
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Hackers have stolen the entire client list of facial recognition company Clearview AI, the company reports. Clearview's database of 3 billion images gleaned from social media is used by more than 600 law enforcement agencies, a practice that has been criticized by privacy experts.
Full Story: Infosecurity (U.K.) (2/27),  Fox News (2/26) 
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Brave browser integrates Wayback Machine functions
The latest version of the Brave browser has integrated the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to display webpages that are no longer live. The Internet Archive offers extensions for Safari, Chrome and Firefox that give those browsers similar functionality.
Full Story: The Verge (2/26) 
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Magecart Group 12, which skims credit card data from e-commerce websites, has hit an additional 40 websites and appears to be targeting small and midsize retailers. Tarik Saleh, senior security engineer at DomainTools, recommends that companies update operating systems and web frameworks and use file integrity monitoring products.
Full Story: Infosecurity (U.K.) (2/27) 
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Less than 20% of the devices running the internet of things are using basic security measures, security firm Zscaler reports, saying that 83% of the traffic it observed from its cloud was sent in plain text rather than in the more secure SSL. The report described four ways in which devices lacked the proper security protocols.
Full Story: PC Magazine (2/26) 
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CenturyLink will help customers optimize their cloud performance through the Networking Managed Service Provider Program for Microsoft Azure. Joining the MSP project will help CenturyLink clients improve their connections to the cloud as well as reduce costs and boost security, CenturyLink said.
Full Story: FierceTelecom (2/25) 
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IT Workforce
Robots that complement humans are more readily accepted, even to the point of being given nicknames. Other research suggests people prefer robots that make a few mistakes, in part because it's easier for humans to keep watch.
Full Story: BBC (2/25) 
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Policy Watch
Governors plead for federal cybersecurity funding
The National Governors Association is calling on Congress to enact legislation that would give states and localities more funds to fight ransomware and other cyberattacks. The group pointed to statistics that show a reported 966 invasions against government agencies, health care and educational providers last year, costing more than $7.5 billion.
Full Story: Campus Safety magazine (2/25) 
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CompTIA News
CompTIA's Emerging Technology Community has created a free resource that businesses can use to assess their readiness to use new and emerging technologies. The Emerging Technology Innovation Assessment asks businesses to evaluate themselves in three areas: company culture, organizational infrastructure and daily activities. Strengths, weaknesses and recommendations for next steps are included in the synopsis that's generated upon completing the assessment. Visit the CompTIA Emerging Technology Innovation Assessment to give it a try.
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A strong learning and development (L&D) program can contribute to the strategic direction of an organization, according to a new CompTIA research report, "Workforce and Learning Trends 2020." Two-thirds of HR and L&D professionals said learning and development is viewed as a strategic priority rather than an operational cost within their organizations. The complete report is available in the CompTIA Resource Center.
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The use of big data is creating interconnected layers of public and private responsibility related to big data privacy, ownership and security. It's also creating new social and economic opportunities that respond to the need to safeguard data. Visit the CompTIA Resource Center to learn more.
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