Tag: Security


How blockchain-based apps and sites resist DDoS attacks

GUEST: Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction! The recent Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on Final Fantasy XIV’s gaming platform are quite surreal, yet a timely signpost of where things are heading. Using traditional cyber security technology, we are playing “whack a mole” against the ever-changing DDoS attacks. We live in an age where DDoS attacks…


Check Point says Fireball malware hit 250 million; Microsoft says no

Enlarge (credit: Corinne Kuhlmann ) Microsoft sparked a curious squabble over malware discovery and infection rates. At the start of the month security firm Check Point reported on a browser hijacker and malware downloader called Fireball. The firm claimed that it had recently discovered the Chinese malware and that it had infected some 250 million systems….


Tech firms including Cisco, IBM, and SAP allow Russian authorities to review product source code

(Reuters) — Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to…

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Elevate Security Gets $2M To Reduce Human Vulnerability To Security Threats

San Francisco-based Elevate Security, a developer of software to help shift human behavior–and vulnerability–to such things as phishing scams, has raised $2M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Costanoa Ventures and Webb Investment Network…. (more) READ MORE>> Read full post on silicontap.com


Google proposes regulation that gives law enforcement easier access to user data stored abroad

(Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google will press U.S. lawmakers on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley. The push comes amid growing legal uncertainty, both in the United States and across the…