Recent Security News

  • Meta Halts AI Use in Brazil Following Data Protection Authority’s Ban

    July 18, 2024 at 04:00AM Meta has suspended the use of generative artificial intelligence in Brazil following objections from the country’s data protection authority over privacy concerns. The halt is due to talks with Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority to address the issue. This follows a trend of tech giants facing regulatory challenges over data…

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  • Firms skip security reviews of major app updates about half the time

    July 18, 2024 at 03:36AM According to a CrowdStrike report, only 54 percent of cyber security workers review major software updates. The process is time-consuming and costly, with an average annual expenditure of nearly $1.2 million for code reviews. Security managers face challenges such as misaligned tools and prioritizing issues. Strengthening application security is critical…

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  • Cisco Warns of Critical Flaw Affecting On-Prem Smart Software Manager

    July 18, 2024 at 02:19AM Cisco released patches for a critical security flaw in Smart Software Manager On-Prem (Cisco SSM On-Prem) allowing remote attackers to change user passwords. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-20419, carries a CVSS score of 10.0. CISA also added three vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog, urging federal agencies to apply…

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  • Iranian Cyber Threat Group Drops New Backdoor, ‘BugSleep’

    July 18, 2024 at 02:06AM MuddyWater, an Iranian cyber-espionage group, has shifted from using legitimate remote management software to deploying a custom backdoor implant known as BugSleep. This shift was prompted by the ineffectiveness of their previous approach. The group’s tactics involve phishing, deploying malicious PDFs, and targeting various government and critical industries in the…

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  • Tumeryk Inc. Launches With Free Gen AI LLM Vulnerability Scanner

    July 17, 2024 at 05:02PM Tumeryk Inc. announces the launch of the Tumeryk AI Security Studio, providing tools to simulate and enhance generative AI (gen AI) security. The studio includes a large language model (LLM) vulnerability scanner and the Gen AI Firewall. Tumeryk also hosts a free webinar on generative AI security and risk mitigation.…

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