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Oracle Fixes 237 Vulnerabilities in January Critical Patch Update

In its first security update of 2018, Oracle releases patches for the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.
Google Diversity

Google Introduces Security Center for G Suite Productivity Apps

New tools provide unified view of security settings and actionable data for heading off threats, company says.
Anomali Enterprise

Anomali Raises $40M to Advance Real-Time Forensics for Security Threats

Security firm set to grow its threat management platform in 2018 as organizations continue to look for better ways to detect threats.
BlackBerry Jarvis Introduction

BlackBerry Jarvis Scans for Security Flaws in Autonomous Car Software

The Jarvis software scans complex autonomous car computer code quickly to report security flaws and help developers make corrections that improve passenger safety.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 16, 2018

Apple's macOS Plagued by Yet Another Password Security Flaw VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Apple is set to patch yet another macOS password security flaw; 147 security vulnerabilities are reported in ICS mobile applications; Lenovo helps usher in an era of Arm-based, Windows "Always Connected PC"; and there's more.
Facebook Bug Bounty

Facebook Awards Security Researchers $880,000 in 2017 Bug Bounties

The average reward payout in 2017 was $1,900, up from $1,675 in 2016 as Facebook continues to reward researchers for responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities.

Operator of LeakedSource Password Portal Arrested by Canadian Police

The LeakedSource site was selling access to 3 billion stolen usernames and passwords that had been aggregated from multiple data breaches in recent years.
Confusing Meltdown, Spectre Patch Array

Questions Arise About Effectiveness of Meltdown, Spectre Fixes, Advice

NEWS ANALYSIS: Problems caused by a confusing array of CPU and operating system patches raises the question of whether side effects caused by the fixes are worse than the security threats posed by the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Microsoft Cloud Encryption

Microsoft, Open Whisper Partner on Encrypted Skype Conversations

Using Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol, Skype will soon allow users to conduct private and encrypted one-on-one chats, but restrictions apply.
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Toy Vendor VTech Hit With FTC Fine for Child Privacy Breach VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: FTC Fines IoT Toy Vendor VTech for Privacy Breach; Microsoft: AV Software Can Conflict with Windows Meltdown Patches; Microsoft Responds to Alexa, Google Assistant Challenge to Cortana; and there’s more.
Meltdown Spectre

IT Vendors Continue Patching to Fix Meltdown, Spectre Vulnerability

AMD is now making microcode patches available to help mitigate Spectre vulnerabilities, as Google reveals how it has worked to mitigate the performance impact.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 11, 2018

Intel's Krzanich Covers CPU Flaws, Quantum Computing in CES Keynote VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Intel's CEO addresses the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws at CES 2018; Microsoft tweaks its Edge browser in wake of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws; a former employee sues Google claiming discrimination against white men; and there's more.

Apple to Patch Yet Another macOS Password Security Flaw

NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again, a security researcher has found a way to easily bypass macOS password security, though this time the impact is minimal.

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