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Annual Verizon security report says sloppiness causes most data breaches

Security threats are constantly evolving, but as Verizon's latest DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report) shows, the more things change in information security, the more they stay the same.More than half (51 percent) of the data breaches analyzed i...

Nintendo plans to ship 10 million Switch consoles in the next...

Projections come after better-than-expected launch month for new system.

Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

Nikita Ivanov is co-founder and CTO of GridGain Systems. Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons.

The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications.
It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones.
It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter.

For these reasons, companies such as Netflix, eBay, Expedia, and several others have been using Cassandra for key parts of their businesses for many years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Verizon’s $70 gigabit Internet is half the price of older 750Mbps...

FiOS customers on 750Mbps plan will get speed boost and automatic price cut.

One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and...

NES Classic is no more, but luckily cheap hobbyist boards are great for little projects.

Nintendo hates money, discontinues the NES Classic

Ignoring continued demand, Nintendo will stop producing the system this month.

Forget the Tax Man: Time for a DNS Security Audit

Here's a 5-step DNS security review process that's not too scary and will help ensure your site availability and improve user experience.

Google Duo’s audio call feature is now available for all users...

It didn't take long for Duo to become more than just a video-chat app.

VU#307983: Action Message Format (AMF3) Java implementations are vulnerable to insecure...

Several Java implementations of AMF3 are vulnerable to insecure deserialization and XML external entities references.

VU#507496: GIGABYTE BRIX UEFI firmware fails to implement write protection and...

GIGABYTE BRIX UEFI firmware for the GB-BSi7H-6500 and GB-BXi7-5775 platforms,versions vF6 and vF2 respectively,fails to properly set the BIOSWE,BLE,SMM_BWP,and PRx bits to enforce write protection. It also is not cryptographically signed. These issues may permit an attacker to write arbitrary code to the platform firmware,potentially allowing for persistent firmware level rootkits or the creation of a permanent denial of service condition in the platform.

The Mistakes of Smart Medicine

A technological boom in medicine both encouraged medical institutions to use exclusively information systems in processing data and led to the emergence of new types of technological equipment and personal devices that can be used to interact with traditional systems and networks.

This means that the threats that are relevant for them can also be relevant for medical systems.

Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

Microsoft has been cautious about making its Surface product line available worldwide.
It tests devices in specific markets, sees how they do, and, if the response is good, ships them to those areas.The company appears to have have received a strong...