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Symantec buys mobile security startup Skycure

The deal marks Symantec's second purchase of an Israeli cybersecurity startup in less than a week.

Symantec to buy Israeli cybersecurity firm Fireglass

Fireglass' claim to fame is its browser isolation technology that helps businesses combat ransomware, malware and phishing threats.

Microsoft to Buy Hexadite for AI, Enterprise Security

Acquisition of Israeli security startup aims to strengthen Windows 10 security with artificial intelligence, company says.

In mice, marijuana’s active ingredient reverses mental decline of age

But we can’t ask the mice how wasted they were during the treatment.

Sneaky ‘fileless’ malware flung at Israeli targets

Spies, bank raiders gravitate to growing stealth technique A newly uncovered cyber-espionage campaign targeting Israeli organisations relies on "fileless" malware, a hacker tactic that's becoming a growing menace.…

Sneaky ‘fileless’ malware flung at Israeli targets via booby-trapped Word docs

Spies, bank raiders gravitate to growing stealth technique A newly uncovered cyber-espionage campaign targeting Israeli organisations relies on "fileless" malware hidden in Microsoft Word documents, a hacker tactic that's becoming a growing menace.…

Iranian Hackers Believed Behind Massive Attacks on Israeli Targets

OilRig aka Helix Kitten nation-state group leveraged Microsoft zero-day bug in targeted attacks.

IDG Contributor Network: Samsung’s IoT devices are a hacker’s dreamland

I love IoT.
I also love mixed reality, and I can see how the two will transform the world around us and take us out of this ugly mess of laptops and smartphones, etc.

But IoT vendors like Samsung are ruining it for me, and for everyone else.Samsung makes its money by manufacturing and selling devices. I love Samsung hardware and an own couple of their IoT devices, but I despise their software.

Their attempt to create their own crappy and substandard replacement of Google software is hurting the company.Samsung is ruining IoT for me.According to Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman, Samsung's Linux-based Tizen OS has more than 40 zero-day flaws. Many of these allow an attacker to remotely compromise Tizen OS powered devices.

Tizen OS powers Samsung’s smart devices, including my 4K TV.

There are millions of IoT devices running on Tizen OS, and all of these devices are vulnerable, including my Smart TV.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Samsung’s Tizen is riddled with security flaws, amateurishly written

Research calls it the "worst code [he's] ever seen."

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be.Called Chrysaor, the Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, snoop over a phone’s camera or microphone, and even erase itself.[ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorld's in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office suite and the 38 best business-worthy apps for your Android device. ] On Monday, Google and security firm Lookout disclosed the Android spyware, which they suspect comes from NSO Group, an Israeli security firm known to develop smartphone surveillance products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Two Israeli Youths May Be Charged for vDOS Operation

Israeli authorities prepare to accuse two 18-year-olds for the online attack service, which caused $1.65 million in losses.

Intel set to buy Mobileye in $15.3 billion deal

Intel's Automated Driving Group will be integrated into Mobileye, run from Israel.