Mozilla Disabling Firefox Add-Ons That Contain Obfuscated Code

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Mozilla is changing its policies and have let developers know that they will be blocking all Firefox add-ons that contain obfuscated code in an effort to clean out malicious third-party code.  Expert Comments:  Usman Rahim, Digital Security and Operations Manager at The Media Trust:   “Paying closer attention to the risks that third-party code suppliers […]

Hundreds Of Orpak Gas Station Systems Can Be Easily Hacked Thanks To Hardcoded Passwords

It has been reported that Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency says a popular gas station software contains several security vulnerabilities that require “low skill” to exploit. The advisory, posted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), gave the Orpak SiteOmat software a rare vulnerability severity rating of 9.8 out of 10. According to the advisory, the software contained a hardcoded password […]

Airbnb, Paypal And Spotify Willing Pay $50m On Ethical Hackers

Top c-suite executives from the likes of Airbnb, PayPal and Spotify have recently revealed they have willingly spent more than $50m (£38m) on ethical hackers to tighten up their cyber defences and avoid expensive and disastrous data breaches. Whilst it may seem unreasonable to hire hackers, a growing number of high profile businesses are now turning to ethical hackers to hack […]

Microsoft Urges People To Ditch Passwords

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Microsoft’s security chief has urged people to ditch passwords and adopt biometric technology. Data Protection & Information News: Microsoft recommends replacement of online password process… — Travis Morley Law (@TravisMorleyLaw) May 5, 2019 Karl Barton, International Channels and Alliances at SecureAuth:  “Our continued reliance on passwords is not sustainable and ultimately fails users. Experience shows […]