DPC concludes Public Services Card investigation

This week, Ireland’s DPC (Data Protection Commission) released the findings of its investigation into the controversial PSC (Public Services Card).  What is the PSC? The PSC was introduced as part of a social welfare pilot scheme in 2011. It displays the holder’s full name, PPS (Personal Public Service) number, signature and photograph.   The card was initially required for social welfare … [Read more...]

How will a no-deal Brexit affect data transfers between Ireland and the UK?

With the UK once again on the precipice of Brexit, organisations across Ireland remain shackled by uncertainty. There is still no clear picture on what Brexit will look like, and fundamental issues, like whether the UK will strike a formal agreement with the EU before it leaves, are up in the air.  The prospect of a no-deal has increased since Boris Johnson became prime minister, but experts still … [Read more...]

Perimeter 81 Continues Winning Streak with 12 Awards in the 14th Annual IT World Awards

Reading Time: 3 minutesPerimeter 81, the leading Zero Trust Secure Network as a Service provider, has been named the winner of twelve different awards in the 14th Annual Network Products Guides 2019 IT World Awards. The wins include Gold for Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees and Silver for Startup of the … The post Perimeter 81 Continues Winning Streak with … [Read more...]

Microsoft VDI | Parallels RAS Greatly Enhances It Adding New Features

What Is VDI? Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a virtualization solution that enables running virtual desktops and applications on a centralized server in a datacenter or on the cloud. VDI is an ecosystem of software, hardware and other resources that are required for the virtualization of an application or desktop. It utilizes a single server and distributes its resources to host multiple … [Read more...]

CVE-2019-15107: Exploit Modules Available for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Webmin

The popular Linux/UNIX systems management tool has more than 3 million downloads per year and the vulnerability has been present for at least a year, putting many virtual UNIX management systems at risk. Background On August 17, Webmin version 1.930 was released to address a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2019-15107) present in Webmin versions 1.882 to 1.921. According to the … [Read more...]

File Integrity Monitoring Tips

<p>Malware threats are evolving and becoming ever more sophisticated, continuously using new and undetected methods to tamper with valuable files. In the midst of these malware attacks, everyday users constantly make modifications to operating system and application software files. How can you differentiate which of these changes are legitimate and which are the result of … [Read more...]

A week in security (August 12 – 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a look at the potential pitfalls of facial recognition technology, looked at ways domestic abuse survivors can secure their data, and explored the education threat landscape. We also kicked off a series looking at the Hidden Bee infection chain, and put QxSearch installs under the spotlight. Other cybersecurity news Android malware plays hide and seek: … [Read more...]

How much personalization is too much?

In 2012, when Target used data analytics to identify customers who were expecting a baby, then mailed them coupons for maternity clothing and nursery furniture, it inadvertently revealed a teenage girl’s pregnancy to her parents. Back then, the revelation caused an uproar. Today, that kind of artificial intelligence-assisted profiling is rapidly becoming routine. Personalization is the new … [Read more...]

Global Data Privacy Laws: US, EU, China and More

In the 2018-2020 timeframe, the rollout of GDPR in the EU is having an impact on companies worldwide, thanks to its legislative reach beyond the EU’s borders. But companies also have to content with a wave of new data privacy legislation in the US, UK, China, and many other countries. Some laws are inspired by GDPR, while others take a unique approach that serves their country’s needs. … [Read more...]

Introduction To The New Windows Terminal

Recently at the Microsoft Build conference, it was announced that there is a new Windows terminal that can be used as an alternative to cmd of PowerShell, called Windows Terminal. … [Read more...]