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Twitter Taking Steps to Protect Election-Related Accounts

Twitter announced this week that it’s taking steps to protect high-profile accounts during the upcoming election in the United States.Twitter is reaching out, via an in-app notification, to the owners of accounts associated with government officials, presidential campaigns, political parties, candidates, major news outlets and political journalists.The socia
Publish At:2020-09-18 11:17 | Read:87 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Identity & Access

Zoom Rolls Out 2FA Support for All Accounts

Video conferencing platform Zoom this week announced that all user accounts can now benefit from improved protection, courtesy of support for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).With 2FA enabled on their accounts, users should be protected from security breaches, including those that originate from the Zoom platform itself, the company claims.For 2FA, Zoom suppo
Publish At:2020-09-11 11:07 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access

New YubiKey 5C NFC Security Key Brings NFC, USB-C Connections

Yubico on Wednesday announced the release of YubiKey 5C NFC, the latest YubiKey 5 series security key, which allows users to authenticate through either near-field communication (NFC) or USB-C.Yubico has been offering hardware-based authentication solutions with both NFC and USB-C, but this is the first device that combines both — the company says this is on
Publish At:2020-09-09 12:12 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access security

New Attacks Allow Bypassing EMV Card PIN Verification

Researchers with ETH Zurich have identified vulnerabilities in the implementation of the payment card EMV standard that allow for the mounting of attacks targeting both the cardholder and the merchant.In a newly published paper, David Basin, Ralf Sasse, and Jorge Toro-Pozo from the department of computer science at ETH Zurich, explain that vulnerabilities id
Publish At:2020-08-28 15:01 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Identity &

Anti-Fraud Platform Provider SpyCloud Raises $30 Million

Anti-fraud platform provider SpyCloud on Tuesday announced that it raised $30 million in a Series C funding round. To date, the company has received $58.5 million in investments.Founded in 2016 in Austin, Texas, SpyCloud offers a platform designed to fuel solutions that prevent account takeover and which enable fraud investigations.One of the most common mea
Publish At:2020-08-18 12:50 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Identity &

Password Management Company Keeper Security Raises $60 Million

Password management solutions provider Keeper Security on Monday announced that it has raised $60 million in growth funding from private equity company Insight Partners.Keeper says this is its first equity raise since the company was launched, and it plans on using the money to boost product innovation and global sales. Thomas Krane, principal at Insight Par
Publish At:2020-08-18 12:49 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Management & S

SASE Provider Perimeter 81 Raises $40 Million

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions provider Perimeter 81 has closed a $40 million Series B funding round that brings the total raised by the company to $65 million.Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, the startup provides a cloud-based Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that aims to secure access
Publish At:2020-08-13 00:19 | Read:191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Application Security Id

Data Security Company Symmetry Systems Emerges From Stealth

Symmetry Systems, a provider of data store and object security (DSOS) solutions, emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $3 million in seed funding from ForgePoint Capital and Prefix Capital.Symmetry Systems was founded by Mohit Tiwari, a former cybersecurity professor at the University of Texas, and Casen Hunger, one of Tiwari’s former students. The compa
Publish At:2020-08-11 09:30 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Cloud Security Dat

Silverfort Raises $30 Million to Expand Agentless Authentication Platform

Silverfort, a provider of an agentless, proxyless authentication platform, announced this week that it has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Aspect Ventures. The additional funding, which brings the total investment in the company to $41.5 million, will help the company expand its sales, marketing, engineering and support teams globa
Publish At:2020-08-06 12:40 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access

Takeaways From the "CryptoForHealth" Twitter Hack

On July 15th, US-based microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, disclosed a security incident whose full impact has yet to be determined. According to court documents, the attack started around May 3rd and was only discovered in July when accounts belonging to well-known public figures and executives like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, P
Publish At:2020-08-05 07:51 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Identity & Access Cloud Security

Autofill Through Biometric Authentication Coming to Chrome

Google this week announced a series of security and ease-of-use improvements for the Autofill feature in Chrome.Designed to help users fill in forms in a secure manner, everywhere on the web, Autofill is about to become more secure when it comes to credit card numbers, Google says.For those users who save credit cards in their Google Accounts, Chrome typical
Publish At:2020-07-31 12:20 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Data Protection

Bluetooth-Enabled 'Mooltipass' Hardware Password Manager Unveiled

The creators of the Mooltipass hardware password manager have unveiled the Mooltipass Mini BLE, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the device that includes many new and useful features.Back in 2016, SecurityWeek reviewed the second generation of the Mooltipass open source hardware password manager, the Mooltipass Mini. That version of the product can be connecte
Publish At:2020-07-27 17:10 | Read:286 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Data Protection

Researchers Disclose New Methods for Replacing Content in Signed PDF Files

A team of researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has disclosed a series of new attack methods against signed PDF files.Dubbed Shadow Attacks, the new techniques allow a hacker to hide and replace content in a signed PDF document without invalidating its signature. The hacker can create a document with two different contents, one that the sign
Publish At:2020-07-23 11:46 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Vulnerabilities Da

Mozilla Joins Apple, Google in Reducing TLS Certificate Lifespans

Mozilla is the latest browser maker to have announced updated policies that would reduce the lifetime of TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificates.Currently, SSL/TLS certificates have a maximum lifespan of 825 days, but, in an attempt to ensure better protection of HTTPS connections, browser makers such as Apple, Google and Mozilla are looking into reducin
Publish At:2020-07-14 01:00 | Read:365 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Data Protection Ma

Cyberattack Simulation Company XM Cyber Raises $17 Million

XM Cyber, an Israel-based company that offers a cyberattack simulation platform, announced on Thursday that it raised $17 million in a Series B funding round.The latest funding round, which brings the total raised by the firm to $49 million, saw participation from Macquarie Capital, Nasdaq Ventures, Our Innovation Fund, and Swarth Group.The money will be use
Publish At:2020-07-09 05:11 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access R

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