Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Responsibility for the Paris attacks were claimed by way of Telegram, a Russian-made app that encrypts messages. The service has a reported 60 million monthly active users and sends 12 billion messages a day. Our own Ed Cabrera, former Secret Service agent, comments on how this may affect law enforcement’s crack down on encryption apps.
The hacktivist group Anonymous tweeted Wednesday that more than 6,080 Twitter accounts have been disabled due to their efforts in response to the Paris attacks that shocked the world this week.
Chancellor George Osborne named the tech sector as a priority area, setting out a plan to boost related government spending over the next 5 years — with the aim of bolstering domestic intelligence capabilities and defending U.K. critical infrastructure and ecommerce activity from hackers.
A potential opening for abuse in Siri-equipped iOS mobile devices allows anyone to use voice recognition to access data on a device, even with a passcode. There are several threads on Apple support forums about this ever since Siri was introduced.
The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, comes out in about a month. It’s not surprising given that the Empire, despite its resources and power, had some pretty glaring security gaps. In fact, 3 critical cybersecurity improvements would have made it much more difficult–if not impossible–for the Rebel Alliance to defeat it in Return of the Jedi.
A new infographic tells the tale of the many innovative technologies and solutions we’ve created over the years, many of which were firsts in our industry. From the first ever AV on a chip to most recently our solution for protecting customers using AWS, the infographic gives you a clear understanding that we’ve never stopped acting like a startup in developing new ways to keep our customers protected.
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