We’ve recently seen substantial layoffs across the tech sector, to the tune of around 140,000 redundancies made by big names such as Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tesla. As the recession bites, falling stock prices and further contraction in the market, together with merger and acquisition activity, are expected to force businesses to reduce head count…

The flaws, rated critical, expose both Windows and MacOS users to code execution attacks, Adobe said in an advisory released Tuesday. The updates, available for Photoshop 2020 and Photoshop 2021, are being pushed via the software’s automatic updating mechanism. Adobe described the vulnerabilities as memory corruption issues with 7.8 CVSS scores. The company also shipped…

The latest edition of Veracode’s annual “State of Software Security” study released this week shows that many enterprise organizations are at increased breach risk because of aging, unaddressed application security flaws. Veracode recently analyzed data from application security tests on more than 85,000 applications and found that, on average, companies fix just 56% of all…

What’s Under Your Hood? Security & the Connected Car

Picture this: you’re driving your newly purchased, fully equipped, top-of-the-line automobile. You’ve just filled your tank, thanks to the crowd sourcing app GasBuddy, and you’re about to begin the commute to work. But first— coffee. Thanks to SYNC3, Ford’s latest infotainment system, you easily order by stating “Alexa, ask Starbucks to start my order.” Your…

Ubuntu 17.10 brings enhanced security and productivity for developers

Canonical released Ubuntu 17.10 featuring a new GNOME desktop on Wayland, and new versions of KDE, MATE and Budgie. On the cloud, 17.10 brings Kubernetes 1.8 for hyper-elastic container operations, and minimal base images for containers. Enhanced security and productivity for developers The Atom editor and Microsoft Visual Studio Code are emerging as the new wave of…

Google Expands Safe Browsing Protection on macOS

Google announced this week that it will expand Safe Browsing on macOS in an effort to protect Chrome users against unwanted ad injections and unauthorized settings changes. “Safe Browsing is broadening its protection of macOS devices, enabling safer browsing experiences by improving defenses against unwanted software and malware targeting macOS,” Google’s Kylie McRoberts and Ryan…

Road Map To A $200,000 Cybersecurity Job

Looking to get ahead in cybersecurity? Here are four areas to keep in mind as you make a five-year career plan. The economics of supply and demand shape today’s cybersecurity job market. Each year, US employers post more than 120,000 openings for information security analysts and roughly one-third go unfilled. Hiring managers are bracing for…