OS X and Windows targeted by malware in Word

Researchers from FortiGuard Labs, part of Fortinet, have captured malware that infects both Windows and Apple OS X. The malware is distributed inside an infected Microsoft Word file. The malware asks the users to enable the Macro security option. From there it executes different code depending on which platform it is running. How does the…

SAP Ariba adopts blockchain

SAP Ariba has announced it is to adopt blockchain technology across several parts of its business. It has started by becoming a member of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Project. It is not going to build its own applications to begin with. Instead it has announced it will partner with Everledger, a London-based Fintech company. Everledger…

Adult websites serve up malvertising

Malwarebytes is reporting an increase in malvertising coming from popular adult websites. The attack is taking advantage of the ExoClick ad network to push ads to sites. It adds to the evidence from other security companies that ad networks are failing to validate and regulate the ads they are serving up. Once reported to ExoClick…

Canadian consumers to get blockchain

IBM And SecureKey Technologies are to deploy a digital identity and attribute network based on blockchain. The solution is aimed at making life easier for consumers to prove their identity and share personal data. This is not just about “who am I?” It is also about allowing consumers to share other data such as salary or earning…

IBM delivers blockchain carbon management

At IBM InterConnect the company has announced a blockchain-based carbon asset management system for China. It is aimed at allowing enterprises to efficiently generate carbon assets. This is a critical issue for China as it struggles to reduce its carbon footprint. Air quality from vehicles and manufacturing cause problems across all China’s major cities. According…

Epson creates new paper out of office waste

Epson is showcasing its PaperLab product at CeBIT. The company claims that this is the worlds first compact office papermaking system. It is being targeted at organisations who have a lot of secure paper waste to dispose of. Importantly, this is a dry process that means it can be deployed into office premises quickly. PaperLab…

Flock growth leads to more investment

Cloud-based team messenger platform Flock has received another tranche of investment from Bhavin Turakhia. Turakhia has already invested $20 million into Flock. Growth has now doubled and this has led Turakhia to invest another $25 million into Flock. The money is to launch Flock into new markets such as Brazil and Russia. Both countries are target areas…

Jeff Reser talks SUSE and IBM

On a recent visit to London Jeff Reser, Global Product and Solutions Marketing Manager, SUSE sat down with Enterprise Times. We talked about SUSE’s relationship with IBM and how that will influence products in the future. Reser talked about the upcoming release of SUSE OpenStack for z Systems. With IBM Interconnect next week in Las…

Secret Double Octopus launches authenticator app

Israeli security start-up Secret Double Octopus has launched its authenticator app for enterprises. It is designed to avoid insecure channels used by many multi-factor authentication solutions. SMS , tokens, push notifications and biometrics have all come under attack from hackers. This has made multi-factor authentication complex and limited its security benefits. What is Secret Double…