Check Point Research calls out DU Antivirus Security

Check Point mobile threat researchers have identified a version of DU Antivirus Security that harvested user data without consent. They believe that the app, which was free, has been downloaded between 10-50 million times. On first install onto a device the app proceeded to harvest data from the device. Among the data it collected were…

Would you let an AI review your contracts?

ThoughtRiver has launched a new AI solution to assess legal contracts. The solution, called Review, is said to be able to assess a contract up to 60 times faster than a paralegal. It is also said to be 30% cheaper suggesting that its hourly rate is quite rapacious. The solution builds on ThroughRiver’s existing Contextual…

Is Equifax starting to get a grip?

Over the last four days there are signs that the Equifax debacle has begun to bottom out. Before things started to get better, they had to get worse. A security company has disclosed that details of staff and complaints were held on an easily accessible system. Worse still, the passwords were so basic that they…

Kaspersky denies US cybersecurity allegations

Anti-virus and cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has hit back at the US government ban on its products. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security told US Government departments to uninstall and stop using software from the Russian company. In an interview with the BBC, Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the company, has denied all the claims…

Comodo and StackPath collaborate on security platform

Comodo and StackPath have announced a new partnership which will see them collaborate on a new security platform. While the press release refers to a platform this is more about tighter integration between existing products. Both companies are integrating technology into products owned by the other. They will also cross sell the products to increase…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Has Equifax flushed its reputation down the toilet?

Credit reference agency Equifax must be wondering what, if anything, will be left of its reputation and credit worthiness after itsdata breach. So far the company has admitted that its much vaunted credit service has given up the details of 143 million customers. Among the data lost are social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, credit…

Hacking IoT not really a challenge

The Cyber Security  Challenge has had its latest Face 2 Face (F2F) competition in Manchester. The event was sponsored by NCC Group and saw attendees challenged to break into a number of IoT devices. There were 24 players in all who were split across five teams. The winning team, Tommy Flowers, and the star hacker…

Giving military veterans a cyber future

IBM, the Corsham Institute and Salute My Job are all collaborating to deliver cybersecurity training to members of the UK Armed Forces. Over 100 military personnel have undertaken the training offered by the Corsham Institute. It is supported by IBM who ensure that all trainees get experience with two different IBM Security products. The goal…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…