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6/18/2018

Security researchers from ThreatFabric have uncovered a new type of ransomware for Android dubbed MysteryBot. The experimental malware is thought to still be in development and could infect victims with a keylogger, a banking trojan and ransomware, researchers warn.

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ZDNet
6/18/2018

Google spent $550 million on an investment in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com. Along with the investment, the companies announced they would collaborate on "a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions."

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TechCrunch
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6/18/2018

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says a cloud-based software-as-a-service model encourages subscription-based pricing to facilitate procurement and speed up the installation process. Thanks to SaaS models, computing has become cheaper and easier than ever, writes Grant Miller.

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TechCrunch
6/18/2018

The Department of Energy and the White House are still working to "flesh out" President Donald Trump's plan to bail out struggling coal and nuclear plants, confirms Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The plan has been proposed as a measure for protecting pipelines from potential cyberattacks.

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Reuters
6/18/2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal on Facebook has shed light on the need for updated data breach laws, and while federal laws would be ideal, it may be time for states to consider taking action. Daniel Castro outlines three things states should consider before updating data breach laws, including applying laws only to first-party data and including harm analysis provisions.

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Government Technology
6/18/2018

Cybersecurity hygiene is a necessity for government agencies and goes beyond just patching to include successful cleanup after a cyberattack, writes Aamir Lakhani. Lakhani elaborates on five things agencies should consider when maintaining cyberhygiene, including tracking a wider scope of threats and segmenting networks.

6/18/2018

Microsoft is adding improvements to the Shielded Virtual Machines security controls with the Windows Server 2019 update. The update offers users failback configurations in real time, makes scalability and policy-based improvements, and eliminates redundancy in the feature.

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Network World
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6/18/2018

The Department of Defense has changed the strategy for its Cyber Command unit, encouraging the group to take a more offensive position when it comes to cybersecurity. The Pentagon's new memo has paved the way for raids on foreign networks to detect and disable cyberweapons, experts say.

6/18/2018

The staff of the US International Trade Commission has recommended that an ITC judge rule that Apple violated at least one of Qualcomm's patent licenses. If accepted, the ruling could mean certain iPhone models would be banned from import to the US.

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Reuters
6/18/2018

Cisco is rolling out the Webex Teams solution, available for up to 25 users during a single meeting, with augmented reality features, a recording option and smartphone optimization. Microsoft recently released a similar feature, combining its Skype for Business and team offerings into a single communications platform.

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