The Senate has unanimously passed legislation that would make it a federal crime to hack an election system. The bipartisan bill came in response to a Justice Department report that under current law, it would be difficult to prosecute someone for hacking voting machines.
Slack is resetting 100,000 passwords for accounts that were compromised in a 2015 breach in which hackers were able to capture passwords as they were typed. At the time, Slack reset passwords, but after receiving new information through its bug bounty program, it is resetting additional passwords for some of its 10 million users.
Google is significantly increasing its bug bounty rewards in the Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program and the Google Play Security Reward Program. It will increase the maximum baseline reward amount from $5,000 to $15,000; bump the amount from $15,000 to $30,000 for high-quality reports; and move rewards from $500 to $1,000 for bugs found in the Chrome Fuzzer Program.
Successful leaders guide their own choices and seek advancement opportunities instead of waiting for praise or career guidance from a supervisor, Diana Peterson-More writes. "I have long thought that if we all just focused on one career -- our own -- we could do so with precision, accept responsibility for how it unfolds, and be intentional about our actions," she writes.
Hackers are using server-parsed HTML (SHTML) file attachments in phishing emails to direct users to malicious sites in an attempt to get sensitive information. The attacks, which appear to originate in the UK, are targeting financial institutions around the world.
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has prompted K-12 schools to add classes in cybersecurity strategies and practices. Some high schools offer professional certification and college credit and allow students to serve apprenticeships in which they help schools and districts with their cybersecurity needs.
Israeli security firm NSO Group is disputing reports that its products can be used to collect data from the cloud services of companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Nevertheless, companies including Amazon and Facebook are investigating the reports, which state that NSO's Pegasus malware can copy authentication keys from targeted phones, enabling a separate server to impersonate the devices.
Microsoft has revealed details of corporate features for its Edge enterprise effort. "The Dev Channel now has enterprise features enabled by default," the browser's developers wrote in a blog post, adding that detailed deployment and configuration documentation is available.
Continued testing by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has further delayed deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. The NTIA said testing was needed for "more comprehensive analysis and interpretation."
Intelisys has hired Andrew Rustad as solutions engineer for the Southeast as the company aims to assist channel partners in the move from legacy to cloud-based systems. Rustad brings experience with artificial intelligence, contact center, UCaaS and voice security after stints with Verizon Enterprise, Windstream and Area Communications.
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