Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach

March 13, 2019

Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [NASDAQ: SZMK] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers. In a recent posting to a Russian-language cybercrime forum, an individual who’s been known to sell access to hacked online accounts kicked off an auction for “the admin panel of a big…

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Verizon Says 5G Network Will Cost Extra $10 a Month

Verizon said on Tuesday that it will charge an additional $10 a month per smartphone for subscribers who want to add 5G speeds to their devices, the first major U.S. carrier to disclose pricing for the faster cellular service. From a report: Verizon says it’ll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation “5G” phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon expects to have…

March 13, 2019
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Jenkins Plugin v2 for Qualys WAS Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Qualys WAS Jenkins plugin v2 is now available.  This version of the plugin introduces new features to facilitate automation, and a more user-friendly design. What’s New? Whereas the previous release of the plugin supported only Jenkins “pipeline” projects, the new version works with both pipeline projects as well as traditional “freestyle” projects.  The main difference is that for a pipeline project the plugin…

March 13, 2019
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Thoughts on Cloud Security

Recently I’ve been reading about cloud security and security with respect to DevOps. I’ll say more about the excellent book I’m reading, but I had a moment of déjà vu during one section.The book described how cloud security is a big change from enterpr…

March 13, 2019
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Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

March 13, 2019

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices  —  Improved privacy controls, support for foldable screens, and more  —  Google has released the first preview of Android Q to developers today in what’s become the annual tradition of an early March look at the next major version of Android. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IBM, and Some Other Companies Did Not Inform People When Using Their Photos From Flickr To Train Facial Recognition Systems

IBM and some other firms are using at least a million of images they have gleaned from Flickr to help train a facial recognition system. Although the photos in question were shared under a Creative Commons license, many users say they never imagined their images would be used in this way. Furthermore, the people shown in the images didn’t consent to anything. From a report: “This is the dirty little…

March 13, 2019
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