Iranian Cyberattacks Feared After Killing of Top General

Iran’s retaliation for the United States’ targeted killing of its top general is likely to include cyberattacks, security experts warned Friday. Iran’s state-backed hackers are already among the world’s most aggressive and could inject malware that triggers major disruptions to the U.S. public and private sector. Potential targets include manufacturing facilities, oil and gas plants and transit systems. A top U.S. cybersecurity official is warning businesses and government agencies to…

January 4, 2020
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How to Secure a Flask REST API with JSON Web Token?

Let’s learn how to secure a REST API with JSON web tokens to prevent users and third-party applications from abusing it. We will build a database service using SQLite and allow users to access it via a REST API using HTTP methods such as POST and PUT. In addition, we will get to know why JSON web tokens is a suitable way to protect rest API instead of digest and…

January 4, 2020
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Up to half of developers work remotely; here’s who’s hiring them

One of the great things about technology work is that it doesn’t really matter where it’s performed. You’re on the network, with minimum latency, regardless if you’re down the hall or on another continent. For employees, working from home — or from a remote office — means greater flexibility and reduced stress from commutes. For employers — and this is extremely important in the IT field — it means being…

January 4, 2020
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The Army Bans TikTok

Happy New Year! Well, it was for a day or two, anyway. But after the US assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike, experts warned that the likely retaliation could include disruptive cyberattacks, along with more traditional strikes. It’s an alarming start to the year, especially as tensions continue to escalate. Elsewhere in the world, TikTok released its first transparency report this week, including the surprising and…

January 4, 2020
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IT Security Weekend Catch Up – January 4, 2020

https://torrentfreak.com/meet-the-guy-behind-the-libgen-torrent-seeding-movement-191205/Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! For the less technical Ransomware hits Maastricht University, all systems taken down Hackers hit Norsk Hydro with ransomware. The company responded with transparency LifeLabs paid hackers to recover stolen medical data of 15 million Canadians Wyze…

January 4, 2020
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