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Cybersecurity Pros Uneasy Over Prospect of Quantum Sneak Attack

Four out of five cybersecurity pros are fretting over the potential for a sneak attack by an adversary with a quantum computer that will render the encryption on their data ineffective. Quantum computers can process data much faster than most computers today because they use qubits to crunch data, w...

Threat of Ransomware Lurks in Amazon S3 Buckets

New research from cloud security firm Ermetic shows that nearly all businesses have identities that, if compromised, would place at least 90 percent of the S3 buckets in their AWS account at risk. Ermetic conducted the study to determine the circumstances that would allow ransomware to make its way ...

SaaS Boom Puts Software Sellers on Road to Recurring Revenue

Nearly 400 top-level corporate executives at software and device firms responded to a Revenera survey revealing the growing importance of SaaS and subscription models for the software industry. The study shows that today's dominant software monetization models are subscription and perpetual licensin...

OSS News: A Linux Takeover in Germany, Distro Updates, New Projects, Linux Tutelage

Here are some of the latest developments in the world of open source software: A German state is switching 25,000 Windows PCs to Linux; updates to several Linux distros; The Linux Foundation creates the Quantum Intermediate Representation Alliance and new courses for Linux education.

F-Secure Discovers HP Printers Loaded With Security Holes

The Finland-based security consultancy discovered vulnerabilities affecting over 150 different HP multifunction printer products. Attackers can exploit the flaws to seize control of devices, steal information, and further infiltrate networks to inflict other types of damage, according to F-Secure's ...

Report Finds US Workers Lagging in Digital Skills

One-third of U.S. workers lack digital skills, with 13 percent having no digital skills and 18 percent having, at best, limited digital skills, noted a new report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. In essence, one in six working-age Americans are unable to use email, web sea...

Holidays Fuel Surge of Mobile, Online Phishing Scams

'Tis the season to go phishing. Nothing brings out digital bandits like the holidays, and this year is no exception. Proofpoint, an enterprise digital security company, reports its researchers are seeing a massive global increase in holiday-themed mobile phishing attacks, a.k.a. smishing. It noted t...

Workplace Report Shows Growing Employer-Employee Attitude Gaps

Research from technology and business solutions firm NTT finds that business leaders are significantly more satisfied with how they have adjusted to new working norms than their employees. The study points to the need for clearer organizational insight into how employees have reevaluated what they n...

The Blockchain Solution for Secure Contactless Payments

The year 2020 forever changed the way we work and perform routine tasks. With the emergence of the deadly coronavirus and the resultant adoption of social distancing, even as the virus approaches its second anniversary, the concept of digital, contactless payments remains prevalent. These payments c...

OSS News: Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Replacements, Fuzzy Linux Solutions

Open-source innovations and the Linux operating system continue to set complacency aside. Here's a roundup of the latest developments from the Linux Foundation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SoftMaker, and the Google Open Source Security Team.

Bugcrowd Reports Ethical Hackers Prevented $27B in Cybercrime

Over the last year, ethical hackers have prevented more than US$27 billion in cybercrime, according to a report by a leading bug bounty platform. In its annual Inside the Mind of a Hacker report, Bugcrowd maintained that ethical hackers working on its platform were able to prevent those cybercrime l...

HOW TO

Computers Use Processes, So Should You

Writing about technology over the years I've produced many guides on how to do cool stuff with your computer. However, without the right foundation, even the most thorough guide can leave room for pesky variables to creep in. This made me realize how important it is to establish what firm footing fo...

SMBs Report Sense of Security Despite Rise in Cyberattacks

Entrepreneurs might well be the latest heroes in cyberwarfare. Despite increasing odds of malicious attacks, SMB owners are forging ahead with a newfound sense of security. Untangle's fourth annual SMB IT Security Report shows that SMBs have adapted to a changing work environment, addressed an influ...

LINUX IN THE NEWS

Hunting for Kernel Glitches, DevSec Tools, Edge for Linux, More Ubuntu Outlets

Today LinuxInsider introduces a bimonthly news column to summarize some of the Linux and open-source consumer and enterprise events scattered around the Linux Sphere. Look forward to an assortment of topics that will keep Linux users and open-source supporters up to speed with new developments.

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