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Blockchain: A Game Changer

It all started with Bitcoin in 2009. The underlying technology used by Bitcoin was the first version of blockchain. Since then, blockchain has come a long way. Blockchain not only powers the myriad cryptocurrencies but, now, is becoming the foundation for many applications. From the public implementation of blockchains, primarily for cryptocurrencies, the evolution is towards the private implementation of blockchain within enterprises, embedded into applications.
We are at a juncture where there are innumerable possibilities that can be foreseen for the use of blockchain. Blockchain is disruptive!


Researchers found allegedly intentional backdoors in FTTH devices from Chinese vendor C-Data

Two security researchers have found undocumented Telnet admin account accounts in 29 FTTH devices from Chinese vendor C-Data. Two security researchers have discovered undocumented Telnet admin account accounts in 29 Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) devices from Chinese vendor C-Data. The CDATA OLTs are sold under different brands, including Cdata, OptiLink, V-SOL CN, and BLIY. Some of the […]
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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 10 July 2020

Today’s MSSP & cybersecurity news involves Accenture Ventures, Acronis, Avaddon ransomware, Check Point Software, ESET MSP partners, Synadia, Uplevel Systems & more.
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KingComposer fixes a reflected XSS impacting 100,000 WordPress sites

An XSS vulnerability in the KingComposer page builder for WordPress impacts 100,000 websites using the WordPress plugin.  Researchers at Wordfence Threat Intelligence team discovered a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-15299, in the KingComposer WordPress plugin that potentially impacts 100,000 websites.  KingComposer a fast drag-and-drop page builder for WordPress websites, which comes complete with top-notch features embedded and […]
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Pre-Installed malware spotted on other Android phones sold in US

Researchers from Malwarebytes have found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program sold in the United States. Researchers at Malwarebytes have found malware pre-installed on smartphones sold in the United States, this is the second time as documented in a report published in January. In January, Malwarebytes researchers discovered that the […]
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