Protecting Data Security on Campus | Avast

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As college students try to return to campus, some are being asked to allow the college unprecedented access to their whereabouts and health information, as we posted last week. Many are learning about the personal implications of their data security for the first time, let alone dealing with being quarantined.  Source:: Avast

Android 11 — 5 New Security and Privacy Features You Need to Know

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After a long wait and months of beta testing, Google last week finally released Android 11, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system—with features offering billions of its users more control over their data security and privacy. Android security is always a hot topic and almost always for the wrong reason, including Google’s…

The Good & Bad of Face Mask Recognition | Avast

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The contentious debate over facial recognition software – and now mask recognition software – rages on as developers race to pioneer the best algorithms, despite substantial criticism from privacy advocates. Source:: Avast

ISP Exascale Extend Rollout of FTTP Broadband in Shropshire UK

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UK ISP Exascale, which last year began to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises in the Shropshire borough of Telford and Wrekin (here), has today confirmed the next set of locations to benefit from their on-going deployment. At present the operator has already completed their Phase One roll-out to the…

BT Mobile UK Quietly Removes Ultrafast 5G for New Customers

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Did you spot it? Many did not. In a surprising move new customers looking to benefit from ultrafast 5G based data speeds (mobile broadband) on the BT Mobile (EE) network can no longer do so and will instead only be able to harness 4G connectivity, which represents a significant change of strategy. Last year broadband…

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

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Tan DaiLin, a.k.a. “Wicked Rose,” in his younger years. Image: iDefense Anvisoft claimed to be based in California and Canada, but a search on the company’s brand name turned up trademark registration records that put Anvisoft in the high-tech zone of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of China. A review of Anvisoft’s website registration records…

Amazon Transcribe announces Channel Identification support for streaming audio

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Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capability to your applications. Amazon Transcribe now expands support for Channel Identification to streaming audio transcription. With Channel Identification, you can process live audio from multiple channels, and produce a single transcript of the conversation with channel…

Audit Logs launch

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers a detailed audit log of all Elasticsearch requests. Audit Logs allows customers to record a trail of all user actions, helping meet compliance regulations, improving the overall security posture and providing evidence for security investigations.  Source:: Amazon AWS

Amazon API Gateway now supports mutual TLS authentication

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Amazon API Gateway now supports mutual TLS (mTLS) authentication. Customers can now enable mTLS on custom domain names for regional REST and HTTP APIs at no additional cost. Mutual TLS enhances the security of your API and helps protect your data from attacks such as client spoofing or man-in-the middle attacks.   Source:: Amazon AWS