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Twitter Breach Highlights Privileged Account Security Issue

Security incident that allowed attackers to hijack high-profile accounts suggests social media giant’s controls for spotting insider abuse were not strong enough, security experts say. Last week’s security breach at Twitter, which resulted in attackers sending out tweets on behalf of several high-profile individuals, has focused attention once again on . . . Read more

Number of Reported Breaches Decrease In First Half of 2020

Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2020-1776PUBLISHED: 2020-07-20 When an agent user is renamed or set to invalid the session belonging to the user is keept active. The session can not be used to access ticket data in the case the agent is invalid. This issue affects ((OTRS)) Community Edition: . . . Read more

Internet Scan Shows Decline in Insecure Network Services

While telnet, rsync, and SMB, exposure surprisingly have dropped, proper patching and encryption adoption remain weak worldwide. A comprehensive study of Internet-connected devices conducted over nearly four weeks in late March and early April shows that organizations surprisingly have become better about not exposing the most insecure services to the . . . Read more

7 hobbies to take on for the summer

Forget antiquated stamp, bottle cap, matchbook or doll collecting. Here’s a list of hobbies to take on that will last well beyond the initial setup. The house is cleaned and purged, so it’s now time to learn something new or take on a collaborative project while evading exposure to COVID-19. . . . Read more

Top 5 system admins in science fiction

Jon Ross, Bob Howard, and Felix Tremont are just a few noteworthy sysadmins of the science-fiction world. Tom Merritt lists the top five sci-fi sysadmins. Heroes get all the glory, but where would they be without tech support? Who made sure the Rebel Alliance’s X-Wing coms stayed clear? Who kept . . . Read more

Linux Foundation announces open source exposure notification apps initiative to combat COVID-19

The project will use the Google Apple Exposure Notification system to support public health authority’s testing, tracing, and isolation practices. Image: iStockphoto/Elenabs Must-read developer content The Linux Foundation introduced its latest project that uses open source technologies to help public health authorities (PHAs) fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Linux . . . Read more