What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security.

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Uber investigating cybersecurity incident after hacker breaches its internal network

Uber investigating cybersecurity incident after hacker breaches its internal network

Uber confirmed on Thursday that it’s responding to a cybersecurity incident after reports claimed a hacker had breached its internal network. The ride-hailing giant discovered the breach on Thursday and has taken several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline while it investigates the incident, according to a report by The New York Times, which […]

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Microsoft links Windows zero-day hacks to Austrian spyware maker

Microsoft patches a new zero-day affecting all versions of Windows

Microsoft has released security fixes for a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows that has been exploited in real-world attacks. The zero-day bug, tracked as CVE-2022-37969, is described as an elevation of privilege flaw in the Windows Common Log File System Driver, a subsystem used for data and event logging. The bug allows […]

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Dope Security emerges from stealth to shake up the SWG market

Dope Security emerges from stealth to shake up the SWG market

San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup Dope Security has launched from stealth with $4 million in funding to modernize the secure web gateway market. A secure web gateway, or SWG, is a network security device that acts as a barrier between users and malicious web traffic, websites with vulnerabilities, malware, and other internet-based cyber threats. While by […]

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Cyrebro, a specialist in cloud-based security ops, locks down $40M

Cyrebro, a specialist in cloud-based security ops, locks down $40M

The cloud, and the growing number of assets that are held and used within cloud services, have become a major focus in cybersecurity over the years. Today, a startup that’s leveraging the cloud in a different way — to run a security operations center within it — is announcing a round of funding to expand […]

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What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress

What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress

A ticking bomb of security vulnerabilities. Covering up security failures. Duping regulators and misleading lawmakers. These are just some of the allegations when Twitter’s ex-security lead turned whistleblower, Peiter Zatko, testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, less than a month after the release of his explosive whistleblower complaint filed with federal regulators. Zatko, […]

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Apple releases iOS and macOS fixes to patch a new zero-day under attack

Apple releases iOS and macOS fixes to patch a new zero-day under attack

Apple has released another round of security updates to address vulnerabilities in iOS and macOS, including a new zero-day flaw that is being actively exploited by attackers. The zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-32917, allows a malicious app to run arbitrary code on an affected device with kernel privileges, Apple said in a security advisory on Monday, […]

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North Korea’s Lazarus hackers are exploiting Log4j flaw to hack US energy companies

North Korea’s Lazarus hackers are exploiting Log4j flaw to hack US energy companies

Security researchers have linked a new cyber espionage campaign targeting U.S., Canadian and Japanese energy providers to the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus hacking group. Threat intelligence company Cisco Talos said Thursday that it has observed Lazarus — also known as APT38 — targeting unnamed energy providers in the United States, Canada and Japan between February […]

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Cymulate snaps up $70M to help cybersecurity teams stress test their networks with attack simulations

Cymulate snaps up $70M to help cybersecurity teams stress test their networks with attack simulations

The cost of cybercrime has been growing at an alarming rate of 15% per year, projected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. To cope with the challenges that this poses, organizations are turning to a growing range of AI-powered tools to supplement their existing security software and the work of their security teams. Today, a […]

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Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more

Samsung says customer data stolen in July data breach

Electronics giant Samsung has confirmed a data breach affecting customers’ personal information. In a brief notice, Samsung said it discovered the security incident in late-July and that an “unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems.” The company said it determined customer data was compromised on August 4. Samsung said Social Security […]

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