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Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft A patch was issued to warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon end. The patch which was released on Wednesday, warns users that the expiration date is about January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no longer fix security vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities. In the ten years ...

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Aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro shut down by ransomware

Aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro shut down by ransomware

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum manufacturers, confirmed that its business was undermined by ransomware attacks. The company based in Oslo, Norway, published a short statement in which began earlier Tuesday and affected "most of the business areas", forcing aluminum manufacturers to switch to manual operations. "The company ...

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Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information

Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information

Several Sprint Customers indicated that they saw personal information of other customers in their online accounts. A reader emailed TechCrunch with screenshots describing the problem, warning them that they could see the names and phone numbers of other Sprint customers. Readers say they told the phone giant that a Sprint ...

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Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, A new tool that enables customers to control their encryption The key in the Enterprise Edition of the communications application. The key is managed in the AWS KMS key management tool. Slack's Chief Security Officer (CSO) Geoff ...

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A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed

A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed

A health technology company leaks thousands of doctor's notes, medical records and prescriptions every day after a security failure without a password. This little-known software company in Meditab, Calif., claims to be one of the leading manufacturers of electronic medical record software for hospitals, doctors' offices and pharmacies. Among other ...

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Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos

Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos

Facebook said that after a shooter took his attack on two mosques in New Zealand, they removed 1.5 million videos from their website within the first 24 hours, killing 50 people. In a series of tweets, Facebook's Mia Garlick said that a total of 1.2 million videos were blocked during ...

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Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O' Rourke revealed that he is a member of a notorious decades-old hacker organization. Former congressmen are members of the Texas Hacking Organization, Dead Cow Worship known to provoke early hacktivism in the Internet age and to build exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows. The organization ...

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Passbase is building a full stack identity engine with privacy baked in

Passbase is building a full stack identity engine with privacy baked in

Digital Identity Startup Company Passbase has received $6 million in pre-seed funds, led by a group of commercial angel investors from Alphabet, Stanford, Kleiner Perkins, EY; and based in Chicago Upheaval Investments and Seedcamp's seed fund investments. The Silicon Valley startup founded in 2018 – our co-founder, we chatted briefly ...

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Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders

Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders

Security researchers found that China's online shopping giant Gearbest has exposed millions of user profiles and shopping orders. Security researcher Noam Rotem found that the Elasticsearch server leaked millions of records every week, including customer data, orders and payment records. The server is not password protected and allows anyone to ...

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Inside Tufts University’s grade-hacking case

Inside Tufts University’s grade-hacking case

Every week, Extra Crunch members have access to a conference call hosted by a TechCrunch writer you read every day. This week, the security journalist Zack Whittaker discussed his exclusive report about Tufts University veterinary student Tiffany Filler, who was charged with her dismissal. As a Canadian, so with a ...

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