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Ciena uses machine learning to heal the scars, horror of network management

Network management has classically been a bit like building the pyramids, constructing elaborate systems of rules to anticipate every possible combination of network problems. Ciena’s Kailem Anderson, who runs the company’s Blue Planet software division, argues that deep learning can figure out those possible failure scenarios with much less sweat and toil.

Facebook admits to storing plaintext passwords for millions of Instagram users

Facebook's latest blunder: It stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain textFacebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram passwords were stored in a 'readable format', with hundreds of millions of affected users expected to be notified.SecurityFacebook admitted today to storing the passwords of millions of Instagram users in plaintext format in internal server logs.The announcement came as an update to an incident from last month when the company admitted to storing plaintext passwords for hund...

The security snapshot: 10-year challenge

What do internet trends like the 10-year challenge threaten have to do with security? Your personal data. As consumer technology continues to transform our lives, we must take proactive steps to ensure individuals and organizations alike are secure.

Some internet outages predicted for the coming month as '768k Day' approaches

Image:Shodan An internet milestone known as "768k Day" is getting closer and some network administrators are shaking in their boots fearing downtime caused by outdated network equipment.SecurityThe fear is justified, and many companies have taken precautions to update old routers, but some cascading failures are still predicted.What is 768k Day?The term 768k Day comes from the original mother of all internet outages known as 512k Day.512k Day happened on August 12, 2014, when hundreds of ISPs ...

5 myths about prescriptive analytics

The future of big data analytics has arrived, and it's called prescriptive analytics. Gartner defines prescriptive analytics as a form of advanced data analytics that "examines data or content to answer the question 'What should be done?' or 'What can we do to make _______ happen?'" In other words, prescriptive analytics uses big data such as historical data and real-time data to not only anticipate what will happen and when but why something will happen and recommends actions to take based on ...

Shopify API flaw offered access to revenue data of thousands of stores

How Shopify is working to expand internationallyZDNet's Natalie Gagliordi sits down with Karen Roby from TechRepublic to talk about how Shopify is using its developer ecosystem to grow internationally. Read more: https://zd.net/2UIxrZaA security flaw in a Shopify API endpoint has been discovered by a researcher which can be exploited to leak the revenue and traffic data of thousands of stores. Application security engineer and bug bounty hunter Ayoub Fathi disclosed his findings in a Medium blo...

Facebook harvested 1.5 million user email contacts without permission

Europe's new internet copyright rules target YouTube, Facebook and Google NewsEurope wants copyright to work the same was online as offline. That could have a big impact on how news and other content is shared.Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded and stored email contact information belonging to roughly 1.5 million users over the course of three years. The issue came to light after a security researcher notified the social media giant of a controversial verification system implemented for some u...

Mobile app used in Car2go fraud scheme to steal 100 vehicles

Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to steal your dataTriout malware is designed for espionage and can spy on almost every aspect of compromised devices - and now it's back with new tactics.Car2go's mobile application appears to have been central to a fraudulent scheme used to steal as many as 100 high-end vehicles. As reported by CBS Chicago, the short-term rental car service has temporarily revoked its services in Chicago where the alleged scheme took place.SecurityUsers who attempted to ...

Cisco warns over critical router flaw

Who needs the Dark Web when there's Facebook? 74 groups caught selling hacked dataResearchers at Cisco Talos uncover 74 Facebook groups being used for illicit activity by hundreds of thousands of users. Read more: https://zd.net/2FWAerhCisco has disclosed 29 new vulnerabilities and is warning customers using its ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to install an update to address a critical flaw that can be exploited remotely without user credentials. SecurityThe ASR flaw with the ident...

Facebook is making an Alexa rival for its Portal and Oculus hardware

Smart speakers are slowly replacing tablets at homeTablet sales are in gradual decline as smart speakers continue to rocket ahead, according to analyst predictions.Facebook this week slashed the price of its Portal video chat screen and now the company has revealed its working on a voice assistant that could be used in the devices. Today the tablet-like devices ship with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built-in, but the devices could soon have a Facebook-made assistant."We are working to develop...

Google Chrome to get a Reader Mode

Google's Chrome browser will get a Reader Mode, similar to the one found in competing browsers like Firefox and the old Microsoft Edge. The feature is currently under development, but Chrome Canary users can test it starting today.Chrome's Reader Mode will work by stripping pages of most of their useless content, such as ads, comments sections, or animations, and leave a bare-bones version behind, showing only titles, article text, and article images.How to enable Reader Mode in Chrome CanaryWo...

Cisco: These are the flaws DNS hijackers are using in their attacks

Who needs the Dark Web when there's Facebook? 74 groups caught selling hacked dataResearchers at Cisco Talos uncover 74 Facebook groups being used for illicit activity by hundreds of thousands of users. Read more: https://zd.net/2FWAerhCisco has warned that state-backed hackers are attempting to manipulate domain name systems (DNS) by using a combination of spear phishing and a number of known software flaws. "DNS is a foundational technology supporting the internet. Manipulating that system ha...

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