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SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals

Verizon sells Tumblr just two years after acquiring social network

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

Verizon is selling Tumblr, just two years after buying the social network as part of its tumultuous $4.48bn Yahoo acquisition. Founded in 2007 as one of the first “microblogging” services, Tumblr has been acquired by Automattic, the web services company

Kubernetes Penetration Test Report: Insights and Twistlock Response

By CloudBuzz | August 12, 2019

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) late last year commissioned a penetration test to identify unknown security vulnerabilities and design weaknesses in Kubernetes. The final report is posted in the working group’s repository. When done well, penetration tests provide methods

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Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

By CloudBuzz | August 12, 2019

With the release of Chrome 76, Google fixed a loophole that allowed web sites to detect if a visitor was using Incognito mode.  Unfortunately, their fix led to two other methods that can still be used to detect when a visitor

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Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

By CloudBuzz | August 10, 2019

Millions of shiny new Android smartphones are being purchased with dangerous malware factory-installed, according to Google’s own security research team. There have been multiple headlines about the millions of harmful apps being installed from the Play Store, but this is

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A Fresh Look for Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy

By CloudBuzz | August 9, 2019

The Open Cloud Academy is always working to improve, and thanks to recent feedback from alumni, we’re excited to announce a series of upgrades. Since 2013, Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy has helped prepare students to enter the fast-growing field of

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Lyft finally sees a path to profitability: raising prices

By CloudBuzz | August 9, 2019

“We are incredibly encouraged by the strength of our business and the improving market conditions,” Lyft chief financial officer Brian Roberts said this week, on a call following the company’s second-quarter earnings report. It was a sentiment investors needed to

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Credit card companies forbid bitcoin purchases—with good reason

By CloudBuzz | August 8, 2019

Apple launched a new credit card this week in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard, offering consumers 2% cash back on purchases made using Apple Pay (the company’s digital wallet service) and 1% on other transactions. There’s also 3% cash back on

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Why Certified Cloud Security Professionals are in Higher Demand Than Ever

By CloudBuzz | August 6, 2019

A new report from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat intelligence team titled “Cloudy With a Chance of Entropy” reports that there are at least 34 million vulnerabilities across some of the largest cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Google

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New advanced malware, possibly nation sponsored, is targeting US utilities

By CloudBuzz | August 2, 2019

A new piece of advanced espionage malware, possibly developed by nation-supported attacker, targeted three US companies in the utilities industry last month, researchers from security firm Proofpoint reported on Thursday. Employees of the three unnamed companies, a Proofpoint reported, received

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Lyft halts San Francisco e-bike program after bicycles catch fire

By CloudBuzz | August 1, 2019

Decision to temporarily pull bikes comes nearly two months after ride sharing company launched its fleet in the city Lyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire.

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Microsoft will drop Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021

By CloudBuzz | July 31, 2019

As part of its Skype for Business Online to Teams transition, Microsoft will enable Skype consumer users to communicate with Teams ones using chat and calling starting in Q1 2020. Since 2017, when Microsoft announced its Teams group-chat service would