About a quarter of roughly 1,500 electric utilities sharing data with the North American power grid regulator said they installed the malicious SolarWinds software used by suspected Russian hackers, the regulator said on Tuesday. The electric utilities did not report any significant follow-on activity from the hackers, but the broad exposure of the sector points to the challenges of protecting utilities from supply-chain breaches. A minority of the electric-sector organizations that downloaded the malicious code used the affected SolarWinds software in their “operational technology” networks, a broad term for more sensitive software and hardware used to manage industrial operations, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. NERC is a not-for-profit regulatory authority backed by the U.S. and Canadian governments. But Manny Cancel, a senior vice president at NERC, said clear communication on the espionage campaign from the U.S. government helped the sector to reduce its exposure to any […]
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union under the NewsGuild of New York, and they are demanding voluntary recognition from the paper’s management. The new union, called the Tech Times G… Continue reading Tech Workers At the New York Times Have Formed a Union
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Recording a Zoom meeting can be helpful for lots of reasons, and creating separate audio files for each participant can make post-meeting editing much easier than trying to parse one big file. Continue reading How to record separate audio for each person in a Zoom call
Microsoft credited the NSA for finding two remote code execution vulnerability flaws (CVE-2021-28480 and CVE-2021-28481). Continue reading Microsoft April patch download covers 114 CVEs including new Exchange Server bugs
Today, Dell announced a redesigned family of Inspiron laptops in 13-, 14-, 15-, and 16-inch form factors. It also added an OLED display option to its XPS 13.
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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released new Crypto-Asset Exchange Security Guidelines, a set of guidelines and best practices for crypto-asset exchange (CaE) security. Continue reading Cloud Security Alliance Shares Security Guidance for Crypto-Assets Exchange