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High Stress Levels Impacting CISOs Physically, Mentally

Some have even turned to alcohol and medication as their demands outpace resources.

Toyota Prepping ‘PASTA’ for its GitHub Debut

Carmaker's open source car-hacking tool platform soon will be available to the research community.

Valentine’s Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware

In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.

New Professional Development Institute Aims to Combat Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

The (ISC)2 announces a new institute for working cybersecurity professionals to continue their education.

Coffee Meets Bagel Confirms Hack on Valentine’s Day

The dating app says users' account data may have been obtained by an unauthorized party.

Diversity Is Vital to Advance Security

Meet five female security experts who are helping to move our industry further than ever before.

Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

Mozilla plans to boost Firefox's defensive skills by mimicking the "Site Isolation" technology introduced to Google's Chrome last year.

Dubbed "Project Fission," the effort will more granularly separate sites and their individual components than is currently the case in Firefox. The goal: Isolate malicious sites and attack code so individual sites cannot wreak havoc in the browser at large, or pillage the browser, the device or the device's memory of critical information, such as authentication credentials and encryption keys.

"We aim to build a browser which isn't just secure against known security vulnerabilities, but also has layers of built-in defense against potential future vulnerabilities," Nika Layzel, the project tech lead of the Fission team, wrote in a post last week to a Firefox development mailing list. "To accomplish this, we need to revamp the architecture of Firefox and support full Site Isolation." Layzel also published the note as the first newsletter from the Fission engineering group.

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Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

Mozilla plans to boost Firefox's defensive skills by mimicking the "Site Isolation" technology introduced to Google's Chrome last year.

Dubbed "Project Fission," the effort will more granularly separate sites and their individual components than is currently the case in Firefox. The goal: Isolate malicious sites and attack code so individual sites cannot wreak havoc in the browser at large, or pillage the browser, the device or the device's memory of critical information, such as authentication credentials and encryption keys.

"We aim to build a browser which isn't just secure against known security vulnerabilities, but also has layers of built-in defense against potential future vulnerabilities," Nika Layzel, the project tech lead of the Fission team, wrote in a post last week to a Firefox development mailing list. "To accomplish this, we need to revamp the architecture of Firefox and support full Site Isolation." Layzel also published the note as the first newsletter from the Fission engineering group.

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How to use your Mac safely in public places

Coffee shops across the planet are populated by earnest Apple Mac-wielding remote and/or freelance workers – but are they taking steps to protect themselves in a public place? Follow this checklist to make sure you are protected.

12 ways to use your Mac safely in public places

1. Worry about Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi networks are dangerous places, not least because you don’t really know how the network is set up or who else is sitting on the same network with you.

Criminals are known to set up legitimate-seeming hotspots on which their software lurks, attempting to take data (including your bank and intranet passcodes) in transit. Please beware:

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How to Create a Dream Team for the New Age of Cybersecurity