A brief history of VR and AR

By the time Howard Rheingold’s “Virtual Reality” was published in 1991, the Sensorama was already a “slowly deteriorating” relic stashed away in a cabana next the pool at its inventor’s West Los Angeles home. Rheingold describes awe — even surprise — that the system was still operable almost 30 years after its introduction. “I was…

Cybercriminals Targeting Apache NiFi Instances for Cryptocurrency Mining

May 31, 2023Ravie LakshmananServer Security / Cryptocurrency A financially motivated threat actor is actively scouring the internet for unprotected Apache NiFi instances to covertly install a cryptocurrency miner and facilitate lateral movement. The findings come from the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC), which detected a spike in HTTP requests for “/nifi” on May 19, 2023.…

How Brands Can Reunite With Customers and Make More Money

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With the world becoming more hyperconnected following the mainstream adoption of the online ecosystem, more brands are struggling than ever before to connect with their customers. Changing economic conditions, a shifting consumer perspective and evolving technology have driven a wedge between brands and their target audience. The…

Ransomware attack on US dental insurance giant exposes data of 9 million patients

An apparent ransomware attack on one of America’s largest dental health insurers has compromised the personal information of almost nine million individuals in the United States. The Atlanta-based Managed Care of North America (MCNA) Dental claims to be the largest dental insurer in the nation for government‑sponsored plans covering children and seniors. In a notice posted…

Microsoft Details Critical Apple macOS Vulnerability Allowing SIP Protection Bypass

May 31, 2023Ravie LakshmananEndpoint Security / Vulnerability Microsoft has shared details of a now-patched flaw in Apple macOS that could be abused by threat actors with root access to bypass security enforcements and perform arbitrary actions on affected devices. Specifically, the flaw – dubbed Migraine and tracked as CVE-2023-32369 – could be abused to get…