Los Angeles-based Open Raven raises $15 million from KPCB for its security tech to secure hybrid clouds – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Open Raven, the Los Angeles-based security startup founded by a team of cybersecurity veterans from CrowdStrike and SourceClear, has closed on $15 million in new financing only four months after emerging from stealth and in the middle of a global pandemic.  The company already boasted an impressive roster of investors well-versed in enterprise software…

Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Quantum computing hardware continues to improve to the point where we may actually see real-world use cases in the next few years and so it’s probably no surprise that we are also seeing a steady increase in research projects that focus on how to best program these machines. One of the newest efforts in…

Amazon won’t say if its facial recognition moratorium applies to the feds – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a surprise blog post, Amazon said it will put the brakes on providing its facial recognition technology to police for one year, but refuses to say if the move applies to federal law enforcement agencies. The moratorium comes two days after IBM said in a letter it was leaving the facial recognition market…

IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme. It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, this is a worldwide problem and involves…

Homeland Security warns over ‘wormable’ Windows 10 bug – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit is warning Windows 10 users to make sure that their systems are fully patched, after exploit code for a “wormable” bug was published online last week. The code takes advantage of a security vulnerability patched by Microsoft back in March. The bug caused confusion and concern after details of…

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database,…

IBM and Red Hat expand their telco, edge and AI enterprise offerings – TechCrunch

[ad_1] At its Think Digital conference, IBM and Red Hat today announced a number of new services that all center around 5G edge and AI. The fact that the company is focusing on these two areas doesn’t come as a surprise, given that both edge and AI are two of the fastest-growing businesses in enterprise…

Otonomo raises $46 million to expand its automotive data marketplace – TechCrunch

[ad_1] New vehicles today can produce a treasure trove of data. Without the proper tools, that data will sit undisturbed, rendering it worthless. A number of companies have sprung up to help automakers manage and use data generated from connected cars. Israeli startup Otonomo is one such player that jumped on the scene in 2015…

Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a newly discovered Android malware that targets banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets. The malware, which researchers at security firm Cybereason recently discovered and called EventBot, masquerades as a legitimate Android app — like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Word for Android — which abuses Android’s in-built accessibility features…

Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Security startups to the rescue. As we continue to ride out the pandemic, security experts are closely monitoring the surge of coronavirus-related cyber threats. Just this week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group, its elite threat hunting unit, says that while the overall number of threats remains largely the same, opportunistic hackers are retooling their efforts…