Google Beefs Up Its Security Chops By Buying Zynamics

first_imgRelated Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#networking klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Today Zynamics, a company that makes security analysis tools, announced that it has been acquired by Google. Zynamics specializes in tools for reverse engineering binary executables – in other words, analyzing software for which no source code is available.Zynamics is probably best known for BinDiff, a tool for sniffing out the differences between different executable files. It’s used by third-party security researchers figure out what vulnerabilities were fixed after a piece of software receives a security patch. However, Thomas Ptacek of Matasano Security speculates on Hacker News that Google acquired the company either for its VxClass product or purely as a talent acquisition. Judging by the statement a Google spokesperson gave TechCrunch, it’s likely both.We’re delighted to have the zynamics team aboard and hope their tools and skills in fighting malware will help us better protect Google’s users…The zynamics team will continue to develop innovative ways of applying their software analysis tools to protect users from malicious software. Their goals overlap with the commitment that Google has already made to ensure online security for our users.VxClass automatically classifies malware into “families” in order to create signature files that can be used in detection. It could be that Google wants to use VxClass to improve its Safe Browing API, which is used to block malware in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and is used by the open source antivirus application ClamWin. TechCrunch broke the story and has confirmed the acquisition with Google.In recent months Barracuda Networks and Symantec have both called out Google. They both released reports finding extensive amounts of malware indexed in its search engine. And a study by NSS Labs also found that Google Chrome blocked less malware than Internet Explorer. It makes sense that the company would be looking for a way to improve in this area by acquiring new technology and talent.Zynamics, originally known as SABRE Security, was founded by Halvar Flake in 2004. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

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Antetokounmpo still rushes out of Bucks dugout after bad games

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was all about ‘oh if I made this shot I was open but I did not make it so I will go the gym and shoot more so I can make it in the future,” said Antetokounmpo.RELATED VIDEO Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Durant’s MVP prediction a ‘great compliment’ for Antetokoumpo MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress ADVERTISEMENT View comments And Antetokoumpo said Sunday he does that as to prevent himself from facing his family while he’s in a bad mood. “It’s a way to just clear my mind and take my frustrations away from my family and not take my frustrations back home,” said Antetokoumpo during his media availability for “Greek Freak Invades Manila,” a charity event King Bally Entertainment Group organized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAntetokounmpo, who won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award, said it doesn’t matter if he had a high-scoring game but if his team lost he will put on extra work before going home. “Sometimes I can have 30 points and still think it’s a bad game for me because I did not do what I was supposed to do to help my team win,” said Antetokoumpo, who developed that habit when he was younger. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Durant’s MVP prediction a ‘great compliment’ for Antetokoumpo2.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Photo by: Tristan Tamayo /Inquirer.netMilwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, as Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated revealed, has a habit of storming of his team’s locker room after his bad games.Drenched in sweat and still wearing his home jersey, Antetokounmpo would drive to a far away gym and shoot jumpers and let his frustrations out before going home.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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LOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMA

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Although Conor McGregor is certainly one brash individual inside and outside of fighting, the UFC Lightweight Champion prides himself as “gracious both in victory and defeat.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingComing off his 10-round TKO loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend, the Irish superstar had nothing but high praises for the fighter he verbally tormented before their iconic matchup.ADVERTISEMENT In a surprising turn of events, “The Notorious” even suggested that the boxing legend could very well transition to mixed martial arts.“I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer,” McGregor said of his recent foe.“But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure,” he added.McGregor also addressed his lingering cardiovascular issues, which seemed to be the main cause of his downfall during their bout.“I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night,” he said. “Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way.”  /raADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES “Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match,”  he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.  “Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down.” San Miguel, Kia change imports Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

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Rugby World Cup group-stage deciders threatened by Super Typhoon Hagibis

first_imgEngland and Scotland’s pool deciders this weekend are under threat from one of the most violent super typhoons in recent history, potentially causing chaos for tens of thousands of travelling supporters.World Rugby may be forced into taking the unprecedented step of cancelling Saturday’s Pool C match between England and France as well as Scotland’s crucial fixture with Japan 24 hours later as the category five super typhoon heads for Yokohama. Both matches were among the most in-demand when tickets went on sale. On a day of disruptions for England, it emerged a sickness bug has swept through the squad, with the captain, Owen Farrell, among those affected, while there was further confusion over Billy Vunipola’s ankle injury.Farrell was unable to train due to the bug that has also affected the hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie. Joe Marler (back) and Jack Nowell (left leg) are potential doubts to face France after being unable to complete the full session .England have insisted they will not take any risks with Vunipola, who suffered a twisted ankle against Argentina last Saturday. They were due to issue an update but provided minimal details of his condition other than confirming that he did require a protective boot after a picture emerged on social media of the No 8 wearing one. The England coaching staff had, on Monday, denied that he needed one.England are still publicly claiming Vunipola, who has started all 12 of their Tests this year, could be involved against France but with qualification secured and Jones set to make a number of changes to his side it seems certain that he will be omitted with Mark Wilson standing by.They remain hopeful that Vunipola will still play some part in the tournament and with Jones opting against summoning a replacement, a decision on his availability for the knockout stages is likely to be made next week. “We are being overly cautious and if there is any risk that Billy is not going to be 100% we will rest him,” said England’s attack coach, Scott Wisemantel.Wisemantel also hit back at suggestions that teams such as Argentina and France can rely on passion more than England. This week, the France prop Emerick Setiano claimed “we want to kill them” as revenge for England’s 44-8 victory at Twickenham in the Six Nations.“I just don’t think anyone’s got a mortgage over passion,” Wisemantel said. “It is ridiculous. You hear all this stuff. You see last week, some of the Argentinians crying. Then the English stand there singing the national anthem with as much gusto, but just not with tears, so people say: ‘They’re passionate and we’re not.’ That’s absolute rubbish. Our guys would die for that jersey, for the badge.” England rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… “Public and team safety is our No 1 priority,” said World Rugby. “While we have robust contingency plans in place for pool matches, such plans, if required, will only be actioned if the safety of teams, fans and workforce can be guaranteed.“It would be inappropriate to comment on any contingency plans at this stage. We will continue to closely monitor this developing situation …fans are advised to monitor official Rugby World Cup channels for any updates.”Last month, England’s arrival into Tokyo was delayed by Typhoon Faxai, which left more than 900,000 homes without power, killed three people and injured 40. Share on Twitter The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Messenger Are England or France happy to lose Pool C decider to avoid the All Blacks? Share via Email Rugby union Topics Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Any games cancelled due to weather problems are registered as scoreless draws, with both sides awarded two points. While England and France have already qualified for the quarter-finals, it could have huge consequences for Scotland’s Pool A game with the hosts, which also takes place at Yokohama’s 72,000-seater stadium. If that match is cancelled Scotland would be eliminated, assuming Ireland beat Samoa on Saturday.One of World Rugby’s contingency plans is to move both matches to other venues but that would cause havoc for more than 140,000 supporters across the weekend and prove a huge logistical headache for tournament organisers.Super Typhoon Hagibis had initially threatened Ireland’s key match in Fukuoka on Saturday, but has altered its course and is now zeroing in on Tokyo and Yokohama. It has escalated from a tropical storm into a super typhoon with wind speeds estimated at 160mph in one of the most dramatic intensifications of any tropical cyclone since records began.According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency it is on course to be the strongest to hit Japan this year. news Scotland rugby union team Read more Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Rugby World Cup Share on WhatsApp Rugby World Cup 2019 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Policy Ensures Equity and Balance in Motor Vehicle Industry

first_imgMinister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says the Government continues to make suitable amendments to the Motor Vehicle Import Policy, in an effort to ensure that there is equity and balance within the local motor vehicle industry. Speaking at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a new Suzuki showroom on South Camp Road in Kingston, on November 29, Mr. Golding noted that the most current review of the policy is focused on addressing, in a more comprehensive way, the developments and issues related to the sector. “We recognise that there are a number of potential risks associated with the industry, in the absence of clear guidelines to govern importation of vehicles,” he pointed out. The Minister noted that the regime governing importation of motor vehicles must seek to balance factors such as road safety, consumer protection, fair competition, consumer choice, revenue collection, the safe guarding of intellectual property rights and environmental protection, among others. One imperative, he said, is the importation of more environmentally friendly units into the island, particularly in terms of emissions, fuel use, and stricter adherence to age limit restrictions. “The intention is to avoid an overabundance of older and often less efficient units in the island,” Mr. Golding said. He further informed that the new policy focus also gives a stronger tone to the ban on the importation of half cars, while also making the importation of parts for repair more accessible. “This will serve to boost the inventory of replacement parts under warranty condition. Additionally, warranty requirements are being strengthened for both used and new car dealers as part of efforts to improve customer service within the sector,” he said. Additionally, the new policy focus also intends to facilitate the importation of vehicles by legitimate registered companies designated for their own use. Under the policy, each company is allowed to import a maximum of three units themselves over a two-year period, with the option of obtaining additional units through registered dealers. Mr. Golding assured that this clause does not intend to restrict legitimate business, but instead seeks to ensure the absence of loopholes, in terms of dealer registration requirements. The Minister also pointed out that there is a formal recognition of returning residents in the current policy as well. “We expect that these essential amendments to the motor vehicle policy will contribute to a more holistic policy. However, we appreciate the fact that the environment in which the motor vehicle industry operates is ever changing,” he said, adding that the Government will continue to review the policy at regular intervals to ensure that consumers are protected, that the needs of the sector are met, and that the objectives of the Government are achieved. In the meantime, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Folkes-Abrahams, commended Stewart’s Automotive Group for their continued investment in Jamaica since 1938. She further congratulated the Group on the opening of its new Suzuki showroom, pointing out that the latest investment signals the growing confidence in the local economy, and “is very much supportive of the Government’s focus on jobs with growth.” Mrs. Folkes-Abrahams pointed out that the ultimate goal is for a successful local automobile industry that not only benefits those who invest and work in it, “but one that is also for the good of the Jamaican economy as a whole.” For his part, Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yasuo Takase, commended Stewart’s Automotive Group for making the Japanese Suzuki brand a household name among the Jamaican people. “I am quite happy and satisfied and also impressed that there are many Japanese cars in Jamaica,” he said. There are currently a total of 21 certified new car dealers and 185 certified used car dealers in Jamaica. Approximately 1,500 persons are employed directly by new car dealers and 1,900 by used car dealers, and an undetermined number of persons are indirectly employed in various areas, including motor vehicle repairs.last_img read more

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A huge fighter Manitoba trucker burned by tar dies in US hospital

first_imgBradley Jackson was hauling a load of hot tar from Winnipeg into North Dakota when his rig went off the road and slid into a ditch, rupturing the tanker and sending the burning liquid into the cab of the truck.With tar all over his body, the 21-year-old somehow managed to crawl out of the semi and onto the road to wait for help, said his girlfriend Donna-Joe Smith.He spent three days in a burn unit at a Minneapolis hospital before he died Saturday.“He was a huge fighter,” Smith said after travelling with Jackson’s family to the hospital to say goodbye.“He fought his little butt off to make sure that he could be around and he just got tired. And he’s not suffering anymore and that’s what we appreciate.”The crash happened on the afternoon of Sept. 5 in Grand Forks County, N.D.Jackson, from Woodlands, Man., was employed by Jade Transport out of Winnipeg. Smith said she dropped him off at work on the night of Sept. 4 for his trip south.As he always did, he sent her texts from his cellphone when his truck was pulled over. He last sent her a message a half hour before the crash while stopped at a fuel station.“He texted me saying he loved me and he’d talk to me soon.”The North Dakota Highway Patrol said nearly 23,000 litres of tar spilled from the truck but were contained to the crash site.The tar had covered Jackson from “head to toe,” said Smith, adding doctors were surprised he survived long enough to even be transported to hospital. He had third-degree burns to 95 per cent of his body and was put in a medically-induced coma because he was in so much pain.“He was the most amazing man, very loving and supportive of everybody and everything,” said Smith.“I am glad and honoured to have had him in my life.”A GoFundMe campaign had raised nearly $13,000 by Monday afternoon to help Jackson’s family pay medical and travel costs.last_img read more

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Americans borrowed more in November amid solid holiday sales

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. consumers in November ran up nearly $28 billion in new debt on their credit cards and in the form of new auto and student loans, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.The Federal Reserve says that consumer borrowing grew 8.8 per cent, the most in more than two years, to $3.83 trillion. The Fed’s monthly consumer credit report does not cover home mortgages or any other loans secured by real estate such as home equity loans.Americans are increasingly confident in the economy and are willing to borrow more to fund their consumption. Surveys show that Americans’ confidence in the economy reached a 17-year high in November, though it declined a bit last month. And retailers say early reports from holiday shopping have been mostly positive.last_img read more

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Shell urges CAPP to adjust emission policies to support carbon pricing

first_imgIn the report, Shell says CAPP is out of line because it doesn’t comment on the Paris accord, nor does it publicly support federal and provincial carbon pricing frameworks in Canada.It adds that it is aligned with CAPP, however, on support of Canada’s climate targets and policies that encourages technology and innovation to address climate change, as well as on the use of natural gas as an energy source and properly managing methane.Shell was a much bigger player in the Canadian oilpatch before it sold most of its oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in 2017.“Taking into account the broader value of our membership, we remain a committed member of CAPP. We will continue to engage with the association and closely monitor our alignment on climate-related topics,” the Shell report concludes. CALGARY, A.B. – Global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is urging Canada’s largest oil and gas organization to get off the fence and support both the Paris climate accord and the pricing of carbon to encourage greenhouse gas emission reductions.In a new report, Shell says it has reviewed its relationships with 19 industry associations around the world and decided to leave one of them, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, because of “material misalignment.”It found some misalignment with nine others, including the Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.last_img read more

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Annual Community Exhibition hosted by the Energetic Learning Campus

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For its fourth year, the Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) is hosting their Community Project Exhibition, the school-wide community-focused project.The continued question for the students is ‘How will I make a difference in our community?’The project facilitated the opportunity for students to make connections within the community with organizations and individuals as a way to make a difference. Students found their own voices to recognize and work on local issues by figuring out practical ways to help in the community. According to the teachers of the ELC, students were encouraged to top build communication and connection within the community, to create a positive change, by being inspired and taking pride to become globally educated citizens.June 5th, 2019, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm the students of the ELC will showcase their plans on how to make Fort St. John a better place. The exhibition will be set to be very interactive like a trade show so visitors can walk about and interact with the different groups hearing what they learned by trying to make a difference in the community.To view the FB Event; CLICK HERETo view a fundraiser inspired by the students; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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