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McAfee Announces Acquisition of Cloud Security Startup NanoSec for An Undisclosed Sum

The acquisition of NanoSec will strengthen the container security capabilities of McAfee MVISION Cloud and MVISION Server Protection products

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Founded by Chief Executive Officer Vishwas Manral in 2015, NanoSec has its offices in Bengaluru and California. Pixabay

Global cyber security firm McAfee on Friday announced the acquisition of cloud security startup NanoSec for an undisclosed sum.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Vishwas Manral in 2015, NanoSec has its offices in Bengaluru and California.

The acquisition of NanoSec will strengthen the container security capabilities of McAfee MVISION Cloud and MVISION Server Protection products, giving its customers the ability to speed up application delivery while enhancing governance, compliance and security of their hybrid, multi-cloud deployments, McAfee said.

NanoSec’s security capabilities will be applied to applications and workloads deployed in containers and Kubernetes and will be integrated into McAfee MVISION Cloud and MVISION Server Protection offerings.

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Global cyber security firm McAfee on Friday announced the acquisition of cloud security startup NanoSec for an undisclosed sum. Pixabay

These capabilities include continuous configuration compliance and vulnerability assessment as well as runtime application-level segmentation for detecting and preventing lateral movement of threats.

“NanoSec’s team brings a wealth of experience to McAfee, and together we are committed to enabling organizations to reach their full cloud potential,” said Rajiv Gupta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the cloud security business unit, McAfee.

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“Joining forces with McAfee means that our groundbreaking capabilities including our unique application-identity based approach for app-level protection and micro-segmentation will be available on a global scale,” said Vishwas Manral, founder and CEO of NanoSec.  (IANS)

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Security Researchers Discover Bunch of Vulnerabilities Affecting 4G Hotspots from ZTE

According to Null, in order to exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker only needed the victim to visit a malicious website using one of ZTE's hotspots

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Discovered by a Pen Test Partners researcher, who goes by the name of "Dave Null", the security flaws in the hotspot devices were disclosed at Defcon -- an annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas on Saturday, CNET reported. Pixabay

Security researchers have discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities affecting 4G hotspots from Chinese handset maker ZTE that could allow a potential hacker to redirect traffic from the hotspot to other malicious websites.

Discovered by a Pen Test Partners researcher, who goes by the name of “Dave Null”, the security flaws in the hotspot devices were disclosed at Defcon — an annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas on Saturday, CNET reported.

According to Null, in order to exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker only needed the victim to visit a malicious website using one of ZTE’s hotspots.

Once the attacker had the password to the hotspot, there were plenty of options for further hacks.

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Security researchers have discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities affecting 4G hotspots from Chinese handset maker ZTE that could allow a potential hacker to redirect traffic from the hotspot to other malicious websites. Pixabay

The hacker could start logging a person’s web activity, use the hotspot as a way to attack devices connected to it and redirect web traffic to more malicious websites, the report said.

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Null claimed that the vulnerabilities are likely to apply to more ZTE products in the “MF” line because many of the devices share the same code, the report noted. (IANS)