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GitLabs Tested Its Employees

GitLabs, one of the biggest competitors of Microsoft’s GitHub, employs more than 1000 employees and worth about $3 billions.

Most of us, and probably GitLab management, would expect that its employees, which most of them are experienced software developers, would be aware of the cyber threats outside and will know how to safely use the web.

So… According to Gitlab tests, phishing can get even the best!

Phishing is a cyber attack that involves emails, phones, text messages for someone who pretend to be a legitimate organization. In those attacks, the attacker extract personal information.

And back to Gitlab. The company made some very common tests on its workers.

First of all, they purchased a domain named – gitlab.company, set a G-suit account and even had SSL certificate.

GitLab sent personal emails for specific member employees (this attack is called Spear Phishing), and sent an email about upgrading a laptop – something every employee waits for.

This is the mail –

The email, which was sent by the fake IT department look pretty much like a email made by Apple, which supposed to arouse suspicion. At the end of the emails they attached a link to get more details on the replacement.

GitLab’s team left clues that were available in a click of a button –

The results were pretty bad… Out of 50 employees, 17 of them clicked the link, but this is not the bad part… 10 of those 17 employees exposed their credentials in this process.

That being said, 20% of the test subjects handed their credentials to hostile attacker which could lead to major cyber attack on GitLab.

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Dell Introduces The New Latitude Computers For 2020

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The tech giant Dell announced upon 5 new laptops for their Latitude series – 7210, 7310, 7410, 9410, 9510 that comes with 12.3 to 15 inch screens, in a standard 2-in-1 build while in the 7210 you can detach the screen from the keyboard.

The new Latitude series join the 2 XPS and 5 Alienware laptop series that was announced last week. The Latitude series is intended for the business market and comes with processors that are not stronger than i7 core.

The Latitude 9410 and Latitude 9510

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The 9410 comes with 14-inch screen while the 9510 comes with 15-inch screen. Those two laptops considered the smallest and lightest laptops in the world, and the 9510 has a standard model without the 360 rotation. Both laptops are approved by “Project Athena” and offer long battery life – 34 hours for the 9510 and 27 hours for the 9410.

The Latitude 7410 and Latitude 7310

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The 7410 comes with 14-inch screen while the 7310 comes with 13.3-inch screen. Both offers 2-in-1 build and the 7410 is the only laptop in this series that offers 4K screen.
All laptops will support ExpressCharge Boost – charging 35% of the battery in just 20 minutes and 80% battery in 1 hour. All computers can come with LTE modem – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X20 and some will support the 5G modem – Snapdragon X55.

Latitude 7210

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This one is the most unique in the series. It has 12.3-inch screen and its design is really similar to Microsoft’s Surface Go. Dell consider this the most secure laptop in the market. The screen weight only 851 grams and you can attach it to a keyboard that weight 351.4 grams and makes it a standard laptop that weight a total of 1.2 kg.

The Prices –

  • The Latitude 9510 will start from $1,899.
  • The Latitude 9410 will start from $1,799.
  • The Latitude 7410 will start from $1,499.
  • The Latitude 7310 will start from $1,499.
  • The Latitude 7210 will start from $999.