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400 chip flaws can turn 3 billion Android phones into perfect spying toolThese vulnerabilities if exploited can turn am Android phone into a perfect ‘spying tool', that too without the owners' intervention.

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The Green Goldfish and cyber threat intelligence.Cyber threat intelligence analyst Selena Larson takes us on her career journey from being a journalist to making the switch to industrial security.

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Hackers hit Reddit; deface 70+ Subreddits with Pro-Trump messagesBefore Reddit, in June 2020, more than 1,150 Roblox accounts were also hacked and defaced with pro-Donald Trump content.

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How much does a data breach cost? + How to prevent itBy some estimates, close to 30 percent of businesses in the United States will experience a data breach.

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Bug Hunter Talks and Init.G for StudentIn December 2019 I was invited by Google to come to London for the Google CTF finals.

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Satellite Internet connections can easily be intercepted by hackersJames Pavur, the author of the research identified that hackers can target a Satellite with merely a $300 device.

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Like anything these days, you have to disinfect it first."Cyberbunker" refers to a criminal group that operated a "bulletproof" hosting facility out of an actual military bunker.

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What happens when holes perfect for spyware are found in the engine room of millions of Qualcomm-based phones? Let's find outStart the clock on those patches - they'll be coming any day, week, month soon.

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Introducing the O.MG Keylogger CableSpecial thanks @ the music? That's an unreleased @KANGAkult track! We are working on some more cool stuff that you will see very soon.

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Qualcomm Bugs Open 40 Percent of Android Handsets to AttackResearchers identified serious flaws in Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC and the Hexagon architecture that impacts nearly half of Android handsets.

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How did you spend your time at university? Pizza, booze, sleeping? This Oxford student is snooping on satellitesBug-hunter details how his team slurped data...

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Online exam tool ProctorU admits breach after hackers leak its databaseProctorU database containing 444,267 accounts was leaked by ShinyHunters hackers on July 27th, 2020. Here's what happened.

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Attackers Horn in on MFA Bypass Options for Account TakeoversAccording to Abnormal Security, cybercriminals are zeroing in on email clients that don't support modern authentication, such as mobile email clients ; and legacy email protocols, including IMAP, SMTP, MAPI and POP.

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US Executive Orders against TikTok, WeChat. Chimera takes chip IP. Intel data leaked. Texting Rewards for Justice. Coordinated inauthenticity. MagecarPresident Trump issues Executive Orders restricting TikTok and WeChat in the US. A Chinese APT has been active in industrial espionage against Taiwan's semiconductor industry.

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Have I Been Pwned Set to Go Open-SourceFully opening the door to allow people to contribute to - and notably, tinker with - the code for the data-breach information service will be an entirely next-level effort, according to founder Troy Hunt.

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Hundreds of Uber Eats User records leaked on Dark WebUser records of Uber Eats, an American online food ordering service, have been leaked by a threat actor on Dark Web.

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At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health ConcernsThe therapy-by-text company made burner phones available for fake reviews and doesn't adequately respect client privacy, former employees say.

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A Manual Transmission With No ClutchThis week, it's the Security Weekly Virtual Hacker Summer Camp edition of Paul's Security Weekly!

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182-How to Disappear: Part OneThis week I debut a multiple-part series about disappearing, created with Javier Leiva from Pretend Podcast, plus the latest privacy news and updates.

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BlueRepli attack lets hackers bypass Bluetooth authentication on AndroidThe findings related to Bluerepli were shared by researchers at the Black Hat USA 2020 virtual event held on 5th August.

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Hackers Dump 20GB of Intel's Confidential Data OnlineChipmaker investigates a leak of intellectual property from its partner and customer resource center.

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Pretexting attacks: What are they and how can you avoid them?Fraudsters targeting individuals and companies often use emails, texts, or phone calls to extract valuable information and gain access to accounts, data, financial info, and networks.

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How to get a Costa Rica IP Address from AnywhereWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Evasive Credit Card Skimmers Using Homograph Domains and Infected FaviconNew Evasive Phishing Attacks Leveraging Homoglyph Domains and Infected Copycat Favicon to Skim Payment Data.

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Augmenting AWS Security ControlsAppropriate use of native security controls in AWS and other CSPs is fundamental to managing cloud risk and avoiding costly breaches.

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Capital One Fined $80 Million for 2019 Data Breach Affecting 106 Million UsersHackers Planted Secret RCE Backdoor in Popular Webmin Utility for Linux/Unix Servers.

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Business Email Compromise  fighting back with machine learningMachine learning models are immune to blandishments, threats, flattery and so on - so why not set them against social engineers?

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Android user chucks potential $10bn+ sueball at Google over 'spying', 'harvesting data'… this time to build supposed rival to TikTok called 'Shorts'These are the 'droids lawyers are looking for.

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7 Best VPNs for Costa Rica: Top for Streaming, Speed and PrivacyWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Is Google Drive secure? How to protect your Google DriveWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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How to get a Serbia IP Address from AnywhereWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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It's A Trap!This week, it's Security Weekly Virtual Hacker Summer Camp! In our first segment, we welcome John Loucaides, VP of Research and Development at Eclypsium, to talk about Putting Zero Trust in Your Devices!

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Business Cybersecurity Priorities ForeverBusinesses around the world have experienced numerous changes in their technology, operations and cybersecurity priorities.

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So you've decided you want to write a Windows rootkit. Good thing this chap's just demystified it in a talkDemirkapi shows how drivers can be misused for deep pwnage.

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Anti-encryption laws yet to be used by Asio or AFP to compel tech firms' help, inquiry toldBoth agencies said on Friday they had so far secured voluntary cooperation from tech and communications companies - even though there had been times when they had come close to issuing a compulsory notice - and they still might need to use the tougher powers in future.

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Chrome Web Store slammed again after 295 ad-injecting, spammy extensions downloaded 80 million timesNot exactly the first time this has happened, by a very long chalk.

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Intel, ARM, IBM, AMD Processors Vulnerable to New Side-Channel AttacksModern CPUs from various hardware vendors like Intel, AMD, ARM, and IBM are susceptible to a new form of Foreshadow speculative execution attack.

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Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats' to national security, bans transactions with bothOn grounds that they can track users, conduct corporate espionage and oppress Chinese-Americans.

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Australia needs to face up to the dangers of facial recognition technologyState and federal governments must follow the lead of cities here and abroad to suspend its use and develop a regulatory framework.

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Host a Deep Web IRC Server for More Anonymous Chatting OnlineIRC is a popular internet chat protocol. In this episode of Cyber Weapons Lab, w'll show you how to connect this technology to the Tor network in order to create an anonymous and secure chatroom - without using a public IP address.

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Capital One fined $80m for shoddy public cloud security. Yeah, same bank in that 106m customer-record hackAll that money must be wired to the US Treasury immediately.

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Black Hat 2020: Influence Campaigns Are a Cybersecurity ProblemAn inside look at how nation-states use social media to influence, confuse and divide - and why cybersecurity researchers should be involved.

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The Switch: Breaking Into Hacking CareersIf you've ever wondered where hackers come from, or how you might get a job being paid to hack, you might be surprised by the stories of teachers, makeup artists, graphic designers, and veterinarians who all switched to careers in Site → → → → Us → Wire RSS → Wire iTunes → : Kody Kinzie.

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Hacker posts 20GB of alleged Intel source code, files onlineDubbed Intel leaks; the data has been leaked by a developer who claims to have received it from an anonymous hacker.

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Foreshadow returns to the foreground: Boffins find secrets-spilling speculative execution Intel flaw lives onA misunderstanding about the vulnerability means defenses fall short.

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When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation onlineChina can't hold a candle to GRU's shenanigans, says expert.

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Black Hat 2020: Mercedes-Benz E-Series Rife with 19 BugsResearchers went into detail about the discovery and disclosure of 19 security flaws they found in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which have all been fixed.

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Canon suffers ransomware attack by Maze; reportedly losing 10TB of DataCanon is still investigating the incident but Maze ransomware group is reportedly boasting about breaking into Canon's cyberinfrastructure.

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Canon Admits Ransomware Attack in Employee Note, ReportThe giant has suffered partial outages across its U.S. website and internal systems, reportedly thanks to the Maze gang.

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Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment ClaimsA group of thieves thought to be responsible for collecting millions in fraudulent small business loans and unemployment insurance benefits from COVID-19 economic relief efforts gathered personal data on people and businesses they were impersonating by leveraging several compromised accounts at a little-known U.S. consumer data broker,...

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Black Hat 2020: Satellite Comms Globally Open to $300 Eavesdropping HackAttackers can listen in on internet traffic for high-value targets a continent away, like shipping fleets and oil installations, using some basic home-television gear.

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US Clean Network program outlines measures against Chinese operations. $10 million reward offered for info on election interference. Australia's cyberThe US announces five new lines of effort for the Clean Network program, and none of them are exactly mash notes for Beijing.

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Intel NDA blueprintsLeaker only 'a bit concerned' about getting sued.

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New tool detects fake 4G cell phone towersDubbed Crocodile Hunter; the tool works by scanning for 4G signals and determining if there is anything unusual in their nature.

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High-Severity Cisco DoS Flaw Plagues Small-Business SwitchesCisco recently patched the high-severity flaw, which could allow remote, unauthenticated attackers to launch DoS attacks against its popular small business switches.

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Think carefully about cyber insurance, says NCSC. But don't worry about buying off ransomware crooksShould your policy cover that? Well that's up to you.

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Google 'accidentally' enabled smart speakers to listen passive soundsLuckily for Brazedowl, he was at home cooking and immediately took notice. But at that moment he realized that he had no idea whether his smart speaker was supposed to detect such sounds.

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Black Hat 2020: 'Zero-Click' MacOS Exploit Chain Uses Microsoft Office MacrosAt Black Hat 2020, Patrick Wardle disclosed an exploit chain that bypasses Microsoft's malicious macros protections to infect MacOS users.

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Porn blast disrupts bail hearing of alleged Twitter hackerAn alleged hacker's bail hearing held online via Zoom with screen sharing enabled... what could possibly go wrong?

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Black Hat 2020: Using Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets for Big ProfitsBlack Hat 2020 session discusses how high-wattage connected devices like dishwashers and heating systems can be recruited into botnets and used to manipulate energy markets.

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U.S. Offers Reward of $10M for Info Leading to Discovery of Election MeddlingThe U.S. government is concerned about foreign interference in the 2020 election, so much so that it will offer a reward of up to $10 million for anyone providing information that could lead to tracking down potential cybercriminals aiming to sabotage the November vote.

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National Crime Agency says Brit teen accused of Twitter hack has not been arrestedBognor Regis man still faces 20 years in clink, though.

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Expert InstinctThis week, it's Security Weekly Virtual Hacker Summer Camp, and we have two interviews! First, we welcome Matt Ashburn, Federal Engagement Lead at Authentic8, to discuss "How Security Spending Overlooks the Biggest Risk of All"!

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USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security planClean Network' initiative bans use of Chinese clouds, names Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent as compromised.

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Canon not firing on all cylinders: Fledgling cloud loses people's pics'n'vids, then 'Maze ransomware' hits'We are investigating the situation'

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US voting hardware maker's shock discovery: Security improves when you actually work with the communityES&S takes the bold step of not ignoring vulnerability reports.

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'I don't care': young TikTokers unfazed by US furor over data collectionTrump has threatened to ban the app amid privacy concerns. But young people say they're used to being tracked.

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Ever wonder how a pentest turns into felony charges? Coalfire duo explain Iowa courthouse arrest debacleMozilla warns more Firefox website breakage to come because devs just aren't checking for SameSite snafus.

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Black Hat 2020: Linux Spyware Stack Ties Together 5 Chinese APTsThe groups, all tied to the Winnti supply-chain specialist gang, were seen using the same Linux rootkit and backdoor combo.

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Black Hat 2020: In a Turnaround, Voting Machine Vendor Embraces Ethical HackersVoting machine technology seller Election Systems and Software offered an olive branch to security researchers with new safe harbor terms and vulnerability disclosure policies at Black Hat USA 2020.

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Twitter Fixes High-Severity Flaw Affecting Android UsersA vulnerability in Twitter for Android could have allowed attackers to access private direct messages and other data.

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America was getting on top of its electronic voting machine security'We need to prepare for a number of scenarios that may not come to fruition' says Prof Blaze.

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Black Hat 2020: Scaling Mail-In Voting Spawns Broad ChallengesVoting Village security celeb Matt Blaze delves into the logistics of scaling up mail-in voting ahead of November's election.

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Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter HackerPerhaps fittingly, a Web-streamed court hearing for the 17-year-old alleged mastermind of the July 15 mass hack against Twitter was cut short this morning after mischief makers injected a pornographic video clip into the proceeding.

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Sensitive data of 900 Pulse Secure VPN servers leaked on hacker forumThe team behind Pulse Secure VPN had a year to fix the flaw which apparently it didn't and now one of the most notorious hacker forums has leaked its sensitive data.

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Black Hat 2020: Open-Source AI to Spur Wave of 'Synthetic Media' AttacksThe explosion of open-source AI models are lowering the barrier of entry for bad actors to create fake video, audio and images - and Facebook, Twitter and other platforms aren't ready.

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Privacy, Fort Meade style. Interpol looks at cybercrime. Oilrig gets DNSExfiltrator. Please move on from Windows 7. Updates on the Twitter hack.NSA, yes, NSA, has some privacy advice. Interpol offers its take on where cybercrime is going during the time of the pandemic.

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Hackers zoom bomb trial of Twitter hack's mastermind with pornographyThe hearing was shut down within 25 minutes after being Zoom bombed. Here's how it looks like and what happened.

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WireGuard VPN: Secure and Fast, But Bad for Privacy?WireGuard is a new VPN protocol that promises faster speeds and better security. Unfortunately, it also has some drawbacks with privacy.

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High-Severity Android RCE Flaw Fixed in August Security UpdateGoogle addressed high-severity and critical flaws tied to 54 CVEs in this month's Android security bulletin.

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Chrome extensions with 80 million+ users found engaging in ad fraudAnother day, another large scale ad fraud through Chrome extensions. Here's what's going on in the latest ad fraud scam.

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Microsoft Teams Patch Bypass Allows RCEAn attacker can hide amidst legitimate traffic in the application's update function.

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NSA Warns Smartphones Leak Location DataThe agency known for its own questionable surveillance activity advised how mobile users can limit others' ability to track where they are.

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A Cyber 'Vigilante' is Sabotaging Emotet's ReturnDuring Black Hat USA 2020, Threatpost talks to Sherrod DeGrippo, with Proofpoint, about Emotet's recent return - and how a cyber vigilante is attempting to thwart the malware's comeback.

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UK data watchdog having a hard time making GDPR fines stick: Marriott scores another extension, BA prepares to pay 11% of original £183m penaltyCOVID-battered businesses win reprieve from Information Commissioner's Office.

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Fighting and winning for privacy, where was the ICOThe Government admitted their Test and Trace programme is operating unlawfully, but we should never have had to threaten legal action.

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Case Study: How Incident Response Companies Choose IR ToolsChoosing the best tool is a challenge for many organizations. Lean how to choose best Incident Response tools for cybersecurity.

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Apple Touch ID Flaw Could Have Let Attackers Hijack iCloud Accounts

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NSA warns that mobile device location services constantly compromise snoops and soldiersIt might be best not to ask how the NSA knows this and why it advises most mitigations don't help.

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China slams President Trump's TikTok banned-or-be-bought plan in the USBeijing accuses America of working to destroy businesses it doesn't like.

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Chinese debt collectors jailed for cyberbullying under ‘soft violence' lawsThreatening and insulting WeChat messages and worse earn time inside.

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Introduction To The Nmap Scripting EngineIn this video, I explain the importance of the NSE and how it can be used by penetration testers to perform service enumeration.

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Microsoft forked out $13.7m in bug bounties. The reward program's architect thinks the money could be better spent'A secure dev lifecycle has a much higher ROI than letting the public do the bug detection work for you'

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NetWalker Ransomware Rakes in $29M Since MarchThe NetWalker ransomware has been around for about a year, but it has really made a name for itself in 2020, racking up around $29 million in extortion gains just since March.

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Maximum IsolationThis week, it's Security Weekly Virtual Hacker Summer Camp 2020! In our first segment, we welcome Mike Rothman, President at DisruptOps, to discuss: How Does Sec Live In A DevOps World?

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As the world descends into madness, it's good to see some things never change: Monthly Android patchesQualcomm bugs among the worst - including a critical hole in wireless networking.

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US attributes Taidoor RAT to China's government. Pegasus spyware in Togo. The TikTok affair. More fallout from the Blackbaud ransomware incident.Sources tell Reuters that documents used in an attempt to influence the last British general election were taken from the compromised email account of the trade minister.

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Newsletter WordPress Plugin Opens Door to Site TakeoverAn XSS bug and a PHP object-injection vulnerability are present in a plugin used by hundreds of thousands of websites.

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Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition Cameras; BootHole Hits GRUB2Three have been arrested for the twitter hack, the BootHole vulnerability creates bigger problems, and Rite Aid used facial recognition technology in hundreds of stores!

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When Taming Big Tech Goes WrongWhat the United States can learn from Europe's efforts to restrain America's tech giants.

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They say the tooth will set you free… so Brit dentist trade union tells members: 'Bad news; we've been hacked'Bank account numbers and sort codes may have been accessed by intruders.

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WhatsApp's new fact-check feature lets users identify fake information"Search the Web" feature on WhatsApp lets users perform web searches on viral messages to confirm their authenticity.

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Twitter Could Face $250M FTC Fine Over Improper Data UseThe potential FTC fine comes after Twitter last year acknowledged that user emails and phone numbers were being used for targeted advertising.

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Democratic Innovations: Polis and the political processOpen Rights Group and Demos yesterday published an exciting new report that provides insight on public attitudes towards data driven campaigning.

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Uncle Sam blames best pal China as Taidoor crew's dirty RAT takes aim at Western orgs, but others are less sureHello, 2009 called, they said they've got an email for you.

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The Pros and Cons of Education TechnologyEducation technology has changed the way students learn both inside and outside the classroom. However, there are pros and cons to this new way of learning.

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Apple Knocked Off Perch as Most Imitated Brand for Phishing AttacksCOVID-19 pandemic spurs spoofing preference changes, plus a surge in email-based attacks.

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GandCrab ransomware hacker arrested in BelarusSuspect is alleged to have extorted more than 1000 people, mostly in India, US, Ukraine, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.

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Fake Zoom meeting invitation phishing scam harvests Microsoft credentialsInitially targeting Zoom users; the phishing scam aims for Outlook and Office365 credentials. Here's what's going on.

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Why Parents Should Pause Before Oversharing OnlineAs social media comes of age, will we regret all the information we revealed about our families during its early years?

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Sweaty Internet RoomsThis week, we welcome back Corey Thuen, Co-Founder at Gravwell, to talk about Gravwell's Big Bang Release!

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US Government Warns of a New Strain of Chinese 'Taidoor' Virus

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Doctor, doctor, got some sad news, there's been a bad case of hacking you: UK govt investigates email failFormer trade minister Dr. Liam Fox named as source of leaked trade docs.

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Leaky S3 buckets have gotten so common that they're being found by the thousands now, with lots of buried secretsAssimilation completed! HPE says it has finished the merger with Cray and unveils combo supercomputing lineup.

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F.T.C. Investigating Twitter for Potential Privacy ViolationsThe social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people's personal information to serve ads.

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Vilfo VPN Router Review: Fast and Secure, Worth the Price?This Vilfo VPN router review is a summary of our test results and analysis.

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Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer DataA California company that helps telemarketing firms avoid getting sued for violating a federal law that seeks to curb robocalls has leaked the phone numbers, email addresses and passwords of all its customers, as well as the mobile phone numbers and other data on people who have hired lawyers to go after telemarketers.

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Days after President Trump suggests pausing election over security, US House passes $500m for states to shore up election securityChances of it getting enacted in time for November - slim to almost nil.

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Automate Recon with Your Own Bash ScriptTo graduate to the big leagues and learn more about networking, you need to learn how to write your own hacking scripts.

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Microsoft considers acquiring TikTok. The US considers other Chinese companies as potential security threats. Charges in the Twiter hack. DDoS turns oMicrosoft is in talks to acquire TikTok as the US hints that it may be considering action against other Chinese software companies.

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Google Updates Ad Policies to Counter Influence Campaigns, ExtortionStarting Sept. 1, Google will crack down on misinformation, a lack of transparency and the ability to amplify or circulate politically influential content.

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How hackers behind Twitter Bitcoin scam were caughtThe Twitter Bitcoin scam allowed hackers to rake in over £80,000/$100,000. Here's how they got arrested in the US and the UK.

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Netgear Won't Patch 45 Router Models Vulnerable to Serious FlawAlmost two months after a high-severity flaw was disclosed - and seven months after it was first reported - Netgear has yet to issue fixes for 45 of its router models.

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UK Defence Committee chair muses treating TikTok like Huawei: So eyeball its code then ban it from the country?Chinese-owned vid app reportedly moving HQ to London.

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Transmission of Pakistani news channel interrupted to display Indian flagProminent Pakistani news channel Dawn had its transmission hacked amid commercial break on Sunday. Here's what happened.

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Garmin Pays Up to Evil Corp After Ransomware Attack — ReportsThe ransom for the decryptor key in the WastedLocker attack could have topped $10 million, sources said.

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Linux Foundation rolls bunch of overlapping groups into one to tackle growing number of open-source security vulnsOpenSSF to take projects from CII and OSSC under its umbrella.

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‘We Are Living Every Parent's Worst Nightmare,' Judge Salas SaysEsther Salas, the federal judge whose son was killed by a misogynistic lawyer two weeks ago, released a videotaped statement.

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Black Hat USA 2020: Critical Meetup.com Flaws Reveal Common AppSec HolesWith Black Hat USA 2020 kicking off this week, Erez Yalon with Checkmarx talks about newly disclosed, critical vulnerabilities in Meetup.com - and why they are the "holy grail" for attackers.

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'We stopped ransomware' boasts Blackbaud CEO. And by 'stopped' he means 'got insurance to pay off crooks'CRM biz doesn't 'anticipate any kind of material financial impact' but can't say same for those whose data was nicked.

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Meetup Critical Flaws Allow 'Group' Takeover, Payment TheftResearchers disclosed critical flaws in the popular Meetup service at Black Hat USA 2020 this week, which could allow takeover of Meetup "Groups."

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Judge Whose Son Was Killed by Misogynistic Lawyer Speaks Out"Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same," Judge Esther Salas said in a video statement.

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WhatsApp spyware attack: senior clergymen in Togo among activists targetedBishop from Togo among 1,400 individuals alerted by WhatsApp to malware attack.

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Monday review a€“ our recent stories revisitedGet yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

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This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial RecognitionResearchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you.

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Oh cool, more Cisco patches to apply. Happy MondayMeanwhile, Linux KDE desktops can be pwned by evil archives.

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Rely on your strengths in the areas of the unknown.Director of Security Engineering at Marketa and Host of Hacker Valley Studio podcast Chris Cochran describes his transitions throughout the cybersecurity industry, from an intelligence job with the Marine Corps, to starting the intelligence apparatus for the House of Representatives, then on to leading Netflix's threat intelligence capability.

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Best VPN for China: Only These 4 Work WellMany VPNs that claim to work in China are actually getting blocked. After testing all the popular providers, I only recommend these 4 VPNs for China.

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Best VPN for Netflix: Only These 5 Work WellAs an overseas Netflix user, I've tested numerous VPN services to find the best VPN for Netflix that always works with excellent streaming quality.

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ExpressVPN vs NordVPN: ONE Clear WinnerNordVPN and ExpressVPN are both large, popular VPN services. In this ExpressVPN vs NordVPN comparison there is a clear winner for 2020.

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181-B-Four More Minutes Please…Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at to ALL episodes at.

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Detecting Twitter bots in real time.NortonLifeLock Research Group released a prototype browser extension called BotSight that leverages machine learning to detect Twitter bots in real-time.

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Twitter hack  three suspects charged in the USThree people have been fingered for the recent Twitter hack in which 45 high-profle accounts were taken over.

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Namecheap VPN ReviewNamecheap VPN is an affordable VPN service with apps for most devices. Unfortunately, we uncovered some problems in this Namecheap VPN review.

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Intercept LAN Traffic with a Packet SquirrelA hacker and pentester has many tools in their arsenal. When a hack sometimes requires physical access to a device, one such tool that is particularly handy is the Hak5 Packet Squirrel.

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Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutorsAlleged 17-year-old mastermind among trio charged over account mass hijackings.

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4 including a juvenile charged over July 15th Twitter hackThe Twitter hack allowed hackers to rake in over £80,000/$100,000. Here's who has been arrested and from where.

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Three Charged in July 15 Twitter CompromiseThree individuals have been charged for their alleged roles in the July 15 hack on Twitter, an incident that resulted in Twitter profiles for some of the world's most recognizable celebrities, executives and public figures sending out tweets advertising a bitcoin scam.Â.

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Travel company CWT avoids ransomware derailment by paying $4.5m blackmail demandUS travel company CWT has reportedly coughed up $4.5m to ransomware crooks who stole data and scrambled files.

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4 Unpatched Bugs Plague Grandstream ATAs for VoIP UsersThe flaws have been confirmed by Grandstream, but no firmware update has yet been issued.

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17-Year-Old 'Mastermind', 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested

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Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old 'Mastermind' Behind Twitter HackThree have been charged in alleged connection with the recent high-profile Twitter hack - including a 17-year-old teen from Florida who is the reported "mastermind" behind the attack.

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GRU Fancy Bear, Garmin Ransomware, and Doki Docker Backdoor AttacksThis week, 'Boothole' vulnerability basically affects everything, Garmin Pays Ransomware but the implications are scary, Doki, Fancy Bear, GRU, Fancy Bear is hitting lots of US targets in an escalating campaign ,and someone who does like Assange doesn't like Idaho very much!

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TikTok: Trump reportedly to order parent company to sell Chinese-owned appMicrosoft is reported to be looking into buying the TikTok's US operations as the app's data privacy practices have come under fire.

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Social engineering at Twitter. Phishing kits and hackers for hire. Cyberespionage. The EU sanctions actors for Cloudhopper, WannaCry, and NotPetya. AnA quick look at the phishing kit criminal market. The European Union sanctions individuals and organizations in Russia, China, and North Korea for involvement in notorious hacking campaigns.

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Hackers used phone phishing on Twitter employee to access internal toolsOne of the Twitter employees was tricked into a phone phishing attack allowing hackers to access the company's internal support tool.

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CWT Travel Agency Faces $4.5M Ransom in Cyberattack, ReportIn a media statement to Threatpost, CWT confirmed the cyberattack, which it said took place this past weekend: "We can confirm that after temporarily shutting down our systems as a precautionary measure, our systems are back online and the incident has now ceased."

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Anti-NATO Disinformation Campaign Leveraged CMS CompromisesResearchers uncovered a disinformation campaign aiming to discredit NATO via fake news content on compromised news websites.

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How to Live Stream Arsenal vs Chelsea OnlineWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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EU sanctions hackers from China, Russia, North Korea who're wanted by the FBIEuropean Union imposes sanctions on China, Russia, and North Korean hackers who are wanted by the FBI for various cyber-attacks.

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181-Four Updates in Ten MinutesSupport for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at to ALL episodes at.

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Twitter: Epic Account Hack Caused by Mobile Spearphishing ScamHackers "mislead certain employees" to gain access to internal tools to take over high-profile accounts and push out a Bitcoin scam.

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First rule of Ransomware Club is do not pay the ransom, but it looks like Carlson Wagonlit Travel didn't get the memo4.5m may have gone into crims' pockets after bookings biz hit by Ragnar Locker nasty.

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Pwn20wn hackathon to be held online in November 2020Similar to their spring event, the Pwn2Own hackathon is happening virtually in November 2020. The Zero Day initiative with their expert team of researchers has decided to go live from their Toronto office, unlike previous years wherein, the event used to be held at the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

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7 Best VPNs for Finland in 2020 for Speed, Streaming and PrivacyWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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How to tell if your phone or computer has been hackedWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Burn baby burn, plastic inferno! Infosec researchers turn 3D printers into self-immolating suicide machinesInflammatory findings from deadly serious investigation.

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In the market for a second-hand phone? Check it's still supported by the vendorThat means no security updates, which puts users at risk of compromise.

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EU tries to get serious on cybercrime with first sanctions against Wannacry, NotPetya, CloudHopper crewsRussian, Chinese, Nork groups named in bank asset freeze.

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Fun fact: If you noticed a while ago Zoom's web client going AWOL for a week, it's because someone found a passcode-cracking holeStory behind a hasty teardown, fixing of a brute-force vulnerability.

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Twitter says spear-phishing attack hooked its staff and led to celebrity account hijackAttack came in waves that probed for staff with access to the creds crims craved.

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ABC drawn into row over naming Brisbane women accused of Covid-19 quarantine deceptionAunty comes under fire from within own ranks for following Courier-Mail's lead. Plus, Ben English defends tabloid attacks on Dan Andrews.

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Best Data Science Tools in 2020In Data Science, researchers use different scientific methods, algorithms, and tools to extract useful information from structural and unstructured data.

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Infosec bod: I've found zero-day flaws in Tor's bridge relay defenses. Tor Project: Only the zero part is rightWarnings either not new or need more study, reckons open-source dev team.

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Zoom Flaw Could Have Allowed Hackers To Crack Meeting PasscodesZoom has fixed the issue, which stemmed from a lack of checks against incorrect passcode attempts.

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Zoom web client flaw could've let hackers crack meetings passcodeThe vulnerability, if exploited, would have affected millions of Zoom users worldwide - There are more than 13 million Zoom users worldwide.

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OpinionCongress was once filled with "Atari Democrats." This week's hearings showed their transformation into trust busters.

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A quick look at Big Tech's antitrust testimony. BootHole may be tough to patch. Fake COVID contact tracers. Netwalker warning. And Chinese espionage aYesterday's antitrust hearings in the US House of Representatives focus on Big Tech's big data as something open to use in restraint of trade.

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Flaws in OkCupid app could have exposed millions of user data to hackersOkCupid app known as a popular dating platform has over 50 million registered users. Here's the video demonstration.

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Doki Backdoor Infiltrates Docker Servers in the CloudThe malware is a new payload that uses Dogecoin wallets for its C2, and spreads via the Ngrok botnet.

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Servers at risk from BootHole bug  what you need to knowWe explain the "BootHole" vulnerablity - as usual, in plain English and without hype. Find if you're affected, and what to do.

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Is Your Chip Card Secure? Much Depends on Where You BankChip-based credit and debit cards are designed to make it infeasible for skimming devices or malware to clone your card when you pay for something by dipping the chip instead of swiping the stripe.

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How to get a Finland IP Address from anywhereWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Best VPNs for Serbia in 2020: Top for privacy, speed and streamingWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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How to watch Romanian TV online from anywhereWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Critical, High-Severity Cisco Flaws Fixed in Data Center Network ManagerThe flaw could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to bypass authentication on vulnerable devices.

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Vermont Taxpayers Warned of Data Leak Over the Past Three YearsA vulnerability in the state's system may have exposed personal data that can be used for credential theft for those who filed Property Transfer Tax returns online.

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An Intern's Perspective: Why Do I Need Ghostery MidnightA refreshing perspective from a Ghostery Intern on why internet users need Ghostery Midnight as a privacy tool and how it works.

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NmapIn this video, I demonstrate how to optimize, speed up, and slow down your Nmap scans based on the type of network environment or target you are dealing with.

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If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Firm won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept codeThat's one way of speeding up the tech refresh cycle.

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Zoom Bug Allowed Snoopers Crack Private Meeting Passwords in MinutesA new vulnerability in Zoom video conferencing software could have let attackers re-enable 'Zoom-Bombing' attacks by cracking Zoom meeting passwords in minutes.

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Argentina health officials expose personal data on 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicantsHealth officials in Argentina exposed a database on the web containing personal information from people who applied for COVID-19 circulation permits, which exempt recipients from quarantine restrictions.

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DXC says ransomware attack disrupted customer operations at insurance services arm but barely left a scratchNo data loss or evidence of extended intrusions, but standalone limb Xchanging did suffer.

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Rainbow HandsThis week, we talk Enterprise News, discussing how Attivo Networks EDN enhancements prevent attackers from fingerprinting an endpoint, CloudPassage Expands Cloud Security Capabilities for Docker, Kubernetes, and Container-related Services on AWS, Digital Shadows announces integration with Atlassian Jira, LogRhythm Releases Version 7.5 of NextGen...

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Critical Magento Flaws Allow Code ExecutionAdobe has released patches for critical and important-severity flaws in its popular Magento e-commerce platform.

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YOU… SHA-1 NOT PASS! Microsoft magics away demonic hash algorithm from Windows updates, appsBecause no one likes to install spoof system files.

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9,517 unsecured databases identified with 10 billion records globallyA research conducted by NordVPN's NordPass password manager reveals more than nine thousand unsecured databases across 20 countries can be attacked effortlessly.

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Billions of Devices Impacted by Secure Boot BypassThe "BootHole" bug could allow cyberattackers to load malware, steal information and move laterally into corporate, OT, IoT and home networks.

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Critical GRUB2 Bootloader Bug Affects Billions of Linux and Windows Systems

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Here's Why Credit Card Fraud is Still a ThingMost of the civilized world years ago shifted to requiring computer chips in payment cards that make it far more expensive and difficult for thieves to clone and use them for fraud.

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Alleged Russian disinformation campaigns. Beijing's cyberespionage hits the Vatican. Costly PII losses. VPNs and OT security. Big Tech's day with CongAlleged Russian influence operations described by US intelligence services. "Ghostwriter" targets the Baltic region with anti-NATO false narratives.

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Critical Bugs in Utilities VPNs Could Cause Physical DamageGear from Secomea, Moxa and HMS Networks are affected by remote code-execution flaws, researchers warn.

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GRUB2, you're getting too bug for your boots: Config file buffer overflow is a boon for malware seeking to drill deeper into a systemWe're gonna keeping punning this until someone pays us $5m.

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Critical Security Flaw in WordPress Plugin Allows RCEWordPress plugin Comments - wpDiscuz, which is installed on over 70,000 sites, has issued a patch.

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US tax service says, "2FA is a must! "We know it's an old drum, but we're not tired of beating it yet: 2FA is your friend.

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Digital advertising market study: the good, the bad and the uglyThe Competition and Markets Authority recently released their market study on online platforms and digital advertising.

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Is Your Security Vendor Forcing You To Move to the Cloud? You Don't Have To!

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Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5GSurprise pledge catches company on the hop: 'We have announced no change to our strategy'

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Facial-Recognition Flop: Face Masks Thwart Virus, Stump Security SystemsAlgorithms clocked error rates of between 5% to 50% when comparing photos of people wearing digitally created masks with unmasked faces.

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Crypto wallet Ledger data breach; hackers steal 1m emails and other dataLedger has acknowledged that hackers also gained access to 9500 Phone numbers among other data.

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Industrial VPN Flaws Could Let Attackers Target Critical Infrastructures

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OkCupid Dating App Flaws Could've Let Hackers Read Your Private MessagesNew vulnerabilities in OkCupid, popular online dating platform, could have let attackers remotely spy on users' private information or perform malicious actions on behalf of the targeted accounts.

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OkCupid Security Flaw Threatens Intimate Dater DetailsAttackers could exploit various flaws in OkCupid's mobile app and webpage to steal victims' sensitive data and even send messages out from their profiles.

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No wonder Brit universities report hacks so often: Half of staff have had zero infosec training, apparentlyPlus: Don't worry, students. The attackers told us they destroyed your data.

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Japan starts work on global quantum crypto networkToshiba leads effort that aspires to run 100 quantum cryptographic devices for 10,000 users by 2024.

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City Praises Contact-Tracing Program. Workers Call Rollout a ‘Disaster.'The contact tracers said the program was confusing and disorganized in its first six weeks, leaving them fearful that their work would not have an impact on the virus.

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Reply-All storm flares as email announcing privacy policy puts 500 addresses in the 'To' field, not 'BCC'Outfit Substack does the usual apologising.

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Lazarus Group Brings APT Tactics to RansomwareA new ransomware, VHD, was seen being delivered by the nation-state group's multiplatform malware platform, MATA.

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Get Off My Discord Server!This week, John Snyder will lead the discussion about the legal implications of Security and Compliance!

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How to get a Portugal IP address from anywhereWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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How to get a Luxembourg IP address from abroadWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Data breaches and responsibility. Where do you get a decryptor for WastedLocker? Third-party risk. Misconfigured databases. Follow-up on the Twitter hCloudflare says that reported Ukrainian breaches aren't its issue. Trend Micro describes a new and unusually capable strain of malware.

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We're suing Google for harvesting our personal info even though we opted out of Chrome syncBrowser quitters say they'll return if web goliath lives up to privacy promises.

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ShinyHunters, QSnatch Malware, and DEF CON Safe ModeThis week, QSnatch, dave.com, ShinyHunters, a quantum internet, government tyranny, and DEFCON! Jason Wood returns with Expert Commentary on A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts!

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Cosmetic giant Natura leaks data again; this time 19 million Avon recordsAvon Products, Inc. is owned Brazil's Natura and Co. which itself leaked over 192 million records in May 2020.

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MPs may have been misled over BAME voter ID claimsElectoral Commission says data that proves voter ID doesn't discriminate against BAME people doesn't exist.

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A Seat at the TableThis week, we welcome Drew Cohen, President and CEO at MasterPeace Solutions Ltd., to discuss Cybersecurity Challenges in a Teleworking World!

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DJI's Android App: Ripe for a Hack or Legitimate Usage?Or is it nothing to worry about?, Twitter shares more info about the hack, and Garmin is hit with ransomware!

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Firefox 79 is out  its a double-update month so patch now!It's a Blue Moon month for Firefox - the second full update in July!

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Hacker disrupts Emotet botnet operation by replacing payload with GIFsEmotet is one of the most commonly used botnets nowadays, which is distributed via wireless networks and can load different types of malware.

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Practical Privacy: Basic Principles and Default SettingsThere are practical privacy standards that can and should be used as a foundation upon which we build our digital world - privacy by design.

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Researchers Warn of High-Severity Dell PowerEdge Server FlawA path traversal vulnerability in the iDRAC technology can allow remote attackers to take over control of server operations.

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MI6 tried to intervene in independent court by stopping judge seeing legal papersIt must have been love, but it's over now: Rockset tries to break up storage and compute, meet transactional, data-warehouse systems in middle.

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Find out this week: How to build a cyber threat intelligence program while cutting through the noiseTune in online to get a handle on separating good data from clutter.

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QSnatch Data-Stealing Malware Infected Over 62,000 QNAP NAS DevicesQSnatch data-stealing malware has compromised 62,000 devices since reports emerged last October.

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Tune in this week to learn all about an identity-centric approach to zero-trust securityIt's time to think beyond simple perimeter defenses.

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Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID ClosuresIdentity thieves who specialize in running up unauthorized lines of credit in the names of small businesses are having a field day with all of the closures and economic uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Create Brute-Force Wordlists from Leaked Password DatabasesBrute-force attacks are a common way that hackers crack passwords. However, it also tends to be slow and inefficient.

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It Makes No SenseThis week, we welcome John Matherly, Founder of Shodan, to talk about Fixing Vulnerabilities Effectively and Efficiently!

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Data-stealing, password-harvesting, backdoor-opening QNAP NAS malware cruises along at 62,000 infectionsIf you're still using a vulnerable box, you ought to factory reset it before patching.

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Microsoft Revamps Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty ProgramResearchers can earn up to $100,000 for finding vulnerabilities in Microsoft's revamped Windows Insider Preview bug bounty program.

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Source code of over 50 high profile organizations leaked onlineSource code leak took place due to a misconfiguration error. Here's what happened and which companies were involved.

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Vigilante action against Emotet. Third-party risks and data breaches. Cerberus is for sale. And WastedLocker ransomware and the fortunes of crime.A vigilante appears to be interfering with Emotet's payloads. A fintech breach is blamed on a third-party service provider.

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Attackers Exploiting High-Severity Network Security Flaw, Cisco WarnsAttackers are exploiting a high-severity vulnerability in Cisco's network security software products, which is used by Fortune 500 companies.

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Cloudflare suffered data leak; exposing 3 million IP addresses: UkraineThe National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine claims the data leak has exposed millions of top websites to cyber attacks.

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Encryption Under 'Full-Frontal Nuclear Assault' By U.S. BillsThe U.S. government and tech companies continue to butt heads over the idea of encryption and what that means for law enforcement.

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7 Best VPNs for Luxembourg in 2020: Top for Speed and PrivacyWe are reader supported and may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

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Garmin staggers back to its feet: Aviation systems seem to be lagging, though. Here's whySAP takes a punch to its software licensing revenue but Ellison's promise of customer exodus to Oracle seemingly fails to materialise.

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