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Trump's official campaign website vandalized by miscreants who 'had enough of the President's fake news'

Wed, 28/10/2020 - 02:29
Well, that narrows down the list of possible suspects to just a few billion people

Donald Trump's presidential campaign website was briefly hacked and defaced tonight.…

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India and USA to share high-quality satellite imagery and more under new pact

Wed, 28/10/2020 - 01:58
To get a better view of regional hotspots in case things get kinetic

The USA and India have struck a new defence pact that will see the two nations share high-quality spatial data and satellite images.…

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Zoom finally adds end-to-end encryption for all, for free – though there are caveats

Tue, 27/10/2020 - 20:09
Perhaps we can talk about extra security and compromises honestly

Zoom has finally added end-to-end encryption to its video conferencing service at no additional cost for all users, whether they are paying subscribers or not.…

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Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

Tue, 27/10/2020 - 15:41
'I've seen programmes on American prisons' says wife

A Briton is reportedly fighting extradition to the United States after deploying webcam malware onto hundreds of women's laptops so he could spy on them undressing and having sex.…

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Brit startup would like to beam 5G connectivity down at you from hydrogen-fuelled drones

Tue, 27/10/2020 - 10:10
And Deutsche Telekom's happy with this airborne base station plan

A British startup is hoping to strap 5G antennas to liquid-hydrogen-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellites in the hope of replacing mobile base stations on the ground.…

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Santander downplays 'hack' of PagoFX cash transfer biz, says nothing to worry about

Tue, 27/10/2020 - 06:02
Plus: US govt sanctions Russia for refinery-bothering malware

In brief  Spanish financial giant Santander has downplayed claims its international money transfer startup PagoFX was compromised.…

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Hackers rummaged about in Finnish psychotherapy clinic – now patients extorted with public data dump threats

Mon, 26/10/2020 - 16:50
Details on 300 reportedly already published to Tor website

A Finnish psychotherapy centre was hit by hackers who stole therapy session notes – before threatening patients of the clinic with ransom demands amid selective dark web leaks of stolen material.…

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Report: UK colleges face testing times with ageing kit, iffy connectivity, and some IT staff supporting 1k+ users

Mon, 26/10/2020 - 14:05
Cloud-first but no 'resilient internet connection'? Oh dear

New research into the IT infrastructure of the UK's higher education sectors does not make happy reading for those wishing to cure all ills with the sticking plaster of "digital".…

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JavaScript-based address bar spoofing vulns patched in Safari, Yandex, Opera

Sat, 24/10/2020 - 08:14
Are you where you think you are, or are you where I want you to think you are?

Rapid7 found Apple’s Safari browser, as well as the Opera Mini and Yandex browsers, were vulnerable to JavaScript-based address bar spoofing.…

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Palo Alto Networks threatens to sue security startup for comparison review, says it breaks software EULA

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 18:58
'I'm not going to be bullied by someone with deeper pockets' vows Orca boss

Palo Alto Networks has threatened a startup with legal action after the smaller biz published a comparison review of one of its products.…

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EU slaps extra sanctions on Russian spy chief and APT28 malware dev over 2015 Bundestag hack

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 17:20
Better late than never, eh

The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Russian military malware developer and the commander of Russia’s MI6 equivalent, a mere five years after the two targeted Germany's parliament with a cyberattack.…

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Ed Snowden doesn’t need to worry about being turfed out of Russia any more

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 07:34
Immigration reforms allowing more skilled workers to stay seem to have resulted in permanent residency

Russia has apparently given super-leaker Edward Snowden de facto permanent residence.…

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After Dutch bloke claims he hacked Trump's Twitter by guessing password, web biz says there's 'no evidence'

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 06:36
It's saying something when it's easy to believe the US President's passphrase was maga2020!

Donald Trump's Twitter password was easily guessed, and he still isn't using multi-factor authentication, claims a Dutch hacker who on Thursday bragged he broke into the President's account last week. Twitter says it has "no evidence" this claim is true.…

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China reveals audit of 320,000 local apps, with 34 booted from app stores and hundreds of devs warned they could suffer same fate

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 05:27
Privacy crackdown in the land of ubiquitous surveillance, where 5G now blankets all cities

Through most of 2020 bans on Chinese apps have meant geopolitical strife, but China yesterday revealed it has started banning some of its own apps.…

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After first floating $20bn penalty, DoJ suggests $60m fine for UMC's theft of Micron’s DRAM secrets

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 03:58
Taiwanese chipmaker promises ‘substantial assistance’ in ongoing China IP theft action

Taiwanese chip-maker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will plead guilty to theft of trade secrets from Micron Technologies and pay a $60m fine to the USA.…

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Is it Iran or Russia's hackers we need to worry about? The Russians, definitely the Russians, says US intelligence

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 00:39
Energetic Bear team caught breaking into govt systems, no harm done to Nov 3 elections

The FBI and the US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint warning that a Kremlin hacking crew is probing or breaking into systems belonging to the US government and aviation industry.…

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French IT outsourcer Sopra Steria hit by 'cyberattack', Ryuk ransomware suspected

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 15:37
You know, the firm that runs half of NHS Business Services

French-headquartered IT outsourcer Sopra Steria has been struck by a “cyberattack,” reportedly linked to the Ryuk ransomware gang.…

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Samsung to introduce automatic call blocking on Android 11-capable flagships

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 12:44
Yeah I've heard you were in a car accident that wasn't your fault. Is that right? *Click*

Samsung phones will soon come with automatic spam call blocking. The feature, which is part of Samsung Smart Call, will debut on the Galaxy Note20 and will roll out to all new devices released after 2020.…

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Iran sent threatening pro-Trump emails to American Democrats, Russia close behind, says US intelligence

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 03:03
No, say it ain't so,

Menacing emails to Democratic voters, telling them to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US elections or else, were sent by Iran, US intelligence claimed on Wednesday night.…

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Thought the FBI were the only ones able to unlock encrypted phones? Pretty much every US cop can get the job done

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 00:34
Massive public records request reveals scale of warrantless surveillance

Never mind the Feds. American police forces routinely "circumvent most security features" in smartphones to extract mountains of personal information, according to a report that details the massive, ubiquitous cracking of devices by cops.…

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