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Zero-day exploited right now in Palo Alto Networks' GlobalProtect gateways

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 23:43
Out of the PAN-OS and into the firewall, a Python backdoor this way comes

Palo Alto Networks on Friday issued a critical alert for an under-attack vulnerability in the PAN-OS software used in its firewall-slash-VPN products.…

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Google One VPN axed for everyone but Pixel loyalists ... for now

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 21:21
Another one bytes the dust

In an incredibly rare move, Google is killing off one of its online services – this time, VPN for Google One.…

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Microsoft breach allowed Russian spies to steal emails from US government

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 15:37
Affected federal agencies must comb through mails, reset API keys and passwords

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns that Russian spies who gained access to Microsoft's email system were able to steal sensitive data, including authentication details and that immediate remedial action is required by affected agencies.…

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French issue <em>alerte rouge</em> after local governments knocked offline by cyber attack

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 06:30
Embarrassing, as its officials are in the US to discuss Olympics cyber threats

Several French municipal governments' services have been knocked offline following a "large-scale cyber attack" on their shared servers.…

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Apple stops warning of 'state-sponsored' attacks, now alerts about 'mercenary spyware'

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 05:46
Report claims India's government, which is accused of using Pegasus at home, was displeased

Apple has made a significant change to the wording of its threat notifications, opting not to attribute attacks to a specific source or perpetrator, but categorizing them broadly as "mercenary spyware."…

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Space Force boss warns 'the US will lose' without help from Musk and Bezos

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 00:30
China, Russia have muscled up, and whoever wins up there wins down here

The commander of the US Space Force (USSF) has warned that America risks losing its dominant position in space, and therefore on Earth too.…

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96% of US hospital websites share visitor info with Meta, Google, data brokers

Thu, 11/04/2024 - 16:00
Could have been worse – last time researchers checked it was 98.6%

Hospitals – despite being places where people implicitly expect to have their personal details kept private – frequently use tracking technologies on their websites to share user information with Google, Meta, data brokers, and other third parties, according to research published today.…

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Global taxi software vendor exposes details of nearly 300K across UK and Ireland

Thu, 11/04/2024 - 10:30
High-profile individuals including MPs said to be caught up in leak

Exclusive  Taxi software biz iCabbi recently fixed an issue that exposed the personal information of nearly 300,000 individuals via an unprotected database.…

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It's 2024 and Intel silicon is still haunted by data-spilling Spectre

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 21:22
Go, go InSpectre Gadget

Intel CPU cores remain vulnerable to Spectre data-leaking attacks, say academics at VU Amsterdam.…

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Rust rustles up fix for 10/10 critical command injection bug on Windows

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 14:15
BatBadBut hits Erlang, Go, Python, Ruby as well

Programmers are being urged to update their Rust versions after the security experts working on the language addressed a critical vulnerability that could lead to malicious command injections on Windows machines.…

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X fixes URL blunder that could enable convincing social media phishing campaigns

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 11:37
Poorly implemented rule allowed miscreants to deceive users with trusted URLs

Elon Musk's X has apparently fixed an embarrassing issue implemented earlier in the week that royally bungled URLs on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.…

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Turning the tide on third-party risk

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 09:39
Using threat intelligence to mitigate against security breaches

Webinar  There are some unhappy projections out there about the prevalence of third-party security breaches.…

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Chrome Enterprise Premium promises extra security – for a fee

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 07:26
Paying for browsers is no longer a memory from the 1990s

Cloud Next  Hoping to upsell freeloading corporate users of its Chrome browser, Google has announced Chrome Enterprise Premium – which comes with a dash of AI security sauce for just $6 per user per month.…

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Microsoft squashes SmartScreen security bypass bug exploited in the wild

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 01:15
Plus: Adobe, SAP, Fortinet, VMware, Cisco issue pressing updates

Patch Tuesday  Microsoft fixed 149 security flaws in its own products this week, and while Redmond acknowledged one of those vulnerabilities is being actively exploited, we've been told another hole is under attack, too.…

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Got an unpatched LG 'smart' television? It could be watching you back

Tue, 09/04/2024 - 19:00
Four fatal flaws allow TV takeover

A handful of bugs in LG smart TVs running WebOS could allow an attacker to bypass authorization and gain root access on the device.…

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UK businesses shockingly unaware of how to handle security threats

Tue, 09/04/2024 - 13:41
Many decide to make no changes after detecting a breach

UK businesses' response to security breaches has "astounded" experts following the release of the government's official cybercrime stats for 2024.…

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US insurers use drone photos to deny home insurance policies

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 21:30
Of course, it helps if you don't live in a potential disaster zone

US insurance companies are reportedly relying on aerial photos from drones to deny claims.…

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Home Depot confirms worker data leak after miscreant dumps info online

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 19:01
SaaS slip up leads to scumbags seeking sinecure

Home Depot has confirmed that a third-party company accidentally exposed some of its employees' personal details after a criminal copy-pasted the data online.…

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Puppies, kittens, data at risk after 'cyber incident' at veterinary giant

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 15:30
IT systems pulled offline for chance to paws and reflect

First, they came for hospitals, then it was charities and cancer centers. Now, cyber scumbags are coming for the puppies and kittens.…

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Change Healthcare faces second ransomware dilemma weeks after ALPHV attack

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 14:00
Theories abound over who's truly responsible

Change Healthcare is allegedly being extorted by a second ransomware gang, mere weeks after recovering from an ALPHV attack.…

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