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Google Boosts Chrome Protection Against Deceptive Sites

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Google is making web browsing with Chrome safer with a new option for reporting suspicious websites and a new warning mechanism for sites that use deceptive URLs. Suspicious Site Reporter is...
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645,000 Clients Affected in Oregon Department of Human Services Data Breach

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Oregon Department of Human Services officials say they are notifying about 645,000 clients whose personal information is at risk from a January data breach. The Statesman-Journal reports state officials announced the...
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Facebook's Currency Libra Faces Financial, Privacy Pushback

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Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early...
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Accenture Acquires Research and Consulting Firm Deja vu Security

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Professional services company Accenture this week announced the acquisition of Deja vu Security, a provider of security research and consulting to premier technology firms. Since 2011, the Seattle-based Deja vu Security...
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AMCA Files for Bankruptcy Following Data Breach

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Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, the company that operates healthcare billing services provider American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a recent data breach affecting millions of...
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Oracle Patches Another Remote Code Execution Flaw in WebLogic

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Oracle on Tuesday announced that it has released emergency patches for a critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting WebLogic Server, a Java EE application server that is part of the company’s...
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Firefox Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in Targeted Attacks

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Updates released by Mozilla for its Firefox web browser on Tuesday patch a critical vulnerability that has been actively exploited in attacks. The zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-11707 and described as...
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France Seeks Hacker for Trial Over Death Following Prank

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French prosecutors on Tuesday ordered infamous French-Israeli hacker Ulcan to stand trial over a telephone prank targeting the father of a French journalist who died soon after of a heart attack....
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New Variant of the Houdini Worm Emerges

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A new variant of the well-known Houdini Worm has been spotted in phishing attacks earlier this month, Cofense’s security researchers report.  Named WSH Remote Access Tool (RAT) by its author, the...
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London Gallery Chief Quits After Israel Spyware Report

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The head of London's Serpentine Galleries, Yana Peel, resigned on Tuesday following a newspaper report about her links to a controversial Israeli spyware firm. The board of trustees of the contemporary...
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Free Cloudflare Tool Helps CAs Securely Issue Certificates

Cloudflare DCV tool
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Internet performance and security firm Cloudflare on Tuesday announced the availability of a free API designed to help certificate authorities (CAs) securly issue certificates by ensuring that malicious actors cannot complete...
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Modular Backdoor Can Spread Over Local Network

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A recently discovered backdoor can spread itself over a local network, in addition to allowing attackers to install additional malware onto compromised machines.  Initially observed in February this year, when still...
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Critical Flaw Exposes TP-Link Wi-Fi Extenders to Remote Attacks

TP-Link extender vulnerability
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A critical remote code execution vulnerability discovered by an IBM X-Force researcher allows an unauthenticated attacker to take complete control of some TP-Link Wi-Fi extenders. Firmware updates that should patch the...
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Aptible Raises $12 Million to Launch Compliance Platform

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San Francisco, CA-based Aptible has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by Maverick Capital, with additional investors Thrive Capital and Western Technology Investment. Aptible  was founded in...
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Russia Says Victim of US Cyberattacks 'for Years'

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The Kremlin on Tuesday said Moscow had been the victim of US cyberattacks "for years" following a New York Times report that Washington is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's power...
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Facebook Open Sources CTF 2019 Challenges

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Facebook’s first-ever global Capture the Flag (CTF) competition took place earlier this month and the company has now made the challenges available in open source.  Over 1,600 teams from over 65...
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Serious Vulnerabilities in Linux Kernel Allow Remote DoS Attacks

SACK Panic
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A security researcher working for Netflix has discovered that the Linux kernel is affected by potentially serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to launch denial-of-service (DoS)...
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Florida Effort to Block Election Hacking Gets Extra $2M

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Florida’s county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state’s voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. DeSantis announced the unspent money...
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Cyberattacks Target DNA Sequencing software

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A threat actor that appears to be based in Iran is targeting a vulnerability in a popular DNA sequencing LIMS software, a security researcher had discovered.  The attack was initial observed...
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Mirai Offspring "Echobot" Uses 26 Different Exploits

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A recently discovered variant of the Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) malware uses a total of 26 different exploits for the infection phase, Akamai reports.  Targeting improperly secured IoT devices, Mirai...
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