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The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case

The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America’s controversial computer hacking laws — and affecting how millions use their computers and access online services. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was […]

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Microsoft says hackers backed by Russia and North Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers

Microsoft says hackers backed by Russia and North Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers Microsoft has revealed that hackers backed by Russia and North Korea have targeted pharmaceutical companies involved in the COVID-19 vaccine development efforts. The technology giant said Friday that the attacks targeted seven companies in the U.S., Canada, France, India, […]

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Twitter changes its hacked materials policy in wake of New York Post controversy

Twitter changes its hacked materials policy in wake of New York Post controversy Twitter has announced an update to its hacked materials policy — saying it will no longer remove hacked content unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those “acting in concert with them”. Instead of blocking such content/links from being […]

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Twitter tightens account security for political candidates ahead of US election

Twitter tightens account security for political candidates ahead of US election Twitter is taking steps to tighten account security for a range of users ahead of the US presidential election, including by requiring the use of strong passwords. “We’re taking the additional step of proactively implementing account security measures for a designated […]

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Microsoft and NSA say security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

Microsoft and NSA say security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10. The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions, one […]

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Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in “targeted attacks” against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security company Qihoo 360, was found in […]

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A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, […]

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Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its owner’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext over the internet, allowing for nearby hackers to intercept […]

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Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to $1M

Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to M Apple is finally giving security researchers something they’ve wanted for years: a macOS bug bounty. The technology giant said Thursday it will roll out the bug bounty program to include Macs and MacBooks, as well as Apple TV and Apple Watch, almost […]

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure Joe Cheravitch Contributor Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst with the Rand Corporation. Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports. The typically furtive conflict went […]

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