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| |Security Forces Kill Five During Gunfight In Northern Mexico Town Mexican security forces killed at least five suspected cartel gunmen in a shootout on Saturday in a town near the U.S. border, authorities from the northern state of Coahuila said, during a moment of heightened bilateral tension over violent...
| |OpenBSD Bugs, Microsofts Bad Update, A New Nork Hacking Crew, And More Meanwhile, the DOJ sets its sights on money mules Welcome to yet another El Reg security roundup. Off we go.…
| |Interview With One Of The Worlds Best Competitive Bug Hunters 7th Dec 2019 [2 days ago] from ZDNet Meet Amat Cama, winner of three consecutive Pwn2Own competitions.
| |Reddit Links Leak Of US-UK Trade Documents To Russian Influence Campaign 6th Dec 2019 [4 days ago] from ZDNet Reddit bans 61 accounts and one subreddit for "misuse of the platform."
| |Hacker Hacks Hacking Platform, Gets Paid $20,000 By The Hacked Hackers - Forbes Hacker Hacks Hacking Platform, Gets Paid $20,000 By The Hacked HackersForbes
| |A Man Arrested In Russia Is Accused Of Building A Fake Border With Finland 15 Miles From The Real One And Charging Migrants $11,000 To Cross... The man is accused of building fake border posts in the Vyborg region, Interfax said, and taking the men on an extended route along a series of roads.
| |New PyXie RAT Used Against Multiple Industries A new Python-based remote access Trojan (RAT) has been used in campaigns targeting a wide range of industries, BlackBerry Cylance revealed this week.
| |Russian FaceApp Selfie-slurper Poses Potential Counterintelligence Threat, FBI Warns Feds tell senator that age-filter toy a potential security risk Netizens who fire up FaceApp for fun may be unknowingly putting national security at risk, according to the FBI.…
| |Thousands Of IPhones End Up In The Shredder Or Unnecessarily Scrapped Every Month 7th Dec 2019 [2 days ago] from ZDNet Apples security features that render iPhones and Macs worthless to thieves is hampering legitimate efforts to recycle old hardware. But could Apple do something to help?
| |Remember The Viral App That Aged You? FBI Slams FaceApp As Counterintelligence Threat 3rd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from ZDNet Novelty may have a hidden, nefarious purpose, the FBI has cautioned.
| |Microsoft: Spear-phishing Email Has Doubled In A Year, So Heres How To Beat It 3rd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from ZDNet Microsoft warns of laser phishing attacks that are so well-crafted even techies cant spot them.
| |Twitter Promises Increased Transparency With New Privacy Center
| |Two Malicious Python Libraries Removed From PyPI 3rd Dec 2019 [6 days ago] from ZDNet One library was available for only two days, but the second was live for nearly a year.
| |5-Year-Old Carried A Toddler Through Minus 31-Degree Weather After Left Alone In Alaska Home The children, who were dressed just in socks and light clothing, both received cold-related injuries
| |20 VPS Providers To Shut Down On Monday, Giving Customers Two Days To Save Their Data 7th Dec 2019 [2 days ago] from ZDNet No explanation given for the sudden shutdown. Customers suspect an exit scam.
| |BMW And Hyundai Hacked By Vietnamese Hackers, Report Claims 6th Dec 2019 [4 days ago] from ZDNet Hacks linked to Ocean Lotus (APT32), a group believed to operate with orders from the Vietnamese government.
| |IT Security Outlook 2020: The Security Arms Race Escalates Sophisticated cyberattacks will be met with innovative solutions from security vendors, and CCPA will keep compliance issues in the forefront.
| |‘No Malarkey’: Biden Could Shock The Pundits And Win Reminder: There are 63 days until the Iowa caucuses and 337 days until the 2020 election. Joe Biden may be leading in the national polls right now, they think. No matter: Biden immediately shot up to 41 percent in the national polls.
| |Tenable Acquires OT Security Firm Indegy For $78 Million
Tenable, a cybersecurity firm best known for its vulnerability management solutions, announced on Monday that it has acquired Indegy, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for operational technology (OT) environments, for $78 million in...
| |Chinese Government To Replace Foreign Hardware And Software Within Three Years 8th Dec 2019 [33 hours ago] from ZDNet New Beijing "5-3-2" policy to give local tech scene a boost to the detriment of foreign companies.
| |Trump And His Team Are Going Out Of Their Way To Tell Everyone How Sorry Saudi Arabia Is About The Shooting At A Florida Naval Base A member of the Saudi military killed three and injured multiple others in a shooting at NAS Pensacola Friday. Trump says the Saudis are devastated.
| |Uncle Sam Opens Arms To Friendly Hackers All you bug hunters out there are about to get a nice Christmas gift - the US federal government finally wants to hear from you.
| |North Korean MacOS Malware Adopts In-Memory Execution A new piece of macOS malware linked to the North Korean hacking group Lazarus employs in-memory execution of payloads, researchers revealed this week.
| |After Pensacola Attack, Pentagon To Review Screening Of Foreign Officers Who Train At U.S. Bases Following a suspected terror attack at a Florida Navy base, the Pentagon said it will review the vetting process for foreign officers who train in the U.S.
| |Amazon Detective To Investigate Security Issues Within Workloads 3rd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from ZDNet Also announced under the security banner is AWS IAM Access Analyze and AWS Nitro Enclaves.