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Security Forces Kill Five During Gunfight In Northern Mexico Town
2nd Dec 2019 [8 days ago] from Yahoo News
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
7th Dec 2019 [3 days ago] from The Register
Meanwhile, the DOJ sets its sights on money mules Welcome to yet another El Reg security roundup. Off we go.…
Reddit Links Leak Of US-UK Trade Documents To Russian Influence Campaign
6th Dec 2019 [3 days ago] from ZDNet
Reddit bans 61 accounts and one subreddit for "misuse of the platform."
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.
Hacker Hacks Hacking Platform, Gets Paid $20,000 By The Hacked Hackers - Forbes
6th Dec 2019 [3 days ago] from Google News
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...
5th Dec 2019 [4 days ago] from Yahoo News
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
4th Dec 2019 [6 days ago] from SecurityWeek
A new Python-based remote access Trojan (RAT) has been used in campaigns targeting a wide range of industries, BlackBerry Cylance revealed this week. read more
Russian FaceApp Selfie-slurper Poses Potential Counterintelligence Threat, FBI Warns
2nd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from The Register
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.…
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
3rd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from SecurityWeek
Twitter this week announced the launch of a privacy center whose goal is to provide increased transparency on how the social platform handles user information. read more
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.
Thousands Of IPhones End Up In The Shredder Or Unnecessarily Scrapped Every Month
7th Dec 2019 [46 hours 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?
BMW And Hyundai Hacked By Vietnamese Hackers, Report Claims
6th Dec 2019 [3 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
6th Dec 2019 [3 days ago] from eSecurityPlanet
Sophisticated cyberattacks will be met with innovative solutions from security vendors, and CCPA will keep compliance issues in the forefront.
5-Year-Old Carried A Toddler Through Minus 31-Degree Weather After Left Alone In Alaska Home
8th Dec 2019 [31 hours ago] from Yahoo News
The children, who were dressed just in socks and light clothing, both received cold-related injuries
‘No Malarkey’: Biden Could Shock The Pundits And Win
2nd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from Yahoo News
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
2nd Dec 2019 [7 days ago] from SecurityWeek
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...
20 VPS Providers To Shut Down On Monday, Giving Customers Two Days To Save Their Data
7th Dec 2019 [47 hours ago] from ZDNet
No explanation given for the sudden shutdown. Customers suspect an exit scam.
Uncle Sam Opens Arms To Friendly Hackers
2nd Dec 2019 [8 days ago] from Naked Security
All you bug hunters out there are about to get a nice Christmas gift - the US federal government finally wants to hear from you.
Chinese Government To Replace Foreign Hardware And Software Within Three Years
8th Dec 2019 [25 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
8th Dec 2019 [25 hours ago] from Yahoo News
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.
Amazon Detective To Investigate Security Issues Within Workloads
3rd Dec 2019 [6 days ago] from ZDNet
Also announced under the security banner is AWS IAM Access Analyze and AWS Nitro Enclaves.
North Korean MacOS Malware Adopts In-Memory Execution
5th Dec 2019 [4 days ago] from SecurityWeek
A new piece of macOS malware linked to the North Korean hacking group Lazarus employs in-memory execution of payloads, researchers revealed this week. read more
Hack Attempt Highlights Efforts To Secure Ohio Elections - WKSU News
4th Dec 2019 [5 days ago] from Google News
Hack Attempt Highlights Efforts to Secure Ohio ElectionsWKSU News