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Vulnerabilities in NASA's VPN

Immersive Labs discovered multiple vulnerabilities in NASA’s VPN (virtual private network). Also, Shell uses the same VPN. Alex Seymour, an Immersive Labs researcher, discovered the vulnerabilities on October 7. These could allow attackers who had access to a computer…
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Europol shut down over 30.000 websites

Europol shut down more than 30.000 websites, for distributing counterfeit and pirated items. Also, the authorities arrested three suspects in the global operation. According to them, the domains used to offer all kinds of counterfeit goods, from pirated products, to fake…
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Most malicious ads target Windows users

Most malicious ads target Windows users, according to statistics. Chrome OS is the second on the list, while Linux is the last. Devcon, a cyber-security company, discovered that 61% of the malicious ads observed by the company between July and November aimed Windows users.
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Russian hackers focus on foreign banks

Two groups of dangerous Russian hackers focus on foreign banks now. They stopped attacking Russian banks, as the damage caused on credit institutions fell by 14 times. Group-IB experts mentioned that: “Until 2018, Russian-speaking groups often attacked banks in Russia…
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Break the threat chain for Cyber Monday!

Consumer experts warn about a threat chain this Cyber Monday. They predict record-breaking sales numbers this season. At the same time, they say that the number of phishing attacks and other types of online fraud might be higher than ever. Criminals rely on this kind of…
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Most malicious ads come mainly from three sources

Most of malicious ads come from three sources, according to Confiant. Founded in 2013, Confiant appeared because “the world’s most sophisticated advertisers aren’t Verizon or P&G, but criminals using the industry for their own, selfish ends. We believe in the…
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The Consumer Online Privacy Act, published

The Consumer Online Privacy Act (COPRA) was published by the senators of the United Sates. The document represents a comprehensive online privacy legislation that establishes privacy rights and outlaws harmful and deceptive practices. Also, it iproves data security safeguard…
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Firefox will block the universal user ID

Firefox will block the universal user ID, according to Mozilla. This will prevent the DigiTrust consortium from tracking users in Firefox. The decision comes when IAB tries to create a standard online universal user ID. According to IAB, this should reduce the online ad…
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Users could stop the sale of personal information

Users would be able to stop the sale of personal information. The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced that it would finalize mechanisms for this. This step complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The system could become effective on January 1st…
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Twitter – security without a phone number

Twitter users can benefit from security without a phone number. So, the users can now disable SMS-based two factor authentication (2FA). This kind of authentication proved to be problematic. One of the most well-known examples is the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘s account…