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Alleged Vault 7 leaker was busted because of basic security blunders

The FBI has indicted the ex-CIA agent allegedly behind the Vault 7 mega-leak of his former employer’s cyber weapons.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) … 813 more words

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FBI arrests 74 in global Business Email Compromise takedown

Finally, after years of laughing in the face of a growing list of mainly SMB victims, Business Email Compromise (BEC) criminals appear to have taken one on the chin. 542 more words

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The Google Pixelbook power button is now a 2FA token

If you own a Google Pixelbook, intriguing news –  it appears the power button can now double as an alternative to using U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) tokens for two-factor authentication (2FA). 612 more words

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Check your router - list of routers affected by VPNFilter just got bigger

The VPNFilter router malware, a giant-sized IoT botnet revealed two weeks ago, just went from bad to somewhat worse.

Originally thought to affect 15-20 mostly home/Soho routers and NAS devices made by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link, and QNAP, … 651 more words

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Oh the irony! When cybercriminals are rubbish at cybersecurity

The Owari DDoS botnet, built by knocking over weakly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has had a bad week.

The disruption of a botnet is always cause for celebration but it’s the reason behind Owari’s hiccup that might linger longer in the memory. 252 more words

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Cloudflare mistakes own 1.1.1.1 DNS for DDoS attack

When is a DDoS attack not a DDoS attack?

In the case of Cloudflare’s much-vaunted and recently-launched 1.1.1.1 DNS service, the answer is when the company diligently starts blocking a DDoS event which turns out to have been caused by something much closer to home. 544 more words

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Acoustic attacks can blue-screen computers

Hard disk drives (HDDs), as anyone who has owned enough of them will know, occasionally go bad.

The main problems are thermal stress (e.g. repeated heating/cooling, especially in laptops) and the physical shock of being dropped or knocked. 630 more words

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