cybersecurity

Cyber Security News for 1Apr2020

“Microsoft has started to send targeted notifications to dozens of hospitals about vulnerable public-facing VPN devices and gateways located on their network. As part of their tracking of various groups behind human-operated ransomware attacks, Microsoft has seen one of the operations known as REvil (Sodinokibi) targeting vulnerabilities in VPN devices and gateway appliances to breach a network.” https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-is-alerting-hospitals-vulnerable-to-vpn-attacks/ “According …

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Cyber Security News for 31Mar2020

“The FBI has issued an alert on Monday about state-sponsored hackers using the Kwampirs malware to attack supply chain companies and other industry sectors as part of a global hacking campaign.” https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-re-sends-alert-about-supply-chain-attacks-for-the-third-time-in-three-months/ “Smartphone tracking is becoming the front-end for coronavirus population tracking—be that individuals confined to their homes, curfews, contact tracing or aggregated analysis on …

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Cyber Security news of note for 29Mar2020

“A clean phone is a safer phone. Washing your device regularly will prevent the spread of bacteria,” explains the Telus video.  Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook  Apple inserts a laughable trick into its new privacy policy  Google’s Right-to-Be-Forgotten Fine Toppled by French Court  >4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software  This …

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Is your data really yours?

When internet was born, services were siloed, flicker provided photography services, Hotmail provided email, and yahoo provided email and news.  As the internet matured, the providers started providing more services. Microsoft, which was offering news, acquired hotmail and included it in their MSN suite.  Later Yahoo acquired Flickr to add to their suite of products.  …

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