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Firefox bug lets you hijack nearby mobile browsers via WiFi

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:17pm
Mozilla says users should update as soon as possible to Firefox v79 for Android.
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Spammers use hexadecimal IP addresses to bypass security systems

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:16pm
Links in spam emails looked like http://0xD83AC74E instead of "domain.com."
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Microsoft: Now PowerShell's secrets tool preview supports Linux and macOS

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:07am
Microsoft overhauls the design of SecretManagement module for the PowerShell command-line interface.
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US Commerce Department to ban TikTok and WeChat downloads starting Sept. 20

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 8:53am
The Commerce Department is enforcing the two executive orders signed by President Donald Trump in early August.
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Iranian hacker group developed Android malware to steal 2FA SMS codes

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 8:06am
The malware could steal 2FA SMS codes for Google accounts. Also contained vague functionality to do the same for Telegram and various social networks.
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CEO of cyber fraud startup NS8 arrested for defrauding investors in $123m scheme

ZDNet Security - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:11am
Irony aside, the former executive allegedly secured millions from investors based on fake financial statements.
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US sanctions Iranian government front company hiding major hacking operations

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:41pm
US says the Iranian government used the "Rana Intelligence Computing Company" as a front for the APT39 hacking group.
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Twitter imposes new security rules for US political accounts ahead of the 2020 election

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:19pm
The social media company also shared more information on the policies that led to its crackdown on QAnon-related tweets.
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US charges Iranian hackers for breaching US satellite companies

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:30pm
Three suspects were indicted, with one being a famous security researcher.
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Mozilla shuts down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes services

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:00pm
Mozilla will shut down Send for good after a ZDNet report over the summer that highlighted the service's popularity with malware operators.
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First death reported following a ransomware attack on a German hospital

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:24pm
Death occurred after a patient was diverted to a nearby hospital after the Duesseldorf University Hospital suffered a ransomware attack.
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This ransomware has borrowed a sneaky trick for delivering malware to its victims

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:55am
Ransomware group has borrowed a successful technique from another gang which makes it harder to spot when malware is being spread.
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Microsoft warns: This Windows 10 workaround to cure Lenovo ThinkPad BSODs hits security

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:21am
Lenovo ThinkPad users can disable a Windows 10 security feature to avoid BSODs, but Microsoft warns against it.
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Five iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 security and privacy features you need to know about

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:35am
Apple has baked even more security into iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for iPhones and iPads to keep you and your data safe.
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Ransomware warning: Hackers are launching fresh attacks against universities

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 5:18am
Cybersecurity agency warns about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting universities and colleges.
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Overseas provider uses local laws to push back against Australian encryption laws

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:51am
NSW Police says overseas provider was prevented from disclosing information to foreign authorities.
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Healthcare chiefs bemoan Australian medical sector remaining stuck on paper

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:57am
They describe how many general practitioners still use paper records -- and even fax.
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Human biohacking: an exciting prospect, but only for the rich?

ZDNet Security - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:34am
“You want a monkey tail? Good for you.”
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Google 'formally' bans stalkerware apps from the Play Store

ZDNet Security - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 8:45pm
Ban is meaningless as Google leaves a giant loophole in the rules, allowing stalkerware devs to rebrand their apps as child trackers.
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US charges two Iranian hackers for years-long cyber-espionage, cybercrime spree

ZDNet Security - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 6:52pm
US government says the two hacked targets at the behest of the Iranian regime and for their personal financial gain.
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