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The massive state-sponsored espionage campaign that compromised software maker SolarWinds also targeted Microsoft, as the unfolding investigation into the hacking spree reveals the incident may have been far more wider in scope, sophistication, and impact than previously thought. News of Microsoft’s compromise was first reported by Reuters, which also said the company’s own products were
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Let’s Encrypt, an open certificate authority that gives digital certificates to websites to enable HTTPS, has extended Android compatibility for its certificates for older phones allowing for continued safe Web browsing. The development was shared on the official website of Let’s Encrypt. The certificate authority said it was able to come up with a solution
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Three dozen journalists working for Al Jazeera had their iPhones stealthily compromised via a zero-click exploit to install spyware as part of a Middle East cyberespionage campaign. In a new report published yesterday by University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, researchers said personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors, and executives at Al Jazeera, and a
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Australia’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday rejected an undertaking by Alphabet-owned Google that sought to address competition concerns over its planned $2.1 billion (roughly Rs. 15,400 crores) acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit. The development comes as Google remains at loggerheads with the Australian government over a number of issues, including proposed laws that will make
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A team of researchers today unveils two critical security vulnerabilities it discovered in Dell Wyse Thin clients that could have potentially allowed attackers to remotely execute malicious code and access arbitrary files on affected devices. The flaws, which were uncovered by healthcare cybersecurity provider CyberMDX and reported to Dell in June 2020, affects all devices
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Lava BeU has debuted as the latest budget smartphone by the Indian vendor. The new phone is designed for women, the company says, with crystal-studded deco and floral speaker mesh. The Lava BeU also comes preloaded with a safety app. Alongside the new smartphone, Lava is planning to launch four new smartphones on January 5,
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As the probe into the SolarWinds supply chain attack continues, new digital forensic evidence has brought to light that a separate threat actor may have been abusing the IT infrastructure provider’s Orion software to drop a similar persistent backdoor on target systems. “The investigation of the whole SolarWinds compromise led to the discovery of an
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Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, along with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), announced today the coordinated takedown of Safe-Inet, a popular virtual private network (VPN) service that was used to facilitate criminal activity. The three domains in question — insorg[.]org, safe-inet[.]com, and safe-inet[.]net — were shut down, and their infrastructure
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