27 Aug 2019

Israel Appears to Attack Four Countries in Two Days, Bombing Iran’s Allies Across Middle East

Tensions in the Middle East have surged since last weekend as the result of Israeli attacks on targets in four different countries, all of them allied with Iran. While the Israeli military recently claimed strikes on targets in Syria and the Palestinian-administered Gaza Strip, it is also thought to be

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27 Aug 2019

Iran’s Rouhani rules out talks with U.S. until sanctions lifted

Iran is willing to hold talks with the United States, but only after Washington lifts all sanctions on the country, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. Rouhani’s remarks were a response to US President Donald Trump’s Monday statement that he would meet with Rouhani to discuss a resolution to

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27 Aug 2019

Unpiloted Soyuz Capsule With Humanoid Robot On Board Finally Reaches Space Station

On Tuesday, an unpiloted Russia Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station. A previous attempt at this unprecedented feat failed on Saturday, but “the second time was the charm,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias said. While the Soyuz MS-14 has no human crew, it is manned by Skybot F-850,

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27 Aug 2019

Over Half of Social Media Logins Are Fraudulent

A new study by Arkose Labs indicates that more than half (53%) of all logins on social media sites are fraudulent, while 11% of all online transactions, which in addition to account logins also include account registrations, payments and other activity, constitute criminal activity. The findings are based on more

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27 Aug 2019

Growing cloud adoption introduces visibility gaps and security complications

Nearly half (48%) of organizations say they don’t have sufficient visibility into the data they process, which can put these organizations at risk of sophisticated attacks according to a new SANS Institute survey. The study also highlights several common issues that prevent companies from protecting themselves against advanced threats, including

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27 Aug 2019

Microsoft: Using multi-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account hacks

Microsoft says that user accounts are “more than 99.9% less likely to be compromised” if the user has enabled multi-factor authentication (MFA). This even applies for relatively weak MFA solutions like SMS-based one-time passwords, the company claims. Microsoft registers more than 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts on its cloud services

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27 Aug 2019

IRS Warns of New Imposter Scam That Spreads Malware

The IRS is warning taxpayers about a phishing campaign in which threat actors are masquerading as IRS agents. The scammers are distributing emails made to look like official IRS messages. Recipients are urged to click on a malicious link in order to download documents with information about their tax refunds.

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27 Aug 2019

BitDefender Confirms Security Flaw In Free Windows Antivirus 2020, Millions At Risk — Update Now

Researchers with SafeBreach have uncovered a critical security flaw in the free version of BitDefender’s antivirus solution that can enable hackers to take over Windows machines running the vulnerable software. The issue has now been patched. The flaw stems from the fact that the software does not adequately verify whether

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27 Aug 2019

Huawei in talks to install Russian operating system on tablets for country’s population census: sources

Chinese tech giant Huawei is discussing the installation of Russian operating system Aurora on 360,000 Huawei tablets as a “pilot project,” according a Reuters report. Earlier this year the United States government extended its ban on Huawei products to the private sector over security concerns. As a result, Google indicated

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27 Aug 2019

Apple Issues 3 Emergency Security Fixes To Block Hackers From Taking Over iPhones, Macs, Apple TVs

On Monday, Apple patched the critical jailbreak vulnerability that was accidentally reintroduced for iOS 12.4 after it had been patched in iOS 12.3. The tech giant also released security fixes for the same vulnerability in macOS (10.14.6) and tvOS (12.4.1). The flaws for macOS and tvOS had not been disclosed

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