09 Apr 2021

Zero-Day Bug Impacts Problem-Plagued Cisco SOHO Routers

Cisco has stated that it does not plan to patch three different small business router models and one VPN firewall device, despite critical vulnerabilities found in each. The SOHO router models contain a bug that is rated 9.8/10 in severity, and could allow unauthenticated remote users to attack targeted equipment

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09 Apr 2021

US adds seven Chinese supercomputing organisations onto Entity List

The US Commerce Department has taken another jab at China and their technology development efforts, adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to its Entity List for allegedly supporting China’s military efforts. The newly listed organizations include the Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, Tianjin Phytium Information Technology. Companies on

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09 Apr 2021

Washington State educational organizations targeted in cryptojacking spree

Palo Alto Networks recently released an advisory warning that several recent crypto-jacking incidents have targeted education institutions in Washington State. Crypto-jacking is a type of cyberattack in which attackers use deception tactics to install cryptocurrency mining components that leech off of computational power without being noticed or detected. Different types

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08 Apr 2021

European court backs mandatory pre-school jabs

In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed a Czech Republic decision for requiring mandatory pre-school vaccinations. The case was brought up by families who were fined or whose children were not allowed to return to pre-schools because they had not been vaccinated.

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08 Apr 2021

Biden Administration to Restore Aid to Palestinians

On Wednesday, the Biden administration declared that it would restore millions of dollars in economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The move reverses the Trump administration’s decision to cut the funds. The aid will total $235 million in assistance, including funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which

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08 Apr 2021

Bus torched in more Northern Ireland violence as British and Irish leaders call for calm

In Northern Ireland, people took to the streets for the sixth consecutive night of violence as unionists and nationalists clashed with both each other and the police. The unrest began last week due to rising tensions relating to Brexit, including unionist anger over a decision made by law enforcement agencies

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08 Apr 2021

NASA’s Martian Helicopter Readies for Inaugural Flight on Earth’s Neighbor

NASA is preparing its four-pound space helicopter named ingenuity to attempt the first-ever powered and controlled aircraft flight on a planet that is not Earth. The helicopter has completed some major milestones over the past several weeks after traveling to Mars alongside NASA’s Perseverance Rover in late February. Ingenuity’s goal

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08 Apr 2021

Armed Conflict Draws Closer as State-Backed Cyber-Attacks Intensify

A new HP report details how the world is coming increasingly close to armed conflict sparked by cyberattacks. The study was compiled by University of Surrey senior lecturer in criminology, Mike McGuire. The study claims that there has been a 100% increase in significant state-backed attacks between 2017 and 2020.

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08 Apr 2021

Attackers Blowing Up Discord, Slack with Malware

Slack and Discord, two workflow and collaboration tools, have been infiltrated by malicious actors abusing legitimate functions to evade security and deliver malware. The campaign seeks to drop information stealers, remote access Trojans, and other malware to users utilizing the platforms. The pandemic drove platforms like Slack and Discord to

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08 Apr 2021

Facebook tackles deepfake spread and troll farms in latest moderation push

Earlier this week, Facebook published its latest Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior report, in which it listed its most recent efforts to curb coordinated illegitimate behavior across the social media platform. According to the report, Facebook investigated and wiped out a long-running troll farm located in Albania with a widespread impact. The

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