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Google Chat adds warning banners to protect against phishing attacks

Google is expanding the use of warning banners for suspected malicious links to Google Chat. Already active in Google Workspace for Gmail, Docs, and...

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Canada bans Huawei equipment from 5G networks, orders removal by 2024

Canada has banned the use of Huawei and ZTE’s equipment in its 5G networks. It cited national security concerns, saying they could be forced to...

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Justice Department pledges not to charge security researchers with hacking crimes

The US Department of Justice has promised to follow a more narrow interpretation of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and avoid prosecuting...

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Costa Rican president says country is ‘at war’ with Conti ransomware group

President Rodrigo Chaves of Costa Rica told press that the country was "at war" with the Conti ransomware gang, which has disabled...

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How to find who is tracking your mobile

Here's a list of codes and their functions that will help you check if your smartphone is hacked or tapped. A smartphone is something...

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Liveness tests used by banks to verify ID are ‘extremely vulnerable’ to deepfake attacks

Liveness tests used by banks and other institutions to remotely verify users’ ID can be easily beaten by deepfake attacks, a new report from...

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Google will start distributing a security-vetted collection of open-source software libraries

Google has announced a new initiative to distribute a number of popular open-source software packages directly to Google Cloud customers after they...

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Phishing attack pop-up targets MetaMask users visiting popular crypto sites

A pop-up prompted users on popular cryptocurrency sites to connect their MetaMask wallets, likely in an attempt to drain them of their contents. The...

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Anonymous bulletin board app Yik Yak is revealing its users’ exact locations

Yik Yak is an app popular on college campuses that was relaunched last year. A researcher discovered he could access users’ precise locations and...

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OpenSea is adding NFT copy detection and verification features

OpenSea is introducing a new system to detect copycat NFTs and is overhauling its verification process. The updates are an attempt to cut down on...

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How to use Edge’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

Microsoft’s Edge browser has increased its focus on privacy. For example, it blocks trackers by default using one of three different levels of...

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US State Department announces $10 million bounty after Costa Rica ransomware attack

Last month, parts of Costa Rica’s government were hit by ransomware. The country’s president has declared a state of emergency, and the US State...

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OpenSea’s official Discord compromised in a phishing attack that stole at least $18k worth of NFTs

OpenSea is the world’s largest NFT marketplace. On Friday morning, someone hacked its Discord to send a message with a phishing link that pretended...

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft will soon implement passwordless sign-in on all major platforms

On World Password Day, Apple, Google, and Microsoft committed to broad support over the next year for secure FIDO "passkey" sign-in...

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How to create a strong password: Tips and tricks

To create a strong password, avoid using phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, your name, family members’ names, or pets’ names. World...

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GitHub will require all code contributors to use two-factor authentication

The popular code hosting platform GitHub has announced that it require all contributors to secure their accounts with two-factor authentication by...

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SEC nearly doubles crypto enforcement unit, citing fraud risk in booming market

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will add 20 staff to the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, signaling its intent to prosecute...

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Microsoft is adding a free built-in VPN to its Edge browser

Microsoft is adding a free built-in virtual private network (VPN) service, Edge Secure Network, to its Edge browser, although the tech giant hasn’t...

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Go read this exposé on how FAFSA got caught sending personal info to Facebook

The Markup published an exposé on how a US Department of Education site where students apply for federal financial aid has been sending personal...

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1Password syncing went down for a few hours today during a database upgrade

A 1Password outage today revealed exactly what happens when password managers that use cloud storage have a problem. Passwords were still accessible...

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Google may now remove search results that dox you

Google is expanding its policies around removing search results with personally identifying information to include links that may point to your home...

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Thief steals $1 million of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs with Instagram hack

After compromising the official Instagram account for the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT project, a hacker used a phishing link to steal more than 100 NFTs...

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Lapsus$ hackers breached T-Mobile’s systems and stole its source code

Lapsus$ hackers stole source code belonging to T-Mobile in a series of breaches that took place in March. T-Mobile has since confirmed the attack and...

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Beanstalk founders dismissed concerns about governance attacks before losing $182 million

After an attacker exploited decentralized finance protocol Beanstalk for $182 million, community members indicated that they had previously raised...

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They’ve leaked terabytes of Russian emails, but who’s reading?

The transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets has published terabytes of leaked data from the Russian government and businesses operating...

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Okta ends Lapsus$ hack investigation, says breach lasted just 25 minutes

Secure authentication platform Okta has concluded a forensic investigation into a breach by hacking group Lapsus$, finding that the scope of...

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Beanstalk cryptocurrency project robbed after hacker votes to send themself $182 million

An attacker has exploited the decentralized finance protocol Beanstalk Farms by taking out a flash loan to obtain a controlling voting share in the...

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US blames North Korean hacker group for $625 million Axie Infinity theft

The US Department of Treasury has attributed the $625 Axie Infinity theft to Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group with ties to the country’s...

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