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“621 U.S. government, schools, and healthcare entities are impacted by ransomware attacks since January’19”,...

A report released by antivirus company Emisoft on October 1 sheds light on the increase in ransomware attacks on government and municipal entities. Per...

6 Tips to Prevent Social Engineering

Social engineering is a tactic where the attacker influences the victim to obtain valuable information. Office employees are targeted to reveal confidential data about...

How Chaos Engineering can help predict and prevent cyber-attacks preemptively

It's no surprise that cybersecurity has become a major priority for global businesses of all sizes, often employing a dedicated IT team to focus...
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An unpatched vulnerability in NSA’s Ghidra allows a remote attacker to compromise exposed systems

On September 28, the National Security Agency revealed a vulnerability in Ghidra, a free, open-source software reverse-engineering tool. The NSA released the Ghidra toolkit...
Etheruem Blockchain

TON: Telegram’s decentralized blockchain network face mixed reactions from financial regulators as more information...

Telegram is now joining the blockchain league with Telegram Open Network (TON), Telegram’s blockchain network. TON will integrate blockchain payments to 365 million users...
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zfs-0.8.2 releases with support for 2.6.32 – 5.3 Linux kernels and major bug fixes

Last week, the team behind ZFS released zfs-0.8.2, an advanced file system. This release comes with support for 2.6.32 - 5.3 Linux kernels and...
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10 times ethical hackers spotted a software vulnerability and averted a crisis

A rise in multiple cyber-attacks and the lack of knowledge and defenses to tackle them has made it extremely important for companies to use...
Apple iOS 12 beta 2

New iPhone exploit checkm8 is unpatchable and can possibly lead to permanent jailbreak on...

An unnamed iOS researcher that goes by the Twitter handle @axi0mX has released a new iOS exploit, checkm8 that affects all iOS devices running...
The best penetration testing tools for ethical hackers

Researchers release a study into Bug Bounty Programs and Responsible Disclosure for ethical hacking...

On September 26, a few researchers from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, released a research paper which highlighted the...

DoorDash data breach leaks personal details of 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants

Today, DoorDash revealed to its users that their platform suffered a major data breach on May 4, 2019, affecting approximately 4.9 million consumers, dashers,...

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Mozilla’s sponsored security audit finds a critical vulnerability in the tmux...

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a critical security vulnerability is present in the terminal multiplexer (tmux) integration feature in all the versions of iTerm2, the...

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