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The US launched a cyber attack on Iran to disable its rocket launch systems;...

On Thursday, the US launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems, according to sources. This attack is a retaliation by the US govt after...
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A second zero-day found in Firefox was used to attack Coinbase employees; fix...

Earlier this week, Mozilla fixed a zero-day vulnerability that was being actively exploited by attackers. It released another security update yesterday when the Coinbase...
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Oracle releases emergency patches to fix a critical vulnerability in its WebLogic servers

On Tuesday Oracle published an out-of-band security update that had a patch to a critical code-execution vulnerability in its WebLogic server. “This remote code...
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How not to get hacked by state-sponsored actors

News about Russian hackers creating chaos in the European Union or Chinese infiltration of a US company has almost become routine. In March 2019,...
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Google Calendar was down for nearly three hours after a major outage

Yesterday, Google Calendar was down for nearly three hours around the world. Calendar users that were trying to access the service faced a 404...
Firefox Nightly browser: Debugging your app is now fun with Mozilla’s new ‘time travel’ feature

Mozilla releases Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 to fix a zero-day vulnerability, being...

Yesterday, Mozilla released Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 to fix an actively exploited vulnerability that can enable attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code...
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Netflix security engineers report several TCP networking vulnerabilities in FreeBSD and Linux kernels

Yesterday, the security engineers at Netflix reported several TCP networking vulnerabilities in FreeBSD and Linux kernels. Out of these vulnerabilities, the most serious one...
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RAMBleed: A Rowhammer-based side-channel attack that reads memory bits without accessing them

A team of academic researchers recently unveiled a new class of Rowhammer-based attack known as RAMBleed. This newly discovered side-channel attack allows attackers to...
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Amazon is being sued for recording children’s voices through Alexa without consent

Last week, two lawsuits were filed in Seattle that allege that Amazon is recording voiceprints of children using its Alexa devices without their consent....
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Telegram faces massive DDoS attack; suspects link to the ongoing Hong Kong protests

Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov shared his suspicion that the recent massive DDoS attack on his messaging service was made by the Chinese government. He...

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A vulnerability discovered in Kubernetes kubectl cp command can allow malicious...

Last week, the Kubernetes team announced that a security issue (CVE-2019-11246) was discovered with Kubernetes kubectl cp command. According to the team this issue...

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