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Mozilla launches Firefox 63.0

Mozilla adds protection against fingerprinting and Cryptomining scripts in Firefox Nightly and Beta

Last year, the company announced about adopting an approach to anti-tracking considering user data privacy. The company listed a few key initiatives mitigating harmful...
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U.S. senators introduce a bipartisan bill that bans social media platforms from using ‘dark...

Two U.S. Senators, namely  Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), introduced a bill yesterday, to ban large online platforms ( with over...
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Norsk Hydro shares a 4-minute video on how its employees stood up for the...

It was later last month on 19th March, when Norsk Hydro ASA, a Norwegian and one of the world’s largest aluminum producer firm, had...
HiAI, the new artificial intelligence engine from Huawei

Elite US universities including MIT and Stanford break off partnerships with Huawei and ZTE...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has broken off its partnerships with Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE, amidst them facing US federal investigations....
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ASUS servers hijacked; pushed backdoor malware via software updates potentially affecting over a million...

Motherboard, today, reported of a backdoor malware attack on ASUS’ servers, which took place last year between June and November 2018. The attack was...
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Defensive Strategies Industrial Organizations Can Use Against Cyber Attacks

Industrial organizations are prime targets for spies, criminals, hacktivists and even enemy countries. Spies from rival organizations seek ways to access industrial control systems...
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Hydro cyber attack shuts down several metal extrusion plants

One of the largest producers of aluminum in the world, Norsk Hydro, was hit by a cyber attack in the company’s IT system on...
ACME

Let’s Encrypt ACME Protocol is now standardized by the IETF

ACME (Automated Certificate Management Environment) is no longer just a Let's Encrypt effort as it is now standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force...
Microsoft

Announcing DTrace for Windows Insider

Microsoft announced on its blog today that the company has added support for DTrace into its Insider builds. The forthcoming Windows 10 feature update...
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Resecurity reports ‘IRIDUIM’ behind Citrix data breach, 200+ government agencies, oil and gas companies,...

Last week, Citrix, the American cloud computing company, disclosed that it suffered a data breach on its internal network. They were informed of this...

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