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vulnerability

RubyGems strong_password v0.0.7 hijacked; infected thread and attacker account isolated for now

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Last week, a developer Tute Costa notified Ruby users that the strong_password v0.0.7 rubygem has been hijacked. The malicious actor published v0.0.7 containing the...

The US, UK, and Australian governments call Facebook’s end-to-end encryption plan a hindrance to...

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Last week, the US, UK, and Australian governments wrote an open letter to Facebook urging it to drop end-to-end encryption from WhatsApp and halt...

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

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

Rounding up…

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(For more resources related to this topic, see here.) We have now successfully learned how to secure our users' passwords using hashes; however, we should...
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The US launched a cyber attack on Iran to disable its rocket launch systems;...

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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...

General Considerations

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(For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Building secure Node.js applications will require an understanding of the many different layers that it is...

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Win-KeX Version 2.0 from Kali Linux

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We have been humbled by the amazing response to our recent launch of Win-KeX. After its initial release, we asked ourselves if that is...

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