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Was Google hacked?

Google has been hit by a massive global outage that stopped users from accessing virtually every Google service, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs. Users reported an inability to sign in to Gmail; watch videos; access essential documents, and execute simple tasks on the platform. The problems started occurring in early Monday morning, and Google says
Publish At:2020-12-17 07:58 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Technology Gmail Google hacking attacks You

Google outage caused by critical system running out of storage

The global Google services outage yesterday was caused by the company's Identity Management System failing after a bug restricted its storage space.This system failure prevented users from accessing Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and other Google services.During the outage, users could not send emails via Gmail mobile apps o
Publish At:2020-12-15 15:07 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Technology

Twitter fined by EU data protection watchdog for GDPR breach

Ireland's Data Protection Commission fined Twitter €450,000 (~$550,000) for failing to notify the DPC of a breach within the 72-hour timeframe imposed by European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to adequately document it.The GDPR is a user and data privacy regulation that came into effect in the EU on May 25, 2018, and was quickly
Publish At:2020-12-15 11:13 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Critical Golang XML parser bugs can cause SAML authentication bypass

This week, Mattermost, in coordination with Golang has disclosed 3 critical vulnerabilities within Go language's XML parser.If exploited, these vulnerabilities, also impacting multiple Go-based SAML implementations, can lead to a complete bypass of SAML authentication which powers prominent web applications today.XML parser doesn't guarantee integrityTh
Publish At:2020-12-14 23:31 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Mozilla shares fix for Netflix, Hulu errors on Apple Silicon Macs

Mozilla has shared info on how to fix a known issue leading to errors on multiple video streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon's Prime Video Prime on the Mac version of Firefox 84."If you're on a Mac with Apple Silicon and are experiencing errors when trying to watch Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Prime or another strea
Publish At:2020-12-14 19:37 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Apple

The future of cyberthreats – self-learning malware

Developing effective malware is neither easy nor quick; it takes skill and experience. Hackers are often IT experts, using in depth knowledge of computers and networks to build brand new viruses and exploits. Computers themselves are becoming smarter however. Technologies like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) allow developers to build a
Publish At:2020-12-10 08:16 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology cybersecurity machine learni

Monster Azure VM used to play Tetris in Windows Task Manager

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich utilized a monster 420 logical processor virtual machine to play Tetris using the CPU core list in Windows Task Manager.To do this, Russinovich redirected the output of a console Tetris implementation to his 'Task Manager CPU pixel array,' which is likely based on a modified version of TaskManagerBitmap&nbs
Publish At:2020-12-07 23:49 | Read:269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Gaming Technology

NortonLifeLock purchases Avira for $360 million

NortonLifeLock announced today that they have agreed to acquire Avira in an all-cash transaction for approximately $360 million.Germany-based Avira Operations GmbH has built a large user base of 30 million devices around its freemium model. Under this model, people can install Avira antivirus for free but with less functionality than the premium ve
Publish At:2020-12-07 16:01 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Software Technology

US and Australia to develop shared cyberattack training platform

The United States and Australia have signed a first-ever bilateral agreement that allows the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the Information Warfare Division (IWD) of the Australian Defense Force to jointly develop and share a virtual cyber training platform.The two countries' departments of defense will achieve this by incorporating IWD's feedback into
Publish At:2020-12-04 13:55 | Read:386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology cyber

HMRC phishing scam abuses mail service to bypass spam filters

Threat actors are exploiting legitimate SendGrid mailing service to spoof HMRC phishing emails that bypass spam filters.The known issue has been repeatedly exploited by scammers to evade detection from email security products, yet no concrete solution has been found yet.Email delivery service abused for spoofing HMRC emailsSendGrid is an
Publish At:2020-12-02 19:01 | Read:246 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Passwords exposed for almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs

A hacker has now leaked the credentials for almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs.Over the weekend a hacker had posted a list of one-line exploits for CVE-2018-13379 to steal VPN credentials from these devices, as reported by BleepingComputer.Present on the list of vulnerable targets are IPs belonging to high street b
Publish At:2020-11-25 11:31 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Remote work and how 2020 changed our lives for good

This year has been rough. Tens of millions of people lost their jobs, the novel coronavirus caused the worst recession since World War II, and the USA confirmed more than a quarter of a million deaths associated with Covid-19. The death toll continues to rise as the pandemic is continuing to accelerate through all major cities in the USA at an alarming rate.
Publish At:2020-11-23 10:40 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology 2020 remote work security work

Hacker posts exploits for over 49,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs

A hacker has posted a list of one-line exploits to steal VPN credentials from almost 50,000 Fortinet VPN devices.Present on the list of vulnerable targets are domains belonging to high street banks and government organizations from around the world.Researchers find thousands of targetsThe vulnerability being referred to here is CVE-2
Publish At:2020-11-22 13:19 | Read:365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology exploit hack

Coil payments platform leaks user emails in 'Privacy Policy' update

Coil has accidentally exposed some of its users' email addresses in a mass email announcement sent out today.Coil is a micropayments platform, similar to Patreon (but not quite) that is used by writers and popular blogging sites to monetize content.Ironically, the mishap happened within an email announcement related to the company's Priva
Publish At:2020-11-17 12:25 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

What is The Clean Network?

Multiple wireless carriers in the USA have successfully deployed 5G networks across the country. The newly launched iPhone 12 devices and multiple 5G capable Android devices are taking advantage of the new technology’s fast speeds. Even though the new cellular standards and equipment were introduced just a year ago, 5G compatible devices are slowly get
Publish At:2020-11-17 10:22 | Read:338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security News 5g technology

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