July 27, 2021
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An ambitious plan to tackle ransomware faces long odds

EnlargeMiragec | Getty ImagesSchools, hospitals, the City of Atlanta. Garmin, Acer, the Washington, DC, police. At this point no one is safe from the scourge of ransomware. Over the past few years, skyrocketing ransom demands and indiscriminate targeting have escalated, with no relief in sight. Today a recently formed public-private partnership is ...
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More US agencies potentially hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits

EnlargeGetty ImagesAt least five US federal agencies may have experienced cyberattacks that targeted recently discovered security flaws that give hackers free rein over vulnerable networks, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN that employees use to remotely connec...
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Verizon “leads” all US carriers in mmWave 5G availability at 0.8%

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018.VerizonUS mobile customers are almost never able to connect to millimeter-wave networks even though the cellular industry and Verizon in particular have spent years hyping the fastest form of 5G. AT&T and T-Mobile customers with devices capable of using...
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Ransomware attack on DC Police threatens safety of cops and informants

EnlargeGetty ImagesRansomware operators have delivered a stunning ultimatum to Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department: pay them $50 million or they’ll leak the identities of confidential informants to street gangs. Babuk, as the group calls itself, said on Monday that it had obtained 250GB of sensitive data after hacking the MPD network. T...
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Actively exploited Mac 0-day neutered core OS security defenses

EnlargeGetty ImagesWhen Apple released the latest version 11.3 for macOS on Monday, it didn't just introduce support for new features and optimizations. More importantly, the company fixed a zero-day vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting to install malware without triggering core Mac security mechanisms, some that were in place for mo...
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Pentagon explains odd transfer of 175 million IP addresses to obscure company

EnlargeGetty Images | Andriy OnufriyenkoThe US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The Defens...
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Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it

EnlargeAppleAirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is leaking user emails and phone numbers, and there's not much anyone can do to stop it other than to turn it off, researchers said. AirDrop uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to establish direct connections with nearby devices so they c...
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Backdoored password manager stole data from as many as 29K enterprises

EnlargeGetty ImagesAs many as 29,000 users of the Passwordstate password manager downloaded a malicious update that extracted data from the app and sent it to an attacker-controlled server, the app maker told customers. In an email, Passwordstate creator Click Studios told customers that bad actors compromised its upgrade mechanism and used it to i...