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IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks. Connected cameras, refrigerators and other seemingly-mundane internet-of-things (IoT) devices are a cybercriminal favorite this year, with new research showing a sharp increase (100 percent) in . . . Read more

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting

There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results. As a highly publicized event, every four years the U.S presidential election comes with inevitable security risks — and interest from high-level hackers and sophisticated cybercriminals looking to sway its results. The upcoming . . . Read more

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws

Versions of Nvidia GeForce Experience for Windows prior to 3.20.5.70 are affected by a high-severity bug that could enable code execution, denial of service and more.

Researcher: I Hacked Trump’s Twitter by Guessing Password

Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.   Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more

Microsoft Teams Phishing Attack Targets Office 365 Users

Up to 50,000 Office 365 users are being targeted by a phishing campaign that purports to notify them of a “missed chat” from Microsoft Teams. Researchers are warning of a phishing campaign that pretends to be an automated message from Microsoft Teams. In reality, the attack aims to steal Office . . . Read more

Facebook, News and XSS Underpin Complex Browser Locker Attack

An elaborate set of redirections and hundreds of URLs make up a wide-ranging tech-support scam. A sophisticated “browser locker” campaign is spreading via Facebook, ultimately pushing a tech-support scam. The effort is more advanced than most, because it involves exploiting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on a popular news site, . . . Read more

Chrome 86 Aims to Bar Abusive Notification Content

Google said Chrome 86 will automatically block malicious notifications that may be used for phishing or malware. Google has added a new feature to Chrome 86 that aims to stomp out abusive notification content. Web notifications are utilized for a variety of applications – such as prompting site visitors to . . . Read more

Cisco Warns of Severe DoS Flaws in Network Security Software

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Oracle Kills 402 Bugs in Massive October Patch Update

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Ransomware Group Makes Splashy $20K Donation to Charities

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