Month: January 2020

Microsoft Offers Rewards of Up to $20,000 in New Xbox Bug Bounty Program

Program is the latest the tech giant has launched that pay users and security researchers to find vulnerabilities in its numerous products. Microsoft is offering rewards of up to $20,000…
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Wawa Breach May Have Affected More Than 30 Million Customers

Hefty collection of U.S. and international payment cards from the incident revealed in December found up for sale on dark-web marketplace Joker’s Stash. A recent dump of payment card information…
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Zoom Fixes Flaw Opening Meetings to Hackers

Zoom has patched a flaw that could have allowed attackers to guess a meeting ID and enter a meeting. NEW ORLEANS – Enterprise video conferencing firm Zoom has issued a…
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Cyber Crime To Go: Study Finds E-Scooters Vulnerable To Hacks, Data Theft

SAN ANTONIO — E-scooters for easy urban travel have become immensely popular over the past few years, popping up in essentially every major city in the United States. The growing trend…
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Spike in Texas cyber attacks against municipalities has City of SA in constant defense mode

“Up to 95% of incidents are driven by human error,” IT director said SAN ANTONIO – Six months ago, cybercriminals attacked local government agencies in 23 Texas cities. The statewide attack brought the…
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Google: Flaws in Apple’s Private-Browsing Technology Allow for Third-Party Tracking

New research outlines vulnerabilities in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Protection that can reveal user browsing behavior to third parties. Technology Apple designed for its Safari web browser to protect users from…
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Microsoft Leaves 250M Customer Service Records Open to the Web

The trove of information is potentially a scammer’s bonanza. UPDATE Misconfigured Microsoft cloud databases containing 14 years of customer support logs exposed 250 million records to the open internet for…
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Microsoft Zero-Day Actively Exploited, Patch Forthcoming

CVE-2020-0674 is a critical flaw for most Internet Explorer versions, allowing remote code execution and complete takeover. An unpatched remote code-execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer is being actively exploited in…
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US Could Appoint a Cyber security Leader for Each State

The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Backers of the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 say the…
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Youth Teaching Tech To Seniors Fosters Generational Connections

The United States now has 46 million people age 65 or older. That’s a record number, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. More of these senior citizens are…
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