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A timeline of events surrounding the Bezos phone hack

News — almost impossible to believe — broke yesterday that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, was somehow involved in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. According to reports from the Guardian and the Financial Times, the Saudi royal family member, commonly referred to as MbS, ...

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Biometric ID a worry but still acceptable to Australians: AIC

Facial recognition tech needs immediate regulation, says privacy watchdog UK's Information Commissioner's Office challenges the interpretation of a court ruling that gave the green light for using facial recognition on the public. The vast majority of Australians are concerned about the use of biometric technologies to confirm their identity, according ...

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Ubisoft sues operators of four DDoS-for-hire services

Gaming company Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against five individuals for operating four DDoS-for-hire (DDoS booter) services that were used to launch DDoS attacks on Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer servers. The legal complaint, filed last week, is the culmination of a months-long process that started back in September last year. ...

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Visa’s plan against Magecart attacks: Devalue and disrupt

Payments processor Visa does not intend to stand idle and watch as the current epidemy of Magecart (web skimming) attacks continues to rage unchallenged. Beginning last summer, Visa begun throwing considerable resources at combating Magecart — a type of attack were cybercriminals hack into an online store to plant malware ...

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Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet

Microsoft has published a security advisory today about an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild — a so-called zero-day. The company's security advisory (ADV200001) currently only includes workarounds and mitigations that can be applied in order to safeguard vulnerable systems from attacks. At the ...

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