Start this week Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all patching a bunch of zero-day vulnerabilities, which means you want to set aside some time on Tuesday Update all your devices. if not? Do it now. We are waiting!
Okay, welcome back. At the end of the week, Both Apple and Google removed negative apps At the request of the Kremlin, from their app store in Russia. As far as precedents are concerned, this is not good, because authoritarian regimes are putting pressure on more and more tech giants, which are deeply rooted and unable to leave the market to protest. In particular, Russia has been testing these restrictions, but India and China are not far behind.
A new app from Iran can help people fight back against this censorship system Let people encrypt messages even during internet outagesThe app called Nahoft can turn messages into random Persian mashups, and even embed them in images to avoid detection by the Iranian regime.
You can now Give up the password of the Microsoft account. Zero trust is the most important cyber security concept For many years, no one but agreed on what this meant.Think there may be Hidden files on your phone or computer? Here is how to find them.Anonymous leaked a lot of data Epik, a domain registrar that attracted several extreme right customers.
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Three former U.S. intelligence agents admitted that they hacked into the U.S. computer network on behalf of the United Arab Emirates this week to avoid prosecution. Instead, they will have to pay a total of 1.69 million US dollars in fines and be prohibited from seeking U.S. security clearances in the future, which will severely limit their job prospects. Or maybe it’s not that serious; one of the three currently serves as ExpressVPN’s chief information officer and has always supported him amid ongoing backlash.For the full story of the U.S. citizen who helped the UAE hacked, be sure to read Reuters story As early as 2019, “Project Raven” was first exposed.
A busy week for the Ministry of Justice! A Pakistani man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a well-designed long-term plan that resulted in the unlocking of nearly 2 million mobile phones. First, he bribed AT&T employees to let them unlock the phone before reselling it. After AT&T cancelled the program by changing the unlocking procedure, he bribed an employee to install malware in the call center.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Exodus Intelligence is a so-called zero-day agency that sells information about software vulnerabilities that developers do not know (and therefore cannot fix) and the vulnerabilities needed to destroy them. Usually it only sells exploits to government agencies, but it also maintains a list of vulnerabilities that anyone can subscribe to.As Forbes An exclusive report this week, the Indian government appears to be using its access to the source to find weaknesses in Pakistan and China’s networks and try to sabotage them. Since then, Exodus cut off the passage of India, but the damage has been done.
Using public record requests, the non-profit education news website The 74 delved into the use of remote monitoring software for students in the Minneapolis school district. What it found was not pretty: an intrusive program that notified school officials about the content of students’ personal files, online conversations, and browsing activities. Although distance learning has faded at this point in the pandemic, the use of surveillance software has not.
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