Of course, it's not just Apple news, but sometimes it does not make you want to. The election of 2020 seems distant, but there is still not enough time to make sure the vote is secure. Russia and Iran plan to buckle Since the rest of the internet, keep going fast, dangerous fragmentation. An internet crash rocked the Internet last week, thanks to a Google Cloud Catch-22. And an excerpt from Joseph Menn & # 39; s Cult of the Dead Cow: How Could the Original Hacking Supergroup Save the World? take a look at @stake, an extremely influential cybersecurity company founded in 1999.
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Here is something you do not see every day. When the Komodo platform, a cryptocurrency startup, discovered the existence of a backdoor in its Agama wallet application, it took an unusual step to protect its customers from hackers. she first hacked them, using this backdoor to exfiltrate about $ 13 million of vulnerable people. funds before an outside group could. Affected users can claim their funds as soon as they realize that they have been hacked so hackers can not hack them.
Two health care hacks were uncovered this week, first by Quest Diagnostics, then by LabCorp. Nearly 20 million people were affected in between. In both cases, the companies themselves seem to have been hacked, but rather a third party called American Medical Collection Agency. If AMCA was more widely hacked, it could mean more people at risk, given the number of major health care providers it's serving.
Hackers hit Baltimore with ransomware software a few weeks ago, but the incident only attracted more national attention. This includes seemingly contradictory reports, some of which claim that the attackers used the EternalBlue tool leaked by the National Security Agencyothers insist that they did not do it. The Wall Street Journal this week divides the difference, signaling that there was in fact two Groups of hackers infiltrate the Baltimore system at the same time, one of which uses EternalBlue. At this point, it's hard to know what to believe. Anyway, Baltimore is no closer to bringing the situation back to normal.
Face recognition technology continues to grow, bringing a corresponding sense of discomfort. But this week, Microsoft has reversed some of its initiatives by removing a database of 10 million images built from plans of 100,000 remarkable people available to the public. Microsoft has been a strong advocate for stricter regulation around facial recognitionHowever, while removing its MSCeleb database is a nice gesture, the fact that it is accessible to the public means that copies almost certainly circulate online.
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