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1Password is coming to Linux | ZDNet

1Password is coming to Linux | ZDNet

By| August 10, 2020 -- 21:08 GMT (14:08 PDT)| Topic:Should you use your browser’s built-in password manager?Maybe you can remember dozens of complex passwords, I can't. That's why password managers, such as , , and , are so important. Now, AgilBits, 1Password's parent company, has finally listened to their customers who have been . At long last, the company announced, ""Everyone needs a password manager. It's the only way to maintain unique, hard-to-guess credentials for every secure site you and your team access daily.Don't get your credit cards out yet though. True, the first development...

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A mysterious group has hijacked Tor exit nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks | ZDNet

A mysterious group has hijacked Tor exit nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks | ZDNet

Byfor| August 10, 2020 -- 19:18 GMT (12:18 PDT)| Topic:Don't click on that email! Find everything you need to know in this phishing guide including how to protect yourself from one of the most common forms of cyber attack.Since January 2020, a mysterious threat actor has been adding servers to the Tor network in order to perform SSL stripping attacks on users accessing cryptocurrency-related sites through the Tor Browser.The group has been so prodigious and persistent in their attacks, that by May 2020, they ran a quarter of all Tor exit relays — the servers through which user traffic...

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Lawmakers call for "right to repair" medical equipment during COVID-19 pandemic | ZDNet

Lawmakers call for "right to repair" medical equipment during COVID-19 pandemic | ZDNet

Byfor| August 6, 2020 -- 23:26 GMT (16:26 PDT)| Topic:From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19.Two Democrats in Congress on Thursday that would give trained technicians the "right to repair" medical equipment through the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill elevates the conversation surrounding the "right to repair" to the national stage, following efforts to advance this kind of legislation at the state level. The Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020 was introduced in the Senate by Democrat...

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He had AppleCare. Then Apple sent his broken iMac to Best Buy | ZDNet

He had AppleCare. Then Apple sent his broken iMac to Best Buy | ZDNet

Byfor| August 9, 2020 -- 12:00 GMT (05:00 PDT)| Topic:Some customers are more difficult to please than others. Few, though, may be as particular as customers. They pay a lot of money for their gadgets and expect sensitive, perfectionist handling. In some cases, they're persuaded to buy , the very royalty of device repair protection. I was moved, therefore, by the plight of photographer . He's no ordinary photographer. He's an Olympus visionary and a brilliant bird photographer. As well as an author and guitarist. The very essence of a professional Apple customer, you might think. Bourne,...

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Google's AI thinks women wearing masks have mouths covered with duct tape | ZDNet

Google's AI thinks women wearing masks have mouths covered with duct tape | ZDNet

Byfor| August 7, 2020 -- 14:38 GMT (07:38 PDT)| Topic:is a work in progress.A new report tells us which criminal applications of AI we should really worry about.Or, as some, a work in abject regress that will wreck humanity's remaining faith in itself.Even some tech companies seem a touch unsure about their own AI systems. Why, not too long ago IBM .We'll come back to in a moment. You see, I've just been handed the results of that leaves a lot to consider.Performed by marketing company Wunderman Thompson's Data group, the study examined whether well-known visual AI systems look at men...

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China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI | ZDNet

China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI | ZDNet

Byfor| August 8, 2020 -- 18:04 GMT (11:04 PDT)| Topic:VPNs aren't essential only for securing your unencrypted Wi-Fi connections in coffee shops and airports. Every remote worker should consider a VPN to stay safe online. Here are your top choices and how to get set up.The Chinese government is currently using the Great Firewall censorship tool to block certain types of encrypted HTTPS connections.The block has been in place for more than a week, according to a joint report authored by three organizations tracking Chinese censorship -- , the , and the .ZDNet also confirmed the report's...

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Hackers are defacing Reddit with pro-Trump messages | ZDNet

Hackers are defacing Reddit with pro-Trump messages | ZDNet

Byfor| August 7, 2020 -- 17:37 GMT (10:37 PDT)| Topic:A massive hack has hit Reddit today after tens of Reddit channels have been hacked and defaced to show messages in support of Donald Trump's reelection campaign.The hacks are still ongoing at the time of writing, but we were told Reddit's security team is aware of the issue and has already begun restoring defaced channels.A partial list of impacted channels (subreddits) is available below. This includes Reddit channels for the NFL, many TV shows, The Pirate Bay, Disneyland, Disney's Avengers, several city channels, and more. Combined,...

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Return of the sovereign cloud | ZDNet

Return of the sovereign cloud | ZDNet

Byfor| August 6, 2020 -- 20:33 GMT (13:33 PDT)| Topic:A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia's emerging "trusted" or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved "" in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment.  How important? The cloud computing market has become as critical to economic prosperity as other general purpose markets, such as power, water, and, of course, money. I'm happy to say that over the past decade, significant progress has been made...

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Hacker leaks passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers | ZDNet

Hacker leaks passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers | ZDNet

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentA hacker has published today a list of plaintext usernames and passwords, along with IP addresses for more than 900 Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers. ZDNet, which obtained a copy of this list with the help of threat intelligence firm , verified its authenticity with multiple sources in...

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Brick and mortar's best hope? Robots, many now believe | ZDNet

Brick and mortar's best hope? Robots, many now believe | ZDNet

Byfor| August 5, 2020 -- 11:00 GMT (04:00 PDT)| Topic:Through a pane of clear plastic, speaking through a mask, a checkout clerk at a grocery chain told my wife she was feeling sick yesterday. My wife asked (and I'm imagining her taking a big step back as she did) if she'd told her manager. The clerk replied she had but she was out of sick days and couldn't afford to lose the pay.That story is true, and it's horrifying -- both for the risk of outbreak it suggests and for the complicated labor realities it betrays. It's also an anecdotal illustration of one more reason automation is coming...

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Washington aims Clean Network program directly at stopping China and Huawei | ZDNet

Washington aims Clean Network program directly at stopping China and Huawei | ZDNet

By| August 6, 2020 -- 04:43 GMT (21:43 PDT)| Topic:United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday the extension of Washington's 5G Clean Path program to encompass carriers, app stores, cloud computing, and subsea cables under the Clean Network umbrella. Pompeo said the extension was needed to guard against "aggressive intrusions" by the Chinese Communist Party, and called other nations to create a "Clean fortress" around citizen's data. Under the Clean Carrier label, the United States will seek to ensure Chinese carriers aren't connected to US telco networks. "Such companies pose...

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FBI issues warning over Windows 7 end-of-life | ZDNet

FBI issues warning over Windows 7 end-of-life | ZDNet

Byfor| August 5, 2020 -- 12:03 GMT (05:03 PDT)| Topic:Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them, its researchers have found.The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent a private industry notification (PIN) on Monday to partners in the US private sector about the dangers of continuing to use Windows 7 after the operating system reached its official end-of-life (EOL) . "The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end of life status,"...

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Firefox adds protections against redirect tracking | ZDNet

Firefox adds protections against redirect tracking | ZDNet

Byfor| August 4, 2020 -- 18:02 GMT (11:02 PDT)| Topic:Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.With the release of last week, Mozilla silently added a new feature to Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) -- Firefox's internal component that blocks invasive user-tracking techniques.According to Mozilla, Firefox 79 can now block a new technique called "redirect tracking."Online advertisers and web analytics companies have recently begun adopting this new technique after Firefox, Chrome, Brave, and other browsers...

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The ultimate in working from home: Amazon's engineers are building robots in their garages | ZDNet

The ultimate in working from home: Amazon's engineers are building robots in their garages | ZDNet

By| August 4, 2020 -- 13:55 GMT (06:55 PDT)| Topic:Amazon to launch $2 billion fund to invest in sustainable technologyThe next generation of Amazon's Scout bots – the fully-electric autonomous delivery devices the company is hoping to deploy soon – is currently being designed and built by a team of mechanical engineers in Seattle, and not in the most orthodox of settings.Instead of working in sleek labs, Amazon's engineers have effectively resorted to to accommodate the development of the sophisticated piece of technology the Scout bot is promising to be. The cooler-sized bot is already...

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Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) | ZDNet

Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) | ZDNet

Byfor| August 4, 2020 -- 16:20 GMT (09:20 PDT)| Topic:Today's security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions -- or even billions -- of dollars at risk when information security isn't handled properly.An Iranian hacking group known as has become the first publicly known threat actor to incorporate the DNS-over-HTTPS () protocol in its attacks.Speaking in a last week, Vincente Diaz, a malware analyst for antivirus maker Kaspersky, said the change happened in May this year when Oilrig added a new tool to its hacking arsenal.According to Diaz, Oilrig...

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Hacker leaks passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers | ZDNet

Hacker leaks passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers | ZDNet

Byfor| August 4, 2020 -- 22:44 GMT (15:44 PDT)| Topic:A hacker has published today a list of plaintext usernames and passwords, along with IP addresses for more than 900 Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers.ZDNet, which obtained a copy of this list with the help of threat intelligence firm , verified its authenticity with multiple sources in the cyber-security community.According to a review, the list includes:, a threat intelligence analyst specialized in financial crime and the one who spotted the list earlier today and shared it with ZDNet, made an interesting observation about the list...

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Uniting for better open-source security: The Open Source Security Foundation | ZDNet

Uniting for better open-source security: The Open Source Security Foundation | ZDNet

Byfor| August 3, 2020 -- 18:48 GMT (11:48 PDT)| Topic:Eric S. Raymond, one of open-source's founders, famously said, "" which he called "Linus's Law." That's true. It's one of the reasons why open-source has become the way almost everyone develops software today. That said, it doesn't go far enough. You need expert eyes hunting and fixing bugs and you need coordination to make sure you're not duplicating work.    So, it is more than past time that started the . This cross-industry group brings together open-source leaders by building a broader security community. It combines efforts from...

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What's Windows 10's fastest web browser in 2020? | ZDNet

What's Windows 10's fastest web browser in 2020? | ZDNet

Byfor| August 3, 2020 -- 17:50 GMT (10:50 PDT)| Topic:The single most important program on pretty much everyone's PC these days is the web browser. Indeed, show you can have a useful laptop with only a web browser. But which Windows 10 web browser is the fastest of them all? I put the to the test. Here are our contenders in popularity order. First comes , with its . Next up is , which recently . Believe it or not, Internet Explorer (IE) 11 is the next most popular Windows 10 web browser. But even on my , it was the worst of the worst. I took a quick look at it, and I decided between...

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2gether hacked: €1.2m in cryptocurrency stolen, native tokens offered in exchange | ZDNet

2gether hacked: €1.2m in cryptocurrency stolen, native tokens offered in exchange | ZDNet

Byfor| August 3, 2020 -- 09:59 GMT (02:59 PDT)| Topic:High-profile Twitter accounts hacked for crypto scam2gether has revealed a cyberattack in which roughly €1.2 million in cryptocurrency has been stolen from cryptocurrency investment accounts. Founded in 2017, 2gether offers a cryptocurrency trading platform within the Eurozone for buying and selling without additional fees. The organization's native coin is the 2GT token, which is -- or, at least, was -- due to be issued during 2020 following a pre-sale in Spain. However, on July 31 at 6.00 pm CEST, the trading platform suffered a...

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Google launches Chrome extension for ad transparency, Trust Token API | ZDNet

Google launches Chrome extension for ad transparency, Trust Token API | ZDNet

By| August 2, 2020 -- 22:43 GMT (15:43 PDT)| Topic:Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.Google has launched this week a Chrome extension that shows how many ads are being loaded on any given web page, what advertisers or ad tech companies are present on the page, and what user data has been used to show personalized ads. The extension, named , is available on the official Chrome Web Store. Google said it released the extension to make it easier for users to understand how ads are being shown. The...

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Microsoft: We've fixed mystery bug crashing Edge when Google search is set as default | ZDNet

Microsoft: We've fixed mystery bug crashing Edge when Google search is set as default | ZDNet

By| July 31, 2020 -- 11:02 GMT (04:02 PDT)| Topic:Using Microsoft Edge? You're really upsetting GoogleMicrosoft has swiftly addressed an unexplained bug in Chromium-based Edge that has been causing the browser to crash when typing in the address bar when Google was set as the default search engine. The bug is an awkward one for Microsoft, which has been and ships it with its own Bing search as the default search engine. Yesterday, users that Edge was crashing when they typed in characters into the address bar. One way for users to avoid the glitch was to change Google from the default...

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Would a Microsoft TikTok acquisition be anything less than completely crazy? | ZDNet

Would a Microsoft TikTok acquisition be anything less than completely crazy? | ZDNet

Byfor| July 31, 2020 -- 19:39 GMT (12:39 PDT)| Topic:Bloomberg is reporting that President Donald Trump is planning to order Trump and other politicians have claimed TikTok may be a conduit for the Chinese government to spy on or meddle with US citizens. One of the companies said to be kicking the TikTok tires, according to various reports, is Microsoft. First things first: Microsoft does due diligence on lots and lots of tech properties when they're for sale or soon to be for sale. That doesn't mean the Redmondians end up buying many/most of them. See Salesforce, Slack, Yahoo, and more for...

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MIT’s machine learning designed a COVID-19 vaccine that could cover a lot more people | ZDNet

MIT’s machine learning designed a COVID-19 vaccine that could cover a lot more people | ZDNet

By| July 31, 2020 -- 13:45 GMT (06:45 PDT)| Topic:There are currently 25 vaccines to fight COVID-19 , another 139 vaccines in a pre-clinical stage, and many more being researched.  But many of those vaccines, if they are at all successful, might not produce an immune response in portions of the population. That's because some people's bodies will react differently to the materials in the vaccine that are supposed to stimulate virus-fighting T cells.  And so just figuring out how much coverage a vaccine has, meaning, how many people it will stimulate to mount an immune response, is a big...

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How the FBI tracked down the Twitter hackers | ZDNet

How the FBI tracked down the Twitter hackers | ZDNet

Byfor| August 1, 2020 -- 01:01 GMT (18:01 PDT)| Topic:After earlier today US law enforcement , with the help of court documents released by the DOJ, ZDNet was able to piece together a timeline of the hack, and how US investigators tracked down the three suspected hackers.The article below uses data from three indictments published today by the DOJ against:According to court documents, the entire hack appears to have begun on May 3, when Clark, a teen from Tampa, but living in California, gained access to a portion of Twitter's network.Here, the timeline gets murky and it is unclear what...

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Back to school: The 5 best Chromebooks for students | ZDNet

Back to school: The 5 best Chromebooks for students | ZDNet

By| July 31, 2020 -- 12:25 GMT (05:25 PDT)| Topic:Schools and children love Chromebooks. They're affordable, easy to manage, and easy to use. Can your kids use a web browser? Then they can use a Chromebook. Google also provides and to help schools make remote learning as simple as possible. While I looked primarily at higher-end machines, which are suitable for high-school and college students, you can get even more affordable Chromebooks from brand-name vendors. For example, you can get a decent Chromebook -- such as the , , or  -- for under $200. If you're short on cash, you can often...

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