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In what appears to be a massive coordinated strike against Reddit, hackers took over dozens of pages on Friday afternoon, using their access to plaster pro-Donald Trump imagery across subreddits with huge followings. 2
Coming just over three weeks after hackers used access to high-profile Twitter accounts to tweet a bitcoin scam, the wave of Reddit compromises has a similarly eye-popping reach. 1
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Documents on UK-US trade talks, leaked ahead of the 2019 general election, were stolen from an email account belonging to Conservative MP Liam Fox, it has emerged. 1
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Nearly 205,300 organizations suffered ransomware attacks in 2019, a 41% increase from a year earlier, according to Emsisoft, a New Zealand provider of security software. 1
Victims paid hackers $178,254, on average, in April-June to regain access to their computer systems, according to the security firm Coveware Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. 1
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The problem was that backend servers did not authenticate requests from the “Mercedes me” mobile app, which allows users to remotely manage the vehicle and control various functions. 1
Once they got access to the backend, they could control any car in China, the researchers claimed. 1
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Voronkov also added that it doesn't fully understand the impact and consequences of the pandemic on global peace and security, or how it has aided organised crime and terrorism. 1
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"The increase in internet usage and cyber crime during the pandemic further compounds the problem." 1
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It said that of the 100 million daily phishing emails blocked by Gmail, some 18 million were related to the pandemic. 1
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Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan and cybersecurity firm Trend Micro have analyzed some of the most popular industrial programming languages and showed how they can open the door to attacks against robots and other programmable manufacturing machines. 1
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That's fine if you want your password as a backup method for authentication, but if a hacker ever compromises your Windows password and gains access to your computer, they could easily sign in with your account. 1
One way to guard against this is to remove the password option from the login screen in Windows 10. 1
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While your laptop is (hopefully) running a recent operating system version with (kind of) timely patches, there's a good chance that your bank's ATMs are running Windows XP. 1
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