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Critical Firefox vulnerability, update Mozilla immediately

IT audit specialists claim that the more than 500 million Mozilla Firefox users are exposed to a critical vulnerability, so they should update to the latest version of the browser as soon as possible. The update fixes security flaws found in Firefox versions 67.0.3 and ESR 60.7.1. In its security alert, Mozilla reports: “A vulnerability may arise when manipulating JavaScript objects due to some existing issues in Array.pop, so a...

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The biggest medical data breach ever led AMCA to bankruptcy

Medical services collection company American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) has just filed for bankruptcy after data breach reported a few days ago, web applications security audits specialists report. Reportedly, AMCA was hacked for about nine months, a fact that compromised the confidential information of AMCA’s business customers, including major industry companies such as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Carcentrix, among...

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New vulnerabilities found on Linux and FreeBSD devices

Digital forensics services researchers warn that Linux and FreeBSD operating systems contain vulnerabilities that allow hackers to remotely lock servers and disrupt admins’ communications. Operating system distributors have recommended that users install update patches as soon as they are released or otherwise modify the necessary settings to reduce the risk of exploitation. According to digital forensics services experts, the most...

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Facebook announces the launching of Libra, its own cryptocurrency

Facebook just revealed details about Libra, the company’s cryptocurrency that will allow users to make purchases or make transfers with fees close to zero. According to cybersecurity experts, Libra may be purchased or withdrawn online or at specific exchange points. The company today launched Libra’s white paper, in addition to announcing its testing network to solve some existing issues in its blockchain technology; Libra’s...

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Ubuntu is set to abandon support for 32-bit systems starting with version 19.10

Information security audits specialists report confirmation of advance notice; Ubuntu, the distribution of the Linux operating system, has decided to remove support for 32-bit systems, a decision that will become effective until the release of version 19.10. This means that Ubuntu will no longer compile, package, or distribute software, libraries, or tools for 32-bit systems in the latest versions of the popular Linux...

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Users could go to prison for forwarding messages on WhatsApp

Web application security audit experts believe that the lack of a strict policy on message forwarding through the WhatsApp service has been leveraged by multiple users and companies to send spam indiscriminately. However, the company is about to implement the necessary measures to completely restrict this abusive conduct. Coming soon, WhatsApp will start to prohibit the sending of automated or bulk messages through this platform, you...

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Cyber security Trends|17 June 19

We talk about Jailbreak failure in IOS 13, backdoor in all Android devices, China steals data from universities, new zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10, Astra Linux OS for Russia Below are the links of the cyber security news. 1. JAILBREAK OF IOS 13 DEVELOPED ONLY ONE DAY AFTER IT’S LAUNCH h Jailbreak for iOS 13 is disclosed just one day after its launching 2. BACKDOOR PRESENT IN ANDROID MOBILE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD A...

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Your IoT devices, such as cameras, washing machines, NAS storage will be affected by this new malware

A couple of years ago the Mirai botnet put thousands of system administrators in trouble before being dismantled; however, website security audit experts claim that malware developers keep using this source code as the basis for new variants of the botnet to exploit Internet of Things (IoT) devices. New versions of the botnet appear with a threatening frequency, launching massive attacks against smart devices around the world, either...

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OnePlus smartphones are leaking information of thousands of users

Web application security test researchers have released a report claiming that OnePlus smartphones are leaking sensitive user information. Users’ personal information is collected when someone buys a new OnePlus, or when the Android OS smartphone is activated. According to the report, when getting a new OnePlus the company asks users to enter some basic data, such as customer name, phone number, email address and home address. The...

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Power blackout in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil; is this the biggest cyberattack ever?

A massive blackout left millions of people without power in some South American countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, over the last weekend. Although the exact causes of the incident are not yet known, network security experts and authorities consider it likely to be a cyberattack; “there is still nothing confirmed, but we must not rule out any possibility”, Argentine government officials said. The service was...

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Why are hackers interested in people’s medical history?

A few days ago, information security specialists reported a massive data breach in American Medical Collections Agency (AMCA) that affected nearly 20 million patients in U.S. clinical companies; according to experts, records of credit cards and stolen clinical details may be sold for negligible amounts (less than $50 USD).  What is the reason for the growing interest of hackers in people’s medical information? Unlike a credit card,...