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1 day ago Chinese COVID-19 disinformation campaigns commenced as early as January: Stanford

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This culminated in a Chinese government official accusing the US military of starting the outbreak on social media.

1 day ago SMBGhost Vulnerability Allows Privilege Escalation on Windows Systems

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Researchers have published proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits to demonstrate that the Windows vulnerability tracked as SMBGhost and CVE-2020-0796 can be exploited for local privilege escalation.

1 day ago Another Marriott Data Breach Affects Millions

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Wide Variety of Personal Information ExposedMarriott acknowledged Tuesday that a recent data breach exposed the personal records of millions of hotel guests. It's the second major breach reported by the hotel giant in two years.

1 day ago Holy Water watering hole attack targets visitors of certain websites with malware

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This campaign tries to trick users into accepting a fake Adobe Flash update, which then installs malware to give the attacker full remote access, says Kaspersky.

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2 hours ago Aussie law enforcement integrity body wants International Production Orders Bill

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It doesn't really use the current method for obtaining foreign assistance in law enforcement prosecution, but it would use the new one.

2 hours ago Australian Privacy Foundation labels CLOUD Act-readying Bill as 'deeply flawed'

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The foundation also called the Telecommunications International Production Orders Bill a 'manifestation of a drip by drip erosion of privacy protection in the absence of a justiciable constitutionally-enshrined right to privacy in accord with international human rights frameworks'.

3 hours ago Hacking forum gets hacked for the second time in a year

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Forum where hackers sold and bought hacked accounts gets hacked itself.

7 hours ago How Humans "LEAD" the Way to More Effective Use of Threat Intelligence

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When the theme, Human Element, was announced for RSA Conference 2020 (RSAC), I was gratified. It's a topic I never tire of because not only do I believe that there is no "silver bullet" technology, I believe it's the humans who really lead the way to greater security efficiency and effectiveness.

7 hours ago Microsoft to hospitals: 11 tips on how to combat ransomware

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Hospitals are under cyberattack even as they struggle to combat the coronavirus. Microsoft is offering hospitals security tips to try to help.

8 hours ago Zoom's Security and Privacy Woes Violated GDPR, Expert Says

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Zoom Security Risks, Privacy and GDPR Compliance

Home working and learning has led to a boom in videoconferencing, with Zoom a major beneficiary. But concerns over privacy and security raise important questions: is Zoom safe, and is it even GDPR compliant?

8 hours ago Washington Governor Signs Facial Recognition Law

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Privacy Advocates Criticize Measure That Microsoft SupportedWashington's governor has signed a new law that regulates the use of facial recognition technology. But some privacy advocates say the measure, which was backed by Microsoft, doesn't do enough to protect individuals' rights.

9 hours ago Researcher Finds New Class of Windows Vulnerabilities

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A security researcher has discovered over 25 different potential vulnerabilities in Windows, including some that could lead to elevation of privileges.

9 hours ago COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

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Business Associates Cleared to Make 'Good Faith' Disclosures of PHIIn the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to share protected health information for public health-related activities during the pandemic.

11 hours ago Survey: 37% of workers unaware of ransomware, putting businesses at risk

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Almost 40% of employees surveyed admitted to not knowing what ransomware is, and many of them have already been victims, according to security provider Kaspersky.