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 The U.N. confirmed the incident but there are conflicting reports whether or not data was exfiltrated as a result. If reports this week are to believed, the United Nations is still dealing with fallout around what sounds like a potentially massive breach last summer. Computer systems belonging to the U.N. - the international peace organisation founded in 1945, after World War II - were broken into in...

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Safari’s anti-tracking feature could apparently give access to users’ browsing habits. An anti-tracking tool baked into Apple’s Safari web browser was found to contain flaws that, if abused, could enable the very thing that the tool was designed to prevent, according to a team of Google researchers. In a recently released report, the researchers disclosed multiple vulnerabilities in the browser’s privacy tool that could allow bad actors...

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Are you looking to hide in plain sight? Here’s a rundown of three options for becoming invisible online. As concern about internet privacy grows and grows, more and more people are actively seeking to browse the web anonymously. There are various ways to avoid being identified or tracked on the internet, although, in fact, “attempt to avoid” might often be more appropriate. Online anonymity can often...

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A fictitious industrial company with phony employees personas, website, and PLCs sitting on a simulated factory network fooled malicious hackers - and raised alarms for at least one white-hat researcher who stumbled upon it. S4x20 CONFERENCE - Miami - For seven months, researchers at Trend Micro ran a legitimate-looking phony industrial prototyping company with an advanced interactive honeypot network to attract would-be attackers. The goal was to...

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The company will also soon launch anti-fingerprinting measures aimed at detecting and mitigating covert tracking and workarounds. Google has announced plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser within the next two years. The company is joining the ranks of Mozilla and Apple that, also in a bid to improve privacy on the web, have implemented similar changes in the Firefox...

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The critical vulnerability could also be exploited via a malicious Microsoft Office document. Microsoft has shipped out a fix for a critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) that is being exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2019-1429, the vulnerability is part of this month’s batch of regular security updates known as Patch Tuesday. The zero-day is a remote code execution flaw that, according to Microsoft’s advisory, has...

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