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Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

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Since WannaCry and NotPetya struck the internet just over three years ago, the security industry has scrutinized every new Windows bug that could be used to create a similar world-shaking worm. Now one potentially “wormable” vulnerability—meaning an attack can spread from one machine to another with no human interaction—has appeared in Microsoft’s implementation of the […]

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Google Moves to Secure the Cloud From Itself

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Sensitive data needs to be encrypted both at rest and in transit—that is, when it’s passively stored and when it’s being sent from one spot to another. Covering these two bases protects information a lot of the time, but still doesn’t account for every scenario. Now Google Cloud Services—which counts PayPal, HSBC, and Bloomberg as […]

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How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe

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If you want to keep your online accounts safe, adding two-factor authentication (2FA) is the single most important step you can take. While no security measure is 100 percent hackproof, 2FA is going to go a long way to locking down access to your important accounts. As the name suggests, 2FA adds another level of […]

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15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

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After China imposed a restrictive national security law on Hong Kong, tech companies find themselves at a crossroads. Giants like Google and Facebook stopped responding to requests for user data in the city, but may eventually have to pull out altogether. One marquee name to exit Hong Kong already is TikTok, which remains eager to […]

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Amazon Says It Didn’t Mean to Ban Employees From Using TikTok

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Around midday Friday, some employees at Amazon began posting on Twitter about another beloved, but increasingly embattled, online platform: TikTok. They griped that they would soon be unable to use it on their phones. In an email obtained by The New York Times, Amazon had notified workers that “due to security risks, the TikTok app […]

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Juniper targets security portfolio at SASE race

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The conga line around secure-access service edge (SASE), continues to grow with Juniper this week becoming the latest to join the dance. Just as other big networking players with extensive security portfolios including Cisco and VMware have recently done, Juniper says it will build off its offerings to address the SASE blueprint. Read about edge […]

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Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

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Microsoft has neutered a large-scale fraud campaign that used knockoff domains and malicious apps to scam customers in 62 countries around the world. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast. The software […]

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DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

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If you use a mainstream email provider, it likely catches most of the obviously useless and potentially malicious spam you receive, like scammy prescription drug offers and unsolicited sex tips. But when it comes to the endless promo emails from retailers and newsletters you don’t remember signing up for, you’re mostly on your own. Now […]

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Hong Kong’s Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

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A new national security law has turned Hong Kong into a battleground for the United States and China’s escalating war over control of the global internet. Whether Hong Kong eventually falls behind China’s Great Firewall will depend on how strictly Beijing enforces the regulation, and how willing technology platforms are to stand up in the […]