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Twitter Fined $150 Million for Misusing Users' Data for Advertising Without Consent

26 May 2022 at 08:03
Twitter, which is in the process of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has agreed to pay $150 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle allegations that it abused non-public information collected for security purposes to serve targeted ads. In addition to the monetary penalty for "misrepresenting its privacy and security practices," the company has been banned from

Tails OS Users Advised Not to Use Tor Browser Until Critical Firefox Bugs are Patched

26 May 2022 at 09:08
The maintainers of the Tails project have issued a warning that the Tor Browser that's bundled with the operating system is unsafe to use for accessing or entering sensitive information. "We recommend that you stop using Tails until the release of 5.1 (May 31) if you use Tor Browser for sensitive information (passwords, private messages, personal information, etc.)," the projectΒ saidΒ in an

Hackers Increasingly Using Browser Automation Frameworks for Malicious Activities

26 May 2022 at 10:49
Cybersecurity researchers are calling attention to a free-to-use browser automation framework that's being increasingly used by threat actors as part of their attack campaigns. "The framework contains numerous features which we assess may be utilized in the enablement of malicious activities," researchers from Team CymruΒ saidΒ in a new report published Wednesday. "The technical entry bar for the

The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

26 May 2022 at 10:49
In any organization, there are certain accounts that are designated as being privileged. These privileged accounts differ from standard user accounts in that they have permission to perform actions that go beyond what standard users can do. The actions vary based on the nature of the account but can include anything from setting up new user accounts to shutting down mission-critical systems.

Experts Warn of Rise in ChromeLoader Malware Hijacking Users' Browsers

26 May 2022 at 11:24
A malvertising threat is witnessing a new surge in activity since its emergence earlier this year. Dubbed ChromeLoader, the malware is a "pervasive and persistent browser hijacker that modifies its victims' browser settings and redirects user traffic to advertisement websites," Aedan Russell of Red CanaryΒ saidΒ in a new report. ChromeLoader is a rogue Chrome browser extension and is typically

Critical 'Pantsdown' BMC Vulnerability Affects QCT Servers Used in Data Centers

26 May 2022 at 13:18
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) servers have been identified as vulnerable to the severe "Pantsdown" Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) flaw, according to new research published today. "An attacker running code on a vulnerable QCT server would be able to 'hop' from the server host to the BMC and move their attacks to the server management network, possibly continue and obtain further
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