WD My Book NAS devices are being remotely wiped clean worldwide

Bleeping Computer Western Digital My Book NAS owners worldwide found that their devices have been mysteriously factory reset and all of their files deleted. WD My Book is a network-attached storage device that looks like a small vertical book that you can stand on your desk. The WD My Book Live app allows owners to …

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NFC Flaws Let Researchers Hack ATMs by Waving a Phone

WIRED For years, security researchers and cybercriminals have hacked ATMs by using all possible avenues to their innards, from opening a front panel and sticking a thumb drive into a USB port to drilling a hole that exposes internal wiring. Now one researcher has found a collection of bugs that allow him to hack ATMs—along …

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Google rolls out a unified security vulnerability schema for open-source software

ZDNet Business author and expert, H. James Harrington, once said, If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it. He was right. And Google is following this advice by introducing a new way to strengthen open-source security …

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Amazon launching global competition to find and fix 1 million software bugs

ZDNet Amazon announced a new global competition called AWS BugBust, which will allow developers to compete over finding and fixing one million bugs. The company said the competition will also help reduce technical debt by over $100 million. In a blog post, AWS principal advocate Martin Beeby said AWS BugBust was taking the concept of …

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South Korea’s Nuclear Research agency breached using VPN flaw

Bleeping Computer South Korea’s ‘Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute’ disclosed yesterday that their internal networks were hacked last month by North Korean threat actors using a VPN vulnerability. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, or KAERI, is the governement-sponsored institute for the research and application of nuclear power in South Korea. The breach was first reported earlier …

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Russia bans VyprVPN, Opera VPN services for not complying with blacklist request

The Hacker News Russia’s telecommunications and media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) on Thursday introduced restrictions on the operation of VyprVPN and Opera VPN services in the country. In accordance with the regulation on responding to threats to circumvent restrictions on access to child pornography, suicidal, pro-narcotic and other prohibited content, restrictions on the use of VPN …

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North Korea Exploited VPN Flaw to Hack South’s Nuclear Research Institute

The Hacker News South Korea’s state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) on Friday disclosed that its internal network was infiltrated by suspected attackers operating out of its northern counterpart. The intrusion is said to have taken place on May 14 through a vulnerability in an unnamed virtual private network (VPN) vendor and involved a …

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Cyber espionage by Chinese hackers in neighbouring nations is on the rise

The Hacker News A string of cyber espionage campaigns dating all the way back to 2014 and focused on gathering military intelligence from neighbouring countries have been linked to a Chinese military-intelligence apparatus. In a wide-ranging report published by Massachusetts-headquartered Recorded Future this week, the cybersecurity firm’s Insikt Group said it identified ties between a …

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Security News This Week: A Bug in the Android Google App Put Privacy at Risk

WIRED You hopefully already know that you should use a privacy browser. But privacy search engines have become increasingly viable as well for anyone looking to escape Google’s clutches. Leading that charge is DuckDuckGo, which this week introduced new tools that will stop help prevent tracking in both emails and other apps on Android phones. …

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