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Microsoft confirms Chinese, Iranian, and Russian cyber-attacks on Biden and Trump campaigns

ZDNet Microsoft said today that Chinese, Iranian, and Russian state-sponsored hackers had tried to breach email accounts belonging to people associated with the Biden and Trump election campaigns. The “majority of these attacks” were detected and blocked, according to Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President for …

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Cybersecurity 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government

ZDNet “I have nothing to hide” was once the standard response to surveillance programs utilizing cameras, border checks, and casual questioning by law enforcement. Privacy used to be considered a concept generally respected in many countries — at least, in the West — with a …

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Google removes Android app that was used to spy on Belarusian protesters

ZDNet Google has removed this week an Android app from the Play Store that was used to collect personal information from Belarusians attending anti-government protests. The app, named NEXTA LIVE (com.moonfair.wlkm), was available for almost three weeks on the official Android Play Store, and was downloaded thousands …

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China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

ZDNet The Chinese government has deployed an update to its national censorship tool, known as the Great Firewall (GFW), to block encrypted HTTPS connections that are being set up using modern, interception-proof protocols and technologies. The ban has been in place for at least a …

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