Microsoft Windows document vulnerability has no fix

Cybersecurity Insiders Microsoft has issued an official warning that the recently discovered font vulnerability has no fix as of now and users need to wait till April 14th, 2020 i.e. the next patch Tuesday. Going by the details, a group of security researchers has found that hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in Windows handling and …

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Critical RCE Bug Affects Millions of OpenWrt-based Network Devices

The Hacker News A cybersecurity researcher today disclosed technical details and proof-of-concept of a critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting OpenWrt, a widely used Linux-based operating system for routers, residential gateways, and other embedded devices that route network traffic. Tracked as CVE-2020-7982, the vulnerability resides in the OPKG package manager of OpenWrt that exists in …

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Over 50 Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

The Hacker News More than 50 Android apps on the Google Play Store—most of which were designed for kids and had racked up almost 1 million downloads between them—have been caught using a new trick to secretly click on ads without the knowledge of smartphone users. Dubbed “Tekya,” the malware in the apps imitated users’ …

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New Swedish law does not affect Mullvad

Mullvad Confused about Sweden’s new legislation on the covert surveillance of data? In short, it does not pertain to Mullvad VPN. Full article

Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

WIRED The novel coronavirus has impacted the global economy, daily life, and human health around the world, changing how people work and interact everyday. But in addition to the pressing threat the virus poses to human health, these rapid changes have also created an environment in which hackers, scammers, and spammers all thrive. Full article

Announcing Who Has Your Face

Electronic Frontier Foundation The government and law enforcement should not be scanning your photos with face recognition technology. But right now, at least half of Americans are likely in government face recognition databases—often thanks to secretive agreements between state and federal government agencies—without any of us having opted in. Although the majority of Americans are …

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Hong Kong makes wearable trackers mandatory for new arrivals, checks in with ‘surprise calls’ too

The Register Hong Kong has made it mandatory for all new arrivals to wear an “electronic wristband” that links to a smartphone to provide location-tracking services, so that authorities can be sure they’re observing COVID-19 quarantine requirements. And the city-state insists its privacy commissioner has signed off on the idea because it “does not pose …

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Ransomware spreading gangs are targeting only at Nights n weekends

Cybersecurity Insiders Those spreading ransomware are seen targeting companies and individuals only at nights and weekends says a study taken up by FireEye. The Cybersecurity firm confirms that 76% of ransomware infections take place at night time in the enterprise sector and 49% of them take place during the weekends. FireEye researchers claim that the …

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Cyber Attack risk on IoT devices is too high says report

Cybersecurity Insiders A recent study conducted by Unit 42, a threat intelligence platform of Palo Alto Networks has confirmed that the risk of a cyberattack on the Internet of Things (IoT) is too high than ever. And the study confirmed that all the 1.2 million IoT devices installed at more than 10,000 locations across enterprise …

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New law 1 April 2020 – Swedish Covert Surveillance of Data Act

Mullvad New law in Sweden 1 April 2020 Covert Surveillance of Data Act (SFS 2020:62) (the act is short-term legislation and will enter into force on 1 April 2020) Short Summary: Since Mullvad VPN is not to be regarded as an electronic communications service with a reporting obligation according to LEK, Chapter 2, Section 1, …

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