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Microsoft warns this hacking group is targeting vulnerable web servers

Ransomware attacks against NAS devices, backup storage on the rise Ransomware attacks targeting these devices have surged in recent months. Microsoft has revealed details of a hacking group it calls Gallium that has malware infrastructure in China and Hong Kong and has been targeting telecommunications companies.  From Microsoft’s description, the ...

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Google Maps Incognito Mode rolled out for Apple iOS

Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs. The rollout of Incognito Mode in Google Maps has begun for Apple iOS users, giving them the opportunity to use the map service without saving search history in their Google Account. On Monday, ...

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How Panasonic is using internet honeypots to improve IoT device security

Preventing your IoT devices from becoming a hacker’s gateway to your privacy ZDNet’s Danny Palmer tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby some cybersecurity tips to help keep your IoT devices safe from hackers. Read more: https://zd.net/2KkJBG6 Electronics and home-appliance manufacturer Panasonic has detailed how it has strengthened the security of its Internet ...

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ACSC comfortable with enforcing JavaScript on site visitors

Screenshot: Chris Duckett/ZDNet The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has taken the step of blocking access to its website for regular desktop browsers that have JavaScript disabled. If a user heads to cyber.gov.au today without JavaScript enabled, they will be handed the message, “Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to ...

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