February 12, 2021

To address this gap, six universities in Ontario have partnered to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

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Russian internet and search company Yandex discloses a data breach, a system administrator was selling access to thousands of user mailboxes. Russian search engine and internet provider Yandex discloses a data breach, the company revealed that one of its system administrators was caught selling access to 4,887 user email accounts. The security incident was discovered […]

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Researchers at TIM’s Red Team Research discovered a zero-day vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Information Server. Today, TIM’s Red Team Research led by Massimiliano Brolli, discovered a new critical vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Information Server. The flaw has not addressed by IBM, because the product version 8.5.0.0 is in End-of-life. Today, TIM’s Red Team Research led […]

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Researchers from Microsoft are warning that the number of monthly web shell attacks has doubled since last year. Microsoft reported that the number of monthly web shell attacks has almost doubled since last year, its experts observed an average of 140,000 of these software installs on servers on a monthly basis, while in 2020 they […]

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Beware of romance scams, a SIM-swapping gang broken, US can search devices without a warrant at its borders, how big tech companies were fooled and more
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A water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, was attacked last Friday. The attacker took control of one of the systems, and increased the amount of sodium hydroxide — that’s lye — by a factor of 100. This could have been fatal to people living downstream, if an alert operator hadn’t noticed the change and reversed it.

We don’t know who is behind this attack. Despite its similarities to a Russian attack of a Ukrainian power plant in 2015, my bet is that it’s a disgruntled insider: either a current or former employee. It just doesn’t make sense…

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Security expert Dhiraj Mishra analyzed the popular instant messaging app Telegram and identified some failures in terms of handling the users’ data. Summary: While understanding the implementation of various security and privacy measures in Telegram, I identified that telegram fails again in terms of handling the users data. My initial study started with understanding how self-destructing […]

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The fresh release of the Latin American Lampion trojan was updated with a new C2 address. Lampion trojan disseminated in Portugal using COVID-19 template. In the last few days, a new release of the Latin American Lampion trojan was released in Portugal using a template related to COVID-19. This trojan has been distributed in Portugal […]

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Farmers are having to hack their own tractors just to keep it running, a new study suggests Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, and frustration swells over Uber Eats’ pay system.
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