June 24, 2021

Flaws affecting the BIOSConnect feature of Dell Client BIOS could be exploited by a privileged attacker to execute arbitrary code at the BIOS/UEFI level of the impacted device. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Eclypsium discovered multiple vulnerabilities affecting the BIOSConnect feature of Dell Client BIOS that could be exploited by a privileged attacker to execute arbitrary code […]

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VMware released security patches to address an authentication bypass vulnerability in VMware Carbon Black App Control (AppC) for Windows. VMware released security patches for an authentication bypass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-21998, in Carbon Black App Control (AppC) running on Windows machines. Carbon Black App Control allows to lock down critical systems and servers to prevent […]

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The federal Liberal Party must give a more detailed explanation of how a facial matching system being used for online party constituency nominations works to understand if it will violate users’ rights, says Ontario’s former privacy commissioner.

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DDoS attacks and other forms of botnet attacks remain some of the biggest cybersecurity challenges that are often the most difficult to defend against. In 2020 and early 2021, the number of DDoS attacks is continuously increasing, and the number of active malicious botnets is also rapidly increasing to a very alarming number.  With that […]

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The Norwegian Consumer Council just published a fantastic new report: “Time to Ban Surveillance-Based Advertising.” From the Introduction:

The challenges caused and entrenched by surveillance-based advertising include, but are not limited to:

  • privacy and data protection infringements
  • opaque business models
  • manipulation and discrimination at scale
  • fraud and other criminal activity
  • serious security risks

In the following chapters, we describe various aspects of these challenges and point out how today’s dominant model of online advertising is a threat to consumers, democratic societies, the media, and even to advertisers themselves. These issues are significant and serious enough that we believe that it is time to ban these detrimental practices…

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By 2035, artificial intelligence could double economic growth in Canada and economic growth rates globally. It’s not, however, just legitimate businesses that will take advantage of AI-based tools. Cybercriminals will also exploit the technology to improve their income.  While there are several ways to do this, deepfakes may pose one of the greatest threats. This […]

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Cloud computing is a simple way for companies to upscale their operations without incurring huge infrastructural costs. Firms currently use an average of 8 clouds and expect this to increase to around 11 by the end of 2023. The cloud industry is enjoying unprecedented growth and will hit a new high in 2022. Forecasts suggest […]

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Networking equipment giant Zyxel warns customers of a series of attacks that have been targeting some of its enterprise firewall and VPN devices. Networking equipment vendor Zyxel warned its customers of a series of attacks that have been targeting some of its enterprise firewall and VPN server solutions. The threat actors are targeting the USG, […]

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A new Trojan written in the Go programming language, tracked as ChaChi, was involved in ransomware attacks against government agencies and US schools. Researchers from BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence spotted a new RAT written in the Go programming language, dubbed ChaChi, which has been used by PYSA (aka Mespinoza) operators to target victims globally. The […]

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HPE CEO Antonio Neri dedicated virtual stage time to the company’s edge to cloud platform, GreenLake, during his Discover conference keynote this week, with a series of announcements further broadening its scope.

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A ReverseRat backdoor attack has been recently reported. A supposedly Pakistan-linked hacker targeted government institutions and power companies from South and Central Asia. India was the most affected country, followed by Afghanistan. The threat acto…

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Hashtag Trending, June 24, 2021- Microsoft reaches a $2 trillion market; What causes Zoom Fatigue; Bill C-10

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