General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware

With a valid TLS certificate, faux Bravė.com could fool even security-savvy people.
Publish Date: 7/31/2021
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Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers’ machines

Expect to see more of these "Frankenstein" malware packages, researchers warn.
Publish Date: 7/30/2021
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New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

Screen sharing courtesy of VNC mirrors device screens to attacker-controlled servers.
Publish Date: 7/30/2021
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Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

Hackers continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities.
Publish Date: 7/29/2021
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Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to a “real shooting war”

US president's remarks follow breaches that paralyzed critical services.
Publish Date: 7/28/2021
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Sean Gallagher and an AI expert talk about our crazy machine-learning adventure

Join our headline experiment post-mortem today, July 28, at 1 pm Eastern time!
Publish Date: 7/28/2021
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Haron and BlackMatter are the latest groups to crash the ransomware party

The additions come as the number of high-severity ransomware attacks ratchet up.
Publish Date: 7/28/2021
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VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

Company says it's in the process of overhauling its VPN offerings to better secure them.
Publish Date: 7/26/2021
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UK worries Starlink and OneWeb may interfere with each other, plans new rules

Ofcom says complexity of giant satellite networks raises interference concerns.
Publish Date: 7/26/2021
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Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe

Until it offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.
Publish Date: 7/25/2021
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An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool.
Publish Date: 7/24/2021
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Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack

REvil ransomware struck as many as 1,500 networks, but a master key is now available.
Publish Date: 7/22/2021
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AT&T nightmare: Woman had to wait 3+ months for broadband at new home

AT&T, the only ISP available, kept canceling installs until she contacted news media.
Publish Date: 7/22/2021
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Saudi Aramco confirms data leak after $50 million cyber ransom demand

World’s largest oil producer says some company files were compromised.
Publish Date: 7/22/2021
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Ars AI headline experiment finale—we came, we saw, we used a lot of compute time

Turns out it's really hard to make a machine-learning model to evaluate headlines.
Publish Date: 7/22/2021
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Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warns

Compromised routers give the hackers anonymity in ongoing large-scale attacks.
Publish Date: 7/21/2021
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Lyft ditches Google Maps for Here, partners with Argo AI

Argo and Ford will deploy driverless cars on Lyft's network in Miami and Austin.
Publish Date: 7/21/2021
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Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scrambling

Both OSes have flaws that allow attackers with a toehold to elevate access.
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
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Our AI headline experiment continues: Did we break the machine?

In part three of four, we look at what's gone right, and what's gone... less than right.
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
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Apple under pressure over iPhone security after NSO spyware claims

Apple urged to work with rivals after alleged surveillance of journalists, activists.
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
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