General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Musk, Obama, Biden, Bezos, Gates—bitcoin scam hits Twitter in coordinated blitz

The simultaneous hijacking of so many accounts is extraordinary.
Publish Date: 7/15/2020
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Details on SpaceX Starlink beta emerge along with photos of user terminals

Starlink beta trials will start in Northern US and parts of Canada, new FAQ says.
Publish Date: 7/15/2020
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Verizon’s 5G network is tiny—Verizon ads “falsely implied” it’s nationwide

Watchdog: Verizon ads falsely implied US-wide coverage for sporadic 5G network.
Publish Date: 7/15/2020
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Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability

17-year-old DNS flaw requires no user interaction and may be exploited soon.
Publish Date: 7/14/2020
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UK bans Huawei from 5G networks in “victory for the Trump administration”

UK said US sanctions on Huawei threaten security of equipment, necessitating ban.
Publish Date: 7/14/2020
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Amazon supermarket will roll out fancy new smart cart when it opens

The store's too big to cover in cameras, so shoppers can wheel them around instead.
Publish Date: 7/14/2020
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This device keeps Alexa and other voice assistants from snooping on you

Meet LeakyPick, the low-cost audio spy detector for network-connected devices.
Publish Date: 7/14/2020
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Malware stashed in China-mandated software is more extensive than thought

Move over GoldenSpy, earlier GoldenHelper malware also targeted businesses in China.
Publish Date: 7/14/2020
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Google bans ads for stalkerware apps—with some exceptions

Google doesn't allow stalking apps in the Play Store but hadn't yet banned ads.
Publish Date: 7/13/2020
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Amazon bans TikTok on employee phones, then calls it a mistake [Updated]

Amazon told workers to delete TikTok or lose mobile access to company email.
Publish Date: 7/10/2020
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IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons

The ties between the Open Usage Commons and Google may be too strong and clear.
Publish Date: 7/10/2020
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Charter’s hidden “Broadcast TV” fee now adds $197 a year to cable bills

Hidden fee not included in Spectrum’s advertised prices raised yet again.
Publish Date: 7/10/2020
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Frontier misled subscribers about Internet speeds and prices, AG finds

Washington state AG forces Frontier Northwest to clearly disclose prices, speeds.
Publish Date: 7/9/2020
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Google Play apps with 500,000 downloads subscribe users to costly services

Malware family that has infiltrated Play since 2017 strikes again.
Publish Date: 7/9/2020
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Microsoft neuters Office 365 account attacks that used clever ruse

Businesses in 62 countries targeted in financial fraud scam.
Publish Date: 7/8/2020
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City builds open-access broadband network with Google Fiber as its first ISP

W. Des Moines to build fiber conduits city-wide, let multiple ISPs offer service.
Publish Date: 7/7/2020
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Petnet charges new $30 annual fee for a service that still doesn’t work

The company promised to continue service for those who paid up. So far, it hasn't.
Publish Date: 7/7/2020
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The rise and fall of Adobe Flash

Before Flash Player sunsets this December, we talk its legacy with those who built it.
Publish Date: 7/7/2020
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Uber plans to gobble up delivery rival Postmates in $2.6 billion deal

Analysts have been expecting the delivery apps to consolidate; now they are.
Publish Date: 7/6/2020
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New Mac ransomware is even more sinister than it appears

ThiefQuest or EvilQuest can grab passwords and credit card numbers.
Publish Date: 7/5/2020
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