Attackers Steal E-Mails, Info from OpenWrt Forum

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NSA Recommends Using Only ‘Designated’ DNS Resolvers

Agency provides guidelines on securely deploying DNS over HTTPS, aka DoH. The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued an advisory recommending that enterprises employ only their designated DNS resolver for DNS traffic and avoid third-party resolvers, which could place their data at risk. NSA said encrypted Domain Name System (DNS)

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A Security Practitioner’s Guide to Encrypted DNS

Best practices for a shifting visibility landscape. The Domain Name System, or DNS, is the Internet’s directory system. It points you where you want to go, mapping human-readable names like darkreading.com to machine-routable addresses such as 104.17.120.99. The original DNS protocol, however, is fundamentally insecure. Among other issues, the cleartext

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WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users’ concerns A little more than a week after announcing changes to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is now postponing the enforcement of its new data sharing rules until May 15th. “We’re now moving back

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Researchers Discover Raindrop — 4th Malware Linked to the SolarWinds Attack

Cybersecurity researchers have unearthed a fourth new malware strain—designed to spread the malware onto other computers in victims’ networks—which was deployed as part of the SolarWinds supply chain attack disclosed late last year. Dubbed “Raindrop” by Broadcom-owned Symantec, the malware joins the likes of other malicious implants such as Sunspot,

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Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls

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Businesses Struggle with Cloud Availability as Attackers Take Aim

Researchers find organizations struggle with availability for cloud applications as government officials warn of cloud-focused cyberattacks. The majority of organizations have separate tools for networking and security, researchers report in a new survey on cloud and networking challenges. Their findings emerge as US government officials warn businesses of successful attacks

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These Kids Are All Right

Faculty and students at the William E. Doar School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. created “Cyberspace,” a rap song about online safety as part of the NSA’s national STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign back in 2012. Wonder how many went into security. [embedded content] Source: StaySafeOnline.org What security-related videos have

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CES 2021: Router swarms invade your home (and know where you are)

New mesh Wi-Fi routers may be the answer to your wireless signal woes, but how about your privacy and security? Wi-Fi is hard, especially powering the swarms of smart devices in the average home. To combat dead spots, metal surfaces which block or reflect signals, and distant garages too far

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Apple Removes macOS Feature That Allowed Apps to Bypass Firewall Security

Apple has removed a controversial feature from its macOS operating system that allowed the company’s own first-party apps to bypass content filters, VPNs, and third-party firewalls. Called “ContentFilterExclusionList,” it included a list of as many as 50 Apple apps like iCloud, Maps, Music, FaceTime, HomeKit, the App Store, and its

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