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Nation-state espionage group breaches Alaska Department of Health

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Enlarge / If Alaska’s native Ursus arctos population could be enlisted for cyber defense patrols, attackers might need paws for reflection before committing a criminal breach. Last week, Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services
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Epik data breach impacts 15 million users, including non-customers

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Epik has now confirmed that an “unauthorized intrusion” did in fact occur into its systems. The announcement follows last week’s incident of hacktivist collective Anonymous leaking 180 GB of data stolen from online service provider
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A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight

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Enlarge / An anti-government graffiti that reads in Farsi “Death to the dictator” is sprayed at a wall north of Tehran on September 30, 2009. Getty Images Amid ever-increasing government Internet control, surveillance, and censorship
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SpaceX’s Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

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Enlarge / Screenshot from the Starlink order page, with the street address blotted out. SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-broadband service will emerge from beta in October, CEO Elon Musk said last night. Musk provided the answer of
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Cryptocurrency launchpad hit by $3 million supply chain attack

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SushiSwap’s chief technology officer says the company’s MISO platform has been hit by a software supply chain attack. SushiSwap is a community-driven decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets users swap, earn, lend, borrow, and leverage cryptocurrency assets all
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Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals

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Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools, new research shows, as the messaging app emerges as an alternative to the dark web. An
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Office 2021 will be available for non-Microsoft 365 subscribers on October 5

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Microsoft New versions of Microsoft Office aren’t as big a deal as they used to be, thanks to the continuously updated (and continuously paid for) versions of the apps that come with a Microsoft 365
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Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right web host Epik

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Hacktivist collective Anonymous claims to have obtained gigabytes of data from Epik, which provides domain name, hosting, and DNS services for a variety of clients. These include the Texas GOP, Gab, Parler, and 8chan, among
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Microsoft accounts can go passwordless, making “password123” a thing of the past

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Getty Images Microsoft has been working to make passwordless sign-in for Windows and Microsoft accounts a reality for years now, and today those efforts come to fruition: The Verge reports that starting today, users can
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Travis CI flaw exposed secrets of thousands of open source projects

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Getty Images A security flaw in Travis CI potentially exposed the secrets of thousands of open source projects that rely on the hosted continuous integration service. Travis CI is a software-testing solution used by over