Cryptocurrency regulation gets the go-ahead in Brazil

Cryptocurrency regulation gets the go-ahead in Brazil

Brazil’s move towards cryptocurrency regulation took a step closer this month as the government in Brasilia agreed and published ‘instruction 1888’. The instruction passes new…

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San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not…

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Global Hackers Are Thwarted by FBI, Europe in $100 Million Heist

Global Hackers Are Thwarted by FBI, Europe in $100 Million Heist

U.S. and European law enforcement officials on Thursday said they had dismantled a global organized cybercrime network, which used malware to steal banking login details…

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Attackers Are Messing with Encryption Traffic to Evade Detection

Attackers Are Messing with Encryption Traffic to Evade Detection

Unknown groups have started tampering with Web traffic encryption, causing the number of fingerprints for connections using Transport Layer Security to jump from 19,000 to…

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Tech Killed Privacy. Can Tech Take It Back?

Tech Killed Privacy. Can Tech Take It Back?

The last few technology conferences I have attended have been filled with talk about “tech lash.” People feel trapped by the tech companies that hoard…

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Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches

Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches

Microsoft is warning users of older versions of Windows to urgently apply a Windows Update today to protect against a potential widespread attack. The software…

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New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor.…

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Fin7 hacking group targets more than 130 companies after leaders’ arrest

Fin7 hacking group targets more than 130 companies after leaders’ arrest

According to the company’s experts, Fin7 might have extended the number of groups operating under its umbrella; increased the sophistication of its methods; and even…

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North Korean cyberspies deploy new malware that harvests Bluetooth data

North Korean cyberspies deploy new malware that harvests Bluetooth data

A group of North Korean state-sponsored hackers has developed and deployed a new strain of malware that harvests information about Bluetooth devices connected to Windows…

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WhatsApp discloses vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware to be installed on iPhones

WhatsApp discloses vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware to be installed on iPhones

A report from The Financial Times this afternoon details a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed attackers to inject Israeli spyware onto phones. The malicious code was…

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