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NSA warns Russian Sandworm hackers have infiltrated email MTA Exim

NSA warns Russian Sandworm hackers have infiltrated email MTA Exim

This week the NSA warned the public that Russian military cyber actors have been exploiting a version of email software for several months at least. The exploited system is MTA software for Unix-based systems, Exim mail - software that's installed with a number of Linux distributions by default. While the original patch for this vulnerability was released last year, many computers still run Exim without said patch.

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iOS 13.5 already has a jailbreak but you might want to hold off

iOS 13.5 already has a jailbreak but you might want to hold off

Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads have become less prominent these days, partly because of Apple's sometimes overzealous security measures and practices. It has been quite a while since a vulnerability was discovered and exploited within just days from an iOS release. That's exactly the reason why the Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 13.5, which was just released last week, is making rounds over the iOS community and the Internet. Given the current global situation, however, it might not be the best time for a security exploit to come out.

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Microsoft: “massive” PC hacking campaign used COVID-19, Excel files

Microsoft: “massive” PC hacking campaign used COVID-19, Excel files

Microsoft delivered a news alert today tipping a "massive" phishing campaign using COVID-19 and Excel files to hook in unsuspecting users. Much like MOST phishing campaigns, users could avoid any harmful nonsense by avoiding downloading attached files or entering personal information prompted by email. This email campaign began on May 12, 2020, and posed as the Johns Hopkins Center to deliver a so-called "WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT."

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DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

After implementing Denuvo Anti-Cheat in DOOM Eternal in Uldate 1 here in May, 2020, iD Software changed a tune. Today they announced that they'd be removing the anti-cheat technology from their game in their next PC update. This update will be released "within a week" - so said Marty Stratton, Executive Producer iD Software in a community update earlier today. Protecting the sanctity of multipleyer gameplay is important, but making single-player campaign users suffer as a result, as it turns out, isn't going to work out.

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EasyJet hacked: 9 million affected and some credit card details taken

EasyJet hacked: 9 million affected and some credit card details taken

Airline EasyJet has been hacked, with personal details for around 9 million customers taken, the company admitted today. The exploit saw bad actors access email address and travel details of millions of EasyJet customers, it has been confirmed, and in some case credit card details too.

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Samsung Galaxy phone bug takes over phone with an image via MMS – get the fix update now

Samsung Galaxy phone bug takes over phone with an image via MMS – get the fix update now

A vulnerability discovered by Google security researchers was disclosed to Samsung and patched in a software update many modern devices should see OTA this month. This is a required update - as most security-oriented updates are - and it should be loaded by all users of Samsung phones as soon as possible. This update is applicable to all virtually all smartphones sold since the year 2014.

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Roblox accounts got hacked by allegedly bribing an insider [Updated]

Roblox accounts got hacked by allegedly bribing an insider [Updated]

While Minecraft is often regarded as the creativity platform that started it all, Roblox is perhaps the one that was able to capitalize on it best. The User-Generated Content or UGC platform boasts of thousands of players, many of them young kids, and has become an educational platform especially in the past months. Given the audience, you'd expect the company to be extra careful about its security. One hacker tries to prove it isn't but its message has been muddied by the methods used to convey it.

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LineageOS Android ROM servers hacked but code is secured and safe

LineageOS Android ROM servers hacked but code is secured and safe

We often rely on our devices' operating systems to keep us safe from malicious apps and people but what if the operating itself gets compromised behind people's backs. That's the almost nightmarish possibility that may go into some people's heads whenever they think of security breaches that may happen or have already happened at places like Microsoft, Apple, or Google. That nightmare almost became reality for the developers of one of the most popular Android community ROMs but, thanks to a more agile and open team, LineageOS' lived to see another day.

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Apple Mail on iPhone, iPad has a zero-click exploit, fix coming in weeks

Apple Mail on iPhone, iPad has a zero-click exploit, fix coming in weeks

Apple is known for its stringent review of apps on its App Store and most presume that it applies that same scrutiny to its own first-party apps. Even if that were the case, however, there will also be times when a bug or a security vulnerability gets through its critical eyes. Sometimes, those bugs can have very serious consequences, like this rather frightening bug in the iOS Mail app that can give hackers access to an iPhone even without the user even opening the email.

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CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

The creators of the game Call of Duty: Warzone have taken a hilarious step toward ending the use of cheats in their game. Instead of stopping cheaters or banning them outright, the developers at Infinity Ward have created lobbies in which cheaters are matched against suspected cheaters. Warzone and Modern Warfare were given a boost this week too, with in-game confirmation of the banning of suspected cheaters.

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Coronavirus scams are skyrocketing: Here’s what Gmail spam filters are catching

Coronavirus scams are skyrocketing: Here’s what Gmail spam filters are catching

Coronavirus confusion is proving to be rich pickings for scammers, with Google revealing just how much COVID-19 related spam it's currently catching in its Gmail filters. Warnings around potential scams and phishing attacks using the current pandemic as a hook have circulated almost since coronavirus was first identified, with unscrupulous attackers counting on an appetite for up to date information to deliver too-trusting clicks.

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A new way to run Android on an iPhone

A new way to run Android on an iPhone

This week the folks at Corellium released Project Sandcastle, a method with which an iPhone can run Android. It's not especially simple, and it doesn't really run like a full-fledged Android phone would, but it's real. The hack comes courtesy of Chris Wade and his associates, who've released this bit of software amid a legal row with Apple for their creation of software versions of the iPhone "for security and testing."

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