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Hackers stole 6TB of data from Citrix breach – FBI is investigating

Hackers stole 6TB of data from Citrix breach – FBI is investigating

Software maker Citrix has revealed that it's been the target of a data breach, resulting in international hackers making off with a large amount of data. The company states that it was contacted by the FBI last week and warned that its network was likely compromised by an Iran-linked hacker group, which stole between 6TB and 10TB of business documents.

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Nintendo Switch Windows 10 port has a long way to go

Nintendo Switch Windows 10 port has a long way to go

The Nintendo Switch is just a fan favorite among gamers, it has also become a favorite among modders and hackers. The handheld console's extremely locked down hardware and software has actually made it more challenging and, therefore, more rewarding to break into the device. Digitally, of course. Work on getting Android to run on the Switch is already underway but getting Windows 10 on the device is more challenging, more insane, and probably less useful too.

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iPhone hacking tool Cellebrite is on eBay and it’s a nightmare

iPhone hacking tool Cellebrite is on eBay and it’s a nightmare

Apple's hard stance on encryption and its refusal, as well as inability, to simply hand over keys to US authorities have created a profitable niche market for forensic tools like those made by Israel-based Cellebrite. The company became famous for its iPhone hacking tool and has become the favorite of the US government. Now that tool is suddenly popping up on eBay for as low as $100 and it is proving to be the security nightmare critics have warned it could be.

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Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

In a statement to Congress this morning, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released many relatively shocking accusations about a sitting President of the United States. The bit that's most important to our part in this story is the tech angle - that of the hacking of emails before the election of our President. The part we're talking about today includes Cohen admitting that Trump was "a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails."

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Nest responds to home security hack reports

Nest responds to home security hack reports

Nest has responded to recent reports of a security breach, contacting owners of devices like the Nest Cam IQ and Nest Secure to insist that there has been no grand hack of the company. The outreach comes after claims that a US family found their Nest security system had been remotely accessed, and the speaker used to taunt the home's occupants with racist obscenities.

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This phone malware only works while you walk

This phone malware only works while you walk

A new sort of smartphone malware was discovered that only activates while the host phone is in motion. This malware utilizes the phone's motion sensors to trick malware-detecting software into thinking it is something like a fitness app, tracking steps, activity, etc. Most malware-detecting software only looks for malware that's sending signals when the user isn't normally active on the phone - as such, it ignores an app that's only working while the phone is in motion.

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This Fallout 76 developer room secret is getting players banned

This Fallout 76 developer room secret is getting players banned

Some days it seems like there are more ways to get banned from Fallout 76 than to actually play it, but this latest one is a real treat. Players of Bethesda's still-controversial online RPG have discovered a secret developer room, containing - among other things - just about every item you'd hope to find in the game itself.

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Hyatt’s new bug bounty program goes live amid major data breaches

Hyatt’s new bug bounty program goes live amid major data breaches

Hyatt Hotels has launched a new public bug bounty program seeking vulnerability reports that'll identify and squash issues before they arise. The new program comes amid Marriott's ongoing investigation into a major hack that exposed customer data, including passport numbers. Hyatt has previously faced its own security breaches, including the presence of malware on its payment system, which was disclosed in 2015.

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Microsoft urges Internet Explorer upgrade over flaw Google spotted

Microsoft urges Internet Explorer upgrade over flaw Google spotted

Microsoft has urged Windows users to update Internet Explorer, after Google researchers spotted serious issues in the browser that could allow a hacker to take over their computer from afar. The December 2018 Security Update Release applies to all Windows versions, not just Windows 10, Microsoft said, including Windows 8 and Windows Server, along with versions of the browser back to Internet Explorer 8.

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SQLite “Magellan” bug affects Chrome-based browsers, thousands of apps

SQLite “Magellan” bug affects Chrome-based browsers, thousands of apps

With the Internet being people’s primary gateway to today’s services, web browsers have often been the target of hackers and security researchers trying to discover potential vulnerabilities. One such vulnerability has been discovered by Tencent’s Blade security team and nicknamed “Magellan”. While it affects a large chunk of browsers that use the open source Chromium engine, including Google Chrome itself, this time it isn’t the web browser that’s at fault. Instead, it’s the SQLite database that’s used not just by Chromium but by hundreds if not thousands of apps as well.

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Super Micro hack audit finds no Chinese spy chips

Super Micro hack audit finds no Chinese spy chips

Super Micro has released an independent testing report finding no signs of malicious hardware in its computer parts, after a widely-circulated report claimed servers using the hardware had been compromised by Chinese spies. The claims have been vocally challenged by Amazon, Apple, and more, while independent security researchers have also been critical of the accusations.

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Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Ailing social network Google+ will be shuttered four months earlier than initially intended, after Google found another security bug the affected more than 52 million users. The search giant had initially announced it would close down Google+ in August of next year, a deadline that itself had been established because the social network was the inadvertent cause of a security lapse.

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