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Cyberattack on UK university knocks out online learning, Teams and Zoom

ZDNet Security - 2 hours 27 min ago
All live online teaching has been cancelled on Thursday and Friday.
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Mozilla to start disabling FTP next week with removal set for Firefox 90

ZDNet Security - 6 hours 34 min ago
After disabling FTP functionality, the code will be removed in Firefox 90.
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Swinburne University confirms over 5,000 individuals affected in data breach

ZDNet Security - 7 hours 16 min ago
University confirms the personal information included in the breach contained names, email addresses, and phone numbers of some staff, students, and external parties
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Google Project Zero testing 30-day grace period on bug details to boost user patching

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 9:54pm
After trying to get vendors to produce updates to fix vulnerabilities quicker, Project Zero is trying an explicit patch period.
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NordVPN review: A market leader with consistent speed and performance

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 3:32pm
NordVPN is a hugely popular VPN service. But how does it perform? We take a deep dive into features, capabilities, and performance of this well-known VPN offering.
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OWC partners with Acronis protect your backups from ransomware attacks

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 1:33pm
The move combines pro-grade backup hardware with AI-enhanced anti-ransomware technology.
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Microsoft rolls out Edge 90, with new history search, Kids Mode, to mainstream users

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:01pm
Microsoft's Edge 90 is available to the 'Stable Channel,' meaning mainstream users, on April 15. Here's what's new.
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SolarWinds: US and UK blame Russian intelligence service hackers for major cyber attack

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:05am
US agencies NSA, FBI and CISA, along with the UK's NCSC, accuse 'Cozy Bear' Russian APT group of campaigns against SolarWinds. Organisations are urged to patch the five VPN and cloud vulnerabilities being exploited in ongoing attacks.
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Better than the best password: How to use 2FA to improve your security

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 6:59am
Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.
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Google backs effort to bring Rust to the Linux kernel

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 6:57am
Google's Android Team is backing an effort to introduce Rust as a second programming language in the Linux kernel.
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Google releases Chrome 90 with HTTPS by default and security fixes

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 5:36am
Chrome 90 has arrived with new privacy features and fixes for 37 security flaws.
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Australian government prefers education over prosecution to deter cyberbullying

ZDNet Security - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 3:09am
The government has responded to a three year-old report on cyberbullying, saying many of the requests the committee made were included in the country's controversial Online Safety Bill which passed the House only last month.
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Victorian government earmarks AU$30m to lift hospital cyber capabilities

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:12pm
Funding from the Victorian government will be used to replace old servers and operating systems being used by hospitals and health services.
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ExpressVPN review: A fine VPN service, but is it worth the price?

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:25pm
If you want an easy-to-use VPN with middle-of-the-road everything, ExpressVPN might be for you. We did notice one concerning issue, but otherwise, it's a fine VPN service. Just fine.
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100+ critical IT policies every company needs, ready for download

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:27am
From remote work and social media to ergonomics and encryption, TechRepublic Premium, ZDNet's sibling site, has dozens of ready-made, downloadable IT policy templates.
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Cyber criminals are installing cryptojacking malware on unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 6:24am
Cyber attackers are scanning the internet for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers they can exploit to mine for cryptocurrency. "It's basically free money rolling in for the attackers," warn cybersecurity researchers.
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now protects unmanaged BYO devices

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 5:28am
Microsoft's new security feature uses managed devices to discover unmanaged devices and secure them.
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ASIO boss says he's not concerned with Australian Parliament's March outage

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 3:27am
The March disruption to Australian Parliament's email does not concern the ASIO boss, who said he has an understanding of what happened.
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Security crucial as 5G connects more industries, devices

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 1:44am
With more industries and machines connected as 5G networks roll out, securing these links will be a top challenge even as it becomes more complex to manage such ecosystems, says Nokia's Asia-Pacific head.
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Semiconductor restraints will shake up auto maker supply chains: Nvidia CEO

ZDNet Security - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 1:18am
In the wake of GM and Ford plants idling, Jensen Huang has said the automotive supply chain needs to be re-engineered.
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