cybersecurity

EU Internet regulations are falling into the ‘China trap’ – POLITICO

Konstantinos Komaitis is a veteran of developing and analyzing Internet policy to ensure an open global Internet. He’s currently with the New York Times’ Data Governance team. This article represents the views of the author. In 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron took the stage during the annual Internet Governance Forum in Paris and proclaimed: “I …

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In modern war, we have as much to fear from cyber weapons as kinetics

In this hyper-connected world, cyberattacks that threaten the internet are a terrifying prospect. “The real world and the virtual world have become so interdependent,” said Ian Hill, director of cyber security at BGL Insurance, speaking at the first day of Computing‘s Cybersecurity Festival last week. “Our physical world, certainly in the context of Western society, …

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Critical New Google Chrome Security Warning For All Users, Update Now

May 26 Update below. This post was originally published on May 25 Many people equate the regular discovery, and patching, of product vulnerabilities with being a sign of bad security; I am not one of them. I have always said that I’d much rather these security flaws were picked up, be that by in-house teams, …

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Google TAG: Cytrox’s Predator Spyware Used to Target Android Users

NSO Group and Pegasus malware have dominated the debate over commercial spyware vendors who sell their tools to governments, but researchers and tech companies are powerful sounding in the alarm about the wider surveillance-for-hire industry. As part of this effort, Google’s Threat Analysis Group is publishing details on Thursday of three campaigns that used the …

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Google TAG: Cytrox’s Predator Spyware Used to Target Android Users

NSO Group and Pegasus malware have dominated the debate over commercial spyware vendors who sell their tools to governments, but researchers and tech companies are powerful sounding in the alarm about the wider surveillance-for-hire industry. As part of this effort, Google’s Threat Analysis Group is publishing details on Thursday of three campaigns that used the …

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Top Executives Losing Interest In Metaverse

NEW DELHI: Six months since social media major Facebook rebranded itself to Meta, and announced plans to build a future where the internet will be made of many interconnected virtual spaces, top industry executives already seem to be starting to lose interest in the concept. The metaverse, which is build using blockchain, augmented reality and …

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Urgent Google Android Security Patch, Attacks Underway, Samsung, Pixel

If you are an Android user, regardless of your hardware vendor of choice, then pay particular attention to getting the 36 vulnerability-fixing May security update installed as soon as possible. Why the concern? A high-severity vulnerability that was disclosed way back in January and perhaps unsurprisingly is being exploited in the wild, has now been …

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What a future without passwords would look like, when it might happen

Managing your online passwords can be a chore. Creating the sort of long, complicated passwords that best cyber deter-thieves — especially for dozens of different online accounts — can be tedious. But it’s necessary, considering the record number of data breaches in the US last year. That’s why it’s so enticing to dream about a …

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