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    New Checkout Skimmers Need no Power

    February 24th, 2021 by

    Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards “Easily the most sophisticated skimming devices made for hacking terminals at retail self-checkout lanes are a new breed of PIN pad overlay combined with a flexible, paper-thin device that fits inside the terminal’s chip reader slot. What enables these skimmers to be so slim? They draw their power from […]

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    Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2021

    February 10th, 2021 by

    Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2021 Edition “Microsoft today rolled out updates to plug at least 56 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. One of the bugs is already being actively exploited, and six of them were publicized prior to today, potentially giving attackers a head start in figuring out how to […]

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    3.2 billion unique pairs of cleartext emails and passwords have just been leaked

    February 8th, 2021 by

    Largest compilation of emails and passwords leaked for free on public forum “More than 3.2 billion unique pairs of cleartext emails and passwords have just been leaked on a popular hacking forum, aggregating past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin and more. This leak is comparable to the Breach Compilation of 2017, in which 1.4 […]

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    Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

    February 6th, 2021 by

    Google Chrome Zero-Day Afflicts Windows, Mac Users “Google is warning of a zero-day vulnerability in its V8 open-source web engine that’s being actively exploited by attackers. A patch has been issued in version 88 of Google’s Chrome browser — specifically, version 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update will roll out over the coming […]

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    Wind River Security Incident

    February 3rd, 2021 by

    Wind River Security Incident Affects SSNs, Passport Numbers “Wind River Systems, which develops embedded system software, on Friday warned of a “security incident” that had exposed personnel records. One or more files were downloaded from the company’s network on or around September 29, it said. Affected data included information maintained within the company’s personnel records […]

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