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Discord quietly changed ToS, clock is ticking for US users to opt out of arbitration

Discord changed its Terms of Service and the clock is ticking for U.S. users to opt out of the arbitration clause before being automatically opted in.

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Another government system breached; 75,000 people affected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service confirmed a breach. Apple CEO Tim Cook wants Bloomberg to retract the spychip story. A Connecticut city paid a ransom to unlock 23 servers.

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Security executives on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news of CSO, CISO and other senior security executive appointments.

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Ransomware attack hits North Carolina water utility following hurricane

A North Carolina water utility still recovering from Hurricane Florence became the victim of a ransomware attack.

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35 million voter records from 19 states for sale on hacking forum

Researchers found more than 35 million U.S. voter records for sale on a hacking forum. The records are from 2018 voter registrations in 19 states, including Wisconsin, Texas and Georgia.

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Amazon patent gives Alexa ability to detect illness, 'emotional abnormality'

Amazon's Alexa may one day detect your real-time status, if you're sick, or if you have an "emotional abnormality" and target you with ads based on the voice analysis.

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Microsoft patch for JET flaw zero-day is ‘incomplete,’ Windows still vulnerable

Microsoft's fix for the zero-day JET flaw only limits the vulnerability, doesn't eliminate it. Meanwhile, a Pentagon breach affects 30,000 workers, and a vigilante hacker is patching vulnerable MikroTik routers.

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Talking DerbyCon, spy chip whispers and Google's data breach | Salted Hash Ep 47

Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup catch up post-DerbyCon conference to discuss psychological issues in the infosec community, supply chain security and whether it's time to make China the boogeyman again, as well as Google's recent data...

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How secure are electronic voting machines? | Salted Hash Ep 48

With the midterm elections looming, electronic voting machines are getting increased scrutiny. J.M. Porup, senior writer at CSO, sits in the hosts chair this episode, breaking down the security risk with content producer Juliet...

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Pentagon's new weapon systems are easy to hack, GAO report finds

A recent GAO report revealed that some US Department of Defense weapon systems use default passwords and that a port scan can cause weapon systems to fail.

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RIP Google Plus: Shutdown announced after API bug exposes 500,000 users' details

The end is near for Google Plus -- August 2019 -- after an API bug exposed 500,000 users’ details and Google chose not to disclose the breach for six months.

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Microsoft yanks Windows 10 Update after it reportedly deleted users’ files

Microsoft pulled Windows 10, Version 1809 for deleting users’ files. Meanwhile, US companies deny Chinese spy chips were added to their servers, and the Justice Department indicted 7 Fancy Bear hackers.

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Recipe Unlimited denies ransomware attack, despite alleged ransom note

Recipe Unlimited denies a ransomware attack impacted nine restaurant brands, despite an alleged ransom note that shows the bitcoin ransom demand ticking up daily.

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Gwinnett Medical Center investigating possible data breach

After being contacted by Salted Hash about a possible data breach, Gwinnett Medical Center, a not-for-profit network of healthcare providers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has confirmed they're investigating what the healthcare provider...

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BlackVue dashcams share cars' mapped GPS locations, stream video feeds and audio

Thanks to default cloud settings, BlackVue dashcam customers may be live-streaming video and audio from their vehicles, as well as having their location mapped.

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New vicious Torii IoT botnet discovered

Move over, Mirai. There’s a new, much more sophisticated IoT botnet boss. The Torii IoT botnet has advanced techniques and persistence methods.

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Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Last week saw Facebook dealing with security and privacy issues, while the Port of San Diego got hit with a ransomware attack and researchers discovered two Linux kernel bugs.

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Facebook: 30 million accounts impacted by security flaw (updated)

On Friday, Facebook’s VP of product management Guy Rosen, coordinating with a Facebook post by founder Mark Zuckerberg, said the company discovered someone had abused access tokens for 50 million users on Tuesday afternoon.

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