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Elon Musk deep fakes promote new cryptocurrency scam
Cryptocurrency scammers are using deep fake videos of Elon Musk and other prominent cryptocurrency advocates to promote a BitVex trading platform scam that steals deposited currency. [...]
Microsoft tests new Windows 11 Desktop search that only works with Edge
Microsoft is testing a new feature in the latest Windows 11 preview build that displays an Internet search box directly on the desktop. The problem is that it does not honor your default browser and only uses Bing and Microsoft Edge instead. [...]


Ransomware attack exposes data of 500,000 Chicago students
The Chicago Public Schools has suffered a massive data breach that exposed the data of almost 500,000 students and 60,000 employee after their vendor, Battelle for Kids, suffered a ransomware attack in December. [...]
Malicious PyPI package opens backdoors on Windows, Linux, and Macs
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