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Instagram's Threads to get Twitter-like hashtags support, edit button and more

  • Instagram's dedicated text-sharing app, Threads, is set to introduce many new features, including Twitter-style hashtags, an edit button, a trending page, and possibly even an automatic archiving function. Instagram's Head, Adam Mosseri, confirmed these upcoming features in a series of posts on Threads.

  • Big Head Hacker

New ‘Big Head’ ransomware displays fake Windows update alert

  • Security researchers have dissected a recently emerged ransomware strain named 'Big Head' that may be spreading through malvertising that promotes fake Windows updates and Microsoft Word installers.

  • CISA

CISA warns govt agencies to patch actively exploited Android driver

  • CISA ordered federal agencies today to patch a high-severity Arm Mali GPU kernel driver privilege escalation flaw added to its list of actively exploited vulnerabilities and addressed with this month's Android security updates.

  • Mastodon

Critical TootRoot bug lets attackers hijack Mastodon servers

  • Mastodon, the free and open-source decentralized social networking platform, has patched four vulnerabilities, including a critical one that allows hackers to create arbitrary files on instance-hosting servers using specially crafted media files.

  • Barracuda

Barracuda working on fix for ongoing Email Gateway login issues

  • Email and network security firm Barracuda is working to fix an ongoing issue that triggers invalid login errors and prevents Email Gateway Defense users from signing into their accounts.

  • MOVEit

MOVEit Transfer customers warned to patch new critical flaw

  • MOVEit Transfer, the software at the center of the recent massive spree of Clop ransomware breaches, has received an update that fixes a critical-severity SQL injection bug and two other less severe vulnerabilities.

  • Android

Apps with 1.5M installs on Google Play send your data to China

  • Security researchers discovered two malicious file management applications on Google Play with a collective installation count of over 1.5 million that collected excessive user data that goes well beyond what's needed to offer the promised functionality.

  • CISA

CISA: Netwrix Auditor RCE bug exploited in Truebot malware attacks

  • CISA and the FBI warned today of new Truebot malware variants deployed on networks compromised using a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Netwrix Auditor software in attacks targeting organizations across the United States and Canada.

  • Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon investigates breach after leak of 'decades old’ data

  • Nickelodeon has confirmed that the data leaked from an alleged breach of the company is legitimate but some of it appears to be decades old.

  • Outlook

Microsoft investigates bug breaking email search

  • Microsoft is investigating an ongoing issue preventing users from searching their emails and triggering 401 exception errors. 

  • Cisco

Cisco warns of bug that lets attackers break traffic encryption

  • Cisco warned customers today of a high-severity vulnerability impacting some data center switch models and allowing attackers to tamper with encrypted traffic.

  • JumpCloud white

JumpCloud resets admin API keys amid ‘ongoing incident’

  • JumpCloud, a US-based enterprise software firm is notifying several customers of an "ongoing incident." As a caution, the company has invalidated existing admin API keys to protect its customer organizations. Headquartered in Colorado, the cloud-based directory-as-a-service platform serves over 180,000 organizations across the world.

  • android

Android July security updates fix three actively exploited bugs

  • Google has released the monthly security updates for Android operating system, which comes with fixes for 46 vulnerabilities. Three of the issues are likely actively exploited in the wild.



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