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Google News, Discover links showing 404 Not Found? Here's how to fix

  • It happens here and then when Google Discover news feed stories you click on, take you to a 404 (Not Found) page—despite being live and up at the time. Here's how you can still read your favorite stories, and even workaround the bug that has occasionally bothered some users in the past.

  • Gmail

Google Gmail continuously nagging to enable Enhanced Safe Browsing

  • Google is urging users to activate its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature via numerous alerts in Gmail that keep coming back, even after you acknowledge them.

  • Tesla

Tesla infotainment jailbreak unlocks paid features, extracts secrets

  • Researchers from the Technical University of Berlin have developed a method to hack the AMD-based infotainment systems used in all recent Tesla car models and make it run any software they choose, aka achieve 'jailbreak.'

  • Windows 11

How to enable hidden Windows 11 features with Microsoft StagingTool

  • Microsoft has accidentally revealed an internal 'StagingTool' utility that can be used to enable hidden features, or Moments, in Windows 11.

  • Colorado Department of Higher Education warns of massive data breach

Colorado Department of Higher Education warns of massive data breach

  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) discloses a massive data breach impacting students, past students, and teachers after suffering a ransomware attack in June.

  • Data leak

Clop ransomware now uses torrents to leak data and evade takedowns

  • The Clop ransomware gang has once again altered extortion tactics and is now using torrents to leak data stolen in MOVEit attacks.

  • Mechanical Keyboard

New acoustic attack steals data from keystrokes with 95% accuracy

  • A team of researchers from British universities has trained a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using a microphone with an accuracy of 95%.

  • VMware lock encrypted

The Week in Ransomware - August 4th 2023 - Targeting VMware ESXi

  • Ransomware gangs continue to prioritize targeting VMware ESXi servers, with almost every active ransomware gang creating custom Linux encryptors for this purpose.

  • Microsoft Azure

Microsoft fixes flaw after being called irresponsible by Tenable CEO

  • Microsoft fixed a security flaw in the Power Platform Custom Connectors feature that let unauthenticated attackers access cross-tenant applications and Azure customers' sensitive data after being called "grossly irresponsible" by Tenable's CEO.

  • PaperCut

New PaperCut critical bug exposes unpatched servers to RCE attacks

  • PaperCut recently fixed a critical security vulnerability in its NG/MF print management software that allows unauthenticated attackers to gain remote code execution on unpatched Windows servers.

  • FBI

FBI warns of scammers posing as NFT devs to steal your crypto

  • The FBI warned today of fraudsters posing as Non-Fungible Token (NFT) developers to prey upon NFT enthusiasts and steal their cryptocurrency and NFT assets.

  • Cortana

Microsoft kills Cortana in Windows 11 preview, long live AI!

  • Microsoft has officially begun killing off Cortana as the company moves its focus towards integrating ChatGPT and AI into Windows 11.

  • Android

Google explains how Android malware slips onto Google Play Store

  • The Google Cloud security team acknowledged a common tactic known as versioning used by malicious actors to slip malware on Android devices after evading the Google Play Store's review process and security controls.

  • Robocall

Extended warranty robocallers fined $300 million after 5 billion scam calls

  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a record-breaking $299,997,000 fine imposed on an international network of companies for placing five billion robocalls to more than 500 million phone numbers over three months in 2021.

  • Spotify

Spotify down: music searches, pages, account signups not working

  • Spotify users are reporting the music streaming service to be down in the last hour. Spotify team is currently investigating the cause.

  • Package Container

Fake VMware vConnector package on PyPI targets IT pros

  • A malicious package that mimics the VMware vSphere connector module 'vConnector' was uploaded on the Python Package Index (PyPI) under the name 'VMConnect,' targeting IT professionals.


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