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Revenge for stealing an iPhone and setting fire to the wrong house - man pleads guilty to killing five people

On Friday, May 17, 20-year-old Kevin Bui pleaded guilty to the murder of a family of five over a stolen Apple iPhone. The horror is compounded by the fact that the young man confused houses and set fire to the wrong door, even though the crime was al...

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Clean Windows XP survived 10 minutes on the internet before being infected - it was hit by malware from russia

YouTuber Eric Parker decided to find out how much time it would take for a "naked" Windows XP to be infected with malware in 2024 if the computer is simply connected to the internet and left idle. Using a virtual machine, Parker created an instance o...

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Hackers attacked servers of UK's Ministry of Defense

The Ministry of Defense of Great Britain has become a victim of a hacker attack. As a result, there was a mass leakage of data of military personnel. The government does not mention the country that was involved in this attack, but Sky News reports t...

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Ukrainian hacker from the REvil ransomware team received a sentence of 13 years in prison and a $16 million fine

On October 8, 2021, an Ukrainian, Yaroslav Vasinsky, was arrested at the border of Poland with Ukraine, accused of hacking the Kaseya business software provider in Florida. In March 2022, Vasinsky was extradited to Dallas, Texas. After investigation...

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Apple ID users faced a massive authorization reset and temporary lockout

On April 27, many Apple device users noticed that their Apple ID accounts had been reset, and the system did not allow them to reauthorize. Users were asked to reset their password, some of them reported that they needed to enter their iPhone passwor...

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Are you sure you're not a robot? The new era of CAPTCHA is here - and here's why we've been "failing" these tests lately

"Is it me or have the 'I am not a robot' tests become harder?" joked British comedian Jack Whitehall in his recent Netflix special, complaining about his inability to correctly identify traffic lights. CAPTCHA is a computer test of the challenge-resp...

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Apple can't, Samsung can. South Korea to ban iPhones for military for security reasons

According to the publication The Korea Gerald, the South Korean military is considering a complete ban on the use of Apple iPhones on military premises due to concerns about possible leakage of confidential information through voice recordings. A gro...

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Instagram will blur nudes sent to Direct to teens

Instagram will start testing a feature that blurs messages containing images of nude bodies. The main goal of this innovation is to protect teenagers and prevent contact with potential scammers. Meta has announced that the protection feature for Dir...

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Microsoft's new security system 'catches' hallucinations in Azure customers' AI programs

Specialists from the responsible artificial intelligence department of Microsoft have developed several new security features for Azure AI Studio clients. The head of the department, Sarah Berd, says that these tools, built on an extensive language m...

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Microsoft discontinues support for 1024-bit RSA keys in Windows

Microsoft has announced that RSA keys shorter than 2048 bits will soon become obsolete in Windows Transport Layer Security (TLS) to ensure increased security. Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) is an asymmetric encryption system that uses pairs of public a...

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Russian hackers stole source code from Microsoft - attack still ongoing

At the beginning of this year, Microsoft discovered that Russian state hackers were spying on the email accounts of some senior leadership team members. Now the company also reports that the attack led to the theft of some source code. This ongoing a...

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US White House urged developers to avoid C and C++, use 'memory-safe' programming languages

The US government recommends avoiding C or C++ programming tools. In a new report, the White House National Cyber Director's Office (ONCD) urged developers to use "memory-safe programming languages." The advice is a step towards "protecting the build...

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