General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

“Tough to forge” digital driver’s license is… easy to forge

A litany of security flaws allows forgeries that are easy, quick, and cheap.
Publish Date: 5/24/2022
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Why it’s hard to sanction ransomware groups

Russia-linked ransomware gang Conti avoided sanctions that hit Russian businesses.
Publish Date: 5/23/2022
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Researchers find backdoor lurking in WordPress plugin used by schools

If you've used School Management Pro, it's time to check your site, stat.
Publish Date: 5/20/2022
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Twitter deal leaves Elon Musk with no easy way out

Strength of $44B agreement comes into focus as Musk appears to have second thoughts.
Publish Date: 5/19/2022
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How we learned to break down barriers to machine learning

Dr. Nashlie Sephus schools us on how to get ML on your IT team's radar.
Publish Date: 5/19/2022
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New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices

All it takes to hijack Bluetooth-secured devices is custom code and $100 in hardware.
Publish Date: 5/19/2022
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2 vulnerabilities with 9.8 severity ratings are under exploit. A 3rd looms

Security flaws in VMware and F5's BIG-IP are being exploited by malicious hackers.
Publish Date: 5/18/2022
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Researchers devise iPhone malware that runs even when device is turned off

Research is largely theoretical but exposes an overlooked security issue.
Publish Date: 5/16/2022
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The tech sector teardown is more catharsis than crisis

The rules of the game are changing for venture-backed startups.
Publish Date: 5/15/2022
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How a French satellite operator helps keep Russia’s TV propaganda online

Eutelsat refused to stop Russia from broadcasting state-run programming.
Publish Date: 5/14/2022
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Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type—before you hit submit

A number of websites include keyloggers that covertly snag your keyboard inputs.
Publish Date: 5/14/2022
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Zyxel silently patches command-injection vulnerability with 9.8 severity rating

Flaw makes it possible to install web shell to maintain control of affected devices.
Publish Date: 5/12/2022
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Backdoor in public repository used new form of attack to target big firms

Dependency confusion attacks exploit our trust in public code repositories.
Publish Date: 5/11/2022
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US and its allies say Russia waged cyberattack that took out satellite network

February outage came an hour before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
Publish Date: 5/10/2022
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Netflix’s ad-supported tier will reportedly roll out sooner than expected

NYT: Netflix memo to employees said it aims to introduce ad tier in Q4 2022.
Publish Date: 5/10/2022
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Hackers are actively exploiting BIG-IP vulnerability with a 9.8 severity rating

Flaw in widely used gear from F5 executes root commands, no password necessary.
Publish Date: 5/9/2022
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It’s Ars Frontiers week—and we’ve got something happening every day

Today at 1 pm ET: Making critical infrastructure safer with Leslie Carhart.
Publish Date: 5/9/2022
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Small drones are giving Ukraine an unprecedented edge

Consumer drones are having a huge impact on the country’s defense against Russia.
Publish Date: 5/8/2022
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How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in one stroke

You've heard for years that easier, more secure logins are imminent. That day is here.
Publish Date: 5/6/2022
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Nvidia hid how many GPUs it was selling to cryptocurrency miners, says SEC

Nvidia reported the GPUs were being used for gaming, a less volatile market.
Publish Date: 5/6/2022
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