General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Frontier bungles redaction of network audit that it doesn’t want you to see

Blacked-out text is readable, revealing 952,000 potential network problems.
Publish Date: 4/9/2020
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US Senate tells members not to use Zoom

Organization is latest to warn over data security worries on videoconferencing platform.
Publish Date: 4/9/2020
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Meet dark_nexus, quite possibly the most potent IoT botnet ever

Newly discovered botnet could be coming to a network-connected device near you.
Publish Date: 4/9/2020
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Not-actually Linux distro review: FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE

Does the power to serve include serving up desktops? Let's find out.
Publish Date: 4/9/2020
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Pandemic hasn’t crushed broadband networks—even rural areas are doing OK

Pandemic-related broadband surge is hitting a plateau, data suggests.
Publish Date: 4/8/2020
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Zoom brings in former Facebook security head amid lawsuits, investigations

Company is playing catch-up as pandemic magnifies every flaw.
Publish Date: 4/8/2020
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Attackers can bypass fingerprint authentication with an ~80% success rate

Fingerprint-based authentication is fine for most people, but it's hardly foolproof.
Publish Date: 4/8/2020
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Senator backing anti-crypto bill calls out Zoom’s lack of end-to-end crypto

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal dings Zoom for false end-to-end crypto claim.
Publish Date: 4/7/2020
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Verizon canceling FiOS installs and telling customers to wait a few months

Verizon sows confusion, says November install dates are just "placeholders."
Publish Date: 4/7/2020
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Verizon refuses to give DSL users its low-income deals during pandemic

Comcast impresses, but deals from Verizon, Charter, and others have problems.
Publish Date: 4/7/2020
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NASA sees an “exponential” jump in malware attacks as personnel work from home

Space agency report suggests employees are falling for online scams.
Publish Date: 4/6/2020
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Aircraft carrier captain lost his command because of “Catch-22” COVID-19 dilemma

Navy Secretary: "We... expect more from the Commanding Officers of our aircraft carriers."
Publish Date: 4/6/2020
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Bugs that let sites hijack Mac and iPhone cameras fetch $75k bounty

Here's how one researcher bypassed stringent restrictions Apple puts on webcam access.
Publish Date: 4/3/2020
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FCC: TracFone made up “fictitious” customers to defraud low-income program

FCC proposes $6M fine, says TracFone “fabricate[d] enrollment data” to get cash.
Publish Date: 4/3/2020
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Security tips every teacher and professor needs to know about Zoom, right now

With Zoom-bombing a cultural phenomenon, here's how to protect your meetings.
Publish Date: 4/2/2020
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T-Mobile, Sprint took a risk by finishing merger without Calif. approval

California agency says merger must stop—carriers say the state has no authority.
Publish Date: 4/2/2020
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Wi-Fi 6E becomes official—the FCC will vote on rules this month

The new spectrum will make extremely low-latency, high-throughput Wi-Fi possible.
Publish Date: 4/2/2020
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Frontier prepares for bankruptcy, regrets failure to install enough fiber

Frontier said it lost customers due to "significant under-investment in fiber."
Publish Date: 4/1/2020
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Attackers can use Zoom to steal users’ Windows credentials with no warning

Zoom for Windows converts network locations into clickable links. What could go wrong?
Publish Date: 4/1/2020
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Goodbye, John Legere: CEO leaves as T-Mobile completes Sprint merger

The US now has three major wireless carriers instead of four.
Publish Date: 4/1/2020
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