General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

100 million more IoT devices are exposed—and they won’t be the last

Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP have global implications.
Publish Date: 4/14/2021
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Microsoft acquires Nuance—makers of Dragon speech rec—for $16 billion

Nuance's deep-learning-based speech recognition serves 77% of US hospitals.
Publish Date: 4/12/2021
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No password required: Mobile carrier exposes data for millions of accounts

Q Link Wireless made data available to anyone who knows a customer's phone number.
Publish Date: 4/9/2021
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US adds Chinese supercomputing companies to export blacklist

Biden administration tightens controls on tech that aids China’s military.
Publish Date: 4/9/2021
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Comcast nightmare: Six months without Internet despite $5,000 payment

Comcast falsely said service was available, still hasn't delivered six months later.
Publish Date: 4/9/2021
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Windows and Linux devices are under attack by a new cryptomining worm

With new exploits and capabilities, the Sysrv botnet poses a growing threat.
Publish Date: 4/9/2021
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T-Mobile 5G home Internet: $60 a month, 100Mbps speeds, and no data cap

30 million households are eligible; signups available "until capacity runs out."
Publish Date: 4/8/2021
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How a VPN vulnerability allowed ransomware to disrupt two manufacturing plants

Patching in industrial settings is hard. Ransomware shutting down production is harder.
Publish Date: 4/7/2021
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SpaceX to keep Starlink pricing simple, exit beta when network is “reliable”

"We're going to try to keep [pricing] as simple and transparent as possible."
Publish Date: 4/7/2021
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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Censorship based on deep packet inspection may work against Tor and VPNs.
Publish Date: 4/6/2021
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Yahoo Answers to end as Trump fans see plot to “silence conservatives”

"Should Trump buy Yahoo to prevent Answers from being shut down?" user asks.
Publish Date: 4/6/2021
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Malicious cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone are circulating online

The cheat is fake, but the malware it installs is the real thing.
Publish Date: 4/3/2021
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Feds say hackers are likely exploiting critical Fortinet VPN vulnerabilities

Exploits allow hackers to log into VPNs and then access other network resources.
Publish Date: 4/2/2021
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Feds say man broke into public water system and shut down safety processes

Indictment underscores the potential for remote intrusions to have fatal consequences.
Publish Date: 4/1/2021
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North Korean hackers return, target infosec researchers in new operation

Google outs the new op two months after shutting down a previous campaign.
Publish Date: 4/1/2021
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Ubiquiti breach puts countless cloud-based devices at risk of takeover

Report: Theft of crypto secrets could allow hackers to remotely log in to devices.
Publish Date: 3/31/2021
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How to achieve smart home nirvana (or, home automation without subscription)

With some work and planning, Home Assistant sets your smart home.
Publish Date: 3/31/2021
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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Google contests the estimate, saying it's based on flawed methodology.
Publish Date: 3/30/2021
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Nike sues over “Satan Shoe,” disavowing all connection to soul soles

Nike really doesn't like anyone thinking it made or endorses the Satan Shoe.
Publish Date: 3/30/2021
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Hackers backdoor PHP source code after breaching internal git server

Code gave code-execution powers to anyone who knew the secret password: "zerodium."
Publish Date: 3/29/2021
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