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US charges Ukrainian for SEC 2016 hack, others for insider trading

US authorities charged today a Ukrainian national with hacking the US Securities Exchange Commission, stealing private corporate data, and passing it to others who then profited from this information by engaging in insider trading. The hacker charged with these crimes is Oleksandr Ieremenko, 26, of Kiev, Ukraine, a suspect also ...

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Why is my keyboard connected to the cloud?

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Everything is becoming a thing connected to the internet, but some things really shouldn’t be. First cab off that rank should be input devices, because what sort of maniac thinks the advantages of a roaming cloud-based configuration outweighs the potential explosion in surface area to attack and ...

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NASA internal app leaked employee emails, project names

A NASA web app leaked details such as employee usernames, names, email addresses, and project names, ZDNet has learned today from bug hunter Avinash Jain. The exposure originated from one of NASA’s Jira installations, a web app that most companies use for tracking projects or internal bugs and issues. In ...

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Microsoft January 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 50 vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released today its monthly roll-up of security updates known as Patch Tuesday. In this month’s update train, the Redmond-based OS maker has patched 50 vulnerabilities across nine products, including the Windows OS, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore, the .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Exchange Server, and ...

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