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How a VPN vulnerability Enabled ransomware to Interrupt two manufacturing plants

TEMPORARILY CLOSED — Patching in industrial settings is hard. Ransomware shutting down production is harder. Dan Goodin – Apr 7, 2021 10:15 pm UTC Getty ImagesRansomware operators shut down two production facilities belonging to a European manufacturer after deploying a relatively new strain that encrypted servers that control manufacturer’s industrial processes, a researcher from Kaspersky…

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Hackers use a vulnerability present in iOS 11-14.3 to jailbreak iPhones

A group of hackers released the latest version of its jailbreaking software that can crack virtually all iPhones currently in use. Unc0ver works for iOS 11 (iPhone 5s) through iOS 14.3. However, it does not work with the most recent version of iOS (14.4) because it relies on a vulnerability…

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A vulnerability in Windows Defender went undetected for 12 years

Let’s be clear—12 years is a long time when it comes to the lifecycle of a mainstream operating system, and it’s a heck of a long time for such a critical vulnerability to hide. Part of the reason for this could be because the bug in question doesn’t actively exist…

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Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Treatment plants are typically cash-strapped, and lack the cybersecurity depth of the …