Indian boy gets world’s most expensive medicine as parents raise £1.5m- Tempemail

A three-year-old boy from Hyderabad in India suffering from a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been treated with what is said to be the world’s most expensive drug after tens of thousands of donors responded to his parents’ crowdfunding plea to enable them to purchase it, The Continue Reading

60 days of insights from the DoD’s Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program Pilot- Tempemail

In April of 2021, the Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program (DIB-VDP) pilot kicked off a twelve-month program to invite security researchers to hunt for vulnerabilities in DIB assets across several different organizations.  The DIB-VDP is a collaboration between the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), DoD Vulnerability Disclosure Continue Reading

Mozilla Says Google’s New Ad Tech—FLoC—Doesn’t Protect User Privacy – Tempemail

Google’s upcoming plans to replace third-party cookies with a less invasive ad targeted mechanism have a number of issues that could defeat its privacy objectives and allow for significant linkability of user behavior, possibly even identifying individual users. “FLoC is premised on a compelling idea: enable ad targeting without exposing Continue Reading

Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats | Facebook- Tempemail

A digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA was responsible for a series of deceptive Facebook ads promoting Green party candidates during the 2018 US midterm elections, the Guardian can reveal. In an apparent attempt to split the Democratic vote in a number of Continue Reading

Hackers Can Exploit Samsung Pre-Installed Apps to Spy On Users – Tempemail

Multiple critical security flaws have been disclosed in Samsung’s pre-installed Android apps, which, if successfully exploited, could have allowed adversaries access to personal data without users’ consent and take control of the devices. “The impact of these bugs could have allowed an attacker to access and edit the victim’s contacts, Continue Reading

Live Cybersecurity Webinar — Deconstructing Cobalt Strike – Tempemail

Organizations’ cybersecurity capabilities have improved over the past decade, mostly out of necessity. As their defenses get better, so do the methods, tactics, and techniques malicious actors devise to penetrate their environments. Instead of the standard virus or trojan, attackers today will deploy a variety of tools and methods to Continue Reading

7-Year-Old Polkit Flaw Lets Unprivileged Linux Users Gain Root Access – Tempemail

A seven-year-old privilege escalation vulnerability discovered in the polkit system service could be exploited by a malicious unprivileged local attacker to bypass authorization and escalate permissions to the root user. Tracked as CVE-2021-3560 (CVSS score: 7.8), the flaw affects polkit versions between 0.113 and 0.118 and was discovered by GitHub Continue Reading

New Cyber Espionage Group Targeting Ministries of Foreign Affairs – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday took the wraps off a new cyberespionage group that has been behind a series of targeted attacks against diplomatic entities and telecommunication companies in Africa and the Middle East since at least 2017. Dubbed “BackdoorDiplomacy,” the campaign involves targeting weak points in internet-exposed devices such as Continue Reading

U.S. Authorities Shut Down Slilpp—Largest Marketplace for Stolen Logins – Tempemail

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) Thursday said it disrupted and took down the infrastructure of an underground marketplace known as “Slilpp” that specialized in trading stolen login credentials as part of an international law enforcement operation. Over a dozen individuals have been charged or arrested in connection with the Continue Reading