Ransomware Attacks Hit Record 300 Million In 1st Half Of 2021: SonicWall
A new report from SonicWall found that attempted ransomware attacks skyrocketed in the first half of 2021, with 304.7 million attempted attacks seen by the company.
Multiple Vulnerabilities Patched In WordPress Download Manager
The Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team found two separate vulnerabilities, including a sensitive information disclosure as well as a file upload vulnerability which could have resulted in Remote Code Execution in some configurations on WordPress Download Manager, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites.
Twitter Launches Competition To Find Biases In Its Image-Cropping Algorithm
The microblogging site Twitter said it will launch a competition for computer researchers and hackers to identify biases in its image-cropping algorithm after a group of researchers previously found the algorithm tended to exclude Black people and men.
Google To Block Logins On Old Android Version Starting September
Starting in late September 2021, Android users running version 2.3.7 i.e. Gingerbread and lower will no longer be able to log in to their Google accounts.
Amazon Fined €746 Million Over EU Privacy Violations
Online shopping giant Amazon has been hit with a record-breaking €746 million fine by Luxembourg’s Commission Nationale pour la protection des données (CNPD), an independent public agency established to monitor the legality of the collection and use of personal information, for alleged GDPR violations regarding how it performs targeted behavioral advertising.
NSA Issues Guidance On Securing Wireless Devices In Public Settings
the Cybersecurity Information Sheet, “Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings” today to help National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) teleworkers identify potential threats and minimize risks to their wireless devices and data.
How To Block Unwanted Site From Your Router
At some point, you might want to block certain websites, permanently or temporarily. You might be a parent or a business manager that wants to hide dangerous, unproductive, or inappropriate sites from your children/employees. Alternatively, you may be a self-employed worker who needs to control their own productivity.
Samsung Electronics Reorganizes Governance Committee Into Sustainability Committee
The Board of Directors of Samsung Electronics today approved the reorganization of its Governance Committee into the Sustainability Committee, and further expanded its duties and oversight.