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Privacy-First Browser Brave Is Launching a Search Engine 

Google’s grip on the web has never been stronger. Its Chrome web browser has almost 70 percent of the market and its search engine a whopping 92 percent share. That’s a lot of data—and advertising revenue—for one of the world’s most powerful companies. But Google’s dominance is being challenged. Regulators ...

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Utah’s ‘Porn Filter’ Law Passes the State Legislature

If you work in cybersecurity, chances are you’re pretty tired by now. On the heels of Russia’s devastating Solarwinds hack that came to light in December, Chinese hackers have mounted what appears to be a full-on assault against Microsoft Exchange Servers, hitting at least 30,000 servers in the United States ...

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Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims

When news hit earlier this week that Chinese hackers were actively targeting Microsoft Exchange servers, the cybersecurity community warned that the zero-day vulnerabilities they were exploiting might have allowed them to hit countless organizations around the world. Now it’s becoming clear just many email servers they hacked. By all appearances, ...

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China’s and Russia’s Spying Sprees Will Take Years to Unpack

First it was SolarWinds, a reportedly Russian hacking campaign that stretches back almost a year and has felled at least nine US government agencies and countless private companies. Now it’s Hafnium, a Chinese group that’s been attacking a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server to sneak into victims’ email inboxes and ...

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Gab’s CTO Introduced a Critical Vulnerability to the Site

Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as an SQL injection. A quick review of Gab’s open source code shows that the critical vulnerability—or at least one very much like ...

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What Life Is Like Under Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown

Rumors of a coup were spreading before the military acted. Sophie*, an American software developer, was at home with her young son and her husband Aung*, a union worker and Myanmar national, when Myanmar’s military took control in the early hours of February 1. As the nation’s military leaders arrested ...

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The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

Some blasts from the past surfaced this week, including revelations that a Russia-linked hacking group has repeatedly targeted the US electrical grid, along with oil and gas utilities and other industrial firms. Notably, the group has ties to the notorious industrial-control GRU hacking group Sandworm. Meanwhile, researchers revealed evidence this ...

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