General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

Dozens of malicious apps, some available in Play, found in the past couple months.
Publish Date: 9/28/2020
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When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed

Watch along as hacked machine grinds, beeps, and spews water.
Publish Date: 9/26/2020
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Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

Investors sued after one exec accused of misconduct was compensated $240M to leave.
Publish Date: 9/25/2020
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Microsoft boots apps out of Azure used by China-sponsored hackers

Active Directory apps used for command-and-control infrastructure are no more.
Publish Date: 9/25/2020
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One of this year’s most severe Windows bugs is now under active exploit

Zerologon vulnerability lets hackers access network crown jewels almost instantly.
Publish Date: 9/24/2020
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T-Mobile hits back at AT&T and Verizon after spectrum-hoarding accusations

Carrier battle heats up as FCC prepares to auction more spectrum.
Publish Date: 9/23/2020
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“LokiBot,” the malware that steals your most sensitive data, is on the rise

“Persistent malicious” activity sees a “notable increase” since July, feds say.
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
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Old TV set interfered with village’s DSL Internet each day for 18 months

Engineers traced interference with a spectrum analyzer.
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
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A tip from a kid helps detect iOS and Android scam apps’ 2.4 million downloads

Smartphone apps raked in ~$500,000, in part thanks to shilling on TikTok and Instagram.
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
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Feds issue emergency order for agencies to patch critical Windows flaw

Agencies that don't update must disconnect all domain controllers from networks.
Publish Date: 9/21/2020
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Traders set to don virtual reality headsets in their home offices

UBS looks at recreating busy trading floors with HoloLens experiment.
Publish Date: 9/20/2020
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Companies can track your phone’s movements to target ads

A startup gathers data on when you pick up your phone or go out on a run.
Publish Date: 9/20/2020
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Telegram messages are a focus in newly uncovered hack campaign from Iran

Active since 2014, “Rampant Kitten” uses Windows and Android infostealers.
Publish Date: 9/18/2020
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Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to archive more of the Web

Cloudflare-enabled sites get automatic archiving through the Wayback Machine.
Publish Date: 9/18/2020
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Comcast shut off Internet to hundreds, saying they were illegally connected

Comcast says Denver company resold Comcast service without permission.
Publish Date: 9/18/2020
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A bevy of new features makes iOS 14 the most secure mobile OS ever

Behold: The useful and not-so-useful privacy features you've been waiting for.
Publish Date: 9/18/2020
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Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital

Outage caused an hour delay in treatment for woman with life-threatening condition.
Publish Date: 9/17/2020
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Hammer drops on hackers accused of targeting game and software makers

Men accused of spying on behalf of China and earning illicit hacking profits on the side.
Publish Date: 9/17/2020
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AT&T wants to put ads on your smartphone in exchange for $5 discount

AT&T CEO: Customers would accept targeted ads if given $5 or $10 price cut.
Publish Date: 9/16/2020
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Boeing hid design flaws in 737 Max jets from pilots and regulators

Congressional report finds aerospace group cut corners.
Publish Date: 9/16/2020
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