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Microsoft Expands Free Logging Capabilities for all U.S. Federal Agencies

The Hacker News

Microsoft has expanded free logging capabilities to all U.S. federal agencies using Microsoft Purview Audit irrespective of the license tier, more than six months after a China-linked cyber espionage campaign targeting two dozen organizations came to light.

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Conti Ransomware Gang’s Russia-Based Music Album Labels and Plastika Recording Studio – An OSINT Analysis

Security Boulevard

I recently came across to another image courtesy of Conti ransomware gang's internal and publicly accessible leaked communication which I data mined with the idea to come up with a proper analysis and connect the dots which in this case appear that a member of the Conti ransomware gang who's responsible for their advertising and marketing creative is also busy doing advertising and marketing creative for other clients companies and organizations in this specific case Russia-based rap and hip art

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Russian hacker is set to face trial for the hack of a local power grid

Security Affairs

A Russian national (49) was charged with a cyberattack on a local power plant that caused a widespread blackout. The news agency TASS reported that a Russian national (49) is set to face trial on charges of carrying out a cyberattack on a local power plant that left 38 villages in the Vologda region in the dark. The attack took place one year ago, the man faces up to eight years in prison.

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Apple adds PQ3 quantum-resistant encryption to iMessage

Bleeping Computer

Apple is adding to the iMessage instant messaging service a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol named PQ3, designed to defend encryption from quantum attacks. [.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Apple created post-quantum cryptographic protocol PQ3 for iMessage

Security Affairs

Apple announced the implementation of a post-quantum cryptographic protocol called PQ3 will be integrated into iMessage. Apple announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol called PQ3 that will be integrated into the company messaging application iMessage to secure communications against highly sophisticated quantum attacks. Apple said that PQ3 is the first messaging protocol to reach what they call Level 3 security, which is the most secure protocol for messaging apps today.

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A Mysterious Leak Exposed Chinese Hacking Secrets

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: Scammers try to dupe Apple with 5,000 fake iPhones, Avast gets fined for selling browsing data, and researchers figure out how to clone fingerprints from your phone screen.

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A Vending Machine Error Revealed Secret Face Recognition Tech

WIRED Threat Level

A student investigation at the University of Waterloo uncovered a system that scanned countless undergrads without consent.

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UAC-BOF-Bonanza: Collection of UAC Bypass Techniques Weaponized as BOFs

Penetration Testing

UAC-BOF-Bonanza This repository serves as a collection of public UAC bypass techniques that have been weaponized as BOFs. A single module that integrates all techniques has been provided to use the BOFs via the... The post UAC-BOF-Bonanza: Collection of UAC Bypass Techniques Weaponized as BOFs appeared first on Penetration Testing.