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Nord VPN review: An in-depth look at a popular VPN

VPN services: The basics Whether you’re in the office or on the road, a VPN is still one of the best ways to protect yourself on the big, bad internet. Read more: https://zd.net/2BNF7ne directory The Best VPN services for 2019 A virtual private network enables users to send and receive ...

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Two more Microsoft zero-days uploaded on GitHub

A security researcher going online by the pseudonym of SandboxEscaper has published today demo exploit code for two more Microsoft zero-days after releasing a similar fully-working exploit the day before. These two mark the sixth and seventh zero-days impacting Microsoft products this security researcher has published in the past ten ...

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Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds

Hacker-for-hire services available online are what we thought they were — scams and ineffective — new research published last week by Google and academics from the University of California, San Diego, reveals. “Using unique online buyer personas, we engaged directly with 27 such account hacking service providers and asked them ...

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Yes, there are security ramifications to serverless computing

At least one in five organizations, 21%, have implemented serverless computing as part of their cloud-based infrastructure. That’s the finding of a recent survey of 108 IT managers conducted by Datamation. Another 39% are planning or considering serverless resources.  Photo: Joe McKendrick The question is, will serverless computing soon gain ...

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Stack Overflow hacker went undetected for a week

The hacker who breached Stack Overflow last week managed to access data on user accounts, the company said today in an update on its investigation into a security breach it disclosed last night. The update comes to shed some light into what happened on the company’s servers last week, after ...

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Stack Overflow says hackers breached production systems

Stack Overflow, the internet’s largest Q&A site for programming and development-related topics, has disclosed a security breach earlier today. In a short message posted on its website, the company said that hackers gained access to its internal network. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” said Mary ...

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Patch status for the new MDS attacks against Intel CPUs

Earlier today, a group of academics and security researchers disclosed a new vulnerability class impacting Intel CPUs. Known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks, these vulnerabilities allow threat actors to retrieve data that is being processed inside Intel CPUs, even from processes an attacker’s code should not have access. Four ...

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