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US Bans Sale Of Hacking Tools

Looks like things are heating up in cybersecurity, but why now? Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:24 Why Now? 0:56 The New Rules Are Complicated! 2:20 Why This Is Probably Pointless 3:42 Pegasus Spyware 4:36 Protect Your Passwords!

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Hardware

Secretive Giant TSMC’s $100 Billion Plan To Fix The Chip Shortage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company makes 24% of all the world’s chips, and 92% of the most advanced ones found in today’s iPhones, fighter jets and supercomputers. Now TSMC is building America’s first 5-nanometer fabrication plant, hoping to reverse a decades-long trend of the U.S. losing chip manufacturing to Asia. CNBC got an exclusive tour of […]

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Current Events Interesting

Why Did Facebook Fail?

Just what was it that took Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp offline on 4th October 2021? – Dr Steve Bagley investigates.

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Security

Hackers Are Using Morse Code in 2021?!

To say that times are strange would be an understatement. Not only is the world in chaos, I recently saw a Judas Priest sticker on a minivan. In that context, Hackers using Morse code in 2021 isn’t all that odd. Time stamps 0:21 Hackers Revert To Morse Code 2:53 Free PCBs! (ad) 3:36 $600m Crypto […]

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Big Data

Dealing With Big Data – Computerphile

Big Data sounds may be a buzz word, and is hard to quantify, but the problems with large data sets are very real. Dr Isaac Triguero explains some of the challenges.

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Apple Privacy

Why Apple Will Scan All Your Photos

Here’s an interesting take on Apple’s move to scan all the photos on your device. The odd is a strange one given Apple’s efforts in the past to protect consumer privacy. Sources: https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/05/apple_csam_scanning/ https://thehackernews.com/2021/08/apple-to-scan-every-device-for-child.html https://www.ft.com/content/14440f81-d405-452f-97e2-a81458f5411f https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1423110719533371393 https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1423469854347169798 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT https://www.apple.com/child-safety/pdf/CSAM_Detection_Technical_Summary.pdf https://www.apple.com/child-safety/ https://threatpost.com/affiliate-leaks-conti-ransomware-playbook/168442/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/angry-conti-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-gangs-attack-playbook/ https://therecord.media/disgruntled-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-the-conti-gangs-technical-manuals/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/ransomware-gangs-and-the-name-game-distraction/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-offers-10-million-reward-for-tips-on-nation-state-hackers/

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Security

Hacker Group ‘Imperial Kitten’ Caught Catfishing…

There’s little to laugh about in the realm of cyber security. Fortunately, though, a creative group name brings a little levity to the situation. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:27 ‘Imperial Kitten’ ‘Cat’fish defense employees 3:10 Major Telecoms Hack 6:11 Ransomware Gang Ransomed with uhh… Sources: https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/hackers-posed-as-aerobics-instructors.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-28/hackers-pose-as-flirty-aerobics-instructor-to-target-employees?srnd=code-wars https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threat-insight/i-knew-you-were-trouble-ta456-targets-defense-contractor-alluring-social-media https://about.fb.com/news/2021/07/taking-action-against-hackers-in-iran/ https://www.cybereason.com/blog/deadringer-exposing-chinese-threat-actors-targeting-major-telcos https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-03/chinese-hackers-compromised-telecom-companies-researchers-say?srnd=code-wars https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/cybersecurity-researchers-fear-chinese-telecom-hack/cid/1825165 https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3143676/chinese-hackers-targeted-telecoms-firms-southeast-asia-report?module=perpetual_scroll&pgtype=article&campaign=3143676 https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/19/22583251/us-government-blames-china-cyberattacks-microsoft-exchange-hack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/china-denies-microsoft-hack-says-u-s-and-allies-ganging-up […]

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Security

Hackers Caught Hiding Credit Cards In Images

Seytonic covers the latest stories in online security, including a case where steganography is used to hide credit card information.

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