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Aug 29, 2023

Major Cyberattack Disables Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile

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Prominent National Science Foundation (NSF) space telescopes worldwide have been shut down due to a major cyberattack, the reason for which is unknown. For over two weeks, ten telescopes have been impacted, while some on-site operatives were able to keep some operational. These shutdowns have caused chaos in the astronomy sphere due to many essential windows of opportunity being missed for space observations.

NOIRLab (the NSF-run coordinating center for ground-based astronomy) said in a press release “Our staff are working with cybersecurity experts to get all the impacted telescopes and our website back online as soon as possible and are encouraged by the progress made thus far.”

Aug 29, 2023

Thousands of Android Malware Apps Using Stealthy APK Compression to Evade Detection

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Hackers are using sneaky compression methods in Android APK files to evade malware detection.

Aug 29, 2023

Hackers shut down 2 of the world’s most advanced telescopes

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Some of the world’s leading astronomical observatories have reported cyberattacks that have resulted in temporary shutdowns.

The National Science Foundation’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, or NOIRLab, reported that a cybersecurity incident that occurred on Aug. 1 has prompted the lab to temporarily halt operations at its Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii and Gemini South Telescope in Chile. Other, smaller telescopes on Cerro Tololo in Chile were also affected.

Aug 29, 2023

Hacking Biometric Facial Recognition

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Are biometric authentication measures no longer safe? Biometric authentication expert says deepfake videos and camera injection attacks are changing the game.

Biometrics authentication is getting more and more popular due to it being fast, easy, and smooth for the user, but Stuart Wells, CTO at biometrics authentication company Jumio, thinks this may be risky.

Aug 29, 2023

U.S. hit by cyberattack: ‘Once you plug the dam one place, hackers find some other weakness’

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NBC News Global Security Reporter Dan De Luce joins Meet the Press NOW to discuss the latest cyberattack hitting U.S. government agencies.

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Aug 28, 2023

Kali Linux 2023.3 released with 9 new tools, internal changes

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Kali Linux 2023.3, the third version of 2023, is now available for download, with nine new tools and internal optimizations.

Kali Linux is a Linux distribution created for ethical hackers and cybersecurity professionals to perform penetration testing, security audits, and research against networks.

With this release, the Kali Team says there are not many new features, with most of the changes done internally to increase the overall reliability and optimization of the project.

Aug 27, 2023

How Hackers Hack Any Websites in Minutes?!

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Aug 27, 2023

Study highlights the vulnerabilities of metasurface-based wireless communication systems

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Metasurfaces, artificially engineered surfaces that can manipulate electromagnetic signals in unique ways, have huge potential for several technological applications, including the implementation of sixth generation (6G) cellular communications. The limitations and vulnerabilities of these smart surfaces, however, are still poorly understood.

Researchers at Peking University, University of Sannio and Southeast University recently carried out a study aimed at better understanding the vulnerability of metasurfaces to wireless cyber-attacks. Their paper, published in Nature Electronics, outlines two types of attacks that should be considered and accounted for before metasurfaces can be deployed on a large-scale.

“This work was primarily driven by the need for enhancing security and privacy of in the upcoming 6G era, characterized by unprecedented speeds, ultra-low latency, and vast connection nodes,” Lianlin Li, Vincenzo Galdi and Tie Jun Cui, three of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore.

Aug 26, 2023

Hospital Computers Offline for Weeks Due to Cyberattack

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Important computer systems at hospitals and clinics have been offline for over two weeks after a cyberattack forced emergency room shutdowns and ambulance diversions. According to Prospect Medical Holdings, progress is being made “to recover critical systems and restore their integrity,” but the company, which runs 16 hospitals and dozens of other medical facilities in various states could not say when operations will return to normal.

The recovery process for this situation can often take weeks, and in the meantime, hospitals are reverting to paper systems and people to monitor equipment, run records between departments, and do other tasks that are usually electronic.

Aug 26, 2023

US government launches new AI cybersecurity challenge and other tech stories to read

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Top technology stories: US government launches new AI cybersecurity challenge; China outlines new rules for facial recognition technology; How to make AI more energy efficient.

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