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While consumers are aware of increased risks and scams via the internet, they still plan to do more shopping online – and earlier – this holiday season, McAfee reveals. Thirty-six percent of Americans note they are hitting the digital links to give gifts and cheer this year, despite 60% feeling that cyber scams become more…

The Firefox vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-26950, has been described as an issue related to write side effects in MCallGetProperty opcode not being accounted for. “In certain circumstances, the MCallGetProperty opcode can be emitted with unmet assumptions resulting in an exploitable use-after-free condition,” Mozilla said in an advisory published on Monday. The flaw was fixed with…

Law enforcement agencies across the world advise companies that are victims of ransomware attacks not to pay the ransom. Aside from the risk of criminals taking the money and running, paying encouraging further attacks and potentially could be illegal depending on where the money is being sent. The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets…

The largest collection of public internet censorship data ever compiled shows that even citizens of what are considered the world’s freest countries aren’t safe from internet censorship. A team from the University of Michigan used its own Censored Planet tool, an automated censorship tracking system launched in 2018, to collect more than 21 billion measurements…

“The number of cyber threat actors is rising, and they are becoming more sophisticated”, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security said. The center found that those four countries are very likely attempting to build up capacities to disrupt key Canadian infrastructure — like the electricity supply — to further their goals. The report said they…

Identified by IBM’s security researchers, the Webex flaws could allow attackers to join meetings as ghosts (without being seen by other participants), remain in the meeting as a ghost after being expelled, and access information on meeting attendees (names, email addresses and IP addresses). Tracked as CVE-2020-3419, the first of the issues impacts both Webex…

Businesses around the globe are facing challenges as they try to protect data stored in complex hybrid multi-cloud environments, from the growing threat of ransomware, according to a Veritas Technologies survey. Only 36% of respondents said their security has kept pace with their IT complexity, underscoring the need for greater use of data protection solutions…

A majority of audit and risk professionals believe the risk environment will continue to be dynamic and unpredictable in 2021, rather than returning to more stable pre-pandemic conditions, an AuditBoard survey finds. The top risk they cited for the coming year was of “economic conditions impacting growth,” followed closely by “cybersecurity threats.” The responses also…