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New Persirai botnet uses exploit to infect 120,000+ connected cameras by https://is.gd/E4uFRO

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Another day, another Internet of Things botnet. This time, a new botnet discovered in the wild is believed to have infected over 120,000 Internet-connected cameras.Dubbed Persirai by researchers at Trend Micro Inc., the botnet is targeting more 1,000 Internet Protocol camera models from various off-brand producers.

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How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself by https://is.gd/x8RFXN

You’re using strong and unique passwords. You’re on the lookout for phishing emails. And you’ve set up two-factor authentication on every account that offers it. Basically, you’re acing Personal Cybersecurity 101.

But with new threats popping up all the time, you may be looking for other proactive steps you can take to protect yourself. Here’s an easy one: Clean up your digital junk.

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That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases by https://is.gd/suMzeI

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You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

The Samba team managed to quickly patch the critical vulnerability that was discovered to affect over a hundred thousand Linux and UNIX machines running Samba, which is usually used to provide file and printing sharing services, allowing users to connect to Windows shares on a network.

The Samba 4.6.4, 4.5.10 and 4.4.14 patched versions have been released, and are available for download from the official website or via ours if you want to compile it on your GNU/Linux distribution. Canonical already patched Samba in all supported Ubuntu releases, and other GNU/Linux distributions will soon receive the patch.

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Hands On With Google And Microsoft Authenticator Apps by https://is.gd/74oK1a

One of the primary vehicles used by bad guys to access our systems is stealing log-in credentials in order to impersonate real users. All the security processes and tools in the world are circumvented when someone has your username and password.

That’s where two-factor authentication (2FA) comes into play. 2FA works by adding another authentication challenge to the equation. It’s not just about what you know – your password, it’s also about something you have. That’s where the authenticator apps from Microsoft and Google come into play.

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Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” to Ship with a Bunch of Digital Forensics Tools by https://is.gd/N7DBub

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Debian developer Michael ‘mika’ Prokop announced today that he’s team over at Debian Forensics will include and maintain a bunch of digital forensics tools, along with their dependencies, in the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” release.

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