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  1. Microsoft has unveiled several enhancements to its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product to improve its protection capabilities.

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  2. I love the fall. Brisk morning weather. Football. And politicians tripping over themselves to say nice things about small businesses. In this age of divisive politics, it’s nice that politicians of all stripes can agree that small businesses are awesome.

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  3. Researchers Analyzed How the Iran-linked "OilRig" Hacking Group Tests Malicious Documents Before Use in Attacks

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  4. Singapore last week signed cybersecurity-related agreements with both Canada and the United States as officials from both countries visited Singapore for the 33rd ASEAN Summit.

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  5. White hat hackers earned more than $1 million for exploits disclosed at the Tianfu Cup PWN hacking competition that took place on November 16-17 in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province.

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  6. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia.

    The "spear phishing" attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-mail messages purported to come from a department public affairs official.

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  7. Bombs and guns aside, a smartphone can be a powerful weapon in the hands of a terrorist -- but it can also provide intelligence services with the tools to track them down.

    Three years ago to the day, the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015 remain one of the best known examples of a large-scale assault that could not have been planned without phones.

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  8. A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

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  9. Amazon announced this week that a new feature designed to prevent data leaks has been added to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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  10. Google is analyzing all the apps that it can find across the Internet in an effort to keep Android users protected from Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs).

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  11. Europol on Friday announced that it has signed a cybersecurity-focused memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Diebold Nixdorf, one of the world’s largest providers of ATM and point-of-sale (PoS) services.

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  12. Many automated teller machines (ATMs) lack adequate security mechanisms and can be compromised in minutes using various methods, according to a new report from vulnerability assessment firm Positive Technologies. 

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  13. Google this week announced new features to G Suite designed to help administrators enforce rigorous password requirements and increase security.

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  14. BlackBerry on Friday announced that it has agreed to acquire next-generation endpoint security firm Cylance for US $1.4 billion in cash.

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  15. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro and industrial networking solutions provider Moxa on Thursday announced plans to form a joint venture corporation focusing on securing industrial internet of things (IIoT) environments.

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  16. While the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) can be useful for rating vulnerabilities, the scores assigned to flaws affecting industrial control systems (ICS) may be misleading, which can have negative consequences for organizations, particularly if they rely solely on CVSS for prioritizing patches.

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  17. The threat actor(s) behind many Dridex and Locky campaigns have been using a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT), Proofpoint security researchers warn. 

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  18. Cognigo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup focused on data protection and compliance, this week announced that it has completed an $8.5 million Series A round of funding. 

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  19. Mozilla has added a new feature to Firefox to alert users when they visit a website that has been part of a data breach in the past. 

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