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  1. Microsoft on Thursday announced Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation, a new Windows platform security technology set to roll out to all editions of Windows.

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  2. A British teenager who accessed the email accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the head of the CIA was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday.

    Kane Gamble, 18, founder of Crackas With Attitude, will serve his sentence in a youth detention facility.

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  3. Researchers claim hackers can remotely exploit an unpatched command injection vulnerability to take control of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from LG.

    VPN specialists at vpnMentor discovered that many LG NAS models are impacted by a flaw that can be exploited without authentication.

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  4. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced its medical device safety action plan, which includes seeking additional funding and authorities that would help it improve cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.

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  5. Unified security management and threat intelligence provider AlienVault this week announced the launch of a free scanning service that allows organizations to identify threats and risks in their environments.

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  6. LinkedIn recently patched a vulnerability that could have been exploited by malicious websites to harvest data from users’ profiles, including private information.

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  7. Google this week announced that iOS users can now receive Google prompts via their Gmail application.

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  8. Secureworks has recently discovered a threat actor whose business email compromise (BEC) campaigns focus solely on global maritime shipping companies and their customers.

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  9. Kaspersky Lab this week announced the launch of a new product designed to help companies protect their hybrid cloud environments against both internal and external threats.

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  10. 48 million records containing detailed personal information of tens of millions of people were exposed to the Internet after data-gathering company LocalBlox left a cloud storage repository publicly available.

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  11. Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to help Chrome users stay safe from malware and phishing websites.

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  12. The Industry Needs a Common Understanding of How to Best Put Threat Intelligence Into Practice 

    Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” When Russian author Anton Chekhov said this more than a century ago, he very well could have been speaking of threat intelligence. 

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  13. FireEye this week made several announcements, including the launch of new solutions and capabilities, new pricing and packaging models, and a strategic partnership with Oracle.

    One of the new solutions is SmartVision Edition, an offering designed to help organizations detect malicious traffic moving within their network.

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  14. Cybersecurity Tech Accord Comprises Fine Words With No Defined Deliverables and Perhaps Impossible Intentions

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  15. Cisco informed customers on Wednesday that it has patched critical vulnerabilities in WebEx and UCS Director, along with nine high severity flaws in StarOS, IOS XR, Firepower and ASA products.

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  16. In the last twelve months it seems like supply chain attacks are on the rise—CCCleaner, Nyetya/NotPetya, Spectre and Meltdown, to name a few.

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  17. Updates released on Wednesday for Drupal 8 patch a moderately critical cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting a third-party JavaScript library.

    The flaw impacts CKEditor, a WYSIWYG HTML editor included in the Drupal core. CKEditor exposes users to XSS attacks due to a flaw in the Enhanced Image (image2) plugin.

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  18. A feature that allows users to wirelessly sync their iPhones and iPads with iTunes can be abused by hackers to take control of iOS devices in what researchers call a “Trustjacking” attack.

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  19. Popular mobile applications that use third-party, ready-to-go advertising Software Development Kits (SDKs) expose user data by transmitting it over the insecure HTTP protocol, Kaspersky Lab warns.

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  20. Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram, its head said on Wednesday.

    "We will conduct a probe of the company before the end of 2018," the head of state regulator Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, told pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia.

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