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Two Tor zero-days disclosed, more to come

ZDNet

The Internet of Things is creating serious new security risks. We examine the possibilities and the dangers. Over the past week, a security researcher has published technical details about two vulnerabilities impacting the Tor network and the Tor browser. In blog posts last week and today, Dr. Neal Krawetz said he was going public with details on two zero-days after the Tor Project has repeatedly failed to address multiple security issues he reported throughout the past years. The researcher also promised to reveal at least three more Tor zero-days, including one that can reveal the real-world IP address of Tor servers.


Multiple Tor security issues disclosed, more to come

ZDNet

The Internet of Things is creating serious new security risks. We examine the possibilities and the dangers. Over the past week, a security researcher has published technical details about two vulnerabilities impacting the Tor network and the Tor browser. In blog posts last week and today, Dr. Neal Krawetz said he was going public with details on two alleged zero-days after the Tor Project has repeatedly failed to address multiple security issues he reported throughout the past years. The researcher also promised to reveal at least three more Tor zero-days, including one that can reveal the real-world IP address of Tor servers.


Rite Aid surveilled customers using facial recognition tech with links to China

Mashable

The next time you pop into your local drugstore to grab a gallon of milk, remember there's a chance the store is secretly analyzing your face. A new report from Reuters uncovered facial recognition cameras throughout dozens of Rite Aid locations in largely low-income, non-white neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles. Furthermore, the investigation also discovered that the facial recognition firm has ties to the Chinese government. According to the report, Rite Aid has rolled out hundreds of facial recognition systems in its stores across the U.S. since around 2012, making it "one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country." Rite Aid utilized its facial recognition technology to match customers faces with facial recognition scans of those "previously observed engaging in potential criminal activity." When a match was made with a current customer, store security would be alerted.


Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Global cyber chaos was spreading Monday as companies booted up computers at work following the weekend's worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack.


Ransomware, other cyberattacks hit US cities, states, companies

FOX News

Cybersecurity expert Morgan Wright discusses the ransomware cyberattack in Atlanta and how cities can protect themselves. U.S. cities, states and companies increasingly find themselves at risk for cyberattacks and breaches involving so-called ransomware, which place them at the mercy of hackers demanding money. Recent examples have taken place in computer networks serving the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, and the operations of Boeing. Atlanta's computer systems were hit with a ransomware attack March 22, locking important city data behind an encrypted wall that can be unlocked only if the city pays the hackers $51,000 in the form of Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The ransom note left by hackers said that refusing to pay the figure by a deadline this week would lead to wiping up the information.