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DOD disables file sharing service due to ‘security risks’

The US Department of Defense has disabled access last week to a file sharing service used by its army aviation and missile research centers citing security issues. The disabled service is named AMRDEC SAFE, which stands for the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Safe ...

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Google traffic hijacked via tiny Nigerian ISP

A tiny Nigerian ISP has hijacked internet traffic meant for Google’s data centers. The incident, called a BGP hijack, occurred yesterday, on November 12, between 13:12 and 14:35, Pacific time, according to Google. The incident was first detected and reported by BGPmon, an online service that monitors the routes that ...

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Australian defence contractor Austal hit by data breach

Australian prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal informed [PDF] the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of a data breach after the market closed on Thursday evening. The company said it alerted “stakeholders” who were potentially hit by the breach, but said no information affecting national security or the company’s operations was ...

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Android news and kids apps contain the most third-party trackers

An academic study of nearly one million Android applications reveals that most apps contain third-party tracking code, and that “news apps and apps targeted at children appear to be amongst the worst in terms of the number of third-party trackers associated with them.” The University of Oxford research consisted of ...

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