Frozen-in-Place Courts Worry Defense Lawyers

Efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus have forced courts around the country to suspend proceedings, but they also threaten the constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial. “We’re in real danger of a total breakdown of the system.” warns Nina Ginsberg. president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Dark Nexus: A New Emerging IoT Botnet Malware Spotted in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new emerging IoT botnet threat that leverages compromised smart devices to stage ‘distributed denial-of-service’ attacks, potentially triggered on-demand through platforms offering DDoS-for-hire services. The botnet, named “dark_nexus” by Bitdefender researchers, works by employing credential stuffing attacks against a variety of devices, such as

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NASA sees increasing malicious activity due to pandemic

NASA has seen “significantly increasing” malicious activity from both nation-state hackers and cybercriminals targeting the US space agency’s systems and personnel working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitigation tools and measures set in place by NASA’s Security Operations Center (SOC) successfully blocked a wave of cyberattacks, the agency reporting double the number of phishing […]

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Google addresses issue with Face Unlock

Google has addressed a security concern with the Face Unlock system on its Pixel 4 smartphones, more than five months after the devices went on sale. In October 2019, a BBC News test found the Face Unlock system allowed access to a person’s device even if they had their eyes closed. Security researchers criticised the […]

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US Stimulus Checks Targeted by Scammers

In the latest sorry COVID-19 scam, fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions to steal from Americans expecting stimulus checks from the US federal government. Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, many Americans have been furloughed, fired, or had their hours or workload reduced as businesses across the country closed and lockdown measures were implemented. To […]

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xHelper Malware Re-Installs After Factory Reset

A mysterious piece of Android malware that re-installs itself on infected devices even after users delete it or factory reset their devices—making it nearly impossible to remove. xHelper reportedly infected over 45,000 devices last year, and since then, cybersecurity researchers have been trying to unfold how the malware survives factory reset and how it infected […]

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Malware Concealed Under SSL Certificates

Cybercriminals are increasingly relying on SSL certificates to lull people into a false sense of security when clicking malicious links. The assumption that HTTPS links and the accompanying lock icon protect employees from attack can threaten businesses without sufficient SSL inspection. Nearly 52% of the top 1 million websites were available over HTTPS in 2019, […]

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