[SecurityWeek] Researcher Claims Apple Downplayed Severity of iCloud Account Takeover Vulnerability

A security researcher claims he discovered a critical vulnerability in Apple’s password reset feature that could have been used to take over any iCloud account, but Apple has downplayed the impact of the flaw.

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[TheRecord] Microsoft said it mitigated a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever

Microsoft said its Azure cloud service mitigated a 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps) distributed denial of service attack this year, at the end of August, representing the largest DDoS attack recorded to date. Amir Dahan, Senior Program Manager for Azure Networking, said the attack was carried out using a botnet of approximately 70,000 bots primarily […]

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[ThreatPost] DDoS Attacks: A Flourishing Business for Cybercrooks – Podcast

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[BleepingComputer] WhatsApp to appeal $266 million fine for violating EU privacy laws

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