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Toyota T-Connect Database Exposed

On October 7, 2022, Toyota Motor Corporation made an announcement that the personal information of approximately 296,000 consumers had been compromised. The Toyota T-Connect system enables owners of Toyota automobiles to link their cell phones to their vehicles. By doing so, users can monitor the status of their engines, listen to music, navigate, and track fuel ...

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Firefox 106 Update: What’s New and Improved

On October 18, 2022, Firefox 106 Stable and Firefox 102.4 ESR were released to the public. New features A new Colorways theme, Firefox view, PDF editing, text recognition, and extraction on macOS are all included in the most recent Firefox Stable release. While Firefox 106 introduces several brand-new features, the version also resolves security concerns. Mozilla corrected six ...

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Personal Information Compromised in City of Tucson Data Breach

 In light of a recent data breach, the City of Tucson, Arizona, is alerting approximately 123,000 citizens that their personal information has been compromised. The issue was detected in May 2022, but the city's investigation didn't conclude until last month. As detailed in the notification addressed to those impacted by the data breach, an attacker infiltrated ...

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Akamai Finds 13 Million Malicious Domains Each Month

According to a new Akamai analysis, the company's experts classified about 79 million domains as dangerous in the first half of 2022; based on a NOD (newly observed domain) dataset, this is about 13 million malicious domains per month, representing 20.1% of all the successfully resolved NODs. According to Akamai, a NOD is any domain queried ...

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Lyft and Argo Bring Autonomous Vehicle Rides to Austin

Lyft is now launching autonomous robotaxi trips in Austin, Texas. Argo AI will power Ford's autonomous driving vehicles. According to a blog post by the company, Austin users can choose a driverless commute directly from the Lyft app for the same price as a regular Lyft ride. Customers can start the ride, unlock the doors, and ...

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Intel Confirms Leak of Alder Lake BIOS Source Code

After a source code leak was posted by an unidentified third party on 4chan and GitHub last week, the technology giant Intel has confirmed that confidential source code related to its Alder Lake CPUs has been leaked. The disclosed information comprises UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) code for the company’s 12th-generation CPUs that were released in ...

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New AI Upgrades to Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements

While Premiere Elements 2023 is receiving a couple of new features and a considerable speed boost, Photoshop Elements 2023 adds some powerful new features and enhanced performance. Along with these enhancements, both editors have been given a boost from Adobe Sensei, the company's universal AI. While Premiere Elements 2023 is receiving a couple of new features ...

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Cloudflare Revolutionizes CAPTCHAs

Turnstile, an ambitious new project from Cloudflare, aims to do away with the CAPTCHAs that are now being used on the internet to confirm users are not robots. Turnstile utilizes a revolving set of "browser challenges" to verify that visits to a website are not, in fact, bots. This service is free for all website owners, ...

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DDoS Attacks Target Major U.S. Airports

Some major U.S. airports' websites were inaccessible early on Monday, October 10, 2022, due to a coordinated denial-of-service assault orchestrated by professional hackers. However, officials said flights were unaffected. The assaults, in which participants bombard sites with garbage data, were planned by a mysterious organization named Killnet. The group posted a target list on its Telegram ...

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Cybersecurity Attack Hits U.S. Healthcare System

On October 4th, 2022 a cybersecurity incident has disrupted CommonSpirit Hospitals. With more than 150,000 employees, 20,000 physicians, and serving 21 million patients, CommonSpirit Hospitals is the second-largest nonprofit hospital system in the nation. In 21 states, CommonSpirit operates more than 1,000 care sites and 140 hospitals. CommonSpirit Hospitals announced it is investigating an "IT security ...

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