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Turn Off FaceTime in Apple iOS Now! Experts Warn!

Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw. The bug allows anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up.

The flaw works by adding yourself to a FaceTime call before the recipient picks up, tricking FaceTime into thinking it's an active call and forcing the person you're actually calling to start transmitting audio.

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FBI mapping 'Joanap Malware' victims to disrupt the North Korean botnet

The US DoJ announced Wednesday its effort to "map and further disrupt" a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade.

Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is believed to be part of "Hidden Cobra"- an APT actors' group often known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace and backed by the North Korean government.

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WhatsApp caps message forwarding to five instances to fight fake news

WhatsApp is putting a worldwide limit of five on the number of times a message may be forwarded in an effort to stomp out misinformation and the spreading of rumours.

WhatsApp users could previously forward a message 20 times. The new update, to be rolled out on Monday, follows recent events around the world using the app for misinformation and the spreading of rumours.

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Google slapped with 50M euro fine for GDPR violation in France

France's data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a 50 million euro fine for failing to comply with its GDPR obligations.

This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the tough new regulations that came into force in May last year.

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773M email addresses, 21M passwords for sale on hacker forum

According to technology reporter, Jai Vijayan, a folder with over 12,000 files containing nearly 773M email addresses and over 21M unique passwords from numerous previous data breaches, has been posted online in another massive leak of credential data.

87 GB worth of data was discovered on cloud storage service Mega and has been uploaded on HIBP service, where individuals can verify if their email addresses are on the list.

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Mozilla to disable Adobe Flash by default: Looks like Firefox 69's first in line!

Mozilla recently announced that Firefox 69 will no longer support Adobe Flash due to a large number of serious flaws exploited by hackers in attacks across the years.

The decision was made public for the first time by Adobe in July 2018, the software giant declared it would stop using Flash Player and stop providing security updates by the end of 2020.

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