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  • Pwn2Own 2022: Windows 11, Ubuntu, Firefox, Safari, Tesla and more hacked

    The hacking event Pwn2Own took place from May 18 to May 20 of 2022. This year, security researchers managed to hack Windows 11 and Ubuntu, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Teams, a Tesla and other targets successfully during the three days of the event.

  • Costa Rica’s president says country ‘at war’ with Conti ransomware gang [iophk: Windows TCO]

    Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves has said that his country is “at war” with the Conti ransomware gang, according to local media.

    The Conti ransomware gang, which is believed to be based in Russia, launched a series of cyberattacks against Costa Rican government agencies last month. In April, the country’s Ministry of Finance was the first agency to report a data breach. More than two dozen other government institutions are affected as well.

  • Experts urge VMware users to patch critical flaws right away

    Security professionals have warned that an authentication bypass flaw in VMware products needs to be patched as soon as possible to prevent its being exploited.

Downloading Pwned Passwords Hashes with the HIBP Downloader

  • Downloading Pwned Passwords Hashes with the HIBP Downloader

    Just before Christmas, the promise to launch a fully open source Pwned Passwords fed with a firehose of fresh data from the FBI and NCA finally came true. We pushed out the code, published the blog post, dusted ourselves off and that was that. Kind of - there was just one thing remaining...

    The k-anonymity API is lovely and that's not just me saying that, that's people voting with their feet: [...]

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