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  1. The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.

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  2. Aachen, Germany-based Utimaco has received U.S. regulatory clearance for the acquisition of the Atalla product lines from Micro Focus it first announced in May 2018. The transaction is now scheduled to close on November 5, 2018.

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  3. A newly discovered infection campaign is leveraging malicious RTF files to deliver information-stealing Trojans to the unsuspecting victims, Cisco Talos security researchers warn.

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  4. Chef Software has announced the latest version of its InSpec compliance automation platform for DevSecOps. InSpec provides an open source high-level language to share security and compliance rules between development, security, and operations engineers. Compliance can be with internal security policy, infrastructure provisioning, and external regulatory requirements.

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  5. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last year ordered government organizations to secure their email and web assets, but many agencies have failed to meet the deadline.

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  6. A new method that can be used to bypass the iPhone lockscreen and access photos stored on the device was disclosed just days after Apple released a patch for a similar vulnerability.

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  7. All major web browsers will deprecate support for the older Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 traffic encryption protocols in the first half of 2020.

    Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla on Monday announced plans to kill the protocol in their browsers to provide users with better security.

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  8. Cybersecurity companies have been monitoring the activities of a threat group that focuses on espionage campaigns aimed at diplomatic entities in Central Asia.

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  9. Federal and state officials are working with a North Carolina water utility after hackers attacked some of its computer systems.

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  10. IBM Security on Monday unveiled a new cloud-based platform that combines the company's own capabilities with data, applications and tools from more than a dozen other vendors.

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  11. A vulnerability in the software update process of certain Medtronic Programmer models has determined the vendor to block the functionality on affected devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informs.

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  12. The latest Android iteration leverages Google Cloud’s Titan technology to better protect users’ backed-up application data, Google says.

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  13. An out-of-bounds (OOB) write bug in the Microsoft JET Database Engine that could be exploited for remote code execution has been incompletely addressed with the latest Patch Tuesday security updates, 0patch says.

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  14. London, UK-based Garrison Technologies has raised £22.9 million (approximately $30 million) in Series B funding, bringing the total raised £34.9 million (around $50 million at current exchange rates). The funding was led by Dawn Capital, with participation from existing investors IP Group plc, BGF and NM Capital.

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  15. The outcome of an intelligence operation depends largely on the data that fuels it. Even the most sophisticated operation will fail to produce intelligence of value if its data is not also of value. This concept highlights the biggest differentiator and most important factor to consider when choosing a threat intelligence vendor: data source coverage and, more specifically, collection strategy.

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  16. Cyber law changes proposed in Australia specifically state that companies will not be required to implement encryption backdoors, but tech giants are still concerned that the current form of the legislation is too vague and leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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  17. Hundreds of millions of users may have been exposed to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks due to a vulnerability present in Branch.io, a service used by Tinder, Shopify, Yelp and many others.

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  18. Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes."

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  19. The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

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  20. Facebook Hack Details

    Facebook said Friday that hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world's leading social network disclosed late last month.

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