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    NetAbstraction’s New Patent Completes Its Network Configurations

    October 28, 2020 – With this patent, we have basically covered the network configurations that we can envision for the implementation of an SDN network. –  PR Newswire

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    NetAbstraction CEO Honored by Cyber Defense Magazine

    August 27, 2020 – Barbara Hunt, NetAbstraction, Inc. founder and CEO has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020” by Cyber Defense Magazine. – PR Newswire

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    NetAbstraction Announces Support for Private and Secure Access to the Dark Web

    March 3, 2020 – Network egress nodes available to customers now includes a TOR egress node, which enables private, secure and isolated access to Dark Web sites via a native Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari browser. – PR Newswire

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    Barbara Hunt featured in The Technology Headlines

    January, 2020 – “Anyone directly using the Internet exposes their IP address, location and network identity. Any external connection used by your company is a potential source of attack on your data and systems.” – The Technology Headlines

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    NetAbstraction Announces New Patent

    January 7, 2020 – This is the fifth patent issued to NetAbstraction and is titled “Dynamic, User-Configurable Virtual Private Network.” – PR Newswire

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    NetAbstraction featured in “Top 12 Innovative Cyber & Analytics Companies”

    November 7, 2019 – Whitehawk cyber security consultants features NetAbstraction as one of it’s top picks for 2019. – Whitehawk

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    Ron Kolson joins NetAbstraction as CFO

    October 30, 2019 – NetAbstraction, Inc. today announced that Ron Kolson has joined NetAbstraction as Chief Financial Officer to guide the company in its projected growth phase.
    – PR Newswire

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    NetAbstraction featured in Enterprise Security Magazine

    October 15, 2019 – NetAbstraction is honored as a Top 10 Web Security Provider for 2019. We are lowering the cyber profile for modern enterprises.
    – Enterprise Security

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    Barbara Hunt, NetAbstraction CEO honored

    October 4, 2019 – Barbara Hunt, CEO NetAbstraction, is honored as a Cybersecurity 2019 Tech Titan by Washingtonian magazine for her development of groundbreaking enterprise identity obfuscation tech.

    – Washingtonian

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    10 Most Prominent Identity Management Companies to Watch in 2019

    September 17, 2019 – NetAbstraction is selected as one of the 10 Most Prominent Identity Management Companies to Watch in 2019. “NetAbstraction has been on our radar for quite a long time, and this year it became clear that enterprises of all sizes alike trust the company for its incredible innovations and services in the identity management industry.”
    The Technology Headlines.

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    FinTech Innovation Lab coverage

    August 2017 – The FinTech Innovation Lab is an accelerator that annually gives a half-dozen start-ups the chance to interact with top financial firms, featuring NetAbstraction (Cutting Edge)

    The New York Times.

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    NetAbstraction participates in The New York FinTech Innovation Lab

    June 2017 – NetAbstraction (formerly Cutting Edge) is a featured participant in the event that accelerates market access for early- and growth-stage fintech companies

    – BusinessWire.

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    Fintech investment nearly even as NY lab holds “demo day”.

    March 2017 – Take Cutting Edge C.A., which provides NetAbstraction, cloud-based cybersecurity software that obscures and varies a company’s network path and location to prevent cyber attacks. Barbara Hunt, CEO and formerly with a federal intelligence agency, gave her firm’s slogan: “If they can’t find you, they can’t attack you”. 

    BE Banking Exchange.

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    Cutting Edge CA Announces Network Enhancements.

    May 2016 – Cutting Edge (now NetAbstraction) expands their managed attribution, cloud-based software defined network to carrier class performance, making it a cost-effective alternative to traditional carriers.

    –  Cision/PR Newswire.

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    NetAbstraction and Light Point Security partner for online security.

    May 2013 – NetAbstraction combines their next-generation secure network with Light Point Security’s first and only server-based virtual-machine-in-a-browser.

    – Press Release.

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    Cyber security start-up focused on protecting activities on the Internet.

    Cutting Edge CA (now NetAbstraction) is a network engineering and Internet security consulting firm that was founded in 2012 to provide leading edge, innovative, identity protected access to the Internet and cyber threat mitigation capabilities.

    F6s.com.

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    B-Hive Member Listing for Cybersecurity/ID Management

    B-Hive provides its members with knowledge and expertise from a vast and diverse global network of financial services players and dynamic tech companies, as well as access to the market, funding and government.

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    HIMSS2020

    March 12, 2020, Orlando, FL – Meet Josh Morris, SVP Sales @Carahsoft Booth 6166 and get a demo of our identity-protected network and mobile solutions for healthcare entities. Find out how to protect the routing and disbursed storage of healthcare electronic records and transactions by proactively disguising and protecting your communications and activities in the cloud and on the Internet.

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    ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference 2019

    December 8-10, 2019, Washington D.C. – Meet Josh Morris, SVP Sales @ booth #405 and get a demo of our identity-protected network and mobile solutions for financial services. Find out how to proactively disguise and protect your communications and activities in the cloud and on the Internet.

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    NFCA Annual Training Event

    November 5-7, 2019, Alexandria, VA – Meet Josh Morris, SVP Sales @ booth #71 and get a demo of our identity-protected network and mobile solutions for federal, state and local law enforcement Internet and dark web activities, such as investigative research and intelligence.

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    Washingtonian 2019 Tech Titans Reception

    October 29, 2019 – Meet Barbara Hunt, NetAbstraction founder and CEO, at the Washingtonian 2019 Tech Titans reception in Washington DC where Barbara will be honored as a top Cybersecurity Specialist.

    -Washingtonian

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    6th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception

    October 24, 2019 – Meet Barbara Hunt, NetAbstraction founder and CEO, at CyberWire’s event in Washington, DC. that honors women in the cyber security industry.
    -CyberWire

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    10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit

    September 4–5, 2019, Washington, D.C. – Meet Drew Hunt @ exhibit #403 and get a demo of our identity-protected network and mobile solutions. This conference addresses the upcoming priorities of cyber government leaders.

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    Data Connectors Cyber Security Conference

    August 1, New York City – Meet Josh Morris, SVP Sales at the NetAbstraction booth at the New York conference for IT professionals. Learn how your enterprise network identity can be protected.

     

    Meet with Josh: jmorris@netabstraction.com

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    Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019

    June 17-20, National Harbor, MD. – Meet Drew Hunt of NetAbstraction at the Gartner conference that features the latest insights on fast-moving IT trends, evolving security technologies and the ever-changing threat landscape.

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    LEIU/IALEIA Annual Training Event (Law Enforcement Intelligence Units)

    April 29 – May 3, 2019, Orlando, Florida – NetAbstraction participates annually as an exhibitor to reach a prime target audience for our network privacy solutions. 

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    NetAbstraction, Inc. Announces Participation in Trade Mission to Singapore

    March 25 to March 28, 2019 – “NetAbstraction, Inc.’s participation in this Trade Mission will grow the company’s position as a market leader in the Internet and cyber security field” – Andrew Hunt, Product Manager.

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    Major VPN Security Bug Still Plagues Several Government and Bank Websites

    November 23, 2020 – In what’s equally sad and shocking, a hacker has posted an exploit that can be used to steal VPN credentials using a 2018 vulnerability that was publicly disclosed over a year ago. – TechRadar

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    Hackers ‘Without Conscience’ Target Health-Care Providers

    April 1, 2020 – When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario. – Bloomberg

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    Several Hospitals Targeted in New Wave of ransomware Attacks

    October 29, 2020 – The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a warning advisory Wednesday night regarding ransomware activity targeting health care facilities. – CNN

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    Attackers Chaining Zerologon with VPN Exploits

    October 14, 2020 – The US government has warned of newly discovered APT attacks. Government and non-government targets are being attacked in the campaigns. – InfoSecurity Magazine

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    How Middlemen are Giving Ransomware Gangs More Attack Options

    October 12, 2020 – Accenture researchers are tracking more the 25 regular “network access sellers,” or people who specialize in breaching an organization’s networks and handing off that access to the highest bidder – CyberScoop

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    Weak Wi-Fi Passwords, Shared Laptops are the Stuff of Cybersecurity Nightmares

    August 22, 2020 – A shift toward working from home due to Covid-19 has created cybersecurity vulnerabilities. – The Wall Street Journal

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    A Mysterious Group has Hijacked Tor Exit Nodes to Perform SSL Stripping Attacks

    August 10, 2020 – At one point, the group ran almost a quarter of all Tor exit nodes. Group still controls 10% of all Tor exit nodes today. – ZDNet

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    Average Cost of a Data Breach: $3.86 Million

    July 29, 2020 – New IBM study shows that security system complexity and cloud migration can amplify breach costs. The average breach cost in the US as usual was more than twice that, at $8.64 million on average. – darkreading.com

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    More than 20 million VPN users warned of massive data breach

    July 20, 2020 – It’s estimated around one billion online records have been exposed in a massive data breach, potentially affecting more than 20 million users of free Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps. – 9News

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    Home Router warning: They’re riddled with known flaws and run ancient, unpatched Linux

    July 6, 2020 – And there are no routers in the study from the Fraunhofer Institute without known security flaws. – ZDNet

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    An Embattled Group of Leakers Picks Up the WikiLeaks Mantle

    June 26, 2020 – After releasing over a million hacked law enforcement files, DDoSecrets got banned from Twitter. – Wired

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    COVID-19 Speeds SD-WAN Evolution to Elastic Infrastructure

    May, 2020 – The next phase of SD-WAN requires elastic infrastructure and distributed edge access to better support remote workers. The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating that evolution. – TechTarget

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    Feds’ Telework Success Paving the Way for Modernized Secure Remote Access

    Jun 5, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has driven Federal agencies to leap to maximum telework capacity on short notice… the requirement to change fast and on the fly underscores the vital need for modernization – in the case of a pandemic or not. – MeriTalk

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    Cybercriminals Targeting Cloud Services Amid Shift to Remote Working

    May 27, 2020 – Attackers are increasingly hitting collaboration services such as Microsoft 365 to access cloud accounts with stolen credentials, says McAfee. – TechRepublic

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    VPN, Cloud, and Phishing Misunderstandings Show Up in Myths About Security and Remote Work

    May 15, 2020 – Visibility remains a principal need for security and other reasons, especially across distributed environments. – The Enterprisers Project

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    Chinese Hackers Likely Targeting U.S. Coronavirus Researchers, FBI Warns

    May 13, 2020 – Both the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that healthcare and pharmaceutical researchers need to be alert to potential attacks and should take measures to protect their data. – The Washington Times

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    Only 59% of Cybersecurity Teams Are Effective Working from Home

    May 1, 2020 – The survey, which was conducted in mid-April, found that the rapid mass transition to remote working triggered by lockdown measures imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 has made businesses more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. – Infosecurity

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    Flaws in 4 Popular VPNs Could’ve Let Hackers Steal Your Data, Researchers Say

    May 6, 2020 – Security issues with these virtual private network services could’ve enabled cybercrooks to spy and even install ransomware. – CNET

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    Ransomware Gangs Take New Tack, Stealing Data Even Without Threatening Leaks

    April 29, 2020 – More file-encrypting malware has been launched on targets in the first half of April than in earlier periods, causing chaos among aid organizations, medical billing companies, manufacturing, transport, educational software providers and government institutions.  – ZDNet.com

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    Networking Gains ‘Cool’ Status.

    March 16, 2020 – There is renewed interest in networking, driven by enterprises looking at how public cloud services can co-exist with on-premise IT. – ComputerWeekly.com

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    Interpol: Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals are Increasing

    April 6, 2020  The INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organisation) warns that cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to lockout hospitals out of critical systems by attempting to deploy ransomware on their networks despite the currently ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.   BleepingComputer

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    Eliminating VPNs for More Secure, Productive Remote Work

    April 7, 2020  Remote work is a popular use case, and in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, many companies are rushing to deploy VPNs to enable employees to work remotely.  TechRadar

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    Russian Telco Hijacks Internet Traffic for Google, AWS, Cloudflare, and others

    April 6, 2020    A Russian state-owned telecommunications provider intercepted internet traffic meant for 200 of the world’s biggest content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud hosting providers. oodaloop.com

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    Zoom Admits Calls Got ‘Mistakenly’ Routed Through China

    April 4, 2020    During spells of heavy traffic, the video-conferencing service shifts traffic to the nearest data center with the largest available capacity. Business Insider

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    COVID-19 Boosts Remote Work, Security Concerns

    March 9, 2020 – If someone is working remotely, they are working on a network not directly controlled by their business. SC Media

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    Flaw in Billions of Wi-Fi Devices Left Communications Open to Eavesdropping

    February 26, 2020 – Billions of devices…are affected by a Wi-Fi vulnerability that allows nearby hackers to decrypt sensitive data sent over the air.

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    North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That’s Not the Worst Part

    February 25, 2020 – For years, North Korea's Lazarus Group hackers have plundered and pillaged the global internet, scamming and infecting digital devices around the world for espionage, profit, and sabotage.
    – Wired

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    Emotet Malware Now Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Infect New Victims

    February 12, 2020 – …the newly discovered Emotet sample leverages a “Wi-Fi spreader” module to scan Wi-Fi networks, and then attempts to infect devices that are connected to them..
    – The Hacker News

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    The US Fears Huawei Because It Knows How Tempting Backdoors Are

    February 11, 2020 – US officials allege that Huawei has backdoors in its technology. The US knows firsthand how powerful those can be…Huawei may be able to spy on access points meant for law enforcement.
    – Wired

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    Multiple Weaknesses in Industrial Control Systems Can Expose Organizations to Serious Risks

    January 22, 2020 – The best way to secure your network from attack is to not have it be exposed in the first place. No one can anticipate or control every software vulnerability on their network because they do not control the software. Protecting your system at the network level is the only effective way of mitigating Zero Day vulnerabilities.That is exactly why we created NetAbstraction.
    – CYWARE

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    ‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

    January 10, 2020 – One expert told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was “conducting the reconnaissance to do the network mapping, to do the topology mapping, so that you could actually understand the network, establish a presence so you could come back later and actually execute an operation.”One of the main benefits of NetAbstraction is our ability to minimize the adversary’s ability to do network mapping to begin attack planning. – New York Times

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    Chinese Cyber Attackers Found Lingering in Cloud, Collecting Data

    December 30, 2019 – Cyber attackers thought to stem from China have infiltrated cloud networking services gaining access to proprietary data, security clearance information, and even medical research.– Wall Street Journal

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    Chinese Hacker Group APT41 Harvesting SMS Messages from Inside 4 Telcos

    November 1, 2019 –Both users and organizations must consider the risk of unencrypted data being intercepted several layers upstream in their cellular communication chain.
    – CBR Computer Business Review

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    Attacker hit VPN firm Avast through its VPN

    October 22, 2019 – Avast has published details of how attackers attempted to gain access to its network over a five month period.
    – ComputerWeekly.com

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    Do network layer and application layer DDoS attacks differ?

    October 2019 – Network layer and application layer DDoS attacks are significant threats. Know the differences between them and what you can do to reduce their effects.
    – TechTarget

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    NSA warns VPN vulnerabilities exploited by nation-state hackers

    October 8, 2019 – Nation-state hackers are exploiting previously disclosed vulnerabilities in VPNs from PulseSecure, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet, according to a security advisory from the NSA.
    – TechTarget

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    NIST to Finalize Privacy Framework Soon

    September 25, 2019 – The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to release privacy framework by the end of 2019. “The privacy framework is intended to help organizations build better privacy foundations by bringing privacy risk into parity with their broader enterprise risk portfolio”.
    – BankInfoSecurity

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    Research shows cloud security vulnerabilities grow

    August 15, 2019 – The risk involved with enterprise cloud deployments is expanding, with several recent reports indicating a rise in cloud security incidents and threats. – TechTarget

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    Capital One Reports Data Breach Affecting 100 Million Customers, Applicants

    July 30, 2019 –Alleged hacker, a former employee of Amazon Web Services…..is accused of breaking through a Capital One firewall to access customer data that the bank had stored on Amazon.com Inc. ’s cloud service…

    – The Wall Street Journal

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    DHS Alerts to Remote Vulnerabilities in Multiple VPN Applications

    July 30, 2019 – According to a recent alert from Homeland Security, a remote attacker could exploit vulnerabilities found in three VPN applications to take control of an affected system.

    – HealthIT Security

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    Researchers Expose VPN Flaws That Let Hackers Infiltrate, Eavesdrop on Corporate Networks

    July 25, 2019 – Critical vulnerabilities in enterprise virtual private network (VPN) solutions from Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Pulse Secure allow attackers to infiltrate corporate networks, obtain sensitive information, and eavesdrop on communications, researchers warn.

    – Security Week

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    Security and privacy key to smart buildings and cities

    July 4, 2019 – Security and privacy capabilities are essential for stakeholders if they are to realise the benefits of smart buildings and cities, says expert whitepaper.

    – Computer Weekly

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    Seriously? Cisco put Huawei X.509 certificates and keys into its own switches

    July 4, 2019 – How did cryptographic certificates and keys issued to Huawei end up in Cisco gear?

    –ZDNet

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    Top VPNs secretly owned by Chinese firms

    July 3, 2019 – Nearly a third of top VPNs are secretly owned by Chinese companies, while other owners are based in countries with weak or no privacy laws, potentially putting users at risk, security researchers warn.

    – ComputerWeekly.com

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    China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

    July 2, 2019 – The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.

    – Vice

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