DuckDuckGo in hot water over hidden tracking agreement with Microsoft

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DuckDuckGo may face a user backlash after security researchers discovered a hidden tracking agreement with Microsoft.

The privacy-focused company offers a search engine that claims not to track people’s searches, or behavior, and also doesn’t build user profiles that can be used to display personalized advertising.

Hackers hijack adult websites to infect victims with malware

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Cybercriminals are tricking victims into downloading malware (opens in new tab) by telling them their browsers are outdated and need to be updated in order to view the contents of the page.

Avast cybersecurity researchers Jan Rubin and Pavel Novak uncovered a phishing campaign in which an unknown threat actor compromised more than 16,000 WordPress and Joomla hosted (opens in new tab)websites with weak login credentials.

Multiple vulnerabilities put 40 million Ubuntu users at risk

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Security researchers have recently found “multiple vulnerabilities” on Ubuntu systems, some of which would allow a threat actor to gain root privileges on the target endpoint.

In a blog post, Bharat Jogi, Director of Vulnerability and Threat Research at Qualys, said the team found the flaws in the snap-confine function on Linux operating systems. Approximately 40 million users are at risk.

Zero trust could be the key to defending against ransomware attacks

Zero-trust architecture is set to increase the efficiency of cybersecurity solutions to stop data breaches by 144%, a new report has claimed.

Surveying 125 IT and security decision-makers from both midsize and large organizations, on their plans surrounding zero-trust architecture, Symmetry Systems found the majority of organizations are well acquainted with the advantages of zero-trust and are rushing to deploy.