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Hackers Are Actively Trying To Steal Data From Two Widely Used VPNs

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Do You Use A VPN? Hackers Are Actively Trying To Steal Data From Two Widely Used VPNs

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the certainty that a good part of Internet services spy on us, virtual private networks (VPNs) have experienced a great boom. It is the safest way to use the Internet, but that does not mean they are invulnerable. It has been discovered that hackers are taking advantage of two widespread VPN vulnerabilities to steal data and passwords.

This is the Fortigate and Pulse Secure virtual private networks. The first has more than 480,000 users and the second more than 50,000. It is a significant problem because many of these users are government agencies, colleges, and universities, hospitals, banks and companies.

The vulnerability was corrected in both VPNs months ago, but it is the users who have to install the patch manually, and although the companies say they have notified their customers ” countless times, ” many have not yet installed it.

A virtual private network is an additional layer of protection that encrypts all the information you exchange with the Internet and also hides your IP address. Most are paid.

A vulnerability was discovered in Fortigate and Pulse Secure months ago that would allow access within the VPN and steal data and passwords. It was patched right away, but it is the users who must install the patch, and many do not. The security firm Bad Packets carried out a scan yesterday Saturday and discovered at least 2,000 servers that have not connected the security patch. Many of them belonging to government agencies, hospitals, universities, etc.

The problem is that the software to take advantage of the bug and break the security of VPNs is circulating on the Dark Web, and cybercriminals can access it easily.

Investigator Kevin Beaumont has detected at least two hacker attacks on Fortigate, and other investigators have warned of at least three attacks on Pulse Secure.

It is a good example that shows us that our Internet security must start with ourselves. It is no use hiring a VPN if we then take months to install the security patches that are required.

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SpaceX Receives Dogecoin Payments for Next Year’s Moon Launch Mission

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SpaceX Receives Dogecoin Payments for Next Year's Moon Launch Mission!

SpaceX itself will launch its “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment.

“SpaceX launches the Doge-1 satellite to next year’s moon-paid mission in Doge – the first cryptocurrency in space – the first meme in space,” Musk said in a tweet.

On the other hand, Geometric Energy Corporation announced the previous Dogecoin-funded mission on May 9 yesterday, with a statement that did not reveal the financial value of the mission.

“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the groundwork for interplanetary trading,” said Tom Ochinero, vice president of commercial sales for SpaceX, as quoted in a statement released by Geometric Energy.

Musk also said on Twitter in April that SpaceX would put “Dogecoin literal in the literal moon”. Dogecoin itself lost more than a third of its price on Sunday after Musk called it a “cacophony” during its guest-hosting place on the sketch comedy TV show “Saturday Night Live”.

On CoinGecko.com’s cryptocurrency tracking data, Dogecoin has surged more than 800 percent over the past month and is now the fourth-largest digital currency, with a market cap of US $ 73 billion.

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Cellphones to Laptops Can Be Expensive until 2022, Due to Global Chip Shortages

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Currently, a global shortage of semiconductors has hit several industries around the world, limiting not only smartphones, computers, and other electronic devices but also vehicles and other types of machines. And it looks like it won’t go away until 2022.

This is according to a Gartner report (first reported by IANS) which revealed that a global semiconductor shortage is expected to persist throughout 2021 and recover to normal levels in the second quarter of 2022.

A number of factors, both from the demand and supply side, have contributed greatly to Covid-19. There’s also the fact that everything we know – every gadget has a chip inside – from refrigerators, cars, smart speakers, and so on.

As the pandemic hit in early 2020, demand for consumer electronics and chips took a hit, but as production staggered back towards the end of 2020, demand for all kinds of chips in all types of devices from smartphones and laptops and more turned to hyper equipment. , and chip manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand.

And with preliminary conservative estimates, this chip shortage is expected to last at least a year or more.

The report highlights that device shortages across different categories are expected to extend into the second quarter of 2022, while substrate capacity constraints have the potential to expand into the fourth quarter of 2022.

“A semiconductor shortage will seriously disrupt supply chains and will limit the production of many types of electronic equipment by 2021,” said Kanishka Chauhan, principal research analyst at Gartner.

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Samsung Will Supply LTPO Screens and Circuit Boards for the Latest iPhone 13

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Samsung Will Supply LTPO Screens and Circuit Boards for the Latest iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 Series, which Apple will launch this year, is predicted to come with a new screen that supports high refresh rates. The reason is that many fans are waiting for Apple to present a screen upgrade on its newest iPhone.

Now, there is a recent report from South Korea which states that in the future almost all iPhone 13 produced by Apple will use Samsung’s LTPO screen.

Although later there will be a few screen components supplied by LG, the circuit board that connects the screen to the smartphone will come from Samsung Display.

More specifically, it is known that Apple will order 110 million screen panels from Samsung Display, 50 million from LG, and 9 million from BOE to meet consumer demand when the smartphone is launched.

The use of the LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) screen made by Samsung is known to allow the iPhone 13 Series to come with a 120Hz refresh rate and use less battery thus extending its durability.

As information, the circuit board that will be used in the iPhone 13 itself is said to have a strong and flexible type of RF PCB. However, for the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, Apple is said to be using a cheaper and conventional FPCB design.

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