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The NSA warns enterprises to beware of third-party DNS resolvers

Enlarge Getty Images DNS over HTTPS is a new protocol that protects domain-lookup traffic from eavesdropping and manipulation by malicious parties. Rather than an end-user device communicating with a DNS server over a plaintext channel—as DNS has done for more than three decades—DoH, as DNS over HTTPS is known, encrypts requests and responses using the …

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NSA and FBI warn that new Linux malware threatens national security

Enlarge Suse The FBI and NSA have issued a joint report warning that Russian state hackers are using a previously unknown piece of Linux malware to stealthily infiltrate sensitive networks, steal confidential information, and execute malicious commands. In a report that’s unusual for the depth of technical detail from a government agency, officials said the …

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Russian hackers are exploiting bug that gives control of US servers

Enlarge Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images A Russian hacking group tied to power-grid attacks in Ukraine, the world’s most destructive data wiper worm, and other nefarious Kremlin operations is exploiting a vulnerability that allows it to take control of computers operated by the US government and its partners. In an advisory published on Thursday, …

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