Cyber in the News Weekly – December 23, 2022

Canada’s electronic spy agency watching TikTok ‘very carefully,’ Trudeau says

Canada’s electronic spy agency is watching out for security threats from the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

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School board confirms hack; attacker sent note through photocopiers

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board has confirmed that board officials received a note this morning — delivered through photocopiers at its main office and a number of schools — advising them that the board’s computer and phone systems had been hacked.

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Top 5 Web App Vulnerabilities and How to Find Them

Web applications, often in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS), are now the cornerstone for businesses all over the world. SaaS solutions have revolutionized the way they operate and deliver services, and are essential tools in nearly every industry, from finance and banking to healthcare and education.

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Ottawa-area IT firm says it has fully recovered from ransomware attack

An Ottawa-area IT services company says it has completely restored service to its customers after being hit by the Cuba ransomware strain last week. However, they lost a day’s worth of email and data.

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Apple Fixes Actively Exploited iPhone Zero-Day Vulnerability

Apple has announced that an iPhone software update released two weeks ago fixed a zero-day security flaw (tracked CVE-2022-42856) that had been actively exploited in the wild.

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