So many stars, so little time: Machine learning helps astroboffins spot the most oxygen-starved galaxy yet

From theregister.com

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Astronomers have spied a tiny galaxy with the lowest oxygen levels yet observed, a discovery made possible thanks to a machine-learning algorithm.

The galaxy, dubbed HSC J1631+4426, contains just 1.6 per cent of the total amount of oxygen locked in our Sun – the lowest levels yet seen, beating the previous record by just a smidgen. These extremely metal-poor galaxies are rare; they tend to be small, formless dwarf galaxies that contain a small smattering of stars.

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Telstra DNS falls over after denial of service attack

From zdnet.com

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Customers with Telstra’s default DNS settings found themselves seemingly unable to access the internet on Sunday morning, as the telco was facing a denial of service attack.The attack kicked off some time before 10:30am on the Australian east coast.

“Some of our Domain Name Servers (DNS) used to route your traffic online are experiencing a cyber attack, known as a Denial of Service (DoS),” Telstra said on Twitter just before noon.”Your info isn’t at risk. We’re doing all we can to get you back online.”

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reNgine : An Automated recon Framework For Web Applications

From kalilinuxtutorials.com

reNgine : An Automated recon Framework For Web Applications

reNgine is an automated reconnaissance framework meant for information gathering during penetration testing of web applications. reNgine has customizable scan engines, which can be used to scan the domains, endpoints, or gather information.

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Mobile Security and why I Hate BYOD Policies.

From deepinstinct.com

Mobile security has become a hot topic as of late, because of the increased number of people who are using their mobile devices (often, personal devices) in our new era of working from home.  What does this mean for workplace security?  And what are the implications to users now relying so heavily on their mobile devices?

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QNAP urges users to update Malware Remover after QSnatch joint alert

From securityaffairs.co

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The Taiwanese company QNAP is urging its users to update the Malware Remover app to prevent NAS devices from being infected by the QSnatch malware.

This week, the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a joint advisory about a massive ongoing campaign spreading the QSnatch data-stealing malware.

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The Week in Ransomware – July 31st 2020 – Cooked Crab

From bleepingcomputer.com

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With No More Ransom turning 4, Garmin suddenly recovering from their ransomware attack, and a GandCrab affiliate being arrested in Belarus, it has been quite a week when it comes to ransomware news.

The biggest story of the week is Garmin enabling services again and the rumors that it paid a $5 million ransom for the decryptor. Fast forward to the end of the week, and the next big news is the arrest of a GandCrab ransomware affilaite in Belarus.

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