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Chinese hackers are leveraging flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails

Security researchers reported at least 30,000 organizations across the US have been hacked over the past few days by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber-espionage unit focused on stealing email. The researchers say that many of the organizations targeted in the act include small businesses, cities, and local governments. The group of hackers is exploiting four newly-discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chinese-hackers-are-leveraging-flaws-in-microsoft-exchange-server-to-steal-emails-08662578/
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Microsoft Says Chinese Hackers Responsible for Exchange Attacks

Microsoft-Exchange-Attacks-Featured.jpg Microsoft had a warning for its customers on Tuesday, and it’s boldly calling out the bad actors. According to Microsoft, Chinese hackers are behind Exchange attacks. The company claims American businesses were targeted by exploits of a flaw in the email product. Chinese Attackers Exploit Microsoft Exchange Microsoft called attention to four zero-day vulnerabilities that were recently discovered. The company connected the Exchange attacks to patches and a list of compromise indicators. Researchers with the company have labeled the hacking group as “HAFNIUM.” They explained the group is a “highly skilled and sophisticated actor” with… Read more14327099.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14327099/microsoft-says-chinese-hackers-responsible-exchange-attacks
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Chinese Mars mission is now orbiting the Red Planet

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China’s first homegrown Mars mission has successfully made it into orbit around the Red Planet, state-run media confirms.

Why it matters: China is now the sixth nation or space agency to operate a spacecraft in orbit around Mars.


What’s happening: The mission — called Tianwen-1 — is expected to gather data about the red world from orbit. Eventually, the spacecraft will release a rover down to the Martian surface.

  • If that rover is a success, it will make China only the second nation after the U.S. to operate a rover on the world’s surface.
  • Tianwen-1’s achievement comes one day after the United Arab Emirates’ Hope probe made it into Mars orbit.

The big picture: China is a leader in space today. The nation has a human spaceflight program, operates satellites and has plans to build an Earth-orbiting space station in the near future.

What’s next: Next week, NASA’s Perseverance rover is expected to land on the surface of Mars, bringing up the rear of the parade of Mars missions launched in July and arriving at the planet this month.

Go deeper: The new Mars club

Source: https://www.axios.com/china-mission-mars-orbit-ea2a4075-6233-44e1-a46e-c3ffaa222166.html
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China’s Tianwen-1 sends first photo of Mars

On February 5, 2021, the China Academy of Space Technology relayed details of Tianwen-1 and its journey to Mars. Per the Fifth Academy of the Aerospace Science and Technology Group noted that the engine ignition of Tianwen-1 “successfully completed the fourth midway correction of the ground fire transfer section to ensure that Mars capture was implemented as planned.” This craft … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chinas-tianwen-1-sends-first-photo-of-mars-05658328/
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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting Wilder

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Now the Chinese are involved. That’s one of the newest allegations to emerge in the SolarWinds scandal, the supply chain “cyber Pearl Harbor” that seems to have enveloped the entire U.S. government, as well as the private sector.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-solarwinds-hack-just-keeps-getting-wilder-1846193313
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Backlash in China brewing against rampant face-recognition in daily life

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Over at Technode, Shi Jiayi synthesizes recent stories in Chinese media showing how China’s ever-surveilled population is getting sick of rampant face-recognition, and is speaking out.

Face-recognition tech has penetrated all sectors of everyday life in China. As Jiayi notes, it’s “it is now used in stores for pay-by-face, in hotels and public transportation for identification checks, and even in schools for monitoring in-class behavior.” — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/23/backlash-in-china-brewing-against-rampant-face-recognition-in-daily-life.html
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Why America just gave DJI the Huawei treatment

This week the United States government added the drone company DJI to their Entity List. The United States Bureau of Industry and Security for Commerce added DJI to this list alongside 76 other entities on Friday, December 18, 2020. DJI and the rest of the entities added to the Entity List were determined to be “acting contrary to the national … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/why-america-just-gave-dji-the-huawei-treatment-18651793/
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Second federal judge rules against Trump administration’s TikTok ban

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Another federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against U.S. government restrictions that would have effectively banned TikTok from operating in the United States.

The ruling (embedded below) was made by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols in a lawsuit filed by TikTok and ByteDance against President Donald Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the Commerce Department. Judge Nichols wrote the government “likely exceeded IEEPA’s [the International Emergency Economic Powers Act] express limitations as part of an agency action that was arbitrary and capricious.”

This is the second time a federal judge has issued an injunction against Trump administration restrictions that would have prevented U.S. companies, including internet hosting services, from transactions with TikTok and ByteDance. The first injunction was granted in October by U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone, in a separate lawsuit brought against the President Trump and the U.S. Commerce Department by three TikTok creators.

Both lawsuits challenge an executive order signed by President Trump on August 7, banning transactions with ByteDance. The order cited both the IEEPA and National Emergencies Act, claiming TikTok posed a national security threat because of its ownership by a Chinese company.

In today’s ruling, Judge Nichols wrote TikTok and ByteDance are likely to succeed in their claims that Secretary Ross’ prohibitions against TikTok and ByteDance, which were originally supposed to go into effect on November 12, likely violated limits in the IEEPA and the Administrative Procedures Act.

The Commerce Department already issued a notice last month saying it will comply with Judge Beetlestone’s injunction pending further legal developments.

ByteDance is also facing a divestiture order that would force it to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations. While it has reached a proposed deal with Oracle and Walmart, ByteDance also asked the federal appeals court to vacate the order last month. On November 26, the Trump administration extended the order’s deadline to December 4, but allowed it to lapse without setting a new one.

In an email to TechCrunch, a TikTok spokesperson said, “We’re pleased that the court agreed with us and granted a preliminary injunction against all the prohibitions of the Executive Order. We’re focused on continuing to build TikTok as the home that 100 million Americans, including families and small businesses, rely upon for expression, connection, economic livelihood, and true joy.”

A U.S. Commerce Department spokesperson said, “The Department maintains that the [executive order] is fully consistent with law and promotes legitimate national security interests.  The Government will continue to comply with the injunctions and has taken immediate steps to do so, but intends to vigorously defend the [executive order] and the Secretary’s implementation efforts from legal challenges.”

To keep track of the often overlapping developments in ByteDance and TikTok’s fight with the U.S. government, we have compiled a comprehensive timeline and will keep it updated.

TikTok vs Trump Injunction by TechCrunch on Scribd

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/07/second-federal-judge-rules-against-trump-administrations-tiktok-ban/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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China’s first fully driverless robotaxis hit the streets of Shenzhen

4d197530-3572-11eb-be14-878c2f7deb24Fully driverless robotaxis are now a practical reality on Chinese roads. AutoX has become the first company to put a fleet of the completely driver-free vehicles on the country’s streets, with the cars now roaming Shenzhen. They’re not yet available…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/autox-fully-driverless-robotaxis-china-151438674.html
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