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Weekly, we are uploading the most outstanding news in the world of cybersecurity, we also include news related to our research group.

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January 19th 2023 | BBC News

Cyber-crime gangs' earnings slide as victims refuse to pay


Cryptocurrency experts at Chainalysis say ransomware groups extorted at least $457m from victims in 2022 - $311m less than the year before. The true figures are likely to be higher, but experts agree that fewer victims are paying. However, while there has been a drop in criminal revenue, the number of attacks is rising. Companies, governments, schools and even hospitals around the world are regularly falling victim to ransomware hackers, who lock staff out of their IT systems until a ransom is paid, usually in Bitcoin.


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December 23th 2023 | Infosecurity news

President Biden Signs Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act into Law


The law is designed to secure the federal government systems and data against the threat of quantum-enabled data breaches, ahead of ‘Q Day’ – the point at which quantum computers are able to break existing cryptographic algorithms. Experts believe quantum computing will advance to this stage in the next five to 10 years, potentially leaving all digital information vulnerable to cyber-threat actors under current encryption protocols.


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2022 | UNAL news agency
Φ Related with UnSecurelab | MSc thesis
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Algorithms show high effectiveness to protect private data from cyberattacks


Juan Camilo López thesis from Master's Degree in Systems and Computing of UnSecurelab, found three algorithms that have an efficiency of 84% to identify messages that could mean a scam or data theft.


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November 23, 2020 | UNAL news agency
Φ Related with UnSecurelab | MSc thesis
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AI learns a video game faster with gradual levels of difficulty


Carried out by Rigoberto Sáenz, master's degree in Computer and Systems Engineering, under the direction of Professor Jorge Camargo, it is proposed how an intelligent agent potentially can learn to play a video game faster if learning resumes are used during training. These resumes are a set of parameters that determine how the difficulty of the game varies over time.


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July 24, 2019 | El Tiempo
Φ Related with UnSecurelab | MSc thesis

What are the chances of a major cyber war?


Professor Jorge Camargo, head of the UNSecurelab project, assured that we are already experiencing a cyberwar. Experts explain what the scenarios would be and how humanity would be affected


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September 20, 2022 | Forbes

Massive hacking of Sedena reveals cybersecurity vulnerability; that was the attack


The hacking of 6 terabytes of classified information, including thousands of emails from the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), has exposed the great vulnerability of the Mexican government and the country in general in cybersecurity issues derived from insufficient investment and planning, experts warned.


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September 15, 2022 | SecurityWeek

CISO Forum 2022 | Virtual


SecurityWeek is happy to announce that all sessions from the 2022 CISO Forum are now available to view on demand! To access videos from the agenda, simply login to the virtual conference center and enter the auditorium where you'll find a listing of all sessions, including panel discussions, strategy sessions and technical demos.


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September 13, 2022 | Cybernews

Apple fixes zero-day flaw affecting Macs and iPhones


The latest batch of Apple security updates included a patch for the newest addition to the company’s long list of zero-day flaws, which researchers discovered in 2022. According to Apple’s security update, an exploit of the bug could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.


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September 6, 2022 | DragonJAR

DragonJAR Security Conference 2022


At The DragonJAR Community, we are very proud to announce the 9th edition of the DragonJAR Security Conference. it's a computer security event that was born from The DragonJAR Community to promote this topic in Colombia. We kindly invite anyone who is interested in the field of Information Security to participate in this event.


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September 1, 2022 | Securityweek News

Chrome Bug Allows Webpages to Replace Clipboard Contents


A vulnerability in Google Chrome – and in all Chromium-based browsers – allows webpages to replace the contents of the system clipboard without the user’s consent or interaction.


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September 1, 2022 | Cybernews

Severe TikTok Android app flaw allowed account hijacking


Microsoft discovered a high-severity vulnerability within the TikTok Android app that allowed attackers to send messages, access, and upload videos, without users’ knowing. Researchers claim that once the first step was completed, attackers could have accessed a trove of personal data.


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