To evade detection, hackers are requiring targets to complete CAPTCHAs

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft Security Intelligence) CAPTCHAs, those puzzles with muffled sounds or blurred or squiggly letters that websites use to filter out bots (often unsuccessfully), have been annoying end users for more than a decade. Now, the challenge-and-response tests are likely to vex targets in malware attacks. Microsoft recently spotted an attack group distributing a malicious Excel document on a site requiring users to complete a CAPTCHA, most likely in an attempt to thwart automated detection by good guys. The Excel file contains macros that, when enabled, install GraceWire, a trojan that steals sensitive information such as passwords. The attacks are the work of a group Microsoft calls Chimborazo, which… Read More

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Epic Games and Match Group join Spotify in protesting Apple’s App Store fees

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge More companies are vocalizing their support for an antitrust case against Apple filed in the EU yesterday. Both Match Group, the owner of dating apps like Tinder and Hinge, as well as Epic Games, which created Fortnite, issued statements last night in support. “Apple is a partner, but also a dominant platform whose actions force the vast majority of consumers to pay more for third-party apps that Apple arbitrarily defines as ‘digital services,’” a Match Group spokesperson said, adding that various industries, including dating, have to forfeit 30 percent on their in-app revenue to Apple. “We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with… Read More

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Borussia Dortmund vs PSG live stream: how to watch Champions League 2020 football from anywhere

This last 16, first leg Champions League clash looks nailed on to be something of a goal fest, with both Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in free-scoring form. And the good news is that you can watch it from basically wherever you are, thanks to TechRadar’s Borussia Dortmund vs PSG live stream guide. It’s hard to think of a player that has hit the ground running when joining a new club in quite the same way as Erling Braut Haaland has since signing for Dortmund from Salzburg. With eight goals in his five Bundesliga matches for BVBit the young forward almost seems assured of getting his name on the score sheet… Read More

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