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Most US Hospital Websites Track and Share Visitor Data with Third Parties, Researchers Find

A staggering percentage of US hospitals track visitor data and transmit it to third parties, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered. After selecting a representative sample of 100 non-federal US hospitals, researchers found that 96 percent of analyzed websites employed tracking technologies and shared collected data with third parties.

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Bitdefender Threat Debrief | April 2024

We’re excited to unveil the next chapter of Bitdefender Threat Debrief. Since 2021, we’ve been keeping the cybersecurity community informed about the evolving threat landscape through monthly reports on ransomware, phishing, honeypots, and Android trojans. This issue introduces a significant shift in data collection: ransomware reports will now leverage victim data directly from attacker websites. This replaces our prior reliance on detection data, offering a more comprehensive view of the threat landscape. Starting with this edition, we’re bringing you the latest and newest ransomware news in each segment – it’s crucial intel every security expert should be on top of to stay ahead of threats.

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What’s New in GravityZone Platform April 2024 (v 6.49)

On the 2nd of April 2024, Bitdefender rolled out new functionality in Bitdefender GravityZone, a comprehensive cybersecurity platform that provides prevention, protection, detection, and response capabilities for organizations of all sizes. These features, consistent with our multi-layered security strategy, are intended to ease the workload of security analysts, administrators, and users.  

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X’s Enforced URL Substitution to X.com Domains, an Invitation to Phishing Attacks

X, the social media formerly known as Twitter, has started automatically modifying links that ended in “twitter.com” to read as “x.com.”

Since the modification on April 9, the platform reads any web page ending in “twitter.com” as “x.com.” Although no actual redirection happened, the website renders any link ending in the platform’s old domain to display the new one.

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Update Your Chrome Browser! Google Fixes 3 More Important Security Flaws Following Pwn2Own Disclosures

Google is rolling out a security update with fixes for three vulnerabilities recently disclosed by security researchers, following a series of similar updates meant to address zero-day flaws disclosed at the Pwn2Own hacking contest.

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