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Researcher claims finding Zoom loophole that allows MacOS ‘takeover’ A cybersecurity researcher claims to have found a loophole in the popular video conferencing platform Zoom for MacOS, that leaves the system vulnerable to a hostile takeover. The details were unveiled at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. Zoom has acted on some of the issues, but the researchers say there are still unpatchec vulnerabilities that persist. [Read more] Twitter thread on fake entries on IMDB, other platforms in India for ‘online clout’ @prstb on Twitter seems to have stumbled upon a way that Indians are using uploads on various websites (with doubtful credibility), audio mashups, fake biographies and credits on major big-budget productions as a way to gain “online clout”. This apparently works by feeding false knowledge to Google, and the person highlighted has even made his way…

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