Afternoon Dessert - 2022-09-12

Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Apple releasing iOS 16 with Lockdown, Safety Check security features
Apple is releasing iOS 16 today with new features to boost iPhone users' security and privacy, including Lockdown Mode and Security Check. [...]
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Five ways your data may be at risk — and what to do about it
We store vast amounts of data — financial records, photos/videos, family schedules, freelance projects and more — on our personal computers and smartphones. Let's take a look at some of the most common threats to your data, and how you can step up your protection today. [...]
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China Accuses NSA's TAO Unit of Hacking its Military Research University
China has accused the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) of conducting a string of cyberattacks aimed at aeronautical and military research-oriented Northwestern Polytechnical University in the city of Xi'an in June 2022. The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (NCVERC) disclosed its findings last week, and accused the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO) at the USA's
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VMware: 70% drop in Linux ESXi VM performance with Retbleed fixes
VMware is warning that ESXi VMs running on Linux kernel 5.19 can have up to a 70% performance drop when Retbleed mitigations are enabled compared to the Linux kernel 5.18 release. [...]
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Lorenz ransomware breaches corporate network via phone systems
The Lorenz ransomware gang now uses a critical vulnerability in Mitel MiVoice VOIP appliances to breach enterprises using their phone systems for initial access to their corporate networks. [...]
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Dotless domains: Home to the Internet’s shortest URLs
You may be familiar with some of the shortest internet domains used by major companies, such as m.me and fb.me from Facebook (Meta) and Twitter's t.co URL shortener. But, it's possible for live domain names to be even shorter than these choices—and contain no dots. [...]
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HP will pay customers for blocking non-HP ink cartridges in EU
HP printer owners forced to use non-HP ink and toner cartridges in Europe will receive compensation from the vendor for not adequately informing them about the limitations of the devices they bought. [...]
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How to deal with dates and times without any timezone tantrums…
Heartfelt encouragement to embrace RFC 3339 - find out why!
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Apple fixes eighth zero-day used to hack iPhones and Macs this year
Apple has released security updates to address the eighth zero-day vulnerability used in attacks against iPhones and Macs since the start of the year. [...]
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