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  1. Apple this week released a new set of patches to address various security flaws across its product portfolio, including 22 bugs impacting WebKit.

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  2. A recently detected attack campaign is attempting to ensnare Elasticsearch clusters into a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet, Trend Micro reports. 

    The multi-stage attacks leverage scripts to ultimately deliver backdoors to the targeted servers and turn them into DDoS bots. 

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  3. Chinese telecom giant Huawei said on Tuesday that more than 600 jobs would be lost at a US unit as a result of "curtailment of business operations" caused by Washington's sanctions on the firm and 68 of its subsidiaries.

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  4. U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk.

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  5. The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) information system security controls require further improvements, a new report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims.

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