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  1. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday issued an emergency directive instructing federal agencies to prevent and respond to DNS hijacking attacks.

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  2. Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.

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  3. Nearly 100,000 malware distribution websites have been identified and taken down over the course of 10 months as part of an abuse.ch project called URLhaus. 

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  4. ACROS Security’s 0patch service has released unofficial patches for three Windows vulnerabilities that Microsoft has yet to address, including denial-of-service (DoS), file read, and code execution issues.

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  5. European NGO noyb ('none of your business') filed ten GDPR-related complaints against eight international streaming services on January 18, 2019. The complaints allege that the concerned streaming services have not fully -- and in some cases not at all -- responded to the lawful 'right of access by the data subject' (Article 15 of GDPR) with 'transparent information, communication and modalities' (Article 12); and are therefore in breach of GDPR.

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