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Cybersecurity News of August, 2021: New app detects pegasus spyware | NordVPN



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What’s going on this month in the world of cybersecurity? NordVPN’s monthly breakdown of the biggest cybersecurity news in August is here to keep you informed, up to date, and prepared for what threats may lie ahead.

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Content of the video:

00:00 Intro
00:15 Poly Network crypto theft
00:53 Amazon Kindle security issue
01:31 Social media fraudsters
02:05 Pegasus spyware detector
03:17 Digital Security Helpline report

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Cryptocurrency exchanges have once again showcased that their cybersecurity could be lacking, resulting in hundreds of millions of digital money stolen. Amazon Kindle manages to repair a leak without any incidents — just make sure you’ve installed the latest patch. Keep an eye out for socially engineered emails, as they could be the work of a social media fraudster’s phishing campaign. In the latest government spying news, Pegasus spyware can finally be easily detected via an app found on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. A recent report from Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline has unveiled worrying findings.

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