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In a letter sent Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for federal agencies to implement stricter controls on e-mail that would prevent hackers from impersonating email addresses of federal agencies. Wyden called for the use of an email protocol called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.

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Drupal security updates released on Wednesday address several vulnerabilities, including one that has been exploited in spam campaigns. The flaw exploited in the wild, patched with the release of Drupal versions 7.56 and 8.3.4, is a moderately critical access bypass vulnerability tracked as CVE-2017-6922.

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Most of that spam was coming from the Necurs botnet, which is currently considered the world’s largest spam botnet. However, in late December 2016, the network’s activity almost ceased completely and, as time showed, it wasn’t just a break for the festive season.

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