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February 21, 2018, 2:05 AM

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RedLock Blog:
Hackers infiltrated Tesla Kubernetes consoles that were not password protected, took AWS credentials, began crypto-mining; issue now fixed  —  The Cryptojacking Epidemic  —  A few months ago, the RedLock Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI) team found hundreds of Kubernetes administration consoles accessible …
New York Times:
One hour after news broke about the Florida school shooting, hundreds of suspected Russian-linked Twitter bots released divisive posts on the gun control debate  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Pay begins its global rollout, replacing Android Pay, with the home screen showing a personalized list of relevant stores accepting Google Pay  —  As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key battery ingredient, directly from miners for the first time, amid fears of a shortage  —  iPhone maker one of the largest end users of the metal  —  Cobalt is a key ingredient in mobile phone batteries

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