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Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers

The Register - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:35
DNS entries left pointing to Azure-hosted server names snatched by miscreants for mischief

More than 240 website subdomains belonging to organizations large and small, including household names, were hijacked to redirect netizens to malware, X-rated material, online gambling, and other unexpected content.…

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Want to kill all the weak passwords? This may be the tool for you

The Register - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 06:00
Specops tames password resets in Windows environments

Sponsored  Despite a torrent of bad press, passwords have become the technology that should go away but somehow never quite does. This is mostly simple inertia, but the unfamiliarity, expense and complexity of some of the alternatives has also played its part. Security teams know that passwords are vulnerable in all sorts of ways but abandoning them completely is like chucking away a comfort blanket.…

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Your 2.3m Instagram fans won't stop the FBI... Web star accused of plotting to launder millions from cyber-crime

The Register - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 23:35
Bloke calling himself Hushpuppi extradited, allegedly conspired to steal $100m from English Premier League soccer club among others

An Instagram super-star with 2.3 million followers has been extradited to America accused of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars obtained via cyber-crime. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.…

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You may be distracted by the pandemic but FYI: US Senate panel OK's backdoors-by-the-backdoor EARN IT Act

The Register - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 21:42
Proposed Section 230 shake-up passes committee stage with amendments

An amended version of America's controversial proposed EARN IT Act has been unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee – a key step in its journey to becoming law. This follows a series of changes and compromises that appear to address critics’ greatest concerns while introducing fresh problems.…

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Think of a number: A tale of iffy discount codes, supermarket loyalty cards and Hotels.com

The Register - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 16:15
Points-powered getaways could cost booking site dear

Miscreants have been nabbing British supermarket chain Tesco Clubcard discount codes to snap up Hotels.com rewards meant for holders of the retailer's loyalty cards.…

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Three UK: We're sending you this SMS to warn you not to pay attention to unsolicited texts

The Register - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 11:45
So ... CLICK HERE to find out more!

A subset of Three UK users have received an SMS message warning them about text message-based spam – complete with a shortlink and textual urgings to click it and learn more.…

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Make sure you've patched your F5 BIG-IP gear. Exploit code for scary bug pair is so trivial, it fits in a tweet

The Register - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 10:15
Plus: What? No. No way. People would just do that? Go on Tor and use it to commit crimes?

In Brief  Exploit code for the pair of nasty vulnerabilities in F5 Networks' BIG-IP application delivery controllers is now doing the rounds, so make sure you're all patched up.…

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