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Mozilla Kills Default Support for Adobe Flash in Firefox 69

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 17:02
Firefox 69 will force users to manually install Adobe Flash as the plugin inches toward end of life.
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RBS reissues punters with new bank cards after Ticketmaster breach

The Register - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 16:46
Fresh plastic comes six months after ticket flogger fessed up to Magecart malware infection

The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest have issued customers with replacement cards as a result of last year’s Ticketmaster breach that hit around 40,000 Brits.…

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Goddamn the Pusher man: Nominet kicks out domain name hijack bid

The Register - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 15:42
Lord, he'll leave your mind to scream - if you don't renew on time

Nominet has thrown out an attempt at reverse domain name hijacking after some, er, pushy Brits tried seizing their old web address from a fast-fingered fellow in Romania.…

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Poland may consider Huawei ban amid 'spy' arrests – reports

The Register - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 14:30
Chinese hardware biz faces more push-back in Western nations

A Polish official has said he couldn’t rule out “legislative changes” to allow the nation to ban the use of a company’s products, following the local arrest of a Huawei staffer.…

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Data Exposed in OXO, Amazon and MongoDB Leaks

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 14:18
Dual data exposures and a wide-scale data leak due to a vulnerable MongoDB database have kicked off 2019 so far.
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Nissan EV app password reset prompts user panic

The Register - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 13:13
Looks like a functionality fail rather than a data breach, though

Nervous Nissan UK drivers were today assured by the car maker that Connect EV app log-in failures are related to a migration of data onto a new platform rather than anything more nefarious.…

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Podcast: Emotet Grows With Fast-Evolving Tactics

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 12:00
Threatpost discusses the future of the Emotet banking trojan with Cylance.
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Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars

The Register - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 06:56
Bloke binned at Blackfriars for blasting botnet to bork broadband

A Surrey man has been jailed for 32 months after admitting to launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against an African telco.…

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Facebooker swatted, Kaspersky snares an NSA thief, NASA server exposed, and more

The Register - Sat, 12/01/2019 - 10:30
Plus, Vita boot ROM caper, TCL caught slinging Android malware, etc

Roundup  This week we saw a Huawei official cuffed (again), telcos caught selling tracking data (again) and Microsoft patching dozens of bugs (again).…

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*taps on glass* Hellooo, IRS? Anyone in? Anyone guarding taxpayers' data from crooks? Hellooo?

The Register - Sat, 12/01/2019 - 00:04
Could someone slide a note on identity-theft protection under the door? Helloooo?

With the partial US government shutdown showing no signs of letting up any time soon, senators are pressing treasury and tax officials on cybersecurity.…

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile US pledge, again, to not sell your location to shady geezers. Sorry, we don't believe them

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 22:58
Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can't get fooled again, OK

US cellphone networks have promised – again – that they will stop selling records of their subscribers' whereabouts to anyone willing to cough up cash.…

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Pre-Installed Android App Impacts Millions with Slew of Malicious Activity

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 21:58
The app was developed by legitimate Chinese manufacturing giant TCL.
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TA505 Crime Gang Debuts Brand-New ServHelper Backdoor

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:49
The latest malware from TA505 has been seen targeting banks, retailers and restaurants with two different versions.
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U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Dozens of .Gov Websites Vulnerable

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:23
As the shutdown continues into its 21st day, dozens of .gov websites haven't renewed their TLS certificates.
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Yet Another Bypass: Is 2FA Broken? Authentication Experts Weigh In

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:44
A penetration testing tool called Modlishka can defeat two-factor authentication in the latest 2FA security issue. We asked a roundtable of experts what it all means.
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Medical advice app Your.MD could have been tampered with by anyone, alleges ex-veep

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 14:16
Did he really blow the whistle on security fears? tribunal asked

A former vice president of medical app Your.MD has claimed "false information could be fed into the diagnostic system" as a result of security failings in the software's backend.…

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Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:06
Former Polish security agency exec also under arrest

Polish authorities have reportedly arrested Huawei's sales director and an ex-security agency staffer on allegations of spying.…

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No plain sailing for Anon hacktivist picked up by Disney cruise ship: 10 years in the cooler for hospital DDoS caper

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05
Healthcare networks pummeled amid drama over teen girl's custody

Five months after he was found guilty of orchestrating a distributed denial-of-service attack against US healthcare providers, the self-styled Anonymous hacker Martin Gottesfeld has been sentenced to 121 months in prison.…

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If you wanna learn from the IT security blunders committed by hacked hospital group, here's some weekend reading

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 04:04
Database intrusion should not have succeeded, probe finds, but...

The theft of 1.5 million patient records, including those of Singapore's Prime Minister, from the city state's SingHealth hospital group by hackers could probably have been stopped had the IT department not been so useless, an inquiry has found.…

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Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

The Register - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:02
Hackers may be rubbing their hands with glee

The IT impact of the ongoing partial US federal government shutdown has begun to show up in the form of degraded computer security. According to internet services biz Netcraft, more than 80 TLS certificates used on .gov websites have expired and have not been renewed.…

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