FBI warns of SIM-swap scams, IBM finds holes in visitor software, 13-year-old girl charged over JavaScript prank...

The Register - Sat, 09/03/2019 - 08:30
Tired: Booth babes. Wired: Floof babes. Expired: Conference hall carpets

Roundup  This week we had an NSA reverse-engineering toolkit released at the RSA Conference, a buffer bashed aboard British Airways, big trouble brewing for Citrix, plus much more.…

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That marketing email database that exposed 809 million contact records? Maybe make that two-BILLION-plus

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 21:45
'This is a gigantic amalgamation of data all in one place' expert tells El Reg

An unprotected MongoDB database belonging to a marketing tech company exposed up to 809 million email addresses, phone numbers, business leads, and bits of personal information to the public internet, it emerged yesterday.…

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RSA Conference 2019: Operational Technology Widens Supply Chain Attack Surfaces

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 21:25
Between operational technology and open source, the supply chain is rapidly expanding - and companies that can't keep up will be the next security targets, said experts at RSA Conference 2019.
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Citrix Falls Prey to Password-Spraying Attack

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 20:10
International cybercriminals likely exploited weak passwords on an internal network, the FBI said.
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Citrix: We had to find out from the FBI that our internal IT was hacked – and we have no idea what the crims stole

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 19:11
6TB+ of sensitive corporate data said to have been nicked by Iranian hackers

Updated  Citrix today warned its customers that hackers romped through its internal company network and stole corporate secrets.…

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RSA Conference 2019: Emotet Takes Aim at Latin America

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 18:04
RAT activity in Latin America and Asia ramped up at the end of 2018, indicating widespread coordinated targeting by threat actors.
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RSAC 2019: The Dark Side of Machine Learning

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 15:30
As smart devices permeate our lives, Google sends up a red flag and shows how the underlying systems can be attacked.
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Nah, National Cyber Security Centre doesn't need its own minister, tells Parliament

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 15:13
And you don't need to know what we're spending your billions on. Got that?

The British government has rejected Parliamentary calls for greater ministerial control over the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an arm of secretive spy agency GCHQ.…

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RSA Conference 2019 Recap

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 14:50
From privacy to patches, Threatpost editors discuss the biggest infosec news and trends that they saw this week at RSA Conference 2019.
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No guns or lockpicks needed to nick modern cars if they're fitted with hackable 'smart' alarms

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 12:34
Vulnerable kit can immobilise motors and even unlock doors

Researchers have discovered that "smart" alarms can allow thieves to remotely kill your engine at speed, unlock car doors and even tamper with cruise control speed.…

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Buffer overflow flaw in British Airways in-flight entertainment systems will affect other airlines, but why try it in the air?

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 10:20
Researcher's stumbling on bug was risky to say the least

A cybersecurity professor has insisted he was not hunting for a vulnerability when he found a denial-of-service bug on an in-flight entertainment screen during a long-haul flight. His findings could affect a number of airliners running Thales-made equipment.…

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What happens when security devices are insecure? Choose the nuclear option

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 09:15
Confuse those cyber attacks by placing a bucket of water on every floor

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It's important – and responsible – to use adequate protection. My own helmet, for example, is wrapped in tin foil.…

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Guess who's addicted to GitHub, busy on Slack, stuck in 2015? No, not another hipster: It's the Slub backdoor malware

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 07:04
Panic, flee, cry – or just update Windows for fsck's sake

A new malware strain tapped into GitHub posts and Slack channels to siphon precious data from infected Windows PCs, it is claimed.…

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Tech security at Equifax was so diabolical, senators want to pass US laws making its incompetence illegal

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 02:33
Now Homeland Security committee sticks the boot in

Credit-rating monitor Equifax ignored years of warnings and red flags before it was thoroughly ransacked in 2017 by hackers, who made off with the personal information of roughly 150 million Americans, Brits, and Canadians, according to another congressional probe.…

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IT guy at US govt fraud watchdog stole 16 computers from... US govt fraud watchdog

The Register - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 01:28
How agents tracked down half-inched Surface Pro slabtops to eBay store

An IT contractor for a US government fraud and abuse watchdog pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing 16 US government computers.…

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RSA Conference 2019: Firms Continue to Fail at IoT Security

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 21:11
IoT is growing more popular in the home - and so too are the attacks that target these devices featuring valuable data, researchers said at RSA 2019.
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RSA Conference 2019: Ultrasound Hacked in Two Clicks

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 21:01
In a proof-of-concept hack, researchers penetrated an ultrasound and were able to download and manipulate patient files, then execute ransomware.
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Put down the cat, coffee, beer pint, martini, whatever you're holding, and make sure you've updated Chrome (unless you enjoy being hacked)

The Register - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 19:52
Plus: Security sandbox escape vuln in 32-bit Windows 7 boxes exploited

Updated  If Google Chrome is bugging you to update it right now, please stop what you're doing, and get that upgrade.…

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RSAC 2019: For Domestic Abuse, IoT Devices Pose New Threat

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 17:00
When it comes to domestic abuse, smart products around the house are turning into new threats, a panel of experts said at RSA.
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UK's ICO event on targeted ads opens floor to the adtech industry: Anybody? No? Speak for 10 minutes. Hello?

The Register - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 15:58
How to wind up your opponents 101: Refuse to engage

The adtech industry was unable to muster even a single speaker to fill a 10-minute slot to discuss the security implications of programmatic advertising at a much-anticipated event yesterday.…

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