Jeep hacking lawsuit shifts into gear for trial after US Supremes refuses to hit the brakes

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 23:00
Owners claim security vulns have damaged resale price

A class-action lawsuit claiming Fiat-Chrysler knew about, but failed to fix, significant cybersecurity holes in its cars will go to trial in America later this year.…

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Shipping Firms Speared with Targeted ‘Whaling’ Attacks

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 21:09
Bad actors are imitating high-level executives in the shipping industry to launch BEC attacks that could lead to credential theft or worse - system compromise.
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Microsoft Issues Multiple Critical Patches for Edge Browser

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 20:49
Microsoft January Patch Tuesday roundup includes four critical patches for its Edge browser.
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Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people's location data yet again

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 19:04
Rights warrior ticked off after yet another report of whereabouts being flogged to dodgy geezers

US Senator Ron Wyden is renewing his calls for legislation banning the sale of people's private cellphone location information after yet another report that phone carriers were doing exactly that.…

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Malvertising Campaign Delivers Double Whammy of Ransomware and Info-Stealing

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 18:44
The whole attack takes place in under a minute.
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Adobe Patches Important Bugs in Connect and Digital Edition

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 14:48
The update comes on the heels of critical fixes in an unscheduled patch last week.
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Fill the gaps in your security knowledge at SANS London April 2019

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 13:50
New and tested training courses cover every angle

Promo  As data thieves and hackers become more numerous, more inventive and more destructive, learning to protect themselves against cybercrime is ever higher on the list of companies' priorities.…

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Cops: German suspect, 20, 'confessed' to mass hack of local politicians

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 12:56
Case not linked to international spying, reckon sources. Hmmm

German police said a 20-year-old German man had "confessed" to leaks in connection what the country's media is calling "the Hacker Attack", a years-long data exfiltration campaign against politicians and other public figures.…

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Linus Torvalds opts for the scream test: Linux kernel syscall tweaked to shut data-leak hole – anyone upset, yell now

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 08:03
And he did it without swearing... folks with broken programs may act otherwise

The Linux kernel will be tweaked to mitigate data-stealing attacks that exploit system page caches.…

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FYI: Twitter's API still spews enough metadata to reveal exactly where you lived, worked

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 06:58
Old tweets betray sensitive data under new tools

Analysis  Researchers have demonstrated yet again that location metadata from Twitter posts can be used to infer private information like users' home addresses, workplaces, and sensitive locations they've visited.…

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Aussie Emergency Warning Network hacked by rank amateurs

The Register - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
More moron-crime than serious cyber-crime, your data is safe

The operator of an Australian emergency warning service has denied that user information was breached after someone accessed its system to post “you've been hacked” messages.…

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Hackers Infiltrate Early Warning Network System to Send Spam

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:42
Just as ex-tropical Cyclone Penny moved toward the coast of Queensland, Australia, users of Early Warning Network reported receiving strange messages from the emergency system.
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She will lock you out, livin' la Vidar loca: Enterprising crims breed ransomware, file thief into hybrid nasty

The Register - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:22
She'll make you live her crazy life, but she'll take away your pain like a bullet to your wallet

A newly spotted piece of hybrid malware steals copies of victims' files and then encrypts said data, demanding a ransom to unscramble it.…

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Zerodium Raises Zero-Day Payout Ceiling to $2M

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:18
Apple exploits will fetch the highest price.
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ThreatList: Container Security Lags Amidst DevOps Enthusiasm

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:33
Security incidents are set to grow as companies lag behind in securing their containers.
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Snowden’s Attorney Urges Canada to Take in Whistleblower Helpers (Part Two)

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:12
Robert Tibbo discusses being pushed to leave Hong Kong under pressure and efforts made to the Canadian government to grant refugee status to the “Snowden refugees.”
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unCAPTCHA AI Cracks Google reCAPTCHAs with 90% Accuracy

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:28
A proof-of-concept from the University of Maryland can defeat the audio challenges that are offered as an option for people with disabilities.
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Skype Glitch Allowed Android Authentication Bypass

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:13
A glitch allowed hackers to access contacts, photos and more on Android devices - simply by answering a Skype call.
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LA Times knocked out, HackerOne slips up and - amazingly - router security still sucks

The Register - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 13:01
Plus, London Gatwick drone comedy quiets down

Welcome to 2019, just a few days into the year and we already have Chromecast chaos, Skype backdoors, and a Weather Channel privacy suit.…

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New side-channel leak: Boffins bash operating system page caches until they spill secrets

The Register - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 01:30
Novel data-siphoning attack is hardware agnostic

Some of the computer security boffins who revealed last year's data-leaking speculative-execution holes have identified yet another side-channel attack that can bypass security protections in modern systems.…

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