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Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters

The Register - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 23:35
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A new phishing campaign that uses a custom font to hide its tracks and evade detection has been uncovered.…

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Stormy times ahead for IBM-owned Weather Channel app: LA sues over location data slurp

The Register - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 21:02
'Privacy in the digital age is one of the most fundamental issues' says city attorney

The Weather Channel app duped users into providing location data that the company then sold for advertising and other commercial purposes, according to a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.…

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Weather Channel App in a Deluge of Legal Trouble for Data Misuse

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 19:54
The lawsuit alleges that the Weather Channel app misled users about why it was collecting their (extremely precise) geolocation data.
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Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records ... and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

The Register - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 19:42
Plus some 20m passport digits and 8.6m payment card details, too, though encrypted

Hotel megachain Marriott International has provided the first grisly details of the November cyber-raid on its reservation database by hackers, including the number of payment cards and passport details siphoned off.…

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Marriott Revises Breach Scope to 383M Records

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 17:47
The hotel giant said after de-duping, the breach appears to be smaller than it thought.
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Phishing Tactic Hides Tracks with Custom Fonts

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 17:21
The phishing campaign is using a new technique to hide the source code of its landing page - and stealing credentials from customers of a major U.S.-based bank.
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Wide-Ranging German Doxxing Incident Hits Hundreds of Politicians

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 16:23
It's not clear why the data release wasn't noticed earlier.
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Germany hacked: Angela Merkel's colleagues among mass data dump victims

The Register - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 13:08
Politicians, journalists and other public figures targeted

German politicians, journalists and other prominent public figures have been doxxed by hackers who distributed their personal data on Twitter, according to local reports.…

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Adobe Fixes Two Critical Acrobat and Reader Flaws

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 12:30
An unscheduled patch fixed two critical flaws that could enable arbitrary code execution.
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Can't unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call: App allows passcode bypass

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 23:03
Neat trick for spying spouses, bad bosses, other miscreants with hands on your mobe. A fix is available

A newly disclosed vulnerability in Skype for Android could be exploited by miscreants to bypass an Android phone's passcode screen to view photos, contacts, and even launch browser windows.…

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A Dozen Flaws in Popular Mac Clean-Up Software Allow Local Root Access

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 21:50
All of the vulnerabilities arise from improper input validations.
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Hope you're over that New Year's hangover – there's an Adobe PDF app patch to install

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 20:20
Pair of critical flaws cleaned up in Acrobat, Reader

Adobe has issued its first patch of the year, emitting fixes for a pair of high-risk vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader.…

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Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 18:57
Somebody call the waaaaaambulance

The prankster who hijacked printers and smart TV gizmos to promote YouTube star Pewdiepie has shut down their website, citing "the constant pressure of being afraid of being caught and prosecuted." No sh*t, Sherlock.…

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Dual Data Leaks of Blur, Town of Salem Impact Millions

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 18:02
Password-manager Blur and role-playing game Town of Salem both disclosed data breaches this week that impacted a combined 10 million.
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MobSTSPY Info-Stealing Trojan Goes Global Via Google Play

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 17:45
Across six apps, the spyware managed to spread to 196 different countries.
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Snowden’s Attorney Talks Govt Harrassment of Whistleblower Helpers (Part One)

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 16:25
Robert Tibbo discusses the challenges he and his clients face in Hong Kong as the government there targets both in a harassment campaign for aiding Edward Snowden.
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Um, I'm not that Gary, American man tells Ryanair after being sent other Gary's flight itinerary

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 15:11
Airline told me it can't fix fat-fingered email confusion, says NJ bloke

Infamous no-frills Irish airline Ryanair has been accused by a tormented man from New Jersey in the US of bombarding him with flight itinerary emails intended for an actual passenger.…

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Hackers Hijack Smart TVs to Promote PewDiePie

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 14:45
The same hacking duo behind the recent "PewDiePie" printer hacks are back - this time with publicly exposed Chromecast, Google Home and smart TV systems as their targets.
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Google-whisperers beat reCaptcha voice challenge with 90% success rate

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 11:08
Code's up on Github and Google's fine with that

University of Maryland researchers have given Google a "welcome to 2019" gift by breaking its latest reCaptcha audio challenge.…

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It's 2019, and from Beijing to Blighty folk are still worried about slurp-happy apps

The Register - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 10:16
Developers warned not to overindulge in personal data

China's Internet Society chapter has warned local internet app-makers to tone down their collection of personal information.…

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