China's tech giants are a security threat to the UK, says Brit spy bigwig

The Register - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 19:08
Times are strange when spies talk about infosec and economics colliding

The world must "understand the opportunities and threats from China's technological offer", GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said today as he observed that there are "no clear norms or behaviours" for state-on-state cyber-squabbling.…

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ToRPEDO Privacy Attack on 4G/5G Networks Affects All U.S. Carriers

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 16:39
The attack threatens users with location-tracking, DoS, fake notifications and more.
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Burger chain Wendy's serves up settlement, NeverQuest hacker guilty, cloudy payroll users hacked and more

The Register - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 15:08
Plus, hackers say your Facebook account is worth roughly a tall coffee

Roundup  Last week, the security world saw Adobe take a do-over, Cisco clean up some bugs and the NCC head out to space.…

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Google Ditches Passwords in Latest Android Devices

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 14:17
Google has announced FIDO2 certification for devices running on Android 7 and above - meaning that users can use biometrics, fingerprint login or PINs instead of passwords.
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Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 21:29
Phishing emails target a bank's users with malware - and make their landing page look more legitimate with fake Google reCAPTCHAs.
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Reddit Gold: Alice and Bob, Caught in a Web of Lies

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 21:23
There was a shocking turn of events in crypto-world.
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Entrust Datacard lined up to unburden Thales of nCipher biz as price for Gemalto buyout

The Register - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 19:25
Profitable secure SIM firm in the bag by March, Thales hopes

French defence tech conglomerate Thales has flogged off its hardware security module biz nCipher Security, a sale demanded by competition regulators over Thales' buyout of Gemalto.…

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Video: HackerOne CEO on the Evolving Bug Bounty Landscape

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 18:53
Threatpost talks to HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos on the EU's funding of open source bug bounty programs, how a company can start a program, and the next generation of bounty hunters.
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Data Breaches of the Week: Tales of PoS Malware, Latrine Status

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 18:32
U.S. and subcontinent consumers were the most affected by this week's exposure revelations.
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Threatpost News Wrap Podcast For Feb. 22

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 17:21
From password manager vulnerabilities to 19-year-old flaws, the Threatpost team broke down this week's biggest news stories.
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Infosec in spaaace! NCC and Surrey Uni to pore over satellite security

The Register - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 14:48
There's a PhD position in it too, if you want to get involved

NCC Group and the University of Surrey have set up a "Space Cyber Security Research Partnership" to investigate the security issues faced by satellites.…

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Threatpost Poll: Are Password Managers Too Risky?

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 12:11
Weigh in on password managers with our Threatpost poll.
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WTF PDF: If at first you don't succeed, you may be Adobe re-patching its Acrobat, Reader patches

The Register - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 21:51
Plus: How Microsoft Edge helps Facebook Flash files dodge click-to-play rules in Edge

Adobe is taking a second crack at patching security bugs in its Acrobat and Reader PDF apps.…

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ThreatList: Porn-Focused Malware Triples, Dark Web Loves It

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 19:01
Premium-access credentials to porn sites are hot in the cyber-underground, as credential-harvesting malware proliferates.
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Adobe Re-Patches Critical Acrobat Reader Flaw

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 17:05
Adobe has issued yet another patch for a critical vulnerability in its Acrobat Reader - a week after the original fix.
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Black-hat sextortionists required: Competitive salary and dental plan

The Register - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 16:33
Cybercrims aren't just raking it in – they're dishing it out too

Extortionists are promising salaries of more than a quarter of a million pounds to skilled infosec folk willing to put on a black hat, according to research outfit Digital Shadows.…

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Highly Critical Drupal RCE Flaw Affects Millions of Websites

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 15:54
Admins should update immediately to fix a remote code-execution vulnerability.
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19-Year-Old WinRAR Flaw Plagues 500 Million Users

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 15:05
Users of the popular file-compression tool are urged to immediately update after a serious code-execution flaw was found in WinRAR.
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Data breach rumours abound as UK Labour Party locks down access to member databases

The Register - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 12:29
Breakaway MPs accused of making off with info

The UK's Labour Party has been forced to lock down access to membership databases and campaign tools over concerns the info was being sucked up by breakaway MPs, in a possible breach of data protection laws.…

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Welcome to the sunlit uplands of HTTP/2, where a naughty request can send Microsoft's IIS into a spin

The Register - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 11:59
It's patching time again for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

Oops! Microsoft has published an advisory on a bug in its Internet Information Services (IIS) product that allows a malicious HTTP/2 request to send CPU usage to 100 per cent.…

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