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GoDaddy Shutters 14,000 Subdomains Tied to ‘Snake Oil’ Scams

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 18:47
GoDaddy worked with researchers to shut down 15,000 domain-shadowing websites tied to bogus affiliate marketing offers promoted via spam campaigns.
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Critical Flaws in Sierra Wireless 5G Gateway Allow RCE, Command Injection

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 17:12
The wireless gateways are used in PoS, industrial IoT and distributed enterprise settings.
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Facial Recognition ‘Consent’ Doesn’t Exist, Threatpost Poll Finds

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 13:10
Half of Threatpost readers surveyed in a recent poll don't believe that consent realistically exists when it comes to facial recognition.
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Thank you, your DNA data will help secure your… oh dear, we've lost that too

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 10:20
Er, do you have your original password written down somewhere?

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I have been propositioned at midnight at a hotel door. "What's your room number?"…

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There's NordVPN odd about this, right? Infosec types concerned over strange app traffic

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 09:50
Firm explains but security folk not appy with clarifications

Weird things are afoot with NordVPN's app and the traffic it generates - Reg readers have spotted it contacting strange domains in the same way compromised machines talk to botnets' command-and-control servers.…

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Zuck it up: Facebook hit with triple whammy of legal probes, action in Canada, US, Ireland

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 02:53
Ignoring privacy laws, storing plain text passwords, slurping millions of contact details come back to bite web giant

Here's a triple Thursday whammy: Facebook has been accused of breaking Canada’s privacy laws, and is being investigated in the US and Ireland for seemingly mishandling people's private data.…

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NSA: That ginormous effort to slurp up Americans' phone records that Snowden exposed? Ehhh, we don't need that no more

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 01:31
An attack of conscience or have the super-snoops got something better now?

The NSA's mass-logging of people's phone calls and text messages, at home and abroad – a surveillance program introduced after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks – is set to end as it's no longer worth the hassle.…

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Android-Based Sony Smart-TVs Open to Image Pilfering

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 22:13
A pair of bugs would allow attackers to compromise the WiFi password of a TV and the multimedia stored inside it.
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Microsoft: Yo dawg, we heard you liked Windows password expiry policies. So we expired your expiry policy

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 20:25
Password resets reset. Too bad Uncle Sam hasn't got the message yet

Microsoft has finally decided to get rid of password expiration policies in Windows because forcing people to reset their passwords periodically harms security.…

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Amazon Employees Given ‘Broad Access’ to Personal Alexa Info

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 16:55
An auditing program for the voice assistant technology exposes geolocation data that can be personally identified, sources said.
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Qualcomm Critical Flaw Exposes Private Keys For Android Devices

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 16:19
A side-channel attack in Qualcomm technology, which is used by most modern Android devices, could allow an attacker to snatch private keys.
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It's your what in a box? Here's a thing to make your bosses think about malware responses

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 12:05
You mean they already do? Pull the other one

Cyber UK 2019  Ever-exciting Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has put his name to a new infosec response testing tool developed by the NCSC, called (wait for it) Exercise in a Box.…

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FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 22:44
Unsealed warrant in Massachusetts adds to growing privacy debate

Analysis  A US judge gave the cops permission to force people's fingers onto seized iPhones to see who could unlock them, a newly unsealed search warrant has revealed.…

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Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 21:57
Facebook may be fined as much as $5 billion by the FTC for data issues related to the Cambridge Analytica incident.
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Sophos antivirus tools. Working Windows box. Latest Patch Tuesday fixes. Pick two: 'Puters knackered by bad combo

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 21:26
Two weeks and counting, and no sign of a proper solution

Unlucky Sophos antivirus users face a dilemma: either uninstall the software, or install April's Windows security fixes. That's because having both in place at the same time will bork their machines.…

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Adware-Ridden Apps in Google Play Infect 30 Million Android Users

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 17:55
Google Play has removed up to 50 apps that once downloaded plagued systems with full-screen ads.
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'We're not omnipotent,' trills National Cyber Security Centre in open-armed pitch to UK biz

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 17:00
If we all chip in, we can help secure old Blighty

Cyber UK 2019  "We're talking about how to design telecoms systems properly for the long term," National Cyber Security Centre CEO Ciaran Martin told press at UK.gov's infosec event in Glasgow today. "That is a bigger and sometimes different issue from the Chinese."…

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Point Blank Gamers Targeted with Backdoor Malware

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 16:16
The malware hides in the legitimate game downloads, signed with a real certificate; connections to ShadowHammer have been found.
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Poll: Are You Creeped Out by Facial Recognition?

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 16:12
How concerned are you about the privacy implications of facial recognition? Weigh in with our poll.
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Brit spy chief: We need trust or we won't have a 'licence to operate in cyberspace'

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:33
GCHQ U-turns, wants Joe Public onside as well as industry

Cyber UK 2019  GCHQ's director-general has called for more public trust in the controversial British spy agency.…

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