Hey, what's Mandarin for 'WTF is going on?' Nokia phones caught spewing device IDs to China, software blunder blamed

The Register - 7 hours 39 min ago
Maker insists the privacy cock-up has been fixed, mostly

An undisclosed number of Nokia 7 Plus smartphones have been caught sending their identification numbers to a domain owned by a Chinese telecom firm.…

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Don't have a heart attack but your implanted defibrillator can be hacked over the air (by someone who really wants you dead)

The Register - 14 hours 10 min ago
US govt sounds alarm over wireless comms, caveats apply

Medical gear maker Medtronic is once again at the center of a hacker panic storm. This time, a number of its heart defibrillators, implanted in patients' chests, can, in certain circumstances, be wirelessly hijacked and reprogrammed, perhaps to lethal effect.…

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'Sharing of user data is routine, yet far from transparent' is probably what you don't want to hear about medical apps. But 2019 is gonna 2019

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 23:23
Study found Android software slinging deets all over the place

Folks using healthcare-related Android apps: after you've handed over your private details to that software, do you know where it is sending your data? If you don't, nobody should blame you. It turns out it can be a complicated and obfuscated affair.…

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Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 17:52
Credentials logged for years is antisocial network's latest Zuck-up

Facebook today admitted it stored "some" of its addicts' account passwords in a plaintext readable format. For "some", read hundreds of millions.…

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Kaspersky Lab takes bite out of Apple in Russia over borked parental controls app

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 17:15
Store policy removed key features, alleges complaint

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has lodged a complaint about Apple with the Russian competition authority.…

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Live Regcast: Ex-CISO and coal-face engineer Scott King shares his advice on becoming a pragmatic security leader

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 15:45
The balancing act of strategy and tactics revealed

Promo  What does it take to reach a leading role in the security field? There are different paths to take to get there: some go directly from analyst to leadership, others have a more technical background in general IT, or excellent tactical skills acquired in a consultancy or vendor role.…

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Brit Police Federation cops to ransomware attack on HQ systems

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 15:22
Sort-of union for bobbies has triggered criminal investigation

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), a sort-of trade union for police workers, has been battling to contain a ransomware strike on the group's computer systems, it confessed this afternoon.…

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New phisherman's friends and a few old favourites slither out of WatchGuard's Security Report

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 14:20
New entry in network attack hit parade: That 2017 Cisco WebEx flaw you patched already (right?)

Attacks targeting a years-old – and patched – vulnerability in a Chrome extension for Cisco's WebEx are on the increase, according to security outfit WatchGuard.…

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Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 09:13
Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you

Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.…

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Don't become another expensive statistic: Learn how to tackle cyber-criminals, at SANS London next month

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 08:02
Training classes will cover all security angles

Promo  As data thieves and hackers become more inventive, and more destructive, learning how to protect networks from attack and threats is zooming up organizations' lists of priorities.…

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Carolina coward fesses up: I was a tech support scambag, and I made millions out of defrauding the elderly

The Register - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 02:13
You're free to bash the Bishap

A man has pleaded guilty in America to a single felony count for his role in a $3m tech support scam operation.…

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Mac-Focused Malvertising Campaign Abuses Google Firebase DBs

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 21:20
Researchers said 1 million user sessions could have been exposed to the campaign, which downloads the Shlayer trojan.
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Post-Perimeter Security: Addressing Evolving Mobile Enterprise Threats

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 20:36
Experts from Gartner, Lookout and Google talk enterprise mobile security in this webinar replay.
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Renegade Android apps can siphon off your web logins, browser history. So make sure Chrome or OS is patched, friends

The Register - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 20:01
Kit-Kat API whacked, don't give hackers your phone. This WebView came rolling home

Smartphones and other gadgets running Android 4.4 or later contain a bug that can be exploited by rogue apps to steal website login tokens and spy on owners' browsing histories.…

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Years-Long Phishing Campaign Targets Saudi Gov Agencies

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 19:03
The campaign, codenamed “Bad Tidings,” has sought out victims’ credentials with clever fake landing pages pretending to be the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior’s e-Service portal.
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Fin7 Ramps Up Campaigns With Two Fresh Malware Samples

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 17:00
Despite the 2018 crackdown on Fin7, the cybercrime group has been ramping up its efforts with two new malware samples and an attack panel.
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Uber Deployed ‘Surfcam Spyware’ in Australia to Crush the Competition – Report

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 15:05
Until a report this week, Uber's Surfcam's use was thought to be limited to incidents uncovered in Singapore in 2017. For its part, Uber denies that it's a "spyware."
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Silence of the WANs: FBI DDoS-for-hire greaseball takedowns slash web flood attacks 'by 11%'

The Register - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 23:10
Fed bust of massive attack network caused traffic loads to plummet in Q4

The FBI's takedown of a group of prolific DDoS-for-hire websites has single-handedly helped to drop attack levels globally.…

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Cardinal RAT Resurrected to Target FinTech Firms

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 21:07
A long-quiet malware family has been spotted targeting financial technology firms, armed with new obfuscation techniques to avoid detection.
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Host of Flaws Found in CUJO Smart Firewall

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 20:43
Some of the flaws would allow remote code-execution.
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