A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing

The Register - 2 hours 7 min ago
Boffins find those who know about phishing more likely to be duped than the less informed

Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so a study of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.…

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SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

The Register - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:47
Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess?

Roundup  What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…

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Emoji Attack Can Kill Skype for Business Chat

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 21:25
The "Kitten of Doom" denial-of-service attack is easy to carry out.
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Gmail Glitch Offers Stealthy Trick for Phishing Attacks

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 19:39
The issue comes from how Gmail automatically files messages into the "Sent" folder.
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Critical WordPress Flaw Grants Admin Access to Any Registered Site User

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 17:57
The privilege-escalation vulnerability would allow an attacker to inject malware, place ads and load custom code on an impacted website.
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Lock-Screen Bypass Bug Quietly Patched in Handsets

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 16:42
The flaw allows hackers to bypass handset lock screens in seconds.
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BlackBerry absorbs Operation Cleaver beaver Cylance into threat detection unit

The Register - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:47
$1.4bn match made in heaven

BlackBerry has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending over half of its cash pile to bolster its threat detection unit.…

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'Unjustifiably excessive': Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

The Register - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:14
Gangs Matrix led to 'multiple and serious' breaches of data protection rules, says watchdog

London cops have broken data protection rules by using a controversial database that ranks people's likelihood of gang-related violence but fails to distinguish between victims and perps, and low and high-risk people.…

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Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

The Register - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 10:20
Swipe – open toilet door – and swipe again

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  "Work out loud," my prospective new employer tells me, adding that "we are a team, not a family". Sister Sledge need not apply.…

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MIT to Oz: Crypto-busting laws risk banning security tests

The Register - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 02:17
I see the red team and I want it painted black

Australia's government's crypto-busting legislation risks blocking security research, a leading Internet policy boffin has warned.…

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Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

The Register - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 00:15
CEO insists Chinese spy chip bombshell 'impossible'

Super Micro Computer on Thursday reported net sales in the range of $952m to $962m for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. That's higher than company guidance of $810m to $870m, and up roughly 40 per cent on the year-ago period.…

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tRat Emerges as New Pet for APT Group TA505

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 22:53
The modular malware seems to be in a testing phase, but TA505's interest made researchers take note.
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Up to three million kids' GPS watches can be tracked by parents... and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

The Register - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 21:43
Gadgets can be hacked to spy on, find youngsters – claim

Parents could be unwittingly putting their children's safety and privacy at risk, thanks to security vulnerabilities in potentially millions of kids' GPS-tracker watches.…

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John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

The Register - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 19:24
Default judgement for one-time antivirus bad boy

Infosec personality John McAfee has been found legally "liable" via a default judgment for the death of his neighbour, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his Belize home in 2012.…

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Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 17:34
Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged.
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Connected Wristwatch Allows Hackers to Stalk, Spy On Children

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 17:04
"Our advice is to stop using this watch" as mitigations are not available, researchers told Threatpost.
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Ahead of Black Friday, Rash of Malware Families Takes Aim at Holiday Shoppers

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 16:19
As consumers skip the store crowds in favor of online deals, cyberattackers have geared up to victimize them.
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The threat to your org's data lies betwixt chair and keyboard. Join us live on the internet for expert advice on tackling issue

The Register - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 10:43
Beware the trusted insider

Webcast  If you like true crime stories, you already know that at the end the criminal is usually revealed to be someone the victim knew well.…

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US China-watcher warns against Middle Kingdom tech dominance

The Register - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 08:01
5G, IoT, and tech supply chains should go under spotlight

Another US government panel has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese tech vendors: the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.…

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CISA's Palace: Congress backs new cybersecurity nerve-center for cyber-America's cyber-future

The Register - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 01:07
CISA heads off for Trump's signature – no, not that CISA, the good one

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would create a new agency to lead the federal government's cybersecurity efforts.…

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