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Intel Responds to Spectre-Like Flaw In CPUs

Kapersky Labs - 3 hours 14 min ago
Intel on Monday acknowledged that its processors are vulnerable to another Spectre-like speculative execution side channel flaw that could allow attackers to access information.
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UK water firms, power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m, peers told

The Register - 4 hours 26 min ago
Problem: they can't pay like banks can...

Plans to fine national utilities and infrastructure providers £17m for shoddy cyber security will be at the forefront of industry's mind once everyone "gets over" GDPR, peers heard at a House of Lords committee.…

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UK water firms, power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m, peers told

The Register - 4 hours 26 min ago
Problem: they can't pay like banks can...

Plans to fine national utilities and infrastructure providers £17m for shoddy cyber security will be at the forefront of industry's mind once everyone "gets over" GDPR, peers heard at a House of Lords committee.…

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You've got to be kitten: Vet recruiter told to pay £1k after pinching info from ex-employer

The Register - 7 hours 2 min ago
Don't horse about with personal data, watchdog warns

A vet recruitment consultant that squirrelled away the personal details of almost 300 people from his former employer was today slapped on the wrists by the UK's information watchdog.…

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Summoners of web tsunamis have moved to layer 7, says Cloudflare

The Register - 13 hours 20 min ago
DDoS launchers increasingly target application processes instead of flooding networks

Attackers have noticed that the world is getting better at fending off massive distributed denial-of-service attacks, and are trying to overwhelm application processes instead.…

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Victoria's educational apps-for-students let creeps contact kids

The Register - 15 hours 56 min ago
World+Dog can contact any student via a shared doc

Google and the Victorian Department of Education have set parents, students, teachers, and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner a poser: at what point does a feature become a vulnerability? Or just too creepy to put in front of kids?…

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Malicious PHP Script Infects 2,400 Websites in the Past Week

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 22:44
A botnet called Brain Food is pushing diet pills via infected WordPress and Joomla websites.
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Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth variant of Meltdown-Spectre CPU holes

The Register - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 22:00
Affects Intel and other processor makers

Breaking  Today, Microsoft and Google Project Zero will reveal a fourth variant of the speculative-execution-based security vulnerabilities in modern processors – the design flaws known as Spectre and Meltdown.…

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TeenSafe Tracking App Exposes Thousands of Private Records

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:30
Records for a mobile app that parents can use to monitor what their kids are doing online has been exposed in the latest Amazon Web Services cloud misconfiguration.
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Roaming Mantis Swarms Globally, Spawning iOS Phishing, Cryptomining

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 19:58
Analysis shows that the malware, previously a banking trojan focused on Android devices, has rapidly evolved just in the past month.
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Penetration tester pokes six holes in Dell EMC's RecoverPoint products

The Register - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 17:07
Three fixed, including critical remote code execution bug

Infosec outfit Foregenix has uncovered six vulnerabilities in Dell EMC's data protection platform RecoverPoint, three of which have been fixed.…

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High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

The Register - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 15:49
'It may be possible for an attacker to intercept your router'

Taiwanese network kit maker DrayTek has 'fessed up to a vulnerability in a large number of its routers which could allow miscreants to hijack internet traffic or steal personal data.…

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High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

The Register - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 15:49
'It may be possible for an attacker to intercept your router'

Taiwanese network kit maker DrayTek has 'fessed up to a vulnerability in a large number of its routers which could allow miscreants to hijack internet traffic or steal personal data.…

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Wicked Botnet Uses Passel of Exploits to Target IoT

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 14:01
The code is integrated with at least three exploits that target unpatched IoT devices, including closed-circuit cameras and Netgear routers.
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Greenwich uni fined £120k: Hole in computing school site leaked 20k people's data

The Register - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 13:36
Insecure 12-year old microsite handed attackers key

The Information Commissioner has slapped a £120,000 fine on the University of Greenwich in the UK after a security cockup by its computing and maths school compromised the data of almost 20,000 individuals.…

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Signal bugs, car hack antics, the Adobe flaw you may have missed, and much more

The Register - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 09:29
EFF wins another privacy battle, ICE chips off AI spy plan

Roundup  Here's your guide to this week's infosec news beyond what we've already covered.…

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Hurdles Remain After Senate Votes To Restore Net Neutrality

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 21:23
The U.S. Senate gave the nod to restoring the 2015 Open Internet Order, putting net neutrality on the fast track to a House vote.
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Latin American ‘Biñeros’ Bond Over Fraudulent Purchase Scheme

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 21:02
A type of card-not-present fraud is spreading throughout the Latin American underground, uniting groups of malefactors in a communal effort to perpetrate it as widely as possible.
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Threatpost News Wrap Podcast for May 18

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 19:23
Threatpost editors Tom Spring, Tara Seals and Lindsey O'Donnell discuss the week’s information security news.
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TeleGrab Malware Steals Telegram Desktop Messaging Sessions, Steam Credentials

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 15:20
A recently discovered malware steals cache data and messaging sessions from the desktop version of encrypted messaging service Telegram.
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