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'Now is the winter of our disk contents': Decision on Lauri Love's seized gear due next week

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 18:00
Accused hacker can write Reg headlines. Who knew?

Lauri Love will find out whether he is getting his computers back from the National Crime Agency on 19 February, a judge ruled today.…

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Exposed: Instagram, OKCupid, Mumsnet All Face Data Concerns

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 16:49
Three major websites are making data-breach news this week.
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First ‘Clipper’ Malware Discovered on Google Play

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 16:14
A fake MetaMask app is the first instance of this new type of cryptocurrency stealer appearing outside of shady third-party app stores.
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Managing Enterprise Security After the Data Supernova

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 16:04
It's futile to try to put the data genie back in the bottle. Next best thing is whole-enterprise data visibility.
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Accused hacker Lauri Love tries to retrieve Fujitsu lappie and other gear from Britain's FBI in court

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 14:07
Western Digital hard drive also among the spoils

Accused computer hacker Lauri Love is in court today arguing with the National Crime Agency over whether the British government agency should return PCs they seized from him.…

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Oh dear, Lads: Spam marketing bosses banned from forming UK firms for clobbering folk with 500k calls and texts

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:31
Lad Media, The Lead Expert don't look so 'expert' now

The bosses of lead-generation firms Lad Media and The Lead Experts have been slapped with four and six-year bans on forming companies respectively after they fell foul of direct marketing laws.…

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QNAP NAS user? You'd better check your hosts file for mystery anti-antivirus entries

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:15
NAS-ty: Strange activity sinkholes antivirus update checks

Network attached storage maker QNAP's customers have reported being hit by a mystery issue that disables software updates by hijacking entries in host machines' hosts file.…

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Alleged SIM swapping crypto-crooks cuffed, iOS app snooping, ad-fraud botnets, and more

The Register - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 08:39
All your extra bits and bytes of this week's infosec news in less than 5 minutes

Roundup  Here's a summary of more infosec news beyond what we've already reported this week – enjoy.…

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Big trouble Down Under as Australian MPs told to reset their passwords amid hack attack fears

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 21:05
'No evidence that any data has been accessed time' say Australian officials as fingers pointed at foreign spies

The Australian Parliament has reset all passwords on the parliamentary computing network following an unspecified security incident.…

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Google Boosts Encryption For Low-End Android Devices

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 21:04
Google's Adiantum boosts encryption for low-end devices with processors that do not have hardware support for AES.
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Theory: ‘Simple Hack’ Behind Bezos’ Alleged Compromising Images

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:44
Researchers theorize how Bezos’ very personal pictures may have been allegedly hacked.
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Cop films chap on body-worn cam because he 'complains about cops a lot'. Chap complains

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:30
Snooping court says police kit can be covert surveillance tool

Police's body-worn cams can be covert surveillance tools, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has said.…

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FireOS Flaw Allowed Limited Content Injection in Amazon Tablets

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 15:31
A vulnerability in FireOS, the Amazon Fire Tablet's operating system, has been patched.
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Webroot dunked in Carbonite: Should be quite well protected – if it survives the freezing process, that is

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:29
Backup biz slurps security firm for $618.5m

Online backup service Carbonite has inked a deal to buy Webroot for over half a billion dollars to help it fling cloud-based endpoint security at smaller biz.…

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Leaky child-tracking smartwatch maker hits back at bad PR

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:55
We're not convinced 'people who want to harm kids will follow the kid, not the watch' is a great comeback

Kids' smartwatch-pusher Enox, whose Safe-KID-One watch was pulled by the European Commission, has hit back against the bad PR – with some rather unusual arguments.…

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EE customer: Creepy ex used employee access to change my mobile number, spy on me

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:35
Chap slapped with harassment warning, sacked from UK mobile network

A staffer at BT Group's EE has been accused of using his employee access to peek at his ex's account details and change her phone number to spy on her texts.…

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OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:50
Bug appears to hate tunes released this year

A bug has music lovers with a Google Play subscription stumped – devices won't cast music from 2019 to connected speakers.…

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Housing biz made to pay £1.5k for sticking fingers in its ears when served a subject access request

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:44
If someone asks for their data, you give it to them, scolds ICO

A Buckinghamshire housing developer has been forced to pay up £1,500 after ignoring a person's request for information the company held on them.…

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US lawmakers furious (again) as mobile networks caught (again) selling your emergency location data to bounty hunters (again)

The Register - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 00:00
Privacy advocates stunned that explicit rules ignored, blame head of FCC

Analysis  US lawmakers have again called for an investigation into cell networks after it emerged that they have been selling specially protected user location data intended only for emergency services.…

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Apple puts bullet through 'Do Not Track', FaceTime snooping bug and other vulnerabilities

The Register - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 21:13
Widely ignored privacy grovel gets put out of its misery

Apple on Wednesday removed the vestigial "Do Not Track" (DNT) privacy technology from Preview Release 75 of its macOS Safari browser, and buried the corpse without ceremony. DNT is also missing from mobile Safari 12.1 in the soon-to-be released iOS 12.2.…

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