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Biometrics: Security Solution or Issue?

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 16:25
Issues still exist when it comes to securing biometrics.
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Linux.org Redirected to NSFW Page Spewing Racial Epithets

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 14:28
Administrators lost control of the domain for several hours in a DNS hijacking incident.
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Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

The Register - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 12:22
That's thousands of employees' names, monthly salaries, bank details

Exclusive  A corporate-issued laptop lifted from a Lenovo employee in Singapore contained a cornucopia of unencrypted payroll data on staff based in the Asia Pacific region, The Register can exclusively reveal.…

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Texas Instruments flicks Armis' Bluetooth chip vuln off its shoulder

The Register - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 10:32
Yeah, we've patched that one, adds Cisco

Texas Instruments has rather feebly slapped down infosec researchers' findings on a so-called Bleedingbit Bluetooth Low Energy vulnerability after a more detailed explanation of the chipset's weakness emerged.…

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Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

The Register - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 00:36
52.5 million accounts at risk, tens of people are worried

Google says it will be speeding up the dismantling of its Google+ social network following the discovery of a new security bug that affected 52.5 million users.…

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Women in Cyber Take the Spotlight

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 21:45
Women are key to solving the workforce shortage, which is expected to reach 3.5 million open jobs by 2022.
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Did you know that iOS ad clicks cost more than Android? These scammers did

The Register - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 21:44
Malware hides cheap Android clicks as high-end Apple traffic

An enterprising malware writer has been masquerading infected Android devices as Apple gear in order to make a few extra bucks.…

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Nice phone account you have there - shame if something were to happen to it. Samsung fixes ID-theft flaws

The Register - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 20:41
If Artem Moskowsky owes you money, its a good time to ask

A recently-patched set of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users open to account theft.…

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Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After New Bug Discovered

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 19:13
The consumer version of Google+ will now be shut down in April instead of August after a bug was found that impacts at least 50 million users.
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Sextortion Emails Force Payment via GandCrab Ransomware

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 18:27
Emails say they contain a link with screenshots of victims' compromising activity. In reality, the link executes ransomware.
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Volkswagen Giveaway Scam Peddles Ad Networks

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 16:30
The scam is spread via Facebook and WhatsApp messages.
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Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

The Register - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 13:20
Yeah, how about you work for us...

Digital minister Margot James reckons Brits need to "get over" their concerns about privacy and cyber security and let the government assign them with ID cards.…

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Bethesda blunders, IRS sounds the alarm, China ransomware, and more

The Register - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 09:04
Plus, congress wants more cybersec training, better breach laws

Roundup  This week, we saw Linux get pwned, a teen hacker go down, and Julian Assange vowing to stay right where he is.…

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In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 23:59
First proof-of-concept, SplitSpectre, requires fewer instructions in victim

Analysis  You've patched your Intel, AMD, Power, and Arm gear to crush those pesky data-leaking speculative execution processor bugs, right? Good, because IBM eggheads in Switzerland have teamed up with Northeastern University boffins in the US to cook up Spectre exploit code they've dubbed SplitSpectre.…

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Identity stolen because of the Marriott breach? Come and claim your new passport

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 23:35
It's the least they could do. Really. The bare minimum

Hotel-chain turned data faucet Marriott says it will help some customers cover the cost of replacing stolen documents.…

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'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 22:29
DEA gets down and dirty with new surveillance kit

Next time you're closing a big drug deal you may want to watch the cleaner. Or more specifically their vacuum cleaner.…

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ThreatList: Gift Card-Themed BEC Holiday Scams Spike

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 22:25
Watch out for emails about gift cards and corporate donations, researcher warn.
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Linux.org domain hacked, plastered with trolling, filth and anti-transgender vandalism

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 21:12
Web admin blames public Whois and lack of 2FA

The Linux.org domain was hijacked on Friday morning, with the hacker plastering the message "G3T 0WNED L1NUX N3RDZ" complete with expletives and a very NSFW image (a hairy asshole).…

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Australia Anti-Encryption Law Triggers Sweeping Backlash

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 18:57
A newly-passed Australian law could allow the government to force tech companies to create backdoors in their products.
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TA505 Crooks are Now Targeting US Retailers with Personalized Campaigns

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 18:35
Threat group moves away from “smash-and-grab” attacks and adopts a boutique approach to targeting victims.
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