Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 22:44
Big Apple residents weren't too appy with apartment block's high-tech security system

The owners of a Manhattan apartment block have agreed to give their tenants mechanical keys to end a court battle over a keyless smart-lock system.…

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Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 21:18
The incident is only the latest in a string of disturbing horror stories of guests finding live, recording cameras hidden in their Airbnb flats.
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Google Patches Critical Remote Code-Execution Flaws in Android

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 18:35
The Android security update patches 15 bugs, four rated critical, 10 rated high and one ranked moderate in severity.
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Lax Telco Security Allows Mobile Phone Hijacking and Redirects

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 18:14
A Q&A with Kaspersky Lab researcher David Jacoby examines a gaping hole in the telco customer-service process that allows adversaries to commandeer phone calls.
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Orange is at it again - buys SecureLink for an eye-watering €515m including debts

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 17:15
French telco's cyber arm consumes second infosec specialist of 2019

Orange has snaffled Belgium-based security services outfit SecureLink for a whopping enterprise buy price of €515m.…

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Google Touts Android Q’s New Security Update Process and Better Privacy Controls for Apps

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 17:03
At Google I/O, the tech giant announced it is beefing up security in phones with its latest Android Q operating system by offering direct updates and privacy controls.
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Verizon Data Breach Report: Espionage, C-Suite and Cloud Attacks on the Rise

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 17:01
Cloud misconfigurations, business email compromise (BEC) and intellectual property theft are all up in the Verizon DBIR 2019 from last year.
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Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 13:30
Having appropriate security configurations requires your applications, servers and databases to be hardened in accordance with best practices.
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Cynet Provides Security Responders with Free IR Tool to Validate and Respond to Active Threats

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 13:01
Cynet Free IR empowers its users with a solution that is accessible and easy to use, bringing crucial incident response services in-house, while saving them valuable time and resources.
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US foreign minister Mike Pompeo to give UK a bollocking over Huawei 5G plans

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 12:05
And after that he's having tea with an archbishop. No, really

America’s foreign secretary is to deliver a telling-off to the UK over the British government’s decision to maintain the Huawei status quo for 5G networks, according to reports.…

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Want rootkit-level access without the hassle? Enter, LightNeuron for Exchange Server

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 11:10
Microsoft software-targeting malware gets commands from code hidden in attachments

A recently uncovered malware infection uses the basic functions of Microsoft's Exchange Server to remotely monitor and control computer systems.…

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Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 08:02
Perv messed with the wrong woman – an IT security bod

An Airbnb "superhost" has been arrested and jailed after a guest discovered a camera hidden inside an internet router placed in the bedroom.…

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And in this week's weird news, Feds seize dark-web news site, accuses admins of getting rich off drug cyber-souk

The Register - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 01:49
Pair cuffed in Israel

The administrators of a news website dedicated to the dark web have been arrested by the FBI and cops in Israel on suspicion of receiving commission for directing readers to a Tor-hidden souk that sold drugs and weapons.…

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Critical Flaw in Cisco Elastic Services Controller Allows Full System Takeover

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 21:38
Cisco has patched a critical flaw in its virtualized function automation tool, Cisco Elastic Services Controller.
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Remember those stolen 'NSA exploits' leaked online by the Shadow Brokers? The Chinese had them a year before

The Register - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 20:39
Or so claims Symantec

Months before top-tier hacking tools, likely built by the NSA, were leaked to the public by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, the exploit code was apparently being used by Chinese state hackers to infiltrate systems.…

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Chinese Spies Stole NSA Cyberweapons Long Before Shadow Brokers Leak

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 18:52
Forensic analysis shows a Chinese APT using Equation Group hacking tools at least a year before Shadow Brokers dumped its cache in April 2017.
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Be wary of emails with links to ... er, Google Drive? Is that right?

The Register - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 16:45
Alibaba, Azure and more used for badness, warns infosec biz

Spammers are increasingly turning to common file-sharing and object storage services such as Google Drive and Microsoft Azure, in an attempt to evade ever-better corporate filters.…

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Ukrainian Charged With Launching 100 Million Malicious Ads

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 16:30
Oleksii Petrovich Ivanov has been extradited in the U.S. after allegedly launching malvertising campaigns that caused victims to view malicious ads on more than 100 million occasions.
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'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 MAX warning fiasco

The Register - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 12:57
Engineers knew of problem in 2017. Management didn't until after fatal crash

As the 737 MAX scandal rolls on, "software delivered to Boeing" has been blamed by the company for the malfunctioning of a safety display.…

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NSA foreign spying, biotech snooping, Hamas hackers bombed, airline cams, and much more from infosec land

The Register - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 07:20
Quick-fire summary of the past few days of news

Roundup  Welcome back, Brits, from your three-day Bank Holiday week. Allow us to catch you up on recent infosec comings and goings.…

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