UK spy overseer: Snooper's Charter spying cockups are still getting innocents arrested

The Register - Fri, 01/02/2019 - 12:47
IPCO report also lets us recognise Britain's Creepiest Council 2017

Police employees who make typos in warrants to use Snooper’s Charter spy powers are still getting innocent people arrested, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s delayed annual report has revealed.…

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Bringing the Houzz down: Home design website tells users to reset passwords after copping to breach

The Register - Fri, 01/02/2019 - 10:20
Logins, IP address, personal data and the kitchen sink at risk

Home improvement website Houzz has urged users to reset their passwords after an "unauthorised third party" made off with a file containing customer data.…

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You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

The Register - Fri, 01/02/2019 - 09:44
Gizmo deafens eavesdroppers, and you can build one yourself

Project Alias is a homebrew gizmo that aims to deafen Alexa and Google Home until a user is good and ready for the creepy little cylinders to pay attention.…

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Apple yoinks enterprise certs from Facebook, Google, killing internal apps, to show its power

The Register - Fri, 01/02/2019 - 01:56
You have been warned... Tech giants abuse dev program, iPhone maker eventually undoes ban

Analysis  After briefly punishing Facebook and Google for violating the rules of its enterprise developer program, Apple has relented. Cupertino is in the process of restoring the digital certificates used by Facebook and Google to sign and distribute in-house iOS apps internally to employees, after revoking them within the past 24 hours.…

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Facebook Boots Hundreds of Iran-Linked Accounts For Spreading Misinformation

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 22:09
Facebook is continuing to crack down on misinformation, political meddling, and "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on its platform.
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TheMoon Rises Again, With a Botnet-as-a-Service Threat

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 21:59
A new module allows it to be rented to other malicious actors -- and it's likely other new capabilities are coming down the pike.
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Prepare to Defend Your Network Against Swarm-as-a-Service

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 19:38
Swarm technology may be a game changer for the bad guys if organizations don’t change their tactics.
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2019 Already Marred By Slew of Data Breach Incidents

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 18:51
So far, 2019 shows no signs of a decline in data incidents.
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Airbus Data Takes Flight; and Billions of Credentials Dumped on Dark Web

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 18:16
A cyberattack lifts employee data at the French aerospace giant as news hits of "Collections 2-5" being passed around the underground.
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U.S. Government Goes After North Korea’s Joanap Botnet

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 18:10
The Department of Justice is looking to dismantle the Joanap botnet, which has been built and controlled by North Korea-linked hackers since 2009.
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Kwik-Fit hit by MOT fail, that's Malware On Target

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 16:23
Techies exhausted, customers deflated, management tyred... you can't get better

Car servicing chain Kwik-Fit has suffered a malware attack that has caused delays in customers' car repairs.…

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Texas lawyer suing Apple over FaceTime bug claims it was used to snoop on a meeting

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 14:37
Complainant seeks damages for 'lost ability to earn a living'

A Texas lawyer is suing Apple over its FaceTime eavesdropping bug, claiming it allowed someone to overhear a meeting with a client.…

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Google Pulls Data-Chugging App From iOS Devices

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 14:26
A day after Facebook was dinged for shady iOS distribution techniques of its data-collecting research app, Google was discovered using the same methods for its own app.
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Mac “CookieMiner” Malware Aims to Gobble Crypto Funds

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 14:00
A newly discovered malware steals cookies, credentials and more to break into victims' cryptocurrency exchange accounts.
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Personal data slurped in Airbus hack – but firm's industrial smarts could be what crooks are after

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 13:13
Advanced composites, Eurofighter... lots of goodies ripe for espionage

Comment  Airbus has admitted that a "cyber incident" resulted in unidentified people getting their hands on "professional contact and IT identification details" of some Europe-based employees.…

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What's Farsi for 'as subtle as a nuke through a window'? Foreign diplomats in Iran hit by renewed Remexi nasty

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 08:12
Iran, spying on foreigners within its borders? Shocked, shocked, we tell you

A newly uncovered spyware-slinging operation appears to have been targeting foreign diplomats in Iran for more than three years.…

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The D in SystemD stands for Danger, Will Robinson! Defanged exploit code for security holes now out in the wild

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 07:03
Capsule8 demos takeover technique to help sysadmins check for vulnerabilities

Those who haven't already patched a trio of recent vulnerabilities in the Linux world's SystemD have an added incentive to do so: security biz Capsule8 has published exploit code for the holes.…

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Team America tries to crash Little Rocket Man's Joanap botnet from within, warns owners of infected boxes

The Register - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 02:27
So lonely, so lonely without my hacked PCs

Analysis  Uncle Sam has infiltrated and somewhat knackered what it claims is a North Korea-operated botnet of hijacked Microsoft Windows computers.…

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Attackers Can Track Kids’ Locations via Connected Watches

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 20:41
A severe flaw exposes sensitive information for 35,000 kids and 20,000 individual accounts.
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Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

The Register - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 20:09
Internal FB apps in chaos, lawmaker on warpath

Facebook has yet again vowed to "do better" after it was caught secretly bypassing Apple's privacy rules to pay adults and teenagers to install a data-slurping iOS app on their phones.…

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