It's May 2. Know what that means? Yep, it's the PR orgy that is World Password Day... again

The Register - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 21:24
Maybe it should be called World Password Shaming Day this year because, apparently, you suck

If there's anything worse that having to constantly come up with and enter passwords, it's the idiotic way in which we all do it.…

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D-Link Cloud Camera Flaw Gives Hackers Access to Video Stream

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 20:10
Researchers warn customers to reconsider the use of the camera’s remote access feature if the device is monitoring highly sensitive areas of their household or company.
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Ladders, SkyMed Leak Employment, Medical Data for Millions

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 19:12
One of the misconfigured Elasticsearch databases showed evidence of a ransomware attack.
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Dell Security Support Tool Harbors High-Severity Flaws

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 18:34
Dell has patched two high-severity vulnerabilities in its SupportAssist software meant to aid security issues for customers.
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Cisco Warns of Critical Nexus 9000 Data Center Flaw

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 16:24
Part of a slew of patches from the networking vendor, the CVSS 9.8 bug allows remote takeover of a vulnerable device.
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'I do not wish to surrender' Julian Assange tells court over US extradition bid

The Register - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 12:29
Case will be heard over May and June

Julian Asssange unsurprisingly told a judge today that he did not “wish to surrender myself” to a US extradition request.…

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We dunno what's worse: Hackers ransacked Citrix for FIVE months, or that Equifax was picked to help mop up the mess

The Register - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 10:12
Hardly reassuring on any level

Back in March, remote desktop specialist Citrix admitted hackers had romped through its core systems, and had purloined internal business documents. Now we're finding out the intrusion was much worse than first thought.…

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Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again

The Register - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 08:02
Better ban this gear from non-US core networks, right?

Right on cue, Cisco on Wednesday patched a security vulnerability in some of its network switches that can be exploited by miscreants to commandeer the IT equipment and spy on people.…

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Ad Server Patched to Stop Possible Malware Distribution

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 23:02
Revive Adserver patches two vulnerability, one of which may have been used to allow hackers to deliver malware to third-party websites.
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Crypto-chaps on scam rap in a flap over Slack chat tap, want court case zapped: 'Attorney-client priv info' in messages

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 22:16
Duo also ask for two-year delay in celeb-studded ICO trial

Two men accused of running a cryptocurrency scam have asked for the entire case to be thrown out – because prosecutors may have accidentally obtained and read Slack conversations the duo had with their lawyers.…

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Hey, those warrantless smartphone searches at the US border? Unconstitutional, yeah? Civil-rights warriors ask court to settle this

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 20:51
Latest development in long-running lawsuit over electronic device slurping

Civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have pushed this week for a US judge to declare the search of mobile phones at America's borders to be unconstitutional.…

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May Day! PM sacks UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for Huawei 5G green-light leak

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 18:35
Replaced by one-time junior MoD minister Penny Mordaunt

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been sacked from the British government after having leaked the news that Blighty isn’t completely banning Huawei from its 5G networks.…

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Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks over Ecuador embassy bail-jumping

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:56
And that's just the start of his legal woes

Former WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange has been sentenced to 11 months in prison after jumping bail and fleeing into Ecuador's London embassy for more than seven years.…

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NordVPN rapped by ad watchdog over insecure public Wi-Fi claims

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:05
There's insecure and then there's insecure

NordVPN has been told to stop misleading world+dog with claims in telly ads that public Wi-Fi is inherently insecure.…

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If you're using Oracle's WebLogic Server, check for security fixes: Bug exploited in the wild to install ransomware

The Register - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 07:56
Big Red rushes out software patch as ransomware scumbags move in

IT admins overseeing Oracle's WebLogic Server installations need to get patching immediately: miscreants are exploiting what was a zero-day vulnerability in the software to pump ransomware into networks.…

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Don't be Russian to judgement but... Bloke accused of $1.5m+ tax filing biz hack, fraud

The Register - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 23:39
Nabbed in Thailand, extradited... and now formally charged

A Russian citizen has been charged with defrauding US taxpayers out of at least $1.5m through a series of tax-return hacks.…

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Fake Jason Statham Bilks a Fan Out of Serious Money

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 22:24
A scam version of the actor convinced a woman he was in love with her.
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New ‘Sodinokibi’ Ransomware Exploits Critical Oracle WebLogic Flaw

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 20:20
A recently-patched critical flaw in Oracle WebLogic is being actively exploited to peddle a new ransomware variant, which researchers call "Sodinokibi."
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Extortionist hacked IT provider used by the stars of tech and big biz, leaks customer info after ransom goes unpaid

The Register - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 20:03
'Many companies pay us for our work, and we do not publish data and help them to eliminate vulnerabilities'

A service provider hired by the likes of Oracle, SAP, BT, and many others, to manage their IT systems has been hacked – and its client data held to ransom.…

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Researchers Compromise Netflix Content in Widevine DRM Hack

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 17:28
A bug in the popular anti-piracy framework allows a side-channel attack on premium content.
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