Stealthy Malware Disguises Itself as a WordPress License Key

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 16:59
A spam injector hides in plain site within WordPress theme files.
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Apple Blasts Facebook Over Data-Sucking ‘Research’ App

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 16:53
Another one of Facebook's apps has been banned from Apple's ecosystem due to the level of data that it collects and how it was distributed.
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You think election meddling is bad now? Buckle up for 2020, US intel chief tells Congress

The Register - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 01:44
Expect trolls, cyber attacks, and even deep fakes in next election

Attacks intended to sway the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential election are probably already underway, according to the nation's head of intelligence.…

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And it's go, go, go for class-action lawsuits against Equifax after 148m personal records spilled in that mega-hack

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 21:41
Banks, folks can sue – but businesses have to show harm

A US judge has given the go-ahead for a set of consolidated lawsuits against credit agency Equifax regarding its 2017 mega-hack.…

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Japan to Hunt Down Citizens’ Insecure IoT Devices

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 20:30
Japan will carry out a “survey” of 200 million deployed IoT devices, with white-hats trying to log into internet-discoverable devices using default credentials.
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2019 and Beyond: The (Expanded) RSAC Advisory Board Weighs in on What’s Next: Pt. 2

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 19:20
Part two of RSA’s Conference Advisory Board look into the future tackles how approaches to cybersecurity must evolve to meet new emerging challenges.
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The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 19:00
$35m for attorney fees? Judge Lucy says Koh, hell no!

A US court has nixed Yahoo!'s attempt to settle a class-action lawsuit over the 2013 megahack, saying it's fatally flawed.

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Feds Dismantle Dark Web Credentials Market

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 17:43
Meanwhile, authorities are aggressively going after former users of the Webstresser DDoS-for-hire service.
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Mozilla Firefox 65 Ups the Ante on Privacy with Anti-Tracking Efforts

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 17:32
Firefox 65 rolls out new redesigned privacy controls as part of Mozilla's anti-tracking promise.
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Hey boffin, take a walk on the wild side: Stuffy academics need to let out their inner black hat

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 14:52
If hackers and nerds played together nicely, security would benefit, reckons compsci guy

Academics and grey-hat bug-hunters are a lot more alike than they care to admit.…

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Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Major Privacy Glitch

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 14:05
The bug allows iPhone users to FaceTime other iOS users and eavesdrop on their conversations - even when the other end of the line doesn't pick up.
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Singapore fingers deported fraudster for leak of list of thousands of HIV+ people

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 13:20
Accuses suspect of other stuff too, such as faking HIV status to get a work permit. Wait, what?

The government of Singapore is once again apologising for a serious breach of citizens' privacy: this time, the personal details of 14,200 individuals who tested positive for HIV, and 2,400 of their contacts, have been published online.…

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Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 13:00
A report found that a dozen connected devices are open to several security and privacy issues.
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Mozilla security policy cracks down on creepy web trackers, holds supercookies over fire

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 12:15
Firefox maker sets out dodgy practices the browser will block

The Mozilla Foundation has announced its intent to reduce the ability of websites and other online services to track users of its Firefox browser around the internet.…

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I helped catch Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht: Undercover agent tells all

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 09:52
From one little pill to impersonating a cat-owning site admin

Long read  “How do you eat an elephant? Nibble at it, nibble at it, a lot of little bites.” That was how Special Agent Jared Der-Yeghiayan infiltrated notorious dark web market the Silk Road and helped unmask site operator Dread Pirate Roberts, aka Ross Ulbricht.…

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Did you know? Monday was Data Privacy Day. Now it's Tuesday. Back to business as usual!

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 08:01
'We don't allow lead paint ... There should be some uses of information we just don't abide'

Monday, January 28, was Data Privacy Day and you won't get another for a year.…

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Q. What do you call an IT admin for 20-plus young children? A. A teacher

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 06:04
It doesn't help that we try to give kids grown-up protections, like memorizing long passphrases

Usenix Engima  Protecting students' privacy – from securing their personal information to safeguarding their schoolwork – is a challenge for schools and software developers, apparently.…

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PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can turn your iPhone mic into a bug before you pick up call

The Register - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 01:31
And spy through your video camera if they hit the power button

In brief  You might want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac until Apple patches this bonkers bug.…

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2019 and Beyond: The (Expanded) RSAC Advisory Board Weighs in on What’s Next

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 19:53
Forward-thinking predictions for the year ahead from some of the cybersecurity industry’s wisest minds.
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Dailymotion Fights Ongoing Credential-Stuffing Attack

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 17:43
The YouTube competitor said that it was hopeful that it's containing the damage.
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