Zuck it up: Facebook hit with triple whammy of legal probes, action in Canada, US, Ireland

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 02:53
Ignoring privacy laws, storing plain text passwords, slurping millions of contact details come back to bite web giant

Here's a triple Thursday whammy: Facebook has been accused of breaking Canada’s privacy laws, and is being investigated in the US and Ireland for seemingly mishandling people's private data.…

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NSA: That ginormous effort to slurp up Americans' phone records that Snowden exposed? Ehhh, we don't need that no more

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2019 - 01:31
An attack of conscience or have the super-snoops got something better now?

The NSA's mass-logging of people's phone calls and text messages, at home and abroad – a surveillance program introduced after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks – is set to end as it's no longer worth the hassle.…

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Android-Based Sony Smart-TVs Open to Image Pilfering

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 22:13
A pair of bugs would allow attackers to compromise the WiFi password of a TV and the multimedia stored inside it.
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Microsoft: Yo dawg, we heard you liked Windows password expiry policies. So we expired your expiry policy

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 20:25
Password resets reset. Too bad Uncle Sam hasn't got the message yet

Microsoft has finally decided to get rid of password expiration policies in Windows because forcing people to reset their passwords periodically harms security.…

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Amazon Employees Given ‘Broad Access’ to Personal Alexa Info

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 16:55
An auditing program for the voice assistant technology exposes geolocation data that can be personally identified, sources said.
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Qualcomm Critical Flaw Exposes Private Keys For Android Devices

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 16:19
A side-channel attack in Qualcomm technology, which is used by most modern Android devices, could allow an attacker to snatch private keys.
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It's your what in a box? Here's a thing to make your bosses think about malware responses

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 12:05
You mean they already do? Pull the other one

Cyber UK 2019  Ever-exciting Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has put his name to a new infosec response testing tool developed by the NCSC, called (wait for it) Exercise in a Box.…

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FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 22:44
Unsealed warrant in Massachusetts adds to growing privacy debate

Analysis  A US judge gave the cops permission to force people's fingers onto seized iPhones to see who could unlock them, a newly unsealed search warrant has revealed.…

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Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 21:57
Facebook may be fined as much as $5 billion by the FTC for data issues related to the Cambridge Analytica incident.
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Sophos antivirus tools. Working Windows box. Latest Patch Tuesday fixes. Pick two: 'Puters knackered by bad combo

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 21:26
Two weeks and counting, and no sign of a proper solution

Unlucky Sophos antivirus users face a dilemma: either uninstall the software, or install April's Windows security fixes. That's because having both in place at the same time will bork their machines.…

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Adware-Ridden Apps in Google Play Infect 30 Million Android Users

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 17:55
Google Play has removed up to 50 apps that once downloaded plagued systems with full-screen ads.
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'We're not omnipotent,' trills National Cyber Security Centre in open-armed pitch to UK biz

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 17:00
If we all chip in, we can help secure old Blighty

Cyber UK 2019  "We're talking about how to design telecoms systems properly for the long term," National Cyber Security Centre CEO Ciaran Martin told press at's infosec event in Glasgow today. "That is a bigger and sometimes different issue from the Chinese."…

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Point Blank Gamers Targeted with Backdoor Malware

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 16:16
The malware hides in the legitimate game downloads, signed with a real certificate; connections to ShadowHammer have been found.
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Poll: Are You Creeped Out by Facial Recognition?

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 16:12
How concerned are you about the privacy implications of facial recognition? Weigh in with our poll.
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Brit spy chief: We need trust or we won't have a 'licence to operate in cyberspace'

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:33
GCHQ U-turns, wants Joe Public onside as well as industry

Cyber UK 2019  GCHQ's director-general has called for more public trust in the controversial British spy agency.…

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Latest Qbot Variant Evades Detection, Infects Thousands

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 14:00
Ever-changing Qbot trojan has been spotted in a fresh campaign with a new “context aware” delivery technique.
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Facial Recognition is Here: But Are We Ready?

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 24/04/2019 - 13:56
As U.S. citizens realize that facial recognition is present in real-life applications, more questions are arising about consent, how data is shared - and what regulation exists.
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Carbanak Source Code Unveils a Startlingly Complex Malware

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 23/04/2019 - 21:26
The malware is behind billions in banking and credit-card losses.
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Exploits for Social Warfare WordPress Plugin Reach Critical Mass

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 23/04/2019 - 18:30
More and more attacks taking advantage of a XSS and RCE bug in the popular plugin have cropped up in the wild.
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FBI: BEC Scam Losses Almost Double To Reach $1.2 Billion

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 23/04/2019 - 15:55
Overall, in 2018 the FBI received more than 351k reported scams with losses exceeding $2.7 billion.
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