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Facial Recognition ‘Consent’ Doesn’t Exist, Threatpost Poll Finds

Fri, 26/04/2019 - 13:10
Half of Threatpost readers surveyed in a recent poll don't believe that consent realistically exists when it comes to facial recognition.
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Android-Based Sony Smart-TVs Open to Image Pilfering

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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Amazon Employees Given ‘Broad Access’ to Personal Alexa Info

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

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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Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

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

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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Point Blank Gamers Targeted with Backdoor Malware

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?

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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Latest Qbot Variant Evades Detection, Infects Thousands

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?

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

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

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

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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Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Spills 2 Million Passwords

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 22:00
China-based app maker ignored repeated warnings by researchers that its password database - stored in plain text - was accessible to anyone online.
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Is Privacy Really iPhone? Researchers Weigh in on Apple’s Targeted Ad Tracking

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 21:40
A unique identifier is enabled by default on every iPhone that's shipped, allowing advertisers to follow the phone's activity across the web.
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Evil TeamViewer Attacks Under the Guise of the U.S. State Department

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 17:45
The attack is targeting financial regulators and embassy staff-- but probably isn't the work of an APT.
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France’s ‘Secure’ Telegram Replacement Hacked in an Hour

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 16:28
The messaging app that will replace the government's use of WhatsApp and Telegram was released last week, with security vulnerability included.
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WannaCry Hero Pleads Guilty to Kronos Malware Charges

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 15:44
The malware researcher has pleaded guilty to two out of 10 charges; one with creating the Kronos malware and the other with conspiracy.
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Millions of Medical Documents for Addiction and Recovery Patients Leaked

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 14:48
The information includes data on all rehab treatments and procedures, linked with patients' names and other info.
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Microsoft’s Latest Patch Hoses Some Antivirus Software

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 22:16
McAfee, Sophos and Avast are among the antivirus software suites impacted.
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