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Who's watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech

2 hours 59 min ago
Great. Big Brother Watch claims tech had 100% fail rate since May

London cops have been slammed for using unmarked vans to test controversial and inaccurate automated facial recognition technology on Christmas shoppers.…

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Brazil bested by hackers, Virgin plugs hub bugs, and France surrenders… records

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 11:04
Plus, Talos critical of flawed message apps

It was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.…

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'Bomb threat' scammers linked to earlier sextortion campaign

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 00:29
Scare tactic efforts may be the work of a single group

Yesterday's 'bomb scare' spam campaign may have been a follow-up to another infamous email extortion effort.…

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Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 23:18
Utter asshats pull seven-figure heist on Save the Children Foundation

A group of criminal asswipes have managed to steal $1m from the Save the Children Foundation.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook apologizes for bug leaking private photos

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 20:51
Data gathering biz still having trouble keeping data secure

Facebook on Friday apologized for a bug that may have exposed exposed private photos to third-party apps for the 12 day period from September 13 to September 25, 2018.…

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ZipRecruiter has been flying low: User email addresses exposed to unauthorised accounts

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 18:00
Looking for work? Spammers could well be looking for you

Tinder for job-seekers ZipRecruiter has copped to a data breach after the names and email addresses of job-seekers were flung to the wind in a permissions screw-up.…

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US bitcoin bomb threat ransom scam looks like a hoax say FBI, cops

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 00:50
Extortion scheme gets national attention but not much in the way of funds

Police departments around the US say they've been apprised of emailed bomb threats seeking payment in cryptocurrency or else explosions will ensue.…

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US elections watchdog says it's OK to spend surplus campaign cash on cybersecurity gear

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 23:38
Congresscritters now have one less excuse for getting pwned

The US Federal Election Commission has officially voted to allow members of Congress to use their campaign funds on cybersecurity protection.…

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Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 21:05
Ingenious device, or fake bomb from 1980s cop movie?

Police in London have put away a fraudster who was using a bizarre homemade device to con people out of the contents of their bank accounts.…

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The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 20:51
Well, in one respect anyway

Microsoft may have taken the decision to ditch the Edge's browser engine for Google's Chromium too soon.…

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'Exclusive swag' up for grabs as GitLab flings bug bounty scheme open to world+dog

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 15:07
Don't worry, there are cheques, too

DevOps outfit GitLab has opened its bug bounty scheme to world+dog, having paid out $200,000 last year and fixed "nearly 200 vulnerabilities reported to us".…

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Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 12:24
Swifties' faces scanned against DB of 'known stalkers' at US gig – reports

Spotify's one-time nemesis Taylor Swift has reportedly used controversial facial recognition tech on fans while they've been getting down to her sick beats.…

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UK white hats blacklisted by Cisco Talos after smart security code stumbles

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 07:01
Cisco gracefully says it won't charge for the privilege

UK security training company Hacker House briefly had its site blocked after being mistaken for malware by Cisco's security wing Talos' smart "threat intelligence" software.…

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It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:37
Sharpshooter takes aim at critical infrastructure

Hackers are targetting critical infrastructure providers, including nuclear power and defense agencies, in what may be a state-sponsored attack that's hiding behind North Korean code.…

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Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights orgs appealing against top Euro court

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:30
Liberty and pals seek to prove intrusive spy powers can never be justified

A band of human rights organisations have appealed against a top European court's ruling on bulk surveillance, arguing that any form of mass spying breaches rights to privacy and free expression.…

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Britain approved £2.5m of snooping kit exports to thoroughly snuggly regime in Saudi Arabia

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:30
Who was Jamal Khashoggi, anyway?

British ministers have approved the export of more than £2.4m worth of telecoms snooping gear to Saudi Arabia, in spite of its very obvious human rights problems, according to a report.…

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Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:15
Uh, hello? Didn't you put third-party Javascript on a payment page?

Ticketmaster is telling its customers that it wasn't to blame for the infection of its site by a strain of the Magecart cred-stealing malware – despite embedding third-party Javascript into its payments page.…

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It's December of 2018 and, to hell with it, just patch your stuff

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:15
Windows, Office, Acrobat, SAP... you know the deal

Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP are finishing up the year with a flurry of activity, combining to patch more than 140 CVE-listed security flaws between them.…

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Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 20:37
'Entirely preventable' theft down to traffic-monitoring certificate left expired for 19 months

A US Congressional report outlin]ing the breakdowns that lead to the 2017 theft of 148 million personal records from Equifax has revealed a stunning catalog of failure.…

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25% of NHS trusts have zilch, zip, zero staff who are versed in security

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 19:16
Not like there's been a major incident recently to kick them into gear or anything

A quarter of NHS trusts in the UK responding to a Freedom of Information request have no staff with security qualifications, despite some employing up to 16,000 people.…

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