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HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 21:21
This language is wired for sound

Usenix Enigma  HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent.…

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Potent Skygofree Malware Packs ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Features - 17 Leden, 2018 - 19:36
Researchers have discovered Android malware with spy capabilities never seen before such as allowing attackers to capture encrypted WhatsApp chat sessions.
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Mozilla Joins U.S. Attorneys General In Bid to Restore Net Neutrality - 17 Leden, 2018 - 17:17
Mozilla and a coalition of state U.S. attorney generals have filed federal lawsuits in hopes of reinstating net neutrality.
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Former Santander bank manager pleads guilty to computer misuse crimes

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 16:24
Customer details spilled to boyfriend

Updated  A former Santander bank manager has pleaded guilty to £15,000 worth of computer misuse crimes after her boyfriend talked her into giving him illicitly obtained customer information.…

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Firefox locks down its future with HTTPS ‘secure contexts’

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Leden, 2018 - 13:21
Firefox developers must start using ‘secure contexts’ for new features “effective immediately.”

Twitter denies claims that it snoops on your private messages

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Leden, 2018 - 13:08
Twitter has pushed back against allegations that its employees "view everything" users post on their servers, including private messages

Biggest vuln bombshell in forever and storage industry still umms and errs over patches

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 12:27
Does it run in VMs, containers, systems running external code? Just. Patch. It

Analysis  A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performance-hindering patches into their operating systems.…

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Man charged with selling billions of breached records on LeakedSource

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Leden, 2018 - 10:57
LeakedSource held some 3 billion stolen usernames and passwords from breaches including LinkedIn, DropBox and more.

Wanna motivate staff to be more secure? Don't bother bribing 'em

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 09:39
Also, don't get the BOFH to publicly smack them with a LART

Usenix Enigma  It's frustrating getting users to keep information and systems secure on a daily basis. However, don't try any smart gimmicks – particularly offering wedges of cash or other prizes for good behavior.…

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Another round of click-fraud extensions pulled from Chrome Store

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 09:01
More than 500,000 users stung

A security researcher has claimed that a cumulative half a million Chrome users have been hit by four malicious browser extensions pushing click and SEO fraud.…

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BIND comes apart thanks to ancient denial-of-service vuln

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 02:57
No active exploits, but crashes are happening in the wild

Back in 2000, a bug crept into the Internet Systems Corporation's BIND server, and it lay unnoticed until now.…

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Hospital injects $60,000 into crims' coffers to cure malware infection

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Leden, 2018 - 00:48
Medics say they couldn't wait for backups to be pulled as ransomware ransacked kit

A US hospital paid extortionists roughly $60,000 to end a ransomware outbreak that forced staff to use pencil-and-paper records.…

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It’s raining fake missiles: Japan follows Hawaii with mistaken alert

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Leden, 2018 - 00:29
First the US state of Hawaii; now Japanese broadcaster NHK has issued an erroneous warning about a North Korean missile attack.

Google Chrome Once Again Target of Malicious Extensions - 16 Leden, 2018 - 22:33
Researchers at ICEBRG found four malicious extensions in the official Google Chrome store that affected more than 500,000 users.
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Lenovo Patches Networking OS Vulnerability Dating Back to 2004 - 16 Leden, 2018 - 21:56
A bug in Lenovo’s Enterprise Networking Operating System could allow an attacker to launch an authentication bypass attack.
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FBI expert calls Apple ‘jerks’ as encryption tension simmers

Sophos Naked Security - 16 Leden, 2018 - 18:32
Apple has been called many things in its time but never, as far as anyone can remember, “jerks” by an FBI employee speaking at a public conference.

Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages

The Register - Anti-Virus - 16 Leden, 2018 - 18:30
Sophisticated nasty also able to listen in based on location

Mobile malware strain Skygofree may be the most advanced Android-infecting nasties ever, antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab has warned.…

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UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

The Register - Anti-Virus - 16 Leden, 2018 - 15:44
ICO to investigate allegations of driver delivering side order of creepy

A customer of takeaway delivery firm Just Eat has alleged a driver from an eatery used her phone number to ask her for a date.…

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Man charged over fatal “Call of Duty” SWATting

Sophos Naked Security - 16 Leden, 2018 - 15:08
Gamer Tyler Barriss allegedly made the hoax emergency call, that ended with the death of an innocent man, over a $1.50 video game wager.

Hawaii missile alert triggered by one wrong click

Sophos Naked Security - 16 Leden, 2018 - 14:27
The false alarm about a missile was too easy to make and too hard to stop
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