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India’s Aadhaar digital ID scheme: what could possibly go wrong?

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Září, 2017 - 17:43
India's digital ID scheme has enrolled more than 1bn people in under a decade - but there are concerns about its security and potential for abuse

Poisoned WordPress ‘Display Widgets’ plugin finally purged

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Září, 2017 - 17:01
If you've got the 'Display Widgets' plugin installed, check that you haven't got one of the many malicious versions

Facebook’s Crisis Response hub centralizes help for disaster victims

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Září, 2017 - 13:24
Pulling all the crisis tools together should help those caught up in a disaster get help, help others and let their loved ones know how they are

NCC hires three Bank of England cyber experts to beef up assurance business

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Září, 2017 - 12:28
Intros CENTA - that new money smell

Three of the Bank of England’s cyber specialists have joined NCC Group to lead a newly established threat assurance unit at the UK-based security consultancy firm.…

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Despite the profitability of ransomware there is a good reason why mining malware is thriving

Virus Bulletin News - 15 Září, 2017 - 12:10
Though ransomware is far more profitable than using a compromised PC to mine bitcoins, the global distribution of malware means that there are many botnets for which mining is the most efficient way to extract money out of a PC.

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Chrome to label FTP sites insecure

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Září, 2017 - 02:58
It's only 0.0026 per cent of traffic, but it's all in plaintext so deserves a red flag

Google's Chrome browser will soon label file transfer protocol (FTP) services insecure.…

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Another month, another malware outbreak in Google's Play Store

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Září, 2017 - 02:24
50 apps get pulled as ExpensiveWall malware runs riot in the store

Google has had to pull 50 malware-laden apps from its Play Store after researchers found that virus writers had once again managed to fool the Chocolate Factory's code checking system.…

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Equifax Confirms March Struts Vulnerability Behind Breach - 14 Září, 2017 - 22:00
Equifax divulged on Wednesday that the culprit behind this summer's breach of 143 million Americans was an Apache Struts vulnerability, CVE-2017-5638, patched back in March.
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What is the cyber equivalent of 'use of force'? When do we send in the tanks?

The Register - Anti-Virus - 14 Září, 2017 - 21:35
Former National Security advisor and CIA deputy head reflect on the online world

Cloudflare Internet Summit  The United States needs to define a new set of international rules that decides what the cyber equivalent of a missile attack is.…

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Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices - 14 Září, 2017 - 20:49
Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall.
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News in brief: FTC to probe Equifax; Bitcoin price falls on China move; HBO teases GoT finale news

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 20:08
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news 

Equifax: researchers find leaky customer help portal in Argentina

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 19:13
Researchers pulled thousands of records from site secured by a username and password of 'admin'

Microsoft patches second FinSpy zero-day exploit this year

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 17:22
This week saw a veritable patchwork quilt of updates to Microsoft products - including one zero-day

Equifax felled by a months-old Apache Struts vulnerability

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 17:05
Patching vulnerabilities often means juggling risk and practicality - which can mean gambling with customer data

Defrosted starter for 10: Iceland home delivery site spills customer details

The Register - Anti-Virus - 14 Září, 2017 - 16:52
Something smelled fishy

Iceland’s home delivery service exposed sensitive customer information for months until the problem was plugged this week, a UK security researcher discovered.…

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VB2017 preview: Crypton - exposing malware's deepest secrets

Virus Bulletin News - 14 Září, 2017 - 16:19
We preview the VB2017 paper by Julia Karpin and Anna Dorfman (F5 networks), in which they present a tool to decrypt encrypted parts of malware.

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Equifax: four simple steps to secure yourself

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 13:56
Take these four steps to get through the Equifax breach with your identity and finances intact

DHS faces lawsuit over legality of forced warrantless device searches

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Září, 2017 - 13:26
Plaintiffs including a veteran, a NASA staffer and a journalist claim that their First and Fourth Amendment rights were breached by searches at the border

Protect your business from ransomware robbers

The Register - Anti-Virus - 14 Září, 2017 - 09:40
The inevitable kick in the arse

Promo  Two much-publicised ransomware attacks earlier this year, including one on the NHS, have raised the profile of the ransomware menace that hangs over businesses of all sizes.…

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Shoddily-set-up Elastisearch hosting point-of-sale malware

The Register - Anti-Virus - 14 Září, 2017 - 06:02
Sigh. Admins of free AWS instances just didn't tick the right boxes.

Lazily-configured software has again created a security incident, this time resulting in 4,000 instances of open source analytics and search tool Elasticsearch inadvertently running PoS-stealing malware.…

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