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Feds may have to explain knowledge of security holes – if draft law comes into play

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2018 - 01:59
House reps approve bill requiring vuln disclosure reports

The US House of Representatives this week approved a bill that, given further legislative and executive branch support, will require the American government to account for its handling of software and hardware vulnerabilities.…

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Intel AMT Loophole Allows Hackers to Gain Control of Some PCs in Under a Minute

VirusList.com - 12 Leden, 2018 - 21:24
Researchers say an unprotected Management Engine BIOS Extension can allow an attacker the ability to configure Intel’s AMT feature for remote access by a hacker.
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Boffins split on whether Spectre fix needs tweaked hardware

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 18:09
It's not like a recall is possible, says chip security expert

Analysis  Processor security experts – including one cited in the Meltdown paper – are split on whether the resolution of the Spectre vulnerability may need to involve hardware modifications or the software defences being rolled out are adequate.…

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Cryptocurrency as the lure, an ISO as the attachment – why not open it?

Sophos Naked Security - 12 Leden, 2018 - 17:12
Phishers are using the hot topic of cryptocurrency as a means to an end in cybercrime, not merely as the end itself...

Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – fresh research

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 17:08
Easy as A, B, CTRL+P

Updated  Security shortcomings in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) can be exploited by miscreants to bypass login prompts on notebook computers.…

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Man charged with spying on thousands of Mac users for 13 years

Sophos Naked Security - 12 Leden, 2018 - 15:45
The technical description of the “Fruitfly” malware is spyware - but perhaps the term creepware would be more appropriate.

Data protection is best managed from the centre

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 15:45
Become the ruler of all you survey

Security people talk of an attack surface to describe exposure to malware and hacking. The bigger the attack surface, the more at risk you are.…

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Apps Exposing Children to Porn Ads Booted From Google Play

VirusList.com - 12 Leden, 2018 - 15:36
Researchers identified 60 apps on Google Play infected with AdultSwine malware that in some cases displayed graphic adult-themed ads on apps intended for children.
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'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 15:00
Google’s Play Store fails again

Researchers have found a batch of over 60 malware-carrying apps in Google's Play Store designed to rob mobile users or show them pornography, all with a kid-friendly theme.…

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Bitcoin conference won’t let you pay with Bitcoin

Sophos Naked Security - 12 Leden, 2018 - 14:10
The transaction fees, which have risen from pennies to tens of dollars, plus network congestion are causing some merchants to block bitcoin.

Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz

Sophos Naked Security - 12 Leden, 2018 - 12:59
Quiz winners at a data security expo were given USBs, which been accidentally infected with executable malware files

Intel’s Meltdown fix freaked out some Broadwells, Haswells

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 04:27
Customers say PCs and servers reboot a lot after fixes. Meanwhile, AMD admits to Spectre problems

Intel has warned that the fix for its Meltdown and Spectre woes might have made PCs and servers less stable.…

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Brace yourselves for the 'terabyte (sic) of death', warns US army IT boss

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Leden, 2018 - 02:11
Sorry, make that, exiting IT boss

The outgoing head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, which handles computer security for the US Department of Defense, has warned a massive cyber-attack is "looming" at the American military's door.…

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House Votes to Reauthorize Controversial Spy Provision, Section 702

VirusList.com - 11 Leden, 2018 - 20:19
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew U.S. spy provisions, extending the powers of the NSA to collect internet communications for another six years.
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FBI director says ‘unbreakable encryption is a public safety issue’

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Leden, 2018 - 17:38
FBI director Christopher Wray is still fighting for government-only encryption back door

WhatsApp Downplays Damage of a Group Invite Bug

VirusList.com - 11 Leden, 2018 - 15:41
WhatsApp said that claims that infiltrators can add themselves to an encrypted group chat without being noticed is incorrect.
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Facebook settles after 14-year-old sues over nude image reposting

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Leden, 2018 - 15:08
The alleged extortionist, still facing charges, reposted the image to shame sites multiple times. Why didn't Facebook use hashes to stop it?

AdultSwine malware spreading smut through kid's apps on Google Play Store

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Leden, 2018 - 15:00
'Mummy, what's feltching?'

Security researchers at Check Point have found nearly 70 apps containing malware that slipped past Google's code-checking systems and exposed kids and parents to potentially unwanted sex education lessons.…

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Drunk droning could cost you jail time in New Jersey

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Leden, 2018 - 14:41
The New Jersey law would make inebriated droning a disorderly person's offense.

Everything running smoothly at the plant? *Whips out mobile phone* Wait. Nooo...

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Leden, 2018 - 14:00
SCADA mobile app security is getting worse

The security of mobile apps that tie in with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems has deteriorated over the last two-and-a-half years, according to new research.…

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