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Dark web goldmine busted by Europol

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:59
What’s the safest way to buy counterfeit banknotes? Not on the dark web market, as 235 people have just discovered to their cost.

Teen SWATter who had 400 schools evacuated lands 3 years in jail

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:53
George Duke-Cohan is the British teen who posed as a worried father whose daughter had called him mid-flight during a hijacking.

Facebook fined $11m for misleading users about how data will be used

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:44
They said Facebook emphasizes the service being free, not that it's making big bucks off users' data. They ordered the company to apologize.

Texas Instruments flicks Armis' Bluetooth chip vuln off its shoulder

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:32
Yeah, we've patched that one, adds Cisco

Texas Instruments has rather feebly slapped down infosec researchers' findings on a so-called Bleedingbit Bluetooth Low Energy vulnerability after a more detailed explanation of the chipset's weakness emerged.…

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Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Prosinec, 2018 - 01:36
52.5 million accounts at risk, tens of people are worried

Google says it will be speeding up the dismantling of its Google+ social network following the discovery of a new security bug that affected 52.5 million users.…

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Women in Cyber Take the Spotlight - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 22:45
Women are key to solving the workforce shortage, which is expected to reach 3.5 million open jobs by 2022.
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Did you know that iOS ad clicks cost more than Android? These scammers did

The Register - Anti-Virus - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 22:44
Malware hides cheap Android clicks as high-end Apple traffic

An enterprising malware writer has been masquerading infected Android devices as Apple gear in order to make a few extra bucks.…

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Nice phone account you have there – shame if something were to happen to it: Samsung fixes ID-theft flaws

The Register - Anti-Virus - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 21:41
If Artem Moskowsky owes you money, it's a good time to ask

A recently patched set of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users open to account theft.…

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Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After New Bug Discovered - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 20:13
The consumer version of Google+ will now be shut down in April instead of August after a bug was found that impacts at least 50 million users.
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Sextortion Emails Force Payment via GandCrab Ransomware - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 19:27
Emails say they contain a link with screenshots of victims' compromising activity. In reality, the link executes ransomware.
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Old-School Bagle Worm Still Ready for Modern Spam Campaigns - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 18:00
Bagle.A and Bagle.B date back to 2004.
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Volkswagen Giveaway Scam Peddles Ad Networks - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 17:30
The scam is spread via Facebook and WhatsApp messages.
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Privacy, security fears about ID cards?'s digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

The Register - Anti-Virus - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 14:20
Yeah, how about you work for us...

Digital minister Margot James reckons Brits need to "get over" their concerns about privacy and cyber security and let the government assign them with ID cards.…

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Massive botnet chews through 20,000 WordPress sites

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 13:45
Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator usernames and passwords.

Android click fraud apps mimic Apple iPhones to boost revenue

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 13:10
SophosLabs has uncovered a click fraud campaign in which malicious Android apps masquerade as being hosted on Apple devices to earn rewards.

Microsoft’s gutting Edge and stuffing it with Chromium

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 12:55
Edge joins Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex, and Brave. Better for web compatibility, but if one thing breaks, they all break.

Microsoft calls for laws on facial recognition, issues principles

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 12:07
Profits are nice, but "We don’t believe that the world will be best served by a commercial race to the bottom," says President Brad Smith.

Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:40
From UPnP router attacks to the Kubernetes cloud computing bug, and everything in between. It's time for your weekly roundup.

Bethesda blunders, IRS sounds the alarm, China ransomware, and more

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:04
Plus, US Congress wants more cybersec training, better breach laws

Roundup  This week, we saw Linux get pwned, a teen hacker go down, and Julian Assange vowing to stay right where he is.…

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In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Prosinec, 2018 - 00:59
First proof-of-concept, SplitSpectre, requires fewer instructions in victim

Analysis  You've patched your Intel, AMD, Power, and Arm gear to crush those pesky data-leaking speculative execution processor bugs, right? Good, because IBM eggheads in Switzerland have teamed up with Northeastern University boffins in the US to cook up Spectre exploit code they've dubbed SplitSpectre.…

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