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Rhode Island sues Google after latest Google+ API leak

12 hodin 50 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: A day after Google announced a Google+ API leak that could have exposed the personal information of over 52.5 million users, a Rhode Island government entity filed a class-action lawsuit in a California court.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians

13 hodin 39 sek zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: The identity numbers of 120 million Brazilians have been found publicly exposed on the internet after yet another IT misconfiguration.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google+ to power down early after second security hole found

12 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:43
LinuxSecurity.com: Google has disclosed the second security hole in its Google+ social network in three months. This one exposed private information from 100 times as many users as the first, and has prompted the company to hasten the service's demise.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Samsung fixes flaws that could have let attackers hijack your account

12 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:41
LinuxSecurity.com: A recently patched trio of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users vulnerable to attackers who could have reset their user passwords and hijacked their accounts, The Register reports.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Google+ Breach Will Lead to Early Service Shutdown

11 Prosinec, 2018 - 09:27
LinuxSecurity.com: As vulnerabilities go, it was the best sort: found by internal testing before it led to a security breach. Nevertheless, the latest Google+ software vulnerability was enough to push forward shutting down the service: Google now says it will be shuttered by April 2019 rather than the originally planned August 2019.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Equifax breach was 'entirely preventable' had it used basic security measures, says House report

11 Prosinec, 2018 - 09:22
LinuxSecurity.com: A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax's security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures - like patching vulnerable systems - could've prevented its massive data breach last year.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Massive botnet chews through 20,000 WordPress sites

10 Prosinec, 2018 - 08:58
LinuxSecurity.com: WordPress users are facing another security worry following the discovery of a massive botnet. Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator usernames and passwords. They are then using those sites to infect even more WordPress installations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Nearly 70% of UK Firms Hit by a Cyber-Attack in 2018

10 Prosinec, 2018 - 08:54
LinuxSecurity.com: Over two-thirds of UK firms have fallen victim to a cyber-attack over the past year, with many claiming they don't get enough guidance from the government on how to combat threats, according to RedSeal.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Security News This Week: Did Quora Get Hacked? Top Answer: Yes

9 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:07
LinuxSecurity.com: Nearly a month after the midterm elections, details on a hack of the Republican National Congressional Committee reveals that meddling in the midterms was much worse than it seemed on election day. The hack probably should have been the biggest news of the week, but for a little distracting-and important!-thing called the Mueller probe.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix

9 Prosinec, 2018 - 11:03
LinuxSecurity.com: Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

GDPR Implementation Slow but Improving

8 Prosinec, 2018 - 16:55
LinuxSecurity.com: According to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Addresses and Names of Customers Exposed by Bethesda in Support Tickets

8 Prosinec, 2018 - 16:54
LinuxSecurity.com: After asking for their customers' personal information in Fallout 76 support tickets, American video game publisher Bethesda Software LLC exposed those tickets to public access allowing anyone to view, edit, and resolve them.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux 4.19.8 Released With BLK-MQ Fix To The Recent Data Corruption Bug

8 Prosinec, 2018 - 16:51
LinuxSecurity.com: Hopefully you can set aside some time this weekend to upgrade to Linux 4.19.8 as there's the BLK-MQ fix in place for the recent "EXT4 corruption issue" that was plaguing many users of Linux 4.19.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Days After Massive Breach, Marriott Customers Await Details

7 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:12
LinuxSecurity.com: An estimated 500 million Marriott International customers had their information stolen by hackers sometime within the last four years. But almost a week after the company disclosed that theft, many of those victims are still waiting from an official acknowledgement from the company that their information was stolen.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hacker-besieged DNA data tucked away under military care

7 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:06
LinuxSecurity.com: On Wednesday, Genomics England - an ambitious project to map the DNA of a million Brits - proudly announced that it had completed the "100,000 Genomes Project" started in 2013, having sequenced 100,000 whole genomes in the National Health Service (NHS).
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unencrypted medical data leads to 12-state litigation

7 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:02
LinuxSecurity.com: Twelve US states are suing an electronic healthcare record provider who lost 3.9 million personal records in 2015.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Australia now has encryption-busting laws as Labor capitulates

6 Prosinec, 2018 - 09:41
LinuxSecurity.com: Labor has backed down completely on its opposition to the Assistance and Access Bill, and in the process has been totally outfoxed by a government that can barely control the floor of Parliament.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook staff's private emails published by fake news inquiry

6 Prosinec, 2018 - 09:37
LinuxSecurity.com: Want to know what Mark Zuckerberg and his underlings really think about us users? Get ready to read 'em and weep: against the wishes of the Facebook CEO, the UK parliament's inquiry into fake news has published confidential correspondence between Zuck and his staff.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea

6 Prosinec, 2018 - 09:29
LinuxSecurity.com: Computer users are being reminded once again to take care over the browser extensions they install after security experts discovered a hacking campaign that has been targeting academic institutions since at least May 2018.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ukraine: We Blocked Major Russian Attack on Judiciary

5 Prosinec, 2018 - 10:11
LinuxSecurity.com: The Ukrainian authorities claim to have blocked a major cyber-attack by Russia targeting the country's judiciary.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security