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City of Atlanta's IT gear thoroughly pwned by ransomware nasty

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Data gone with the wind as attacker goes full Sherman

Updated  IT systems used by the City of Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, have succumbed to a ransomware attack, cutting off some online city services and potentially putting the personal information of employees and citizens at risk.…

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US watchdog: Scam scammers scamming scammed in scam scam

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 22:20
It's like sleazebag Inception

America's trade regulator the FTC has issued a warning over reports of a new data-harvesting operation that is targeting the victims of a previous scam.…

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Drupal Forewarns ‘Highly Critical’ Bug to be Patched Next Week - 22 Březen, 2018 - 18:38
Drupal is giving developers ample time to prepare for an update that patches a “highly critical” flaw because exploits might be developed within hours or days of disclosure.
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New whistleblower says Facebook turned a blind eye to covert data harvesting

Sophos Naked Security - 22 Březen, 2018 - 18:18
Sandy Parakilas, formerly responsible for policing data breaches, said ignorance was bliss and assumed to protect Facebook from liability.

Apple To Fix Glitch Allowing Siri To Read Hidden Messages Out Loud - 22 Březen, 2018 - 16:42
Apple has confirmed a privacy bug in it iPhone that allows the Siri voice assistant to read out messages from locked screens – even if the messages are hidden.
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How Siri leaks your private iPhone messages, and how to stop her

Sophos Naked Security - 22 Březen, 2018 - 14:58
A Brazilian Mac magazine found how to bypass your iPhone lockscreen via Siri - so here's how to stop her reading messages she shouldn't.

Mozilla stops Facebook advertising, demands privacy changes

Sophos Naked Security - 22 Březen, 2018 - 14:53
It’s probably not top of Mark Zuckerberg’s worry list this week but Mozilla, developer of browser Firefox, is officially unhappy with Facebook.

Troubled Watchkeeper drones miss crucial UK flight safety certificate

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 13:48
Big drone, big money, big problems

The British Army's massively overdue Watchkeeper drone project has failed to gain a critical air safety certificate – yet the Ministry of Defence still insists it is "a satisfactory use of public resources".…

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The password to your IoT device is just a Google search away

Sophos Naked Security - 22 Březen, 2018 - 13:00
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University were often able to find default passwords in under 30 minutes with a simple Google search.

880,000 payment cards affected in travel company data breach

Sophos Naked Security - 22 Březen, 2018 - 12:41
Orbitz believes crooks may have gotten at customers' names, addresses, dates of birth, and more.

F-35B Block 4 software upgrades will cost Britain £345m

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 10:59
After we leave the EU we could cover that in a week with change to spare ... allegedly

Britain will spend £345m ($486m) upgrading its F-35B fighter jets to the most recent, combat-ready, version of the aircraft’s operating system.…

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Holy sweat! Wearables have THREE attack surfaces

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 08:29
The device, the app and the cloud, and your development lifecycle isn’t fit enough to catch up

Black Hat Asia  Wearable devices – and anything that relies on an app to help with configuration – has at least three attack surfaces and your existing secure development lifecycle probably isn’t going to cope with the complexity that creates.…

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Internet Society: Cryptocurrency probably not an identity system

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 06:33
ID on a blockchain? Maybe. ID on Bitcoin? Forget it

Too many cryptocurrency people are trying to force-fit blockchain technology into identity solutions, when ID needs its own solutions.…

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What ends with X and won't sue security researchers?

The Register - Anti-Virus - 22 Březen, 2018 - 05:03
Netflix lures bounty-hunters, Dropbox offers vulnerability research safe harbour

If you listen carefully, you'll hear the sound of a very small ship coming in: Netflix has joined Bugcrowd, offering bounties of up to US$15,000 for vulnerabilities.…

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Netflix Opens Public Bug Bounty Program with $15K Payout Cap - 21 Březen, 2018 - 23:27
Netflix opens up bug bounty program to all white hat hackers and ups the ante for bugs to as much as $15,000.
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US mulls drafting gray-haired hackers during times of crisis

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 21:59
Shortage of tech talent has government pondering end to age, gender restrictions

A US government commission has asked the public for its thoughts on possible changes to the military's selective service rules to allow the conscription of technical talent, including those with computer-oriented skills, regardless of sex or age.…

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Zuckerberg Breaks Silence: ‘We Made Mistakes’ Regarding Cambridge Analytica Debacle - 21 Březen, 2018 - 21:36
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has unfolded this past week, acknowledging that “we made mistakes” and vowing to step up to the plate when it comes to data security.
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Facebook Fallout Continues as Politicians Call For Legal Action - 21 Březen, 2018 - 20:56
Politians are calling for legal ramifications for Facebook on the heels of the data privacy scandal that rocked the social media giant this week.
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Orbitz Warns 880,000 Payment Cards Suspected Stolen - 21 Březen, 2018 - 17:47
Orbitz said Tuesday a breach of both its consumer and partner platform may have led to the disclosure of 880,000 payment cards.
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UK surgeon suspects his PC was hacked to target Syrian hospital

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 16:37
Not the only possible theory, say infosec types

A British surgeon whose instructions over the internet helped to guide operations in war-torn Aleppo fears his PC was hacked in order to target a makeshift hospital that was subsequently bombed.…

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