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Cybereason snags $100m from Softbank to mount distribution, tech offensive

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Červen, 2017 - 19:59
'This deal is the coming of age of the offensive security model'

Cybersecurity startup Cybereason is looking to go to the next level after securing $100m in funding from SoftBank.…

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News in brief: WannaCry knocks out Honda plant; Skype hit by global outage; NSA shares tools on GitHub

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 19:50
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Honda Shut Down Plant Impacted by WannaCry - 21 Červen, 2017 - 19:50
Carmaker Honda announced Wednesday that it was forced to shut down production at one of its Japanese plants earlier this week after it was hit by the WannaCry ransomware.
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Commercial spyware unleashed against Mexican political activists

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 19:12
The software company says it vets governments' human rights records before selling its software that's allegedly being used to spy on lawyers, journalists and activists

GDPR: how to avoid the data protection cowboys

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 18:05
As we keep reminding you, GDPR is now less than a year away. Here are our tips to help you pick the right person to help you get ready for it

OpenVPN Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - 21 Červen, 2017 - 17:14
OpenVPN patched four vulnerabilities privately disclosed by Dutch researcher Guido Vranken, including a critical issue that could lead to remote code execution.
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Breach at's Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Červen, 2017 - 16:41
How does that rank on the Morissette Scale?

Updated  The operation behind the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today.…

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New malware uses old trick – and is a reminder to disable UPnP

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 16:04
Hijacking UPnP is rare, but it's a straightforward trick that will be copied soon enough

Honda plant in Japan briefly stops making cars after fresh WannaCrypt outbreak

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Červen, 2017 - 15:57
No minivans or sedans rolled out of plant for 24 hours

Honda said today that it had briefly halted operations at a car plant in Sayama, Japan earlier this week because of the infamous WannaCrypt ransomware.…

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Avaya Patches Remote Code Execution Flaw in Aura - 21 Červen, 2017 - 15:00
Avaya released a patch last week for a remote code execution vulnerability in its Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services software.
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Supreme Court: sex offenders can’t be banned from social media

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 14:32
Banning sex offenders from social media violates fundamental First Amendment rights, rules judge

Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Červen, 2017 - 14:27
People Per Hours alert does not specify which government

An intriguing, and slightly concerning, job ad has appeared on freelancing website People Per Hour, entitled: "URGENT!!! Delivery of a National e-ID System".…

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When does security turn into snooping? [Security SOS Week]

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 13:48
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NSA failed to implement security measures, says damning report

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Červen, 2017 - 13:09
The NSA's post-Snowden 'Secure the Net' initiative has done nothing of the sort, says the Department of Defense's highly critical review

Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Červen, 2017 - 01:40
Redmond readies the ground for Kaspersky's EU antitrust suit

Windows 10 does disable some third-party security software, Microsoft has admitted, but because of compatibility – not competitive – issues.…

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US is Number One! In sales register hacking attacks, at least

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Červen, 2017 - 23:15
Fraudsters love America's easy-to-hack card slurpers

Hacking attacks against sales terminals have risen by nearly a third last year, and the US is still leading the way in being insecure.…

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TP-Link Fixes Code Execution Vulnerability in End-of-Life Routers - 20 Červen, 2017 - 22:19
Router manufacturer TP-Link recently fixed a vulnerability in a discontinued line of routers that if exploited could have been used to execute code on the device.
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Internet-Enabled Drill Demonstrates IoT Security Done Right - 20 Červen, 2017 - 21:03
Researchers find flaws in an internet-connected drill, but say minimal, hard-to-find bugs indicate there is hope for IoT security.
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University College London Ransomware Linked to AdGholas Malvertising Group - 20 Červen, 2017 - 20:27
Proofpoint has connected the University College London ransomware to Mole, spread by AdGholas malvertising campaigns and the Astrum Exploit Kit.
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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Červen, 2017 - 19:59
♪ I'm gonna wait... til the midnight hour, when there's no one else around

A UK hacker who stole £100,000 from his bank after spotting a loophole in its systems has been jailed for 16 months.…

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