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Apps Infected With SonicSpy Spyware Removed From Google Play - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 19:47
A spyware family called SonicSpy was found on three apps available on the Google Play store as well as on more than 1,000 apps available on third-party app stores.
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Firefox 55 makes Flash click-to-run, fixes security bugs

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 18:41
The long march towards the death of Flash takes another step in Firefox's latest version

‘You could see why someone might want to hack DNA’

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 18:09
Researchers pull off a proof of concept experiment to encode malware in DNA - and this should be 'a wake-up call to make sure it can't become a practical reality'

HMS <i>Queen Lizzie</i> impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 17:38
Local photographer took pics of 'ghost ship' deck, then flew off unchallenged

An amateur photographer has reportedly landed his £475 drone aboard the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy – without permission and completely unchallenged.…

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Threatpost News Wrap, August 11, 2017 - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 16:30
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including the return of the Mamba ransomware, APT trends, a mystery company's 250K bug bounty, and a high schooler's $10K bug bounty from Google.
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Ukrainian Man Arrested, Charged in NotPetya Distribution - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 16:10
Ukranian police arrested a suspect alleged to have distributed the NotPetya/ExPetr malware that ultimately infected 400 computers.
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Latest viral sensation app Sarahah raises concerns about cyberbullying

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 15:56
'My son signed up for an account; within 24 hours someone posted a racist comment on his page including saying that he should be lynched'

Why NIST’s Bill Burr shouldn’t regret his 2003 password advice

Sophos Naked Security - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 15:16
We've learned a lot about passwords since 2003 - not least that you need more than even the best-crafted password to keep data safe

Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 14:36
'Counter-terrorism not the only national security threat we face'

A former boss at UK domestic spy arm MI5 has cautioned against a crackdown on encrypted messaging apps.…

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Ukrainian man, 51, cuffed on suspicion of distributing NotPetya

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 13:39
Sergey Neverov accused of posting Petya-A tutorial + ransomware links

A middle-aged Ukrainian has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an agent in distributing the infamous NotPetya ransomware.…

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'Adversarial DNA' breeds buffer overflow bugs in PCs

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Srpen, 2017 - 05:57
Boffins had to break gene-reading software but were able to remotely exploit a computer

Scientists from the University of Washington have created synthetic DNA that produced malware of a sort.…

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Schoolboy bags $10,000 reward from Google with easy HTTP Host bypass

The Register - Anti-Virus - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 23:14
Nice birthday gift for clever kid who found a way to access web giant's confidential info

A teenager in Uruguay has scored big after finding and reporting a bug in Google's App Engine to view confidential internal Google documents.…

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Patched Flash Player Sandbox Escape Leaked Windows Credentials - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 21:00
One of Tuesday's Flash Player patches was a do-over after the researcher who privately reported the problem earlier this year discovered the original patch incompletely resolved the issue.
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News in brief: Vertus go cheap; Uber debuts chat; Ikea gets smart

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 20:32
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Juniper Issues Security Alert Tied to Routers and Switches - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 19:56
Juniper warned Thursday of a high-risk bug in the GD graphics library used in several versions of its Junos OS.
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High Schooler Nets $10,000 For Google Bug - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 19:54
Google awarded a hefty $10,000 bounty to a high school student last week for uncovering a bug that could have let anyone access an internal Google website.
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.why .it’s .time .to .fix .localhost

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 19:31
When you type in "localhost" it refers to your local host - this very computer right here. Or not. And Mike West wants to fix that.

Kaspersky axes antitrust complaints against Microsoft after Windows giant vows to play nice

The Register - Anti-Virus - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 18:45
Builtin antivirus will make room for rival products

Kaspersky Labs is dropping its antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Russia and Europe.…

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Emotet’s goal: drop Dridex malware on as many endpoints as possible

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 18:37
Emotet arrives as a malicious email attachment and tries to steal your online banking credentials

Sorry, who did you say you were? We’ve forgotten about you

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Srpen, 2017 - 17:54
Britain's data proposals will enshrine GDPR's right to be forgotten in domestic law - but what's the situation elsewhere?
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