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Ursnif Trojan Adopts New Code Injection Technique - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 17:41
Researchers have found a variant of Ursnif Trojan they said is a “v3 build” that targets Australian bank customers with new redirection attack techniques.
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Man blocks employer’s tracking with chip packet, plays 140 rounds of golf

Sophos Naked Security - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 16:41
Funny thing, Tom - the company's GPS tracker says you didn't show up at the work sites. Plus your PDA's kind of greasy.

Creepy Cayla doll violates liberté publique, screams French data protection agency

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 15:31
You can probably strike these toys off your kids' Crimbo lists

The French data protection agency has issued a formal notice to a biz peddling allegedly insecure toys, just in time for Christmas.…

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Damian Green: Not only my workstation – mystery pr0n all over Parliamentary PCs

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 14:54
Denies he downloaded any of it

Under-fire Cabinet Office minister Damian Green has reportedly told an internal UK government inquiry that he has proof he was not the one who downloaded porn onto his Parliamentary computer.…

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Proposed law would jail execs who fail to report data breaches

Sophos Naked Security - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 14:24
The Senate's looking at YOU, Uber!

Brit MP Dorries: I gave my staff the, um, green light to use my login

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 13:09
Defence of Damian shows relaxed attitude to account security

UK MP Nadine Dorries revealed yesterday that she shares her parliamentary login information with her staff. This was an attempt to defend recently resurfaced allegations about porn allegedly found on fellow politician Damian Green's office computer.…

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Fancy what? Fancy where? Oh, Fancy BEAR! [Chet Chat Podcast 266]

Sophos Naked Security - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 12:51
Here's the latest episode of the Chet Chat podcast...enjoy!

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 11:18
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Google to crack down on apps that snoop

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 07:58
Android developers given 60 days to inform users, after that apps will do it for themselves

Google has warned Android developers to give users better warnings about their apps' data collection behaviours, or it will flag their failings.…

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PayPal paid $US233m for company that leaked 1.6 million records

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 06:58
Canadian outfit TIO acquired in Feb 'fesses up to unauthorized access

PayPal has “identified a potential compromise of personally identifiable information for approximately 1.6 million customers.”…

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Dirty COW redux: Linux devs patch botched patch for 2016 mess

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 03:02
This time it's a 'Huge Dirty COW' and Linus Torvalds has cleaned up after it

Linus Torvalds last week rushed a patch into the Linux kernel, after researchers discovered the patch for 2016's Dirty COW bug had a bug of its own.…

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RSA coughs to critical-rated bug in its authentication SDK

The Register - Anti-Virus - 4 Prosinec, 2017 - 00:59
Yup, that means if you code with it, your projects inherit the problem. Yay!

RSA developers and admins have been given two critical-level authentication bugs to patch.…

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UK government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

The Register - Anti-Virus - 3 Prosinec, 2017 - 23:29
Starts talks with Kaspersky to 'prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state'

The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre has effectively banned the use of Russian anti-virus products from government departments and revealed it is trying to “prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state” from Kaspersky Labs software.…

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Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

The Register - Anti-Virus - 2 Prosinec, 2017 - 01:08
Maryland man cops to making illegal copies of top-secret code

An NSA hacker has admitted taking home copies of classified software exploits – understood to be the cyber-weapons slurped from an agency worker's home Windows PC by Kaspersky Labs' antivirus.…

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Apple iOS 11 security 'downgrade' decried as 'horror show'

The Register - Anti-Virus - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 23:33
Ability to reset iTunes Backup passwords unravels layered protection, claims researcher

After rapidly patching a flaw that allowed anyone with access to a High Sierra Mac to obtain administrative control, Apple still has more work to do to make its software secure, namely iOS 11, it was claimed this week.…

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Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup

The Register - Anti-Virus - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 22:30
Hot take from crypto-guru Prof Matt Blaze

Video  With too many electronic voting systems buggy, insecure and vulnerable to attacks, US election officials would be well advised to keep paper trails handy.…

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Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claims

The Register - Anti-Virus - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 18:01
Decade-old Damien Green MP row reheated by BBC

Cabinet Office Minister Damian Green has been caught up in a fresh row over his Parliamentary computer habits after the BBC reported that he had porn on his parliamentary PC a decade ago.…

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Coinbase ordered to turn over customer records to IRS

Sophos Naked Security - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 17:54
A federal district court in California has ordered Coinbase to turn over three years worth of identifying records on more than 14,000 of its customers to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Flaw Found In Dirty COW Patch - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 17:43
Researchers have found a flaw in the original fix for the Dirty COW vulnerability patched in October 2016.
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High Court judge finds Morrisons supermarket liable for 2014 data leak

The Register - Anti-Virus - 1 Prosinec, 2017 - 17:28
100,000 staff entitled to comp for 'upset and distress' caused

Morrisons is responsible for the leak of staff personal details by an ex-employee, the High Court ruled today.…

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