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Advertisers want exemption from web privacy rules that, you know, enforce privacy

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 23:41
They also want a ban on interfering with their cookies

Amid the final rulemaking before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to take effect next year, five ad industry groups have asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to remove a requirement that businesses honor the privacy choices internet users make through browser settings, extensions, or other controls.…

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Birth Certificate Data Laid Bare on the Web in Multiple States - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 23:07
A platform that allows online applications for copies of birth certificates did not store its data properly.
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Serious Security: Understanding how computers count

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 22:07
The hard disks that fail abruptly at 32,768 hours of use - why simply 'adding 1' can send you into oblivion.

Romanian Duo Receives Jailtime For Infecting 400,000 With Malware - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 21:36
Since 2007, the two allegedly operated a cybercrime ring called "Bayrob Group."
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Elder Scrolls Online Targeted by Cybercrooks Hunting In-Game Loot - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 17:57
A phishing attack is masquerading as messages from the game's developers.
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Will the new iPhone 11 track you even if you tell it not to?

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 17:27
Does turning location access off for all your apps mean that location access is off altogether?

Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 16:44
Next thing she's wearing my Casio

A jailed hacker who profited from the Angler Exploit Kit has been ordered to sell his £5,000 Rolex watch after the National Crime Agency (NCA) applied to confiscate £270,000 of criminal proceeds from him.…

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GE, Dunkin’, Forever 21 Caught Up in Broad Internal Document Leak - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 16:28
A PR and marketing provider exposed sensitive data for a raft of big-name companies.
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Reddit Says Influence Campaign is Behind Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 15:40
The platform has linked documents posted on its site to a vote-manipulation campaign already observed on Facebook earlier this year.
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Metasploit for drones? Best of luck with that, muses veteran tinkerer

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 15:00
Been down this path and it ain't that easy, says man who knows

Black Hat Europe  A veteran drone hacker reckons the recent release of the Dronesploit framework won't go down quite as its inventors hope.…

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Networking attack gives hijackers VPN access

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 13:31
Researchers have discovered a flaw in macOS, Linux, and several other operating systems that could let attackers hijack VPN connections.

HackerOne pays $20,000 bounty after breach of own systems

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 13:08
In an embarrassing twist, bug bounty platform HackerOne has paid a $20,000 reward to a researcher who reported a security flaw inadvertently caused by one of its staff during… a bug submission.

Facebook suing ILikeAd for hijacking users’ ad accounts

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 12:46
Facebook says the company used celeb bait links to infect victims with malware and hijacked their ad accounts to sell diet pills.

$5m bounty set on the alleged head of Evil Corp banking Trojan group

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 11:53
Know where Maksim “Aqua” Yakubets is? Can you pry him out of Russia and his Lamborghinis? The biggest ever cybercrook reward awaits!

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Prosinec, 2019 - 11:03
Get up to date with the hot security stories from the past week - from fake Android apps to malware targeting Mac users.

OpenBSD bugs, Microsoft's bad update, a new Nork hacking crew, and more

The Register - Anti-Virus - 7 Prosinec, 2019 - 11:01
Meanwhile, the DOJ sets its sights on money mules

Welcome to yet another El Reg security roundup. Off we go.…

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Email Voted a Weak Link for Election Security, with DMARC Lagging - 6 Prosinec, 2019 - 22:35
Most counties are not protected from impersonation-based spearphishing attacks.
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China fires up 'Great Cannon' denial-of-service blaster, points it toward Hong Kong

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Prosinec, 2019 - 21:07
Protest organizers come under fire from network traffic barrage

China is reportedly using the 'cannon' capabilities of its massive domestic internet to try and take down anti-government websites in Hong Kong.…

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Feds Crack Down on Money Mules, Warn of BEC Scams - 6 Prosinec, 2019 - 20:34
Authorities say they have halted over 600 domestic money mules – exceeding the 400 money mules stopped last year.
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News Wrap: Authorities Target Evil Corp., Imminent Monitor, Money Mules - 6 Prosinec, 2019 - 20:24
In this past week, the authorities have cracked down on various BEC scams and cybercrime gangs.
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