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Wannacry-slayer Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to two counts of banking malware creation

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'I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes'

Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who shot to fame after successfully halting the Wannacry ransomware epidemic, has pleaded guilty to crafting online bank-account-raiding malware.…

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Microsoft’s Latest Patch Hoses Some Antivirus Software - 19 Duben, 2019 - 23:16
McAfee, Sophos and Avast are among the antivirus software suites impacted.
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Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance

The Register - Anti-Virus - 19 Duben, 2019 - 23:16
Boffins from Belgium break people recognition software with a colorful placard

A trio of Belgium-based boffins have created a ward that renders wearers unrecognizable to software trained to detect people.…

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Not one of the 12 steps: Rehab patients' details exposed in publicly visible database

The Register - Anti-Virus - 19 Duben, 2019 - 22:26
Researcher disturbed at availability of very personal data

More than two years of billing records from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center were made freely available on the internet, a security researcher has discovered.…

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Three-Fourths of Consumers Don’t Trust Facebook, Threatpost Poll Finds - 19 Duben, 2019 - 21:45
On the heels of several Facebook data privacy snafus this week - and over the past year - users no longer trust the platform.
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Insecure Ride App Database Leaks Data of 300K Iranian Drivers - 19 Duben, 2019 - 18:37
A researcher said that millions of records were leaking 300,000 Tap30 drivers' names, ID numbers and phone numbers.
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Facebook: we logged 100x more Instagram plaintext passwords than we thought

Sophos Naked Security - 19 Duben, 2019 - 16:58
Facebook has updated 'tens of thousands of plaintext Instagram passwords ended up in logfile' to say it was more like a million.

Old-school cruel: Dodgy PDF email attachments enjoying a renaissance

The Register - Anti-Virus - 19 Duben, 2019 - 09:06
Let's go back... way back

The last few months have seen a big increase in malware attacks using PDF email attachments, according to security firm SonicWall.…

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We've read the Mueller report. Here's what you need to know: ██ ██ ███ ███████ █████ ███ ██ █████ ████████ █████

The Register - Anti-Virus - 19 Duben, 2019 - 01:43
Trump predicted he was 'fucked' – but he hadn't reckoned on ██████████

Analysis  It's 448 pages of which roughly 50 have been blacked out.…

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Weather Channel Knocked Off-Air in Dangerous Precedent - 18 Duben, 2019 - 22:21
The incident was the work of malicious cyberattackers.
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Shopify Flaw Exposed Thousands of Merchants’ Revenue, Traffic Numbers - 18 Duben, 2019 - 20:56
The flaw, which existed in a Shopify API endpoint, has been patched.
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Who's using Mueller Report Day to bury bad news? If you guessed Facebook, you're right: Millions more passwords stored in plaintext

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2019 - 20:23
Wham, bam, gee thanks, Instagram

While journalists and netizens are distracted digesting the redacted 400-plus-page Mueller report, released within the past few hours, today will be a good day for spin doctors to bury bad news.…

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Poll: Facebook Harvests Email Contacts for 1.5M Users – Is Enough, Enough? - 18 Duben, 2019 - 20:03
Take our short poll on how far Facebook can push its luck.
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Easter Attack Affects Half a Billion Apple iOS Users via Chrome Bug - 18 Duben, 2019 - 18:00
The U.S-focused eGobbler malvertising attacks are exploiting an unpatched Google Chrome bug.
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Cisco Patches Critical Flaw In ASR 9000 Routers - 18 Duben, 2019 - 15:04
The flaw could enable an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access the devices, Cisco said.
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Serious Security: Ransomware you’ll never find – and how to stop it

Sophos Naked Security - 18 Duben, 2019 - 15:03
What if you got hit by ransomware - but the malware program itself was on the other side of the world where you'd never find it?

Facebook: Yeah, we hoovered up 1.5 million email address books without permission. But it was an accident!

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2019 - 14:31
So that's all OK then

Facebook has admitted to harvesting email contacts from 1.5 million people without permission.…

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Facebook user data used as bargaining chip, according to leaked docs

Sophos Naked Security - 18 Duben, 2019 - 13:56
Leaked internal docs used to claim "privacy was an afterthought" at Facebook

Google plays Whack-A-Mole with naughty Android developers

Sophos Naked Security - 18 Duben, 2019 - 13:34
Android developers without a track record are going to be submitted to more checks in order to stamp out those of “bad faith.”

Chrome flaw on iOS leads to 500 million unwanted pop-up ads

Sophos Naked Security - 18 Duben, 2019 - 13:11
If you own an iOS device and use the Chrome browser, you may have encountered some strange-looking pop-up ads in the past week.
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