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Slack Bug Allows Remote File Hijacking, Malware Injection - 20 Květen, 2019 - 16:22
An attacker can supply a malicious hyperlink in order to secretly alter the download path for files shared in a Slack channel.
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ZombieLoad: How Intel’s Latest Side Channel Bug Was Discovered and Disclosed - 20 Květen, 2019 - 15:42
Daniel Gruss, the researcher behind Spectre, Meltdown - and most recently, ZombieLoad - Intel CPU side channel attacks, gives an inside look into how he discovered the flaws.
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CEO told to hand back 757,000 fraudulently obtained IP addresses

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Květen, 2019 - 15:24
A company accused of fraudulently obtaining 757,000 IPv4 addresses has been ordered to hand them back.

Brave browser concerned that Client Hints could be abused for tracking

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Květen, 2019 - 15:09
Privacy-focused browser Brave has criticised an industry proposal it says would make browser fingerprinting easier.

Facebook bans accounts of fake news firm

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Květen, 2019 - 13:59
It's not clear who paid Archimedes Group for its reality-warping campaigns, but it's clear disinformation is now a global scourge.

Bots rigged Russian finale of ‘The Voice Kids’ talent show

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Květen, 2019 - 12:25
It turns out that robo-dialed calls accounted for 56.5% of the phone-in vote for the millionaire's daughter.

Let adware be treated as malware, Canuck boffins declare after breaking open Wajam ad injector

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Květen, 2019 - 12:05
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then...

Analysis  The technology industry has numerous terms for sneaky software, including malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, and the ever adorable PUPs – potentially unwanted programs. But there isn't always a clear difference between malware and less threatening descriptors.…

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Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Květen, 2019 - 10:56
It was a week of patches - from a severe Linux kernel flaw to a new 'wormable' Windows bug, here's a roundup of the week's top stories.

CIA traitor spy thrown in the clink for selling secrets to China. Stack Overflow, TeamViewer admit: We were hacked...

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Květen, 2019 - 12:01
...And more from the world of infosec this week

Roundup  Here's a quick catch-up of all things infosec beyond what we've already reported this week.…

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Giga-hurts radio: Terrorists build Wi-Fi bombs to dodge cops' cellphone jammers

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Květen, 2019 - 22:30
Explosives activated by wireless networking signals discovered amid election

Terrorists have been caught strapping Wi-Fi-activated backup triggers to bombs in Indonesia, police claimed this week.…

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WordPress WP Live Chat Support Plugin Fixes XSS Flaw - 17 Květen, 2019 - 21:28
A cross-site scripting flaw in a popular WordPress plugin enables an unauthenticated attacker to insert JavaScript payloads into impacted websites.
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It's not chicken feed: Million-dollar meal deal for livestock sabotaged by hackers... and, er, exchange rates

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Květen, 2019 - 19:30
Six-week investigation delay shrank payment by 13%

A $1.2m shipment of livestock feed went awry when "hackers" intercepted and tweaked emails with payment details, eventually costing the cheeky buyers an extra $161,000 after exchange rates moved during the legal fallout.…

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Ransomware ‘Remediation’ Firm Exposed: Researchers Weigh in on Paying - 17 Květen, 2019 - 19:06
The decision to pay a ransom in the case of a ransomware attack can be a complex one for businesses.
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How Decoding Network Traffic Can Save Your Data Bacon - 17 Květen, 2019 - 17:44
The importance of reading the network tealeaves of a company’s network traffic to head off an attack.
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Get out of Huawei, it's an avalanche of news from everyone's favourite Chinese bogeyman

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Květen, 2019 - 16:28
We read this week's Huawei happenings and filleted it so you don't have to

Roundup  Huawei has been kicked by a US national emergency proclamation hitting "foreign" gear, spent some cash in France, claimed it's worth billions to Britain and was described as "a potential security risk" by a former head of MI6. And that's just the last five days.…

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News Wrap: WhatsApp, Microsoft, Intel and Cisco Flaws - 17 Květen, 2019 - 13:37
From a zero day flaw in WhatsApp, to Patch Tuesday fixes, Threatpost breaks down the top vulnerabilities of this week.
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Google recalls Titan Bluetooth keys after finding security flaw

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Květen, 2019 - 13:27
Google had egg on its face this week after it had to recall some of its Titan hardware security keys for being insecure.

Hacking gang stole millions in cryptocurrency via SIM swaps

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Květen, 2019 - 13:07
Six alleged members of "The Community" were indicted, along with three phone service employees who allegedly helped target subscribers.

Europol arrests end GozNym banking malware gang

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Květen, 2019 - 12:50
Arrests in Europe and the US appear to have ended the cybercrime careers of the gang behind the GozNym banking malware.

Trump seeks tales of social media bias – and your phone number

Sophos Naked Security - 17 Květen, 2019 - 12:38
A tool from the White House invites those who suspect political bias in social media censorship to "share their story with President Trump."
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