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Joker Android Malware Snowballs on Google Play - 13 Leden, 2020 - 22:04
Google has removed 17,000 Joker-infested apps from the Play store to date.
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Someone needs to go back to school: Texas district fleeced for $2.3m after staff fall for devious phishing email

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2020 - 21:22
FBI probes massive fraud

A miscreant managed to swipe $2.3m from a Texas school district after staff inadvertently wired large sums of public money to the crook's bank account.…

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CES Surveillance Hype Worries Privacy Advocates - 13 Leden, 2020 - 21:05
CES wiz-bang surveillance tech gives privacy advocates the willies.
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Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2020 - 18:53
Open letter to Chocolate Factory's Sundar Pichai penned by 50 campaign groups

For much of Android's existence, Google has adopted a relatively hands-off approach that lets manufacturers ship units with pre-installed bloatware which, in many cases, cannot be easily removed. This has infuriated users and privacy advocates alike, leading 50 of the latter to pen a blistering open letter to Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai urging him to take action.…

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‘Cable Haunt’ Bug Plagues Millions of Home Modems - 13 Leden, 2020 - 16:37
The issue lies in underlying reference software used by multiple cable-modem manufacturers to create device firmware.
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Unpatched Citrix Flaw Now Has PoC Exploits - 13 Leden, 2020 - 16:32
Over 25,000 servers globally are vulnerable to the critical Citrix remote code execution vulnerability.
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Whirlybird-driving infosec boss fined after ranty Blackpool Airport air traffic control antics

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2020 - 15:10
His helicopter costs £550/hour to fly, don't you know

The managing director of a Manchester-based infosec firm has been fined for flying his helicopter into an air traffic control zone without permission – having first launched a rant at tower controllers.…

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Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game…

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 15:03
Looks like the Snake ransomware was created especially for network-wide attacks.

Powerful GPG collision attack spells the end for SHA-1

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 14:54
New research has heightened an already urgent call to abandon SHA-1, a cryptographic algorithm still used in many popular online services.

VB2019 presentation: Targeted attacks through ISPs

Virus Bulletin News - 13 Leden, 2020 - 12:45
In 2019 we saw a rise in the number of targeted malware infections spread via ISPs and service providers. In a last-minute paper presented at VB2019 in London, Kaspersky researcher Denis Legezo discussed the details of a number of such cases. Today we release the recording of Denis' presentation.

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Reddit bans ‘impersonation,’ but satire and parody are still OK

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 12:23
Relax: Nic Cage deepfakes aren't going anywhere. It's only "maliciously misleading" impersonations that are now verboten.

Google urged to tame privacy-killing Android bloatware

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 12:18
A letter sent to the Google CEO by Privacy International claims bloatware has allowed a privacy and security hole to open almost unnoticed.

Lawmakers look to spread COPPA out to cover kids up to 16

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 12:14
If that bill passes, you can say bye-bye to YouTube, says one content creator.

Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 13 Leden, 2020 - 11:31
From a Firefox zero-day to a military ban on TikTok - and everything in between. It's the weekly security roundup.

UK data watchdog kicks £280m British Airways and Marriott GDPR fines into legal long grass

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2020 - 10:06
Info Commish has £2m annual legal budget to face off with multinationals

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has kicked £280m in data breach fines against British Airways and US hotel chain Marriott into the long grass.…

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If you haven't shored up that Citrix hole, you were probably hacked over the weekend: Exploit code now available

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Leden, 2020 - 07:05
Plus: TikTok clocked, Honey in a sticky situation, Arm's PAN mechanisms sidestepped

Roundup  Welcome to another Register security roundup. Here are a few stories that caught our eye.…

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Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear

The Register - Anti-Virus - 11 Leden, 2020 - 00:18
It's got a name and logo so it's serious, you guys

Updated  A vulnerability in Broadcom's cable modem firmware has left as many as 200 million home broadband gateways in Europe, and potentially more worldwide, at risk of remote hijackings.…

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Cisco Webex Bug Allows Remote Code Execution - 10 Leden, 2020 - 18:24
Cisco patched two high-severity flaws this week, in its Webex and IOS XE Software products.
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Lifeline Assistance Phone Users Targeted with ‘Uninstallable’ Adware - 10 Leden, 2020 - 18:16
A Virgin Mobile-branded phone distributed by Assurance Wireless to low-income U.S. citizens has a trojan pre-installed that can download additional malware.
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Is the Y2K bug alive after all?

Sophos Naked Security - 10 Leden, 2020 - 17:55
One way to patch the millennium bug was to move it, rather than actually to fix it... are we looking at Y2.02K?
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