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Researchers in the Dark on Powerful LightNeuron Malware, for Years - 9 Květen, 2019 - 16:49
LightNeuron is the first to target Microsoft Exchange transport agents -- and is used as a hub for major Turla APT espionage efforts.
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Metal keys beat smart locks in NYC legal battle

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Květen, 2019 - 16:47
A group of tenants in New York City have prevailed in a lawsuit against their landlord's use of smart locks.

CSS tracking trick can monitor your mouse without JavaScript

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Květen, 2019 - 16:40
A security researcher has demonstrated a new way to track mouse movements even if users block JavaScript.

DeepDotWeb seized, suspected admins arrested

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Květen, 2019 - 16:02
The suspected admins of the DeepDotWeb site are alleged to have sent buyers to illegal markets in exchange for millions in kickbacks.

Chrome plans to save you from sites that mess with your back button

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Květen, 2019 - 15:40
Has your back button ever mysteriously stopped working?

Enter the minds of hackers at the SANS Pen Test Hackfest Europe

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Květen, 2019 - 10:42
Add new skills to your security arsenal to stay one step ahead

Promo  Organisations can no longer ignore the growing problem of cybercrime, with ransomware affecting enterprises of all sizes while state-sponsored adversaries and others attempt to obtain access to their most critical data.…

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Eggheads confirm: Rampant Android bloatware a privacy and security hellscape

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Květen, 2019 - 09:05
Bundled software not just an annoyance, it's also a risk

The apps bundled with many Android phones are presenting threats to security and privacy greater than most users think.…

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Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Květen, 2019 - 23:44
Big Apple residents weren't too appy with apartment block's high-tech security system

Updated  The owners of a Manhattan apartment block have agreed to give their tenants mechanical keys to end a court battle over a keyless smart-lock system.…

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The 2019 DBIR is out

Kaspersky Securelist - 8 Květen, 2019 - 22:23

Once again, we are happy to support a large, voluntary, collaborative effort like the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. While our data contribution is completely anonymous, it is based in some of the 2018 data set that our private report customers receive from our efforts to protect all of our customers against every type of malware threat regardless of its source.

In general, the report is an excellent point of reference because it is sourced from so many organizations handling various incidents. This year, the Public Administration sector tops the list by far in terms of reported incidents and data along with the Information sector. “Cyber-Espionage is rampant in the Public sector, with State-affiliated actors accounting for 79 percent of all breaches involving external actors” and “Web applications are targeted with availability attacks as well as leveraged for access to cloud-based organizational email accounts.” Small businesses made up 43% of the reported DBIR breach victims in 2018.

“Use 2FA” is a common refrain throughout the report, along with “squish the phish”. Both two factor authentication and phishing awareness, training, and handling can go a long ways toward improving security in all organizations.

Enjoy another fine read this year!

Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera - 8 Květen, 2019 - 22:18
The incident is only the latest in a string of disturbing horror stories of guests finding live, recording cameras hidden in their Airbnb flats.
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Google Patches Critical Remote Code-Execution Flaws in Android - 8 Květen, 2019 - 19:35
The Android security update patches 15 bugs, four rated critical, 10 rated high and one ranked moderate in severity.
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Lax Telco Security Allows Mobile Phone Hijacking and Redirects - 8 Květen, 2019 - 19:14
A Q&A with Kaspersky Lab researcher David Jacoby examines a gaping hole in the telco customer-service process that allows adversaries to commandeer phone calls.
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Orange is at it again, buys SecureLink for an eye-watering €515m including debts

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Květen, 2019 - 18:15
French telco's cyber arm consumes second infosec specialist of 2019

Orange has snaffled Belgium-based security services outfit SecureLink for a whopping enterprise buy price of €515m.…

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Google Touts Android Q’s New Security Update Process and Better Privacy Controls for Apps - 8 Květen, 2019 - 18:03
At Google I/O, the tech giant announced it is beefing up security in phones with its latest Android Q operating system by offering direct updates and privacy controls.
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Verizon Data Breach Report: Espionage, C-Suite and Cloud Attacks on the Rise - 8 Květen, 2019 - 18:01
Cloud misconfigurations, business email compromise (BEC) and intellectual property theft are all up in the Verizon DBIR 2019 from last year.
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Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers - 8 Květen, 2019 - 14:30
Having appropriate security configurations requires your applications, servers and databases to be hardened in accordance with best practices.
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Cynet Provides Security Responders with Free IR Tool to Validate and Respond to Active Threats - 8 Květen, 2019 - 14:01
Cynet Free IR empowers its users with a solution that is accessible and easy to use, bringing crucial incident response services in-house, while saving them valuable time and resources.
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Latest Android security updates, and Google to fix patch delays for Pixel

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Květen, 2019 - 13:24
Google's May security update for Android is out – but will you be lucky enough to get it this week? If you own one of a Pixel device, then yes.

US foreign minister Mike Pompeo to give UK a bollocking over Huawei 5G plans

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Květen, 2019 - 13:05
And after that he's having tea with an archbishop. No, really

America’s foreign secretary is to deliver a telling-off to the UK over the British government’s decision to maintain the Huawei status quo for 5G networks, according to reports.…

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Malvertiser behind 100+ million bad ads indicted in the US

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Květen, 2019 - 13:00
A Ukrainian and his gang allegedly smeared malvertising for 4.5 years and tried to rent out a botnet full of infected computers.
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