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Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Květen, 2020 - 08:05
Five Eyes-style Euro intel alliance Maximator tipped UK off about Crypto AG machines

Dutch spies operating as a part of a European equivalent of the Five Eyes espionage alliance helped GCHQ break Argentinian codes during the Falklands War, it has been revealed.…

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Hoaxcalls Botnet Exploits Symantec Secure Web Gateways

VirusList.com - 15 Květen, 2020 - 22:41
The fast-moving botnet has added an exploit for an unpatched bug in an unsupported version of the security gateway.
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News Wrap: Ransomware Extortion Tactics, Contact-Tracing App Security Worries

VirusList.com - 15 Květen, 2020 - 21:28
Threatpost editors discuss recent ransomware attacks and contact-tracing app privacy concerns.
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Cyber attack against UK power grid middleman Elexon sparks in-house IT recovery efforts

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Květen, 2020 - 18:26
Don't worry, you can still microwave your dinner – even if this smells of ransomware

An important middleman in the UK's electrical power grid has suffered a cyber attack, though the lights are still on across good old Blighty.…

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RATicate Group Hits Industrial Firms With Revolving Payloads

VirusList.com - 15 Květen, 2020 - 17:59
A new threat group uses NSIS as an installer to target industrial companies with revolving payloads, including LokiBot, FormBook, BetaBot, Agent Tesla and Netwire.
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Quantum Security Goes Live with Samsung Galaxy

VirusList.com - 15 Květen, 2020 - 17:54
Quantum technology, which has been touted as "unhackable," debuts with Samsung, SK Telecom in a world's first.
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You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Květen, 2020 - 16:43
Metropolitan Police's China-style surveillance runs up against reality

Counter-coronavirus masks may thwart London police plans to deploy creepy facial-recognition cameras across the capital, senior managers have admitted.…

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S2 Ep 39: Thunderspy, government encryption, and reply all mistakes – Naked Security Podcast

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Květen, 2020 - 15:50
Reply all woes, DHS says no to DoH and why turning your computer off is good for security.

Paying Ransomware Crooks Doubles Clean-up Costs, Report

VirusList.com - 15 Květen, 2020 - 15:17
Paying ransom to cybercriminals costs companies hit with ransomware attacks more than recovering data on their own, according to a new research.
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How scammers abuse Google Search’s open redirect feature

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Květen, 2020 - 15:04
Google Search uses open redirects by design, which is handy if you're a scammer trying to hide an iffy-looking URL.

Top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities list released by FBI, DHS CISA

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Květen, 2020 - 12:33
The agencies say it's vital to prioritize patching. Otherwise, we're making it easy for attackers who don't have to work at finding 0 days.

Microsoft joins encrypted DNS club with Windows 10 option

Sophos Naked Security - 15 Květen, 2020 - 11:43
Microsoft is the latest browser vendor to join the encrypted DNS club by supporting DNS over HTTPS in Windows 10.

Vint Cerf suggests GDPR could hurt coronavirus vaccine development

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Květen, 2020 - 09:44
Essay on role of internet during plague times also suggests online schooling may not be the finished article

TCP-IP-co-developer Vint Cerf, revered as a critical contributor to the foundations of the internet, has floated the notion that privacy legislation might hinder the development of a vaccination for the COVID-19 coronavirus.…

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Brit defense contractor hacked, up to 100,000 past and present employees' details siphoned off – report

The Register - Anti-Virus - 15 Květen, 2020 - 07:08
Outsourcer Interserve holds a number of UK defense contracts, among others

Britain's Ministry of Defence contractor Interserve has been hacked, reportedly leaking the details of up to 100,000 of past and current employees, including payment information and details of their next of kin.…

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Innovative Spy Trojan Targets European Diplomatic Targets

VirusList.com - 14 Květen, 2020 - 22:59
Descended from the COMPFun RAT, the malware can propagate to removable drives.
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TikTok Violated Children’s Privacy Law, FTC Complaint Says

VirusList.com - 14 Květen, 2020 - 21:38
A group of children's privacy advocates alleged in a recent FTC complaint that TikTok violated an agreement to protect children's private data.
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PrintDemon – patch this ancient Windows printer bug!

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Květen, 2020 - 18:18
Bugs can last a long time... even if you thought you removed them years ago.

Microsoft Adds DNS-Over-HTTPS Support for Windows 10 Insiders

VirusList.com - 14 Květen, 2020 - 17:53
Microsoft is letting Windows Insiders test-drive DNS-over-HTTPS protocol in a pre-release build of Windows 10.
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Utah Says No to Apple/Google COVID-19 Tracing; Debuts Startup App

VirusList.com - 14 Květen, 2020 - 15:55
"Healthy Together” app uses a raft of location data, including GPS, cell tower triangulation and Bluetooth, to pinpoint users and ID coronavirus hotspots.
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Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

Sophos Naked Security - 14 Květen, 2020 - 14:52
She wanted a sub, not Facebook, Instagram and SMS come-ons from the guy who served her and intercepted her contact-tracing details.
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