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Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'

3 hodiny 33 min zpět
Vulnerability can be exploited to turn users into system stars, no patch available yet

A bug-hunter who previously disclosed Windows security flaws has publicly revealed another zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's latest operating systems.…

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G Suite'n'sour: Google resets passwords after storing some unhashed creds for months, years

7 hodin 32 min zpět
Biz app login details encrypted at rest, though, ad giant insists

Google admitted Tuesday its paid-for G Suite of cloudy apps aimed at businesses stored some user passwords in plaintext albeit in an encrypted form.…

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iPhone gyroscopes, of all things, can uniquely ID handsets on anything earlier than iOS 12.2

21 Květen, 2019 - 13:25
Cheapskate fandroids get a pass on this one, though

Your iPhone can be uniquely fingerprinted by apps and websites in a way that you can never clear. Not by deleting cookies, not by clearing your cache, not even by reinstalling iOS.…

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Sophos tells users to roll back Microsoft's Patch Tuesday run if they want PC to boot

20 Květen, 2019 - 17:15
Yes, the one with the critical security fixes

Brit security software slinger Sophos has advised its customers to uninstall Microsoft's most recent Patch Tuesday run – the same patches that protect PCs and servers against the latest Intel cockups.…

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Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like

20 Květen, 2019 - 16:28
Turning off trim control software in training wouldn't give realistic results – report

Boeing has admitted that pilot training simulators for the controversial 737 Max did not accurately reproduce what happened if the infamous MCAS system went gaga.…

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

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

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

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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It's not chicken feed: Million-dollar meal deal for livestock sabotaged by hackers... and, er, exchange rates

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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Get out of Huawei, it's an avalanche of news from everyone's favourite Chinese bogeyman

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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Good heavens, is it time to patch Cisco kit again? Prime Infrastructure root privileges hole plugged

17 Květen, 2019 - 10:09
Do the thing ASAP, you know how it works by now

Among a bumper crop of 57 security issues Cisco divulged on Wednesday was a fix for a trio of vulns, one critical, in networks management tool Prime Infrastructure.…

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Freed whistleblower Chelsea Manning back in jail for refusing to testify before secret grand jury

17 Květen, 2019 - 03:56
If orange is the new black, she's back in black

After seven days of freedom, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is back behind bars for refusing to testify before a secret federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.…

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Bank-account-raiding Goznym malware bust: Five suspects collared, five still on the run. $100m feared stolen

17 Květen, 2019 - 01:37
Most exciting Enid Blyton book yet – Five accused of international fraud?

Ten people have been accused of masterminded the theft of roughly $100m from bank accounts using the Goznym malware. Five have been arrested, charged, and are facing prosecution, and five have been indicted and remain at large. An eleventh person linked to the software nasty is awaiting sentencing after admitting his crimes.…

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The plane, it's 'splained, falls mainly without the brain: We chat to boffins who've found a way to disrupt landings using off-the-shelf radio kit

16 Květen, 2019 - 23:03
DoS cyber-attacks are not just for websites, they may also be for aircraft ILS

Video  Aircraft instrument landing systems (ILS) are susceptible to radio signal spoofing using off-the-shelf equipment, boffins have found, calling into question the adequacy of aviation cybersecurity.…

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Office 365 user security practices are woeful, yet it's still 'Microsoft's fault' when an org is breached

16 Květen, 2019 - 19:04
As soon as defences are sold as a product, hygiene suffers

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has become the latest government body to plead with admins to implement security best practices on Microsoft's Office 365 platform.…

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Breaking news: Bank-card-slurping malware sneaks into Forbes' mag subscription website

16 Květen, 2019 - 03:57
Dead-tree devotees who recently signed up may want to check their statements

The Magecart credit-card-skimming malware that is the bane of internet shoppers has been spotted again, this time on the Forbes magazine subscription website.…

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Titan-ic disaster: Bluetooth blunder sinks Google's 2FA keys, free replacements offered

15 Květen, 2019 - 21:42
A pairing problem makes an account compromise possible, although improbable

Google is offering free replacements of its Titan Security Keys, used for two-factor authentication, after learning the widgets' Bluetooth connections could be compromised by nearby hackers.…

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We like transparency and we're a CA, hackers hack all night and we log all day

15 Květen, 2019 - 20:24
Cert authority Sectigo funds Lets Encrypt transparency log

Let’s Encrypt has wheeled out a new certificate transparency log called Oak, which is funded for a year by the certificates arm of Sectigo (formerly known as Comodo).…

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Supreme Court says secret UK spy court's judgments can be overruled after all

15 Květen, 2019 - 16:05
It all went a bit Pete Tong for the Peeping Toms

Britain's Supreme Court said today that rulings from a secretive UK spy tribunal can now be appealed against after a legal challenge from pressure group Privacy International.…

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MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

15 Květen, 2019 - 13:38
Auditors poked around for a week after too many Peeping Toms had a trawl

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confessed to Parliament that MI5 bungled the security of "certain technology environments used to store and analyse data," including that of ordinary Britons spied on by the agency.…

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