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Judge: Georgia's e-vote machines are awful – but go ahead and use them

1 hodina 53 min zpět
US court says no time to get paper ballots in place for November – eek!

A US district court judge has okayed the use of paperless electronic voting machines in Georgia, despite being "gravely concerned" about the American state's ability to prevent hacking.…

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US State Department confirms: Unclassified staff email boxes hacked

18 Září, 2018 - 23:57
Pompeo's peeps get free credit monitoring after some inboxes cracked open, data swiped

The US State Department has confirmed one of its email systems was attacked, potentially exposing the personal information of some of its employees.…

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'I am admin' bug turns WD's My Cloud boxes into Everyone's Cloud

18 Září, 2018 - 22:02
Western Digital NAS machines vulnerable to hijacking via HTTP cookies

Miscreants can potentially gain admin-level control over Western Digital's My Cloud gear via an HTTP request over the network or internet.…

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Remote access bug turns Western Digital My Cloud into Everyone's Cloud

18 Září, 2018 - 22:02
NAS boxes vulnerable to admin EoP via HTTPS packets

An elevation of privilege flaw in the Western Digital My Cloud platform allows attackers to gain admin-level access to the device via an HTTP request.…

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18 Září, 2018 - 17:05
Didja think we'd get rid of the exclaims just 'cos you're Altaba now?

The company formerly known as Yahoo! is close to settling cases related to the mammoth data security breach it covered up almost four years ago at a cost of around $47m.…

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Putting the privilege back into access management

18 Září, 2018 - 14:54
The anatomy of a privileged account hack

Promo  At 2pm UK we've got a live broadcast in which we speak to privileged access management vendor Thycotic about new research, showing how much of a challenge privileged account management is for enterprises of all shapes and sizes. We look at the anatomy of a privileged account hack, showing how cybercriminals target their victims.…

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Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown

18 Září, 2018 - 14:41
'No reason to believe' customer deets compromised

The Brit limb of unfortunately named and reassuringly expensive domestic appliance maker Smeg is up on its feet again after being hacked.…

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C'mon, biz: Give white hats a chance to tell you how screwed you are

18 Září, 2018 - 13:05
... before black hats prove it

There have never been more white-hat researchers hunting for vulnerabilities on internet-facing systems and yet barely any organisations provide a way for them to report the issues they find.…

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TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear

18 Září, 2018 - 11:47
Finally said yes to HTTPS

The UK's TV Licensing agency has admitted that 25,000 viewers were induced into sending their bank details over an insecure connection.…

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Just 13 – no, er, make that 3,200 punters hit in Oz's Perth Mint hack

18 Září, 2018 - 02:37
Unnamed third-party provider spaffed customer data

A computer security breach at Perth Mint first thought to have affected just 13 customers turned out to be more widespread – with more than 3,000 punters now screwed over by hackers.…

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Perth Mint leaks 13 accounts in data breach. No, make that 3,200

18 Září, 2018 - 02:37
Unnamed third-party provider spaffed customer data

A data breach at Perth Mint first thought to have affected 13 customers turned out to be more widespread, with more than 3,000 customers breached.…

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Check out this link! It's not like it'll crash your iPhone or anything (Hint: Of course it will)

17 Září, 2018 - 19:36
A few lines of code that Apple's browser simply can't handle

Apple iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers that stray onto websites with malicious CSS code, while using Safari, can crash or fall over – due to a flaw in the web browser.…

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Brit airport pulls flight info system offline after attack by 'online crims'

17 Září, 2018 - 14:28
No flight delays at Bristol base, miraculously*

Bristol Airport deliberately yanked its flight screens offline for two days over the weekend in response to a cyberattack.…

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Who's hacking into UK unis? Spies, research-nickers... or rival gamers living in res hall?

17 Září, 2018 - 12:20
Report fingers students and staff for academic cyber-attacks

Who's hacking into university systems? Here's a clue from the UK higher education tech crew at Jisc: the attacks drop dramatically during summer break.…

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Tick-tock, tick-tock. Oh, that's just the sound of compromised logins waiting to ruin your day

17 Září, 2018 - 10:42
Nothing is secure, everything is hackable. Wisdom

Comment  It has never been easier to conduct a cyber attack. There now exists a range of off-the-shelf tools and services that do all the heavy lifting – you just need to pick an approach and tool you like best.…

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Equifax IT staff had to rerun hackers' database queries to work out what was nicked – audit

17 Září, 2018 - 09:07
And let security kit fail for 10 months due to bad cert

Equifax was so unsure how much data had been stolen during its 2017 mega-hack that its IT staff spent weeks rerunning the hackers' database queries on a test system to find out.…

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Kronos crims go retro, Apple builds cop portal, Swiss cheesed over Russian hack bid, etc

15 Září, 2018 - 12:02
Plus Grindr stalkers find a few good men illictly

Roundup  This was the week of ice cold exploits, re-appearing JavaScript nasties, and of course Patch Tuesday. A few other things happened too……

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Docker fave Alpine Linux suffers bug miscreants can exploit to poison containers

15 Září, 2018 - 02:03
Now that's poetic, Justicz: Update apk and images now

An infosec bod has documented a remote-code execution flaw in Alpine Linux, a distro that pops up a lot in Docker containers.…

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Security procedures are good – follow them and you get to keep your job

14 Září, 2018 - 19:46
Sidestepping them to be 'more productive' impresses no one

Motorists tend to believe speed limits are a good idea and that everyone should stick to them. They know that when they break the limit the risk of an accident rises. But they also "know" that it is everyone else breaking the speed limit that pose the real danger.…

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Veeam holds its hands up, admits database leak was plain 'complacency'

14 Září, 2018 - 14:46
Co-CEO: 'We should have done a better job'

Veeam has blamed "human error" for the exposure of a marketing database containing millions of names and email addresses.…

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