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Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

20 Leden, 2019 - 09:16
LinuxSecurity.com: Malicious websites can exploit browser extension APIs to execute code inside the browser and steal sensitive information such as bookmarks, browsing history, and even user cookies.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

GDPR Suit Filed Against Amazon, Apple

19 Leden, 2019 - 14:02
LinuxSecurity.com: An Austrian non-profit organization, noyb, has filed suit under GDPR against eight firms for non-compliance with the privacy regulation. The suit named Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, Youtube, and three others for violating the terms of the European law.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

2018's Most Common Vulnerabilities Include Issues New and Old

19 Leden, 2019 - 14:00
LinuxSecurity.com: It's entirely 2019, but that doesn't mean it's too late to look at lists of superlatives from 2018. In one of the latest, a security firm has released its list of the top application security vulnerabilities of 2018.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How 2018 became Facebook's worst year in privacy and security

19 Leden, 2019 - 13:40
LinuxSecurity.com: In early December, Facebook's developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn't shared on their timeline, including photos they had posted in Facebook Marketplace or Stories.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

North Korean Hackers Get Access To Chile's ATM After Employee Falls For Fake Job Interview Over Skyp

18 Leden, 2019 - 09:54
LinuxSecurity.com: North Korean hackers fooled a Redbanc employee into a fake job interview over Skype and then tricked him into downloading malware onto his work computer to get access to the company's interbank network, according to a report by Chilean news site trendTIC.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach

17 Leden, 2019 - 09:38
LinuxSecurity.com: Many people will land on this page after learning that their email address has appeared in a data breach I've called "Collection #1". Most of them won't have a tech background or be familiar with the concept of credential stuffing so I'm going to write this post for the masses and link out to more detailed material for those who want to go deeper.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your da

17 Leden, 2019 - 09:31
LinuxSecurity.com: Massive TVs with razor-thin frames, brilliant image quality, and streaming services built-in are more affordable than ever thanks to companies like Vizio and TCL. If you want a 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR capability, one can be purchased for below $500 - a surprisingly low price for such a massive piece of technology, nonetheless one that's likely to live in your home for years before you upgrade.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

15+ Password Cracking Techniques Used By Hackers 2019

17 Leden, 2019 - 09:28
LinuxSecurity.com: Putting up a good and long password is advised by cybersecurity, however, cybersecurity doesn't teach us how to identify the hacker hacking into your computer. It doesn't matter how strong you are creating passwords, there is always be an option for hackers to crack your passwords.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify

16 Leden, 2019 - 09:03
LinuxSecurity.com: The current federal government shutdown, the longest in United States history, is in its fourth week, with no clear path to resolution. With 800,000 federal employees on full or partial leave as a result, cybersecurity experts raised an early alarm about how the shutdown would impact US cybersecurity.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Intel patches another security flaw in SGX technology

16 Leden, 2019 - 09:00
LinuxSecurity.com: Intel last week released six advisories covering a range of products, the most interesting of which is a flaw discovered in the company's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) built into all Intel processors since the company's sixth-generation Skylake processors in 2015.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

16 Leden, 2019 - 08:54
LinuxSecurity.com: Cyberattacks and their potential to cripple critical infrastructure remain one of the biggest risks facing the world today, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Firms fined $1M for SingHealth data security breach

15 Leden, 2019 - 10:05
LinuxSecurity.com: Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) has been fined S$250,000 while Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS), the IT agency responsible for Singapore's public healthcare sector, is slapped with a S$750,000 fine, for failing to take adequate security measures to safeguard personal data. The oversight had contributed to the July 2018 cybersecurity attack that compromised personal details of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, and breached their data protection obligations outlined in Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

UK Banks Finally Issue New Cards After Ticketmaster Breach

15 Leden, 2019 - 09:57
LinuxSecurity.com: Two major UK high street banks have started to send out replacement cards for some of their customers, nine months after one lender reported fraudulent activity to Ticketmaster.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars

14 Leden, 2019 - 10:28
LinuxSecurity.com: A Surrey man has been jailed for 32 months after admitting to launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against an African telco.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ransomware attack sends City of Del Rio back to the days of pen and paper

14 Leden, 2019 - 10:20
LinuxSecurity.com: Officials based at the City of Del Rio, in Texas, were forced to abandon electronic services and switch to pen and paper after a ransomware attack effectively closed down City Hall servers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Linux Systemd security holes uncovered

13 Leden, 2019 - 10:26
LinuxSecurity.com: Many Linux sysadmins and users dislike Systemd, but love it or hate it, the Systemd is the default system and service manager for most Linux distributions. So, security company Qualys's recent revelation of three new Systemd security vulnerabilities isn't going to win Systemd any friends.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Governments need to embrace AI for the good of the people

13 Leden, 2019 - 10:17
LinuxSecurity.com: AI has already taken the private sphere by storm, with massive corporations, dynamic startups, and even our own living rooms playing host to intelligent machine learning software. It's no big surprise, then, that the world of government is starting to turn to AI to improve its effectiveness in serving populations large and small.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hacker 'BestBuy' sentenced to prison for operating Mirai DDoS botnet

12 Leden, 2019 - 13:45
LinuxSecurity.com: A UK court sentenced today a 30-year-old man to two years and eight months in prison for using a DDoS botnet to viciously attack and take down internet connectivity in Liberia in the fall of 2016.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook staff discussed cashing in on user data, reports say

12 Leden, 2019 - 13:43
LinuxSecurity.com: Facebook staff discussed charging companies for access to user data, before ultimately deciding against such a policy, according to reports.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

2FA codes can be phished by new pentest tool

11 Leden, 2019 - 10:57
LinuxSecurity.com: With every new hack, it's becoming clearer that older forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) are no longer the reassuring security protection they once were.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security