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January 22, 2020
New research highlights the continuing issue of weak passwords, revealing that 30% of ransomware infections in 2019 were due to passwords. PreciseSecurity.com research found that phishing scams caused more than 67% of ransomware infection globally during the last year. Another 36% of mail protection service users reported ransomware attacks caused by the lack of cybersecurity...
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Mega-big online gaming company Ubisoft, maker of mega-hit games including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance and Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix: Siege (R6S), is suing four operators of the DDoS-for-hire sites that have been launched against its RainbowSix servers. These guys aren’t just launching attacks that kick all players on a targeted server out of a...
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Apple is rolling out a new update to its iOS operating system that addresses the location privacy issue on iPhone 11 devices that was first detailed here last month. Beta versions of iOS 13.3.1 include a new setting that lets users disable the “Ultra Wideband” feature, a short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share...
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Apple is rolling out a new update to its iOS operating system that addresses the location privacy issue on iPhone 11 devices that was first detailed here last month. Beta versions of iOS 13.3.1 include a new setting that lets users disable the “Ultra Wideband” feature, a short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share...
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In what seems like a broad case of overreaching, an upcoming version of Microsoft’s Office 365 for enterprises will automatically switch Google Chrome’s search engine to Bing. And Firefox is next on the list. Yes, Google Chrome. Yes, Bing. Microsoft says it’s doing so to enable Microsoft Search, which essentially evolves the Bing search engine...
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via the inimitable Kate Cox – reporting at ArsTechnica of the most egregious political missteps by Mark Zuckerberg & Company. Carry-on, nothing to see here… ‘Following months of criticism for its decision to allow candidates for political office to tell outright lies in advertising, Facebook is trying to correct course not by changing advertiser behavior...
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TikTok, the wildly popular social app, is reportedly on the hunt for a CEO based in the US in a move that could help to appease mounting concerns over how its ties to the Chinese government have posed threats to user censorship and national security. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that candidates have been interviewed „in recent...
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An iPhone belonging to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likely was hacked by Saudi Arabian prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) or operatives working on his behalf, a technical report indicated. Forensics on the phone showed it “was compromised via tools procured by Saud al Qahtani,” a close confidant of the prince, Motherboard cited a report by...
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A Loft Orbital satellite. Photo: Loft Orbital Startup Loft Orbital wants to shake up space with technology standardization. Their proprietary Payload Hub technology is a universal payload adapter that can fly any payload on a standard satellite bus. The company, which is in its infancy, received $3.2 million in seed funding in 2017, with an...
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Home > Security News > Malware More than 2,000 WordPress sites have been infected with malicious JavaScript that redirects visitors to scam websites and sets the stage for additional malware to be downloaded at a later time. The Sucuri team said access is gained to WordPress sites through plugin vulnerabilities, including Simple Fields and CP...
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By Zach DeMeyer Posted January 22, 2020 Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now one of the core methods for securing user access to IT resources. Many organizations are evaluating their options for adopting MFA policies. One such option is push notification-based MFA, but what benefits does it offer over other options? For starters, let’s first talk...
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Jeff Bezos was hacked and a new virus is on the attack, but first: a cartoon about social media breakups. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s News Everything we know about the Jeff Bezos...
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Samba released security updates patching three issues CVE-2019-14902, CVE-2019-14907, and CVE-2019-19344. The medium-rated CVE-2019-14902 fixes a problem where a newly delegated right, but more importantly the removal of a previously delegated right, would not be inherited on any domain controller other than the one where the change was made. This means if a user had...
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Updated January 23, 2020 07:05:29 Police say scores of international students in Queensland have been stung in a scam where fraudsters impersonated the Chinese consulate and demanded thousands of dollars to avoid deportation. Key points: At least 44 international students reported being victims last year — losing between $100 and $128,000 Queensland police have released...
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For all the cautions against doing so, one-third of organizations in a Proofpoint survey said they paid their attackers after getting infected with ransomware. Ransomware attacks on organizations are likely to continue unabated in the near term if the results of a new survey by Proofpoint are any indication. The security vendor recently polled 600...
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In a data breach notification letter to customers, The UPS Store has disclosed that an unauthorized party successfully devised a phishing scheme to gain entry into the email accounts of numerous store locations. The breach exposed information contained within documents that customers emailed to stores for printing and related services, the San Diego-based subsidiary of...
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Using static code analysis (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA) together makes your software development process better, faster, and stronger. Smart organizations in the business of building software know they need a mix of application testing tools to help ensure the code they produce is high-quality and secure. Many have already taken the steps to...
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Lebanon has formed a new government, amid months of massive anti-government demonstrations against corruption and economic inequality that forced former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign in October. On Tuesday night, new Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced a Cabinet of 20 ministers he said were independent. But experts and protesters say the ministers represent Lebanon’s...
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Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Endpoint Security , Fraud Management & Cybercrime Vodafone CEO Has Warned Huawei Ban Would Delay Britain’s 5G Rollout by 2 Years Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • January 22, 2020     BT engineer (Photo: BT) Britain’s two largest telecommunications firms plan to lobby Prime Minister Boris Johnson to not fully...
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[Bilingual, as delivered; scroll down for all-English version] Happy New Year. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. I draw tremendous strength from all that we represent and all that we have achieved together. Yet anniversaries are not about celebrating the past; they are about looking ahead. We must cast our eyes to...
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