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Google Burns Down More Than 500 Private-data-stealing, Ad-defrauding Chrome Extensions Installed By 1.7m Netizens
14th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Malvertising campaign makes big bucks for online criminals Google has removed more than 500 Chrome extensions in response to a report from a security researcher, who found the browser plugins distributed through the Chrome Web Store facilitated...
Austrian Foreign Ministry: State Actor Hack On Government IT Systems Is Over
14th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Russia denies claims from well-informed broadcaster that it was homegrown Turla malware baddies Austrias foreign ministry has said a weeks-long cyber attack from a "state actor" against its systems has ended – amid local reports that...
Call Us Immediately If Your Child Uses Kali Linux, Squawks West Mids Police
14th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Maybe stick to walking the beat instead of infosec advice, eh? The National Crime Agency has publicly distanced itself from a poster urging parents to call police if their child has installed Kali Linux, Tor or – brace yourself –...
AT&T Insists Its Not Blocking Tutanota After Secure Email Biz Calls Foul, Cites Loss Of Net Neutrality As Cause
13th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Monster telco says its working to resolve whatevers going on Encrypted email service Tutanota on Thursday accused US mega-telco ATT of blocking its service in some parts of America, and cited the service interruption, ongoing for more than...
Voatz Of No Confidence: MIT Boffins Eviscerate US Election App, Claim Fiends Could Exploit Flaws To Derail Democracy
13th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Shoddy code allegations are just FUD, software maker insists Only a week after the mobile app meltdown in Iowas Democratic Caucus, computer scientists at MIT have revealed their analysis of the Voatz app used in West Virginias 2018 midterm...
A Dirty Dozen Of Bluetooth Bugs Threaten To Reboot, Freeze, Or Hack Your Trendy Gizmos From Close Range
13th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Over the air? More like over the aarrrggghhh A trio of boffins at Singapore University this week disclosed 12 security vulnerabilities affecting the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SDKs offered by seven system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors.…
Netgears Routerlogin.com HTTPS Cert Snafu Now Has A Live Proof Of Concept
12th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
And the company reaction is: not even meh An infosec researcher has published a JavaScript-based proof of concept for the Netgear routerlogin.com vulnerability revealed at the end of January.…
If Youre Running Windows, I Feel Bad For You, Son. Microsofts Got 99 Problems, Better Fix Each One
11th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Meanwhile, were still squashing bugs in Adobe Flash Player... plus stuff from Intel and SAP Patch Tuesday  Its going to be a busy month for IT administrators as Microsoft, Intel, Adobe, and SAP have teamed up to deliver a bumper crop of...
B-but It Doesnt Really Get Viruses! Not So, Apple Fanbois: Mac Malware Is Growing Faster Than Nasties Targeting Windows
11th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
So says Malwarebytes, anyway Software nasties targeted at MacOS are on the increase faster than ones for Windows, according to antivirus biz Malwarebytes.…
Crypto AG Backdooring Rumours Were True, Say German And Swiss News Orgs After Explosive Docs Leaked
11th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
One for the Cold War infosec veterans: CIA and BND literally owned the firm Swiss encryption machine company Crypto AG was secretly owned by the US CIA and a West German spy agency at the height of the Cold War, according to explosive revelations...
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