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Credit Freezes Are Free: Let The Ice Age Begin
21st Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others from looking at private details in your consumer credit history. If youve been holding...
Mirai Botnet Authors Avoid Jail Time
19th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Citing "extraordinary cooperation" with the government, a court in Alaska on Tuesday sentenced three men to probation, community service and fines for their admitted roles in authoring and using "Mirai," a potent malware strain used in...
GovPayNow.com Leaks 14M+ Records
17th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S. state and local governments to accept online payments for everything from traffic citations and licensing fees to bail payments and court-ordered fines — has leaked...
U.S. Mobile Giants Want To Be Your Online Identity
12th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The four major U.S. wireless carriers today detailed a new initiative that may soon let Web sites eschew passwords and instead authenticate visitors by leveraging data elements unique to each customers phone and mobile subscriber account,...
Patch Tuesday, September 2018 Edition
11th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Adobe and Microsoft today each released patches to fix serious security holes in their software. Adobe pushed out a new version of its beleaguered Flash Player browser plugin. Redmond issued updates to address at least 61 distinct vulnerabilities...
In A Few Days, Credit Freezes Will Be Fee-Free
10th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Later this month, all of the three major consumer credit bureaus will be required to offer free credit freezes to all Americans and their dependents. Maybe youve been holding off freezing your credit file because your home state currently...
Leader Of DDoS-for-Hire Gang Pleads Guilty To Bomb Threats
6th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A 19-year-old man from the United Kingdom who headed a cybercriminal group whose motto was "Feds Cant Touch Us" pleaded guilty this week to making bomb threats against thousands of schools.On Aug. 31, officers with the U.K.s National Crime...
Browser Extensions: Are They Worth The Risk?
5th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Popular file-sharing site Mega.nz is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that any usernames and passwords submitted through the browser were copied and forwarded to a rogue server in Ukraine....
For 2nd Time In 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker MSpy Leaks Millions Of Sensitive Records
4th Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, has leaked millions of sensitive records online, including passwords, call...
Alleged ‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Sought Media Spotlight, Got Indicted
2nd Sep 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A 20-year-old from Vancouver, Washington was indicted last week on federal hacking charges and for allegedly operating the "Satori" botnet, a malware strain unleashed last year that infected hundreds of thousands of wireless routers and...
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