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Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned From Web
11th Jul 2018 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Score one for the good guys: Bitcanal, a Portuguese Web hosting firm long accused of helping spammers hijack large swaths of dormant Internet address space over the years, was summarily kicked off the Internet this week after a half-dozen...
Patch Tuesday, July 2018 Edition
10th Jul 2018 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft and Adobe each issued security updates for their products today. Microsofts July patch batch includes 14 updates to fix more than 50 security flaws in Windows and associated software. Separately, Adobe has pushed out an update...
ExxonMobil Bungles Rewards Card Debut
6th Jul 2018 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Energy giant ExxonMobil recently sent snail mail letters to its Plenti rewards card members stating that the points program was being replaced with a new one called Exxon Mobil Rewards+. Unfortunately, the letter includes a confusing toll...
Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory
28th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Many people, particularly older folks, proudly declare they avoid using the Web to manage various accounts tied to their personal and financial data -- from utilities and mobile phones to retirement benefits and online banking services....
How To Avoid Card Skimmers At The Pump
26th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Previous stories here on the proliferation of card-skimming devices hidden inside fuel pumps have offered a multitude of security tips for readers looking to minimize their chances of becoming the next victim, such as favoring filling stations...
Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant For Mobile Location Data
22nd Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs to obtain a court-ordered warrant to gather location data on mobile device users. The decision is a major development for privacy rights, but experts say it may have limited bearing...
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon To Stop Sharing Customer Location Data With Third Parties
19th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In the wake of a scandal involving third-party companies leaking or selling precise, real-time location data on virtually all Americans who own a mobile phone, the four major wireless carriers have responded to requests from a U.S. senator...
Google To Fix Location Data Leak In Google Home, Chromecast
18th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Google in the coming weeks is expected to fix a location privacy leak in two of its most popular consumer products. New research shows that Web sites can run a simple script in the background that collects precise location data on people...
Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600
13th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In the days following revelations last September that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax had been hacked and relieved of personal data on nearly 150 million people, many Americans no doubt felt resigned and powerless to control their...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2018 Edition
12th Jun 2018 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today pushed out a bevy of software updates to fix more than four dozen security holes in Windows and related software. Almost a quarter of the vulnerabilities addressed in this months patch batch earned Microsofts "critical"...
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