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Faster fuzzing ferrets out 42 fresh zero-day flaws

h, 12/03/2018 - 12:46
A group of researchers has found 42 zero-day flaws in a range of software tools using a new take on an old concept - fuzzing.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

h, 12/03/2018 - 11:57
From Black Mirror-esque social ratings IRL to the guy who had his car stolen by hackers - twice, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Huge Marriott breach puts 500 million victims at risk

p, 11/30/2018 - 16:49
The Marriott hotel empire's Starwood guest reservation database has been subject to unauthorised access since 2014.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Busted! DOJ exposes huge ad-fraud operation, eight charged

p, 11/30/2018 - 13:47
The US Department of Justice has charged eight men with running a vast ad-fraud scheme.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Prisoners allegedly posed as underage girls in $560K sextortion scam

p, 11/30/2018 - 13:26
They allegedly victimized 442 military men by sending nude photos and then calling, pretending to be irate fathers or police.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

57m Americans’ details leaked online by another misconfigured server

p, 11/30/2018 - 12:30
Misconfigured Elasticsearch servers spilled personal details on 57 million Americans, said reports this week.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Driver loses his car to hackers. TWICE.

p, 11/30/2018 - 12:09
He slapped a tracker on the new one and installed CCTV... which did a fine job of recording the thieves' 90-second-long relay attack.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Creeps outed as massage app exposes database with workers’ comments

cs, 11/29/2018 - 13:34
Popular massage-booking app Urban lets masseurs/masseuses log comments about creepy customers, and left its database wide open.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Google’s “deceitful” location tracking is against the law, say 7 EU groups

cs, 11/29/2018 - 13:32
Seven European consumer organizations are planning to submit a complaint about Google's location tracking activities to their data protection authorities.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Facial recognition traffic camera mistakes bus for famous woman

cs, 11/29/2018 - 11:58
China's air conditioning business queen Dong Mingzhu was recently outed as a jaywalker - thanks to an ad on the side of a bus.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Microsoft’s Office 365 MFA security crashes for second time

cs, 11/29/2018 - 10:59
Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory has fallen over for the second time in a week.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Iranian hackers charged in the US for SamSam ransomware attacks

sze, 11/28/2018 - 19:18
Two Iranians have been named in a US ransomware indictment - but given that they aren't in the US, what happens next?
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

JavaScript library used for sneak attack on Copay Bitcoin wallet

sze, 11/28/2018 - 13:51
A mystery payload sneaked into a hugely popular JavaScript library was part of a plot to ransack Bitcoins from BitPay’s Copay mobile cryptocoin wallet, it has been alleged.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Social media scraping app Predictim banned by Facebook and Twitter

sze, 11/28/2018 - 13:00
We all want a "perfect" babysitter. But can we trust AI to comb through years of social media posts and label people with a "score?"
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Facebook bug resurrects ghostly messages from the past

sze, 11/28/2018 - 12:50
In the latest in a long line of SNAFUs, it seems Facebook has found a new way to inadvertently torment us: resurfacing old chat messages.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

‘Grinch bots’ are ruining holiday shopping. Lawmakers hit back

sze, 11/28/2018 - 12:29
The bill would outlaw automated scripts that snap up discounted holiday must-haves so resellers can gouge people with exorbitant markups.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Microsoft patches Patch Tuesday’s Outlook 2010 problem patch

k, 11/27/2018 - 15:23
Just weeks after issuing a Windows 10 patch of doom that started deleting users’ precious files, Microsoft ‘fixed’ Outlook 2010 with a November Patch Tuesday update that promptly borked it.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Google Maps scammers put their own phone numbers onto bank listings

k, 11/27/2018 - 13:39
Once they get victims on the phone, the crooks get their account PINs and CVV numbers for debit/credit cards and then drain their accounts.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

LinkedIn rapped for targeting ads at 18 million Facebook users

k, 11/27/2018 - 13:23
What upset the Data Protection Commissioner: none of the 18 million email addresses were those of LinkedIn users.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Parents slam “weirdo” fraudsters for using child’s Facebook pic for cash

k, 11/27/2018 - 12:34
Did you help spread the viral scowling Pop-Tart™-deprived kid photo last week? Can't be helped, mom said, but using it to raise cash was "lame."
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

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