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Firefox add-ons with obfuscated code will be banned by Mozilla

k, 05/07/2019 - 12:05
The updated Add-on Policy aims to rid Firefox of third-party malicious code that hides what it's really up to.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market busted by international police

k, 05/07/2019 - 11:59
It went down in flames, with a rogue admin blackmailing vendors and buyers and leaking login credentials and the IP address.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Blockchain project settles cross-border payment

k, 05/07/2019 - 11:39
Singapore’s central bank sent a payment to Canada using blockchain technology last week, in a clear signal that the technology has value.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Weekly review – the hot 25 stories of last week

k, 05/07/2019 - 11:04
From malware-stuffed piracy apps to the Docker breach, get yourself up to date with everything we wrote last week - it's roundup time.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Mozilla bug throws Tor Browser users into chaos

h, 05/06/2019 - 00:09
A Mozilla bug has made everyone's Firefox addons 'untrustworthy' - including turning off the important NoScript security feature in Tor.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Belgian programmer solves cryptographic puzzle – 15 years too soon!

p, 05/03/2019 - 20:04
Belgian coder Bernard Fabrot just finished a 3.5-year computational marathon, solving a fascinating cryptopuzzle set at MIT back in 1999.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Criminals are hiding in Telegram – but backdoors are not the answer

p, 05/03/2019 - 12:02
When it comes to an easy life, the criminals behind the fearful Anubis banking malware have become big fans of Twitter and, increasingly, the secure messaging of Telegram.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Cryptocoin theft, scam and fraud could total more than $1.2b in Q1

p, 05/03/2019 - 11:51
Crooks have developed "ingenious" new ways to drain user accounts and wallets, CipherTrace says, prodding regulators into action.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Cybersecurity experts battle for right to repair

p, 05/03/2019 - 11:50
A battle rages between manufacturers and users over who can repair a product, with tech companies using security concerns as a weapon.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Google rolling out auto-delete for your location and activity history

p, 05/03/2019 - 11:22
Auto-delete will hopefully please those of us who haven't already turned off location history altogether (for very good reason).
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

World Password Day – what (NOT!) to do

cs, 05/02/2019 - 15:27
Yeah, yeah, yeah... we really ought to get around to picking proper passwords for everything - and here's why!
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

DHS policies allow unlimited, warrantless device search

cs, 05/02/2019 - 14:29
Newly revealed policies show border agents can search devices for pretty much any reason, including if some other agency asked them to.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Is a sticky label the answer to the IoT’s security problems?

cs, 05/02/2019 - 14:22
How can IoT security be improved? The UK Government just published new details of its surprising and unfashionable answer.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Extortionists leak data of huge firms after IT provider refuses to pay

cs, 05/02/2019 - 14:08
The data was published after "Boris Bullet-Dodger" failed to get Citycomp to cough up.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

US Government halves deadline for applying critical patches to 15 days

cs, 05/02/2019 - 13:39
US federal agencies must fix their security bugs twice as quickly under new rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Keeping your data safe when traveling

sze, 05/01/2019 - 13:00
Our data is especially vulnerable when we ourselves are too: at border crossings and when in unfamiliar environments.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Millions of consumer smart devices exposed by serious security flaw

sze, 05/01/2019 - 12:56
This IoT software flaw could render millions of consumer devices, including baby monitors and webcams, open to remote discovery and hijack.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Diabetics are hunting down obsolete insulin pumps with a security flaw

sze, 05/01/2019 - 12:38
The flaw makes it possible to overwrite the devices' programming and insert an algorithm that turns them into artificial pancreases.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Mystery database exposes data on 80 million US households

sze, 05/01/2019 - 12:13
Put on your detective hat - the researchers who found it say it's full of people's data, but not who it belongs to.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Crooks using hacked Microsoft email accounts to steal cryptocurrency

sze, 05/01/2019 - 11:49
Hacked Microsoft email accounts are being used by criminals to compromise victims' cryptocurrency exchange accounts and empty their funds.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek