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Monero fixes major ‘burning bug’ flaw, preventing mass devaluation

h, 10/01/2018 - 13:13
The flaw arises from the use of stealth wallet addresses, an anonymity concept that's especially important to privacy-sensitive Monero users.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

h, 10/01/2018 - 11:31
From the big Facebook breach to vulnerable Android password managers - catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days. It's weekly roundup time.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Big Facebook breach: 50 million accounts affected

p, 09/28/2018 - 20:43
Facebook has suffered a data breach affecting almost 50 million accounts. Another 40 million have been reset as a "precautionary" measure.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

WhatsApp cofounder: “I sold my users’ privacy”

p, 09/28/2018 - 15:27
Regretful WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton has joined the ranks of the Silicon Valley mea-culpa-rati.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Mobile password managers vulnerable to phishing apps

p, 09/28/2018 - 14:30
Several leading Android-based password managers can be fooled into auto-filling login credentials on behalf of fake phishing apps.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Power to the people! Google backtracks (a bit) on forced Chrome logins

p, 09/28/2018 - 13:53
Google thought it was a such a great idea to start logging you into everything when you logged into something... that it forgot to ask.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Robocallers slapped with huge fines for using spoofed phone numbers

p, 09/28/2018 - 13:30
One poor woman whose phone number was hijacked by robocallers got several calls a day from irate consumers who thought she was trying to market to them.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Cryptojacking – coming to a server-laptop-phone near you (and how to stop it)

cs, 09/27/2018 - 16:58
Cryptomining apps were banned from the Play Store some time ago - but that hasn't stopped the crooks getting cryptojackers past Google...
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Firefox Monitor starts tracking breached email addresses

cs, 09/27/2018 - 13:09
Mozilla has formally launched Firefox Monitor, a privacy-engineered website that hooks up to Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) breach notification database.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Spotify offers playlists tailored to your DNA

cs, 09/27/2018 - 13:00
Spotify and Ancestry have teamed up to let you use your real DNA to tell your “musical” DNA.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Malware hits fashion giant SHEIN; 6.42 million online shoppers affected

cs, 09/27/2018 - 12:56
The online fashion store is now contacting affected users and asking them to change passwords for their online store accounts.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Finally, a fix for the encrypted web’s Achilles’ heel

sze, 09/26/2018 - 15:58
Everyone knew that SNI needed to be fixed sooner or later, but nobody was quite sure how.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Microsoft is killing passwords one announcement at a time

sze, 09/26/2018 - 13:43
Windows 10 and Office 365 users can now log in to Azure AD applications using only the Authenticator App.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Domain flub leaves 30 million customers high and dry

sze, 09/26/2018 - 13:33
Zoho's CEO begged for help on Twitter after his domain registrar effectively took the company offline, stranding millions of users.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Facebook scolds police for using fake accounts to snoop on citizens

sze, 09/26/2018 - 12:52
Put down that “Bob Smith” fake account and back off, Facebook told the Memphis Police Department, waving its real-names policy in the air.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Millions of Twitter DMs may have been exposed by year-long bug

sze, 09/26/2018 - 12:20
Though the bug was present for over a year, Twitter hasn't found any DMs or protected tweets that were delivered to the wrong developer.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Users fret over Chrome auto-login change

k, 09/25/2018 - 13:37
Users were complaining this week after discovering they'd been logged in to Google’s Chrome browser automatically, after logging into a Google website.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

AdGuard adblocker resets passwords after credential-stuffing attack

k, 09/25/2018 - 13:15
AdGuard has taken the decision to reset all user accounts after suffering a credential-stuffing and brute-force password attack.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Woman hijacked CCTV cameras days before Trump inauguration

k, 09/25/2018 - 12:13
The ransomware attack on DC's outdoor surveillance cameras came just a few days before the 2017 inauguration of President Trump.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Wendy’s faces class action over collecting staff fingerprints

k, 09/25/2018 - 12:00
Two former Wendy’s employees want to know what the company does with employee fingerprints collected by biometric clocks.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek