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Facebook wants to reveal your name to the weirdo standing next to you

k, 11/06/2018 - 13:35
Facebook's had a patent approved for a new way to sniff out potential friends, based on your phone and patterns of movement.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Is the US about to get a nationwide, privately owned, biometrics system?

k, 11/06/2018 - 13:21
Two US biometric companies have partnered to research a private, nationwide biometrics system.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Children’s apps contain an average of 7 third-party trackers, study finds

k, 11/06/2018 - 13:10
Android apps in the "Family" category had a surprisingly high number of trackers embedded in them.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

CIA’s secret online network unravelled with a Google search

k, 11/06/2018 - 13:06
The US government is reeling from a catastrophic, years-long intelligence failure that compromised its internet-based covert communications.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Private Facebook data from 81,000 accounts discovered on crime forum

h, 11/05/2018 - 14:40
Stolen data from the 81,000 accounts that appeared to be genuine included intimate exchanges between Facebook users.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

FIFA, hacked again, is leaking like a sieve

h, 11/05/2018 - 14:13
Football shockers started to flow on Friday, after journalists analyzed more than 70m exfiltrated documents, totaling 3.4 terabytes of data.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Should company bosses face jail for mishandling your privacy?

h, 11/05/2018 - 13:06
A proposed bill calls for executives to be jailed for not protecting consumers' data, or at least for lying about it.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

PortSmash attack steals secrets from Intel chips on the side

h, 11/05/2018 - 12:46
Researchers have developed an exploit that uses a feature in Intel chips to steal secret cryptographic keys.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

h, 11/05/2018 - 11:14
Passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, browsers are being made to cough up browsing history, and an exploit in Microsoft Word. Catch up with this and everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time!
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Another day, another update, another iPhone lockscreen bypass

p, 11/02/2018 - 15:24
Researcher José Rodríguez beats the lockscreen to display contact phone numbers and email addresses.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

p, 11/02/2018 - 14:42
Only one browser stood fast against a set of new browser history attacks.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Google’s stealthy sign-in sentry can pick up pilfered passwords

p, 11/02/2018 - 13:24
The search giant's secret sauce can see when somebody's using your stolen password.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Report reveals one-dimensional support for two-factor authentication

p, 11/02/2018 - 12:19
34 popular consumer websites were put to the 2FA test.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Passcodes are protected by Fifth Amendment, says court

cs, 11/01/2018 - 13:04
The government isn't really after the password, after all; it's after any potential evidence it protects. In other words: fishing expedition.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Facebook is still approving fake political ads

cs, 11/01/2018 - 12:56
Just a couple of weeks before the US midterm elections, journalists have revealed that Facebook is continuing to approve fake advertisements from fake sources.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Update now! Apple releases security fixes for iOS, MacOS, Safari, others

cs, 11/01/2018 - 12:50
If you own any kind of Apple device or software, you may want to check to see if you have an update waiting for you.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

US indicts alleged Chinese spies for hacking aerospace companies

cs, 11/01/2018 - 12:40
The DOJ described five years of stealing turbofan engine designs that relied on insiders, state-sponsored hackers, phishing and malware.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

RoboCops: AI on the rise in policing to predict crime and uncover lies

cs, 11/01/2018 - 12:33
PrediPol uses predictive policing algorithms, VeriPol analyzes fake-report text. Who ya gonna call?
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Spooky miasmic gas bricks hospital iPhones (mwah ha ha ha)

sze, 10/31/2018 - 18:34
Apple devices haunted by helium.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

How one man could have taken over any business on Facebook

sze, 10/31/2018 - 14:23
The recently patched flaw would have enabled anyone to make themselves an administrator for any Facebook business account.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek