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Microsoft Patch Tuesday — January 2019 Security Updates Released

THN - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 05:33
Microsoft has issued its first Patch Tuesday for this year to address 49 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 7 of which are rated critical, 40 important and 2 moderate in severity. Just one of the security vulnerabilities patched by the tech giant this month has been reported as being publicly known at the time of release, and none are

New KickAss Torrents (KAT) ~ 2019 Best Torrent Sites (Working)

THN - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 04:20
Good news, the new Kickass Torrents site is back. Back in July 2017, popular BitTorrent site Kickass Torrents (KAT cr) was taken down by the United States authorities. The peer to peer file sharing site became the world's biggest piracy hub after The Pirate Bay went offline. Now shortly after law enforcement shut down the original KAT site, a group of devoted site staffers launched the

SMS phishing is alive and well… and simply believable

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:19
Sometimes, the limited length of an SMS makes it easier for the crooks to 'get it to look right' and reel you in to a phishing site...

20-Year-Old Man Arrested For Carrying Out Germany's Biggest Data Leak

THN - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:06
German federal police have arrested a 20-year-old local student for stealing and publishing a massive trove of personal data of hundreds of politicians, journalists and other public figures last month. The young man, whose identity has not been revealed by the police, was arrested after police raided his parent's house in west-central German State of Hesse on Sunday and recovered a computer

A photo will unlock many Android phones using facial recognition

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:30
How easy is it to bypass the average smartphone’s facial recognition security? In the case of Android, a lot easier than owners may think.

How to spot a social media hoax

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:08
Stop shaking your head about "WhatsApp Gold" flimflam and start spreading these REAL nuggets of hoax-clobbering advice!

Zerodium Offers to Buy Zero-Day Exploits at Higher Prices Than Ever

THN - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:00
Well, there's some good news for hackers and vulnerability hunters, though terrible news for tech manufacturers! Exploit vendor Zerodium is now willing to offer significantly higher payouts for full, working zero-day exploits that allow stealing of data from WhatsApp, iMessage and other online chat applications. Zerodium—a startup by the infamous French-based company Vupen that buys and sells

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hit by Double-Spend Attack Worth $1.1 Million

THN - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:27
Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has suspended all transactions of Ethereum Classic (ETC)—the original unforked version of the Ethereum network—on their trading platforms, other products and services after detecting a potential attack on the cryptocurrency network that let someone spend the same digital coins twice. Why is this attack concerning? The heist resulted in the loss of $1.1

Hacker uses early warning system for fake message campaign

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:21
Australians got scary texts, emails and phone calls from a trusted emergency warning service late last week after a hacker broke into its systems and used it to send fake messages.

LA sues The Weather Channel over selling users’ location data

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:00
The app is accused of being a “location data company powered by weather” and profiting from users' data without being upfront about it.

No Android passcode? No problem! Skype unlocked it for you

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:50
Microsoft closed the hole, which let any unauthenticated phone-grabber answer a Skype call and then roam around on your mobile.

Hacker doxes hundreds of German politicians

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:02
For over a month, hackers published data from hundreds of German politicians in a Twitter advent calendar - a massive government assault.

Update now! Adobe Acrobat and Reader have critical flaws

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:12
Adobe has patched two critical flaws in Acrobat and Reader that warrant urgent attention.

Monday review – the hot stories of the new year

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:10
From same old, same old Facebook hoaxes to PewDiePie's Chromecast-hacking fans, here are the top stories of the new year.

NSA to release its GHIDRA reverse engineering tool for free

THN - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 07:37
The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) is planning to release its internally developed reverse engineering tool for free at the upcoming RSA security conference 2019 that will be held in March in San Francisco. The existence of the framework, dubbed GHIDRA, was first publicly revealed by WikiLeaks in CIA Vault 7 leaks, but the tool once again came to light after Senior NSA Adviser

Town of Salem Data Breach Exposes 7.6 Million Gamers' Accounts

THN - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 07:37
A massive data breach at the popular online role-playing game 'Town of Salem' has reportedly impacted more than 7.6 million players, the game owner BlankMediaGames (BMG) confirmed Wednesday on its online forum. With the user base of more than 8 million players, Town of Salem is a browser-based game that enables gamers (which range from 7 to 15 users) to play a version of the famous secret role

Facebook hoaxes – harmless fun or security risk? [VIDEO]

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 17:33
Here's what you need to know about Facebook hoaxes, all in plain English.

Hackers Leak Personal Data from Hundreds of German Politicians On Twitter

THN - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 11:52
Germany has been hit with the biggest hack in its history. A group of unknown hackers has leaked highly-sensitive personal data from more than 100 German politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brandenburg’s prime minister Dietmar Woidke, along with some German artists, journalists, and YouTube celebrities. The leaked data that was published on a Twitter account (@_0rbit) and

Don’t fall victim to the Chromecast hackers – here’s what to do

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 10:57
First they came for your printer... and then they came for your Chromecast - learn how to tighten up your router security.

Vein authentication beaten by wax hand and photograph

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 10:43
A new presentation shows how vein authentication systems can be fooled using a fake wax hand model.

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