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EU to offer nearly $1m in bug bounties for open-source software

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 09:16
Rewards on 15 bug bounty programs start at $28,600 and include open source software such as KeePass, FileZilla, Drupal and VLC media player.

Adobe Issues Emergency Patches for Two Critical Flaws in Acrobat and Reader

THN - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 06:13
I hope you had biggest, happiest and craziest New Year celebration, but now it’s time to come back at work and immediately update your systems to patch new security flaws that could exploit your computer just by opening a PDF file. Adobe has issued an out-of-band security update to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the company's Acrobat and Reader for both the Windows and macOS operating

Thousands of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked to Promote PewDiePie

THN - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 13:16
A group of hackers has hijacked tens of thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home smart speakers and smart TVs with built-in Chromecast technology in recent weeks by exploiting a bug that's allegedly been ignored by Google for almost five years. The attackers, who go by Twitter handles @HackerGiraffe and @j3ws3r, managed to hijack Chromecasts’ feeds and display a pop-up,

US newspapers battle ransomware

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 11:54
On 29 December one of America's largest publishing groups, Tribune Media, found itself battling a major ransomware attack.

Google Partially Patches Flaw in Chrome for Android 3 Years After Disclosure

THN - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 10:37
Google has finally patched a privacy vulnerability in its Chrome web browser for Android that exposes users' device model and firmware version, eventually enabling remote attackers to identify unpatched devices and exploit known vulnerabilities. The vulnerability, which has not yet given any CVE number, is an information disclosure bug that resides in the way the Google Chrome for Android

Dark Overlord hackers release alleged 9/11 lawsuit documents

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 09:56
The extortionists leaked a “small sample” of what they say are 18k classified legal documents containing 9/11 “truth” stolen from a law firm.

Warn your friends they can’t bypass Facebook with this hoax

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 09:00
No, none of us can "bypass" Facebook's newsfeed algorithms by copy-pasting our way past them.

How to secure your Instagram account using 2FA

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 31/12/2018 - 08:15
It's a good idea to set up multi-factor authentication (2FA) on all your social accounts, so here we explain how to do that for Instagram.

How to secure your Twitter account

Sophos - Naked Security - Sat, 29/12/2018 - 12:30
There's no need to make it easier for someone who wants to hijack your Twitter account. Here's how to lock it down in just a few minutes.

How to protect your Facebook account: a walkthrough

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 13:55
We walk you through the important settings you can change and behaviors you can implement to lock down your privacy on Facebook. 

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