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Fighting Emotet: lessons from the front line

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 10:01
Emotet is moving, shape-shifting target for admins and their security software. Here's what we've learned from dealing with outbreaks.

GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading via MS Word macros

THN - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 09:29
Security researchers have discovered two separate malware campaigns, one of which is distributing the Ursnif data-stealing trojan and the GandCrab ransomware in the wild, whereas the second one is only infecting victims with Ursnif malware. Though both malware campaigns appear to be a work of two separate cybercriminal groups, we find many similarities in them. Both attacks start from

US gov issues emergency directive after wave of domain hijacking attacks

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:54
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an emergency directive tightening DNS security after a recent wave of domain hijacking attacks targeting government websites.

#DeleteFacebook? #DeleteTwitter? #FatLotOfGood that will do you

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:47
Your likes, interest and personality can be gleaned from as few as 8-9 friends on social media, whether you're on the platform or not.

Cops catch $15m crypto-crook

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:27
A man has been arrested a year after stealing €10m ($15m) of the IoT-focused cryptocurrency IOTA using bogus software that tricked users.

Facebook debuts scam ads reporting tool

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:07
Adverts on Facebook featuring fake celebrity endorsements scam people out of their savings, and Facebook is now doing something about it.

Bomb threat spam may stem from GoDaddy DNS weakness

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 11:15
A bomb threat spam campaign that hit North America last month may have been engineered using a flaw in GoDaddy’s domain management process, it was revealed this week.

Supreme Court won’t consider case against defamatory reviews on Yelp

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:40
The decision means Yelp, and other platforms, are still protected from liability for user-submitted content under the CDA's Section 230.

Learn Python Programming – 7 Courses Video Training Bundle

THN - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:28
It's no secret that learning how to code is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to the beginning or furthering practically any career in programming and technology. The only problem a beginner often faces is that there are seemingly countless programming languages to choose from, which makes it exceedingly difficult for aspiring or even seasoned programmers to know which

How to stop a hacker home invasion! [VIDEO]

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:14
Did you see the story about the US family whose Nest camera "warned" them of an impending nuclear attack? Here's how to keep hackers out...

Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software

THN - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:02
It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping outdated

Update now! Apple releases first 2019 iOS and macOS patches

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:02
Apple has issued its January security updates fixing a list of mostly shared CVE flaws affecting iOS and macOS with a smattering for Safari, watchOS, tvOS, and iCloud for Windows.

“Proceed with caution”: Microsoft browser says Mail Online is untrustworthy

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 09:33
Hanging up on the fact-checkers probably isn't the best way for a news outlet to assure them that it's trustworthy.

China Blocks Microsoft's Bing Search Engine, Despite Offering Censored Results

THN - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 06:19
China has blocked Microsoft-owned search engine Bing, the company confirmed after receiving complaints from users throughout the country who took to social media beginning late Wednesday to express concerns. So, Bing becomes the latest service to be shut down by Chinese government behind its so-called Great Firewall of China, which blocks thousands of websites originating in the west

Chinese Hacker Publishes PoC for Remote iOS 12 Jailbreak On iPhone X

THN - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 12:09
Here we have great news for all iPhone Jailbreak lovers and concerning one for the rest of iPhone users. A Chinese cybersecurity researcher has today revealed technical details of critical vulnerabilities in Apple Safari web browser and iOS that could allow a remote attacker to jailbreak and compromise victims' iPhoneX running iOS 12.1.2 and before versions. To do so, all an attacker needs to

Ep. 016 – Email fraud, Android apps, Collection #1 and the 10 year challenge [PODCAST]

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:11
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast. Enjoy!

100 million online bets exposed by leaky database

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:04
Online gamblers lose their private data as yet another unsecured Elasticsearch database is discovered.

PewDiePie-spammers and whale-flingers exploit hole in Atlas game

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 10:18
Last week hackers allegedly compromised an admin’s Steam account and used it to spawn planes, tanks, and whales in Atlas.

Google fined $57m for data protection violations

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 09:28
In a landmark ruling, France’s data protection commissioner has fined Google 50 million Euros (around $57m) for violating Europe’s privacy laws.

Hijacked Nest cam broadcasts bogus warning about incoming missiles

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 08:45
A hacked Nest camera broadcast the fake warning about incoming North Korean missiles, sending a family into “five minutes of sheer terror.”


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