Saturday, January 19, 2019
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‘Collection #1’ Breach Is Huge, But Should You Be Worried?

The dealer behind the Collection #1 data dump has been circulating six other databases with almost 1TB of data. But opinions vary on whether they contain data from previously reported hacks or newly released information.
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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Tech Collides With Shareholder Protest

Whether Amazon can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to government groups and police departments may be determined by a shareholders' vote later this spring.
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Tim Cook: FTC Needs to Make It Easy to Delete Your Online Data

Apple's CEO calls on the US Federal Trade Commission to set up a 'data-broker clearinghouse,' where consumers can track and delete the information companies have mined from their internet activities.
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The Best Password Managers for 2019

Still using your kid's birthday as your universal password? You're heading toward trouble. With a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen of the best password managers to...
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‘Collection #1’ Breach Exposes a Record 773 Million Email Addresses

The massive trove of leaked data, which was posted to a hacking forum, also includes 21,222,975 unique passwords. Here's how to see if your data was exposed.
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Fortnite Flaw Could Have Exposed Players to Account Takeovers

The hack itself targets people who've signed into the game through third-party services such as Facebook, Google, or Nintendo by stealing the special access token used to sign into the popular online game.
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Feds Hand Out Charges in SEC Hacking, Insider Trading Scheme

Eight individuals from Ukraine, Russia, and the US have been charged for their roles in a conspiracy to hack the US Securities Exchange Commission, steal nonpublic information, and use it for illegal trading.
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IoT Security Is (Still) a Gigantic Mess

Over half of companies still can't detect Internet of Things breaches, and a majority of consumers fear a lack of privacy with IoT devices, according to Gemalto's State of IoT Security report.
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Researcher Finds Serious Bugs in Top Web Hosting Services

Security researcher Paulos Yibelo uncovered several vulnerabilities in Bluehost, DreamHost, HostGator, OVH and iPage that could've been used to steal website owners' personal information or take over their accounts.
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Tesla Offers Model 3 as Pwn2Own Hacking Contest Prize

As well as being able to drive home in a Model 3, Tesla is offering a total of $915,000 in cash prizes for hacking the car in different ways. Even successfully attacking the infotainment system will earn a security...
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2 Years for Hacker Who Crippled Liberia’s Internet With Mirai Botnet

Last month, 30-year-old hacker Daniel Kaye pleaded guilty to disrupting internet access in Liberia through the use of a Mirai botnet, which can launch powerful DDoS attacks.
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Unprotected Database Exposed 202M Job Seeker Resumes

A database that contained 854GB of personal data and required no password or login authentication to be viewed has been online for up to three years containing the resumes of over 202 million job seekers in China.
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Comcast Is Using AI to Protect Your Gadgets From Hackers

The $5.99 monthly xFi Advanced Security service 'automatically protects' any device connected to your home internet via the Xfinity Advanced Gateway, Comcast said. It uses AI and machine-learning technology to monitor Wi-Fi traffic, and blocks suspicious activity in real...
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How The Turing Institute Is Helping the UK Address Cyber Threats

The UK is 'very underprepared in matters of cyber security,' according to Dr. Mark Briers, Programme Director at The Alan Turing Institute. Here's what he plans to do about it.
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LA Sues Weather Channel App Over Stealthy Data Collection

LA city attorneys say The Weather Channel app, operated by an IBM subsidiary, collects users' location data in order to make money off it, without properly informing consumers.
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Hacker Uses Twitter to Leak Private Data on German Politicians

German media reports that the leaked information covers politicians across every political party, except those under the far-right Alternative for Germany or AfD.
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Marriott Hackers Stole More Than 5M Unencrypted Passport Numbers

The Marriott breach affected fewer people than the hotel chain originally thought. But hackers stole more than 25.5 million passport numbers, 5.25 million of which were unencrypted.
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Microsoft’s Project Bali Seeks to Give You Control of Your Data

'With Project Bali, we propose a new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them,' the project's website says. 'It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share and monetize the data.'
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Readers’ Choice Awards 2019: Antivirus, Security Suite Software

Our first Readers' Choice survey that asks you to rate the software that keeps you safe includes a few surprises we can't keep in quarantine any longer.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Tribune Publishing Cyberattack

Printing operations at the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and all Tribune Publishing newspapers were disrupted over the weekend by a widespread cyberattack, reportedly traced back to the Ryuk ransomware.

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
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6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more