Saturday, November 17, 2018
PC Mag

Firefox to Display Warning if You Visit a Site That’s Been Breached

The warnings will appear on Firefox's desktop browser as pop-up notifications that tell you how many accounts were compromised in a breach within the last year.
PC Mag

Insecure Server Puts Two-Factor, Password Data of Millions at Risk

Security researcher Sébastien Kaul found that the Voxox server, with some 26 million text messages, was wide open—no password required—and easily searchable, TechCrunch reports.
PC Mag

Tim Berners-Lee Pushes for ‘Contract’ to Protect the Web

The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to 'respect consumers' privacy' and to design technologies 'that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.'
PC Mag

14 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Billions of dollars will be spent online in the next month and while most transactions will be uneventful, online shopping security is not a given. These tips can help.
PC Mag

Microsoft Deactivates Copies of Windows 10 Due to Server Problem

Something went very wrong with Microsoft's activation servers yesterday, which resulted in licensed copies of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise informing users they need to go and buy a genuine copy of Windows again.
PC Mag

Facing Facebook’s Many Failures

On this episode of Fast Forward, Techonomy Founder David Kirkpatrick wants you to know that Facebook failures are a lot worse than you think.
PC Mag

The Best Parental Control Software of 2018

Parenting styles run the gamut, and so do the features in parental control and monitoring utilities. We've tested the top products to help you choose the right one for your family.
PC Mag

Tim Berners-Lee Pushes For ‘Contract’ To Protect the Web

The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to 'respect consumers' privacy' and to design technologies 'that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.'
PC Mag

Google Chrome to Crack Down on Invasive, Misleading Ads

Google actually tried to block the pesky ads with an update to Chrome earlier this year. But on Monday, Chrome product manager Vivek Sekhar said: 'we've learned since then that this approach did not go far enough.'
PC Mag

Bogus Porn Emails Using Old Passwords to Scam You Out of Cash

Cisco Talos says email scammers have made at least $146,000 in bitcoin by circulating sextortion messages. But don't fall for it: no one has incriminating video footage of you.
PC Mag

Why Passwords Might (Finally) Go Away

Passwords are still the main method for protecting online accounts. Now, a series of regulations and open standards provide hope that we can finally ditch them.
PC Mag

US Accuses Chinese Spies of Hacking Aerospace Firms

According to the US Justice Department, the two Chinese intelligence officers led a team of five Chinese hackers that used malware-based attacks to steal turbofan engine plans from aerospace companies.
PC Mag

Under Attack: How Election Hacking Threatens the Midterms

The United States is grappling with fundamental cybersecurity threats at every level of voting infrastructure, from malware-based campaign hacks to weaponized social media posts. But there are plenty of people trying to do something about it.
PC Mag

Facebook Shuts Down New Propaganda Effort Linked to Iran

The fake accounts were pretending to be US and UK citizens and largely pumping out left-wing political content against President Trump and Republicans. The propaganda went out to 1 million users, and much of it came in internet...
PC Mag

China: To Avoid Spying, Trump Should Swap iPhone for a Huawei

The New York Times says China has been listening to Donald Trump's cell phone calls. China denies it and jokes that Trump should use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdropping.
PC Mag

Arlo Security Cameras Will Soon Detect Packages, Cars, Animals

The upcoming Package Detection feature will let you watch on your smartphone as packages are delivered to your door. The Vehicle Detection feature will notify you when a vehicle parks on your property, and Animal Detection will keep you...
PC Mag

Cathay Pacific Discloses Data Breach Affecting 9.4M Passengers

The cache of potentially stolen data includes passengers' names, nationalities, birthdates, phone numbers, email and physical addresses, passport numbers, identity card numbers, frequent flyer numbers, customer service remarks, and historical travel information.
PC Mag

Tim Cook: Our Data Is Being ‘Weaponized Against Us’

Apple's CEO once again blasted the tech industry's reliance on collecting people's personal data to run their products and pushed for a digital privacy law in the US.
PC Mag

Russian Lab Linked to Malware That Attacks Industrial Plants

A report from security firm FireEye connects a Moscow-based lab to the development of the Triton malware, which was used to attack a Saudi chemical plant last year.
PC Mag

To Stop Election Meddling, US Tells Russian Trolls to Tread Lightly

According to The New York Times, US Cyber Command is identifying Russian operatives in control of troll accounts and letting them know the US is aware of their activities.
SC Magazine

Instagram flaw exposes user passwords

A security flaw in Instagram’s recently released “Download Your Data” tool could have exposed some user passwords, the company reportedly told users. The tool, revealed by Instagram right before the GDPR regulation went into effect, is designed to let users...

Julian Assange Charges, Japan’s Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.
The Register

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess? Roundup  What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…
TechRepublic

Is retaining a cybersecurity attorney a good idea for your business?

Cybersecurity is so complicated that businesses, large and small, are retaining legal counsel specializing in security. Learn two more steps businesses should take before a cyberattack hits.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.