Monday, September 23, 2019
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LastPass Extension Bug Can Leak Passwords to Malicious Websites

If exploited, the bug in LastPass's Chrome extension can expose the last login credential it filled out to a website's background processes, according to a Google security researcher. Fortunately, LastPass has fixed the flaw through an update.
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Private Browsing Won’t Protect You From Everything

Private browsing gets rid of your browsing history, saved passwords, and field content. But if you think it keeps you safe from malware, ads, and ISP monitoring, think again.
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US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups

The order will force American companies, including banks, to cut off ties and freeze any assets the hacking groups have in the US, and report their activities to federal agencies.
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Hacker Arrested for Stealing Unreleased Songs From Top Artists

A UK 19-year-old allegedly targeted 'award-winning international superstars' by breaking into their websites and cloud-based accounts to steal recorded music.
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SIM Card Flaw Poses Spying Threat, But US Users Appear to Be Safe

A security firm has disclosed a disturbing vulnerability in SIM cards that can be exploited to track a phone's location. But an industry trade group says most carriers no longer use the affected technology.
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Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns

Watchdog groups claim the new policy rings hollow. NSO Group sells its products to governments, which have allegedly used them to spy on humans rights activists and journalists.
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Feds Arrest 281 for Stealing Millions Via Fake Email Scams

The 281 suspects were arrested for 'business email compromise' schemes, which often involve pretending to be a CEO or trusted partner, and tricking the target business into wiring funds to a scammer-controlled bank account.
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Scammers Go Phishing With Deepfakes

Deepfakes, or doctored videos, have mostly been used to harm the reputations of celebrities and politicians. Now the AI-assisted technology is being used to trick companies out of big money.
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To Get $125 From Equifax, You Have to Jump Through Another Hoop

The Equifax settlement administrator has been sending out emails, which requires claimants to verify they want the $125 payment and to name their credit monitoring service. If they fail to respond by Oct. 15, the administrator will cancel the...
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Apple: Your iPhone Is Secure, Google Is Just ‘Stoking Fear’

Apple said today that an iPhone hack disclosed by Google was targeting members of the Uighur Muslim community—not the public at large, as some had feared.
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Twitter Suspends ‘Tweet via SMS’ Feature After Account Hijacks

'We're taking this step because of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed by mobile carriers and our reliance on having a linked phone number for two-factor authentication,' Twitter says.
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iPhone Hacks Are Flooding the Market, Says iOS Exploit Buyer

'The last few months, we have observed an increase in the number of iOS exploits, mostly Safari and iMessage chains,' says cyber arms dealer Zerodium. As a result, it's offering more money for Android exploits that iOS hacks for...
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Twitter CEO’s Account Gets Hijacked to Post Racist Comments

The hackers hijacked the account @jack to tweet out racial slurs and anti-Semitic insults. One tweet also tried to promote a bomb hoax. The hackers, however, were quickly booted off.
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Developer Behind Foxit PDF Reader Hit by Data Breach

Foxit Software hasn't said how many users were ensnared in the breach, but the company claims to have 325 million users. The affected data includes users' email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords.
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Ransomware Attack Disrupts Dental Offices Across the US

The attack struck on Monday morning and targeted The Digital Dental Record, a provider of IT software to dental offices. Reportedly, 400 dental practices have been affected nationwide.
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Malware Discovered in Popular Android App CamScanner

The malicious code was sourced back to a third-party advertising library on the app that could use a victim's Android phone to download additional malware. CamScanner says it will take 'immediate legal actions against' the scammers.
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How to Clean Up Your Digital Trail and Keep Data Off the Dark Web

Cybercrime expert and dark web investigator Cynthia Hetherington has been following digital trails for decades. She explains how to keep data safe and clean up your 'digital exhaust.'
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Facebook Launches Bug Bounty Program for Libra Blockchain

The Libra Association rolls out Libra Bug Bounty Program, offering up to $10,000 for uncovering critical blockchain security issues underlying the unreleased cryptocurrency.
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Apple Update Patches Serious iOS 12.4 Jailbreaking Flaw

The fix arrives in iOS 12.4.1, which Apple released on Monday. Oddly, Apple originally fixed this bug back in May, but accidentally re-introduced it in iOS 12.4.
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Kernel Panic: Inside the World’s Worst Cyberattacks

In the new original video series Kernel Panic, Mashable and PCMag dive deep into the worst cybersecurity breaches of all time. Watch the trailer now and episode one on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
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Ning Wang – Offensive Security

Ning WangCEO Offensive Security Why Nominated: Ning Wang is a rising star has worked to break the boundaries in the security industry, so that people can see that anyone is capable of starting a career in cybersecurity and advancing it –...
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Dani Martínez – IOActive

Dani MartínezSecurity ConsultantIOActive Why nominated: Dani Martínez proved to be a self-starter, beginning his career in IT he soon developed an interest in cybersecurity and began taking online courses in his spare time. Martínez also dove write in and began a cybersecurity blog...
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Maurice Stebila – Harman, a Samsung Company

Maurice StebilaDigital Security,Compliance and Privacy OfficerHarman, a Samsung Company Why nominated: Maurice Stebila has spent more than 30 years in the automotive, manufacturing and financial services industry supporting two of the world’s largest companies – EDS/General Motors and Harman by Samsung...
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Ed Adams – Security Innovation

Ed AdamsPresident and CEOSecurity Innovation Why Nominated: A highly respected veteran of the cybersecurity industry, Security Innovation CEO Ed Adams has taken on several new leadership roles in the year or so. Last April, he was named to board of directors of...
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David Archer – Galois

David ArcherPrincipal scientistGalois Why Nominated: Archer, an advocate for preserving privacy of data even when it’s used in decision-making both within the U.S. at all levels of government as well as internationally, directs research in privacy-preserving information technologies. Profile:  David Archer is all...