Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads

Security researcher Sabri Haddouche is demonstrating the flaw with a web link that'll freeze the Firefox browser when it attempts to open the page. Mozilla is working on a fix.
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Google Faces Privacy Backlash Over Chrome’s ‘Forced Login’ Policy

If you sign into any Google service on Chrome 69, like Gmail, the browser will automatically log you into Chrome, too. That prompted concern that Google was collecting browser histories via the sync feature, but Google says that's not...
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Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist

A shady dealer on Craigslist appears to have been selling access to millions of customer records taken from servers used by a bankrupt electronics retailer called NCIX, which had customers in both Canada and the US.
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Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages

Twitter said it hasn't discovered any instances where DMs were delivered to the wrong party. But, the microblogging service also 'can't conclusively confirm it didn't happen,' so it's notifying the 'less than 1 percent of people on Twitter' who...
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Google: Apps Can Scan And Share Your Gmail Data, With Consent

A year ago, Google ended its controversial email scanning practice, but the company still lets third-party apps and add-ons scan your Gmail inbox, despite concerns over privacy risks.
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CrowdStrike, Symantec, ESET Face Lawsuit Over Product Testing

NSS Labs says the companies conspired to hamper independent reviews of their antivirus products. CrowdStrike dismisses the allegations as baseless.
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Newegg Hacked to Steal Customers’ Credit Card Data

The credit card skimming occurred from mid-August to Sept. 18, and secretly forwarded customers to a payment processing page under the hackers' control, security researchers say. Newegg is investigating the incident.
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Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices in the US

The Pegasus spyware strain, which can infect iOS and Android devices, appears to be targeting victims in the US, says Citizen Lab, a watchdog group at the University of Toronto. However, the Israeli maker of the spyware rejects the...
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Facebook Seeks to Defend Political Candidates From Hacking Threats

The company's new pilot security program is designed for the candidates and any staff members associated with their political campaigns. Once the person enrolls, the company will start monitoring their accounts for potential hacking threats.
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This Apple Safari Bug Can Crash Your iPhone

The Safari browser contains a bug that'll force the software to freeze and reboot when it tries to load up a webpage rigged to contain a massive line of HTML web elements. Both iOS and Mac devices appear to...
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Chrome to Support Fingerprint Scans on Android, Mac

Google's beta release for Chrome 70 adds support for the fingerprint sensors on Android devices and Touch ID on macOS, which will let website developers use biometrics for account sign-ins.
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US Lawmakers: AI-Generated Fake Videos May Be a Security Threat

On Thursday, three US lawmakers sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence requesting a full report investigating the dangers of AI-generated 'deepfake' videos being used to spread misinformation.
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US Carriers Push Using Your Phone For Account Protection

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon have banded together to create Project Verify, which proposes using a mobile app on your phone as an extra step to unlocking your accounts.
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Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories

Trend Micro has decided to remove the ability to collect browser histories from its Mac apps, and dumped all browser history logs from the Amazon server.
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Tor Browser Has a Flaw That Governments May Have Exploited

A cyber arms dealer called Zerodium tweeted out details of the vulnerability, which can let a website run malicious Javascript code over the browser. Fortunately, the new Tor version 8.0 is free of the flaw.
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ProtonVPN and NordVPN Bugs Left Windows Vulnerable to Hackers

Hackers could have used the bugs to execute code via an OpenVPN exploit, threatening the security of Windows users and allowing access to private information. Thankfully both VPNs have been patched, but users need to apply the update.
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Tor Browser Arrives on Android

This alpha release promises to bring the same privacy protections found in the desktop version, but the Tor Project warns it may be buggy.
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This Mac App Is Spyware That Collects Your Browser History

A popular paid app called Adware Doctor will store your browser history from Safari, Chrome, and Firefox into a zip file that is then uploaded to a server in China, according to security researchers.
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FTC Seizes Army.com, Other Phony Military Recruitment Sites

The websites asked prospective military applicants to provide personal data in exchange for information about joining the armed forces, the FTC said. The operators of these sites then sold the data as marketing leads to post-secondary schools for $15...
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Customer Data Stolen From British Airways Website, App

Approximately 380,000 transactions were affected, with names, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, accessed. UK regulators are examining the breach.

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
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Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...