Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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ACLU tells Ga. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment should apply to personal data stored by cars

Fourth Amendment protections should apply to personal data in a car’s Event Data Recorder, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will argue before the Georgia Supreme Court today. The state’s high court is hearing oral arguments in Mobley v. State, which challenges law...
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Report: Iran claims to have thwarted a U.S. cyber espionage operation

Iran is reportedly claiming that it successfully uprooted a CIA-led cyber espionage operation and arrested several U.S. spies in the process. “One of the most complicated CIA cyber espionage networks that had an important role in the CIA’s operations in...
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Harmonization of the NIST framework for risk, security and privacy

Amidst rising concern around consumer data privacy, NIST is currently developing a data privacy framework that is similar in spirit to the popular Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Like the CSF, the upcoming privacy Framework will be a close inter-collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders...
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Chrome updates improve security, privacy for extensions

Chrome will boost the security and privacy for extensions by reimagining the way a number of powerful APIs work with its new Declarative Net Request API. Instead of a user granting each extension access to all of their sensitive data,...
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Netflix patches Linux SACK vulnerability

Netflix researchers uncovered several security vulnerabilities, within the TCP implementations on Linux and FreeBSD kernels. The most severe of the flaws is the SACK Panic vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to remotely induce a kernel panic within recent Linux...
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Bouncing Golf campaign takes swing at Android users with info-stealing malware

A newly discovered cyber espionage campaign has been targeting Android users in the Middle East with malware designed to steal scores of device information, snoop on victims and potentially take over mobile devices. Known as GolfSpy, the malware is found...
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Facebook’s xSocialMedia ad agency exposes 150K medical histories

Multiple databases belonging to the Facebook ad agency xSocialMedia have been found open exposing almost 150,000 records containing a wide variety of medical information derived from marketing campaigns run for medical malpractice lawsuits. The files were found by vpnMentor on June...
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As GandCrab gang prepares to retire, decryptor for v5.2 of ransomware released

The purportedly final version of GandCrab ransomware can now be neutralized with a new decryption tool, made available to the public. This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.2. Version 5.2 is the last...
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EatStreet data breach affecting diners, restaurants and delivery firms

The online food ordering and delivery service EatStreet informed its customers and partners that it suffered a data breach exposing a variety of personal data including payment card information. According to the California State Attorney General’s office, EatStreet sent letters to its...
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Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook announced its own cryptocurrency Libra that will be backed and controlled by the Libra Association which also includes founding members Uber, Lyft and Spotify. The platform will allow users to buy and send money without racking up as...
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Data breach forces AMCA’s parent firm to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The medical bill collection firm Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing the fallout from a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of patients. Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc., which collects debts from medical labs...
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SIEMple evolution: The future for a cloud-based SIEM

The future of SIEM is cloudy, literally and figuratively, as companies strive to keep up with potentially billions of events. It has become an industry cliché to say that SIEM (security information and event management) is dead. Some SIEM...
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Google Calendar alerts can expose users to phishing scams

A technique of using Google Calendar invites and events as spam is gathering volume, according to researchers. The mechanics are relatively simple: an attacker crafts an unsolicited calendar invitation carrying a link to a phishing URL, which is sent to...
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Should companies based in authoritarian countries be permitted to invest in sensitive areas of another country’s economy?

5G technology promises to be truly revolutionary. Not only will it make communications virtually instantaneous, but it has the potential to unlock the ‘Internet of Things’. 5G could connect super high-speed internet, with almost no time lag, to physical objects so that...
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TKTKTKTTKTKTK Federal agencies still using insecure knowledge-based verification for online services

A performance audit of six U.S. government agencies found that four of them are still using knowledge-based questions to verify the identities of individuals applying for federal benefits or services, even though this practice is considered outdated and insecure,...
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How AI-enhanced malware poses a threat to your organization

Malware controlled by artificial intelligence could create more convincing spam, avoid security detection, and better adapt itself to each target, says a new report from Malwarebytes.
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Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud’s debacle

This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job.
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ACLU tells Ga. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment should apply to personal data stored by cars

Fourth Amendment protections should apply to personal data in a car’s Event Data Recorder, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will argue before the Georgia Supreme Court today. The state’s high court is hearing oral arguments in Mobley v. State, which challenges law...
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Can Anything Protect Us From Deepfakes?

Along with fake news, forged videos have become a national security concern, especially as the 2020 presidential elections draw near. Researchers at the University of Surrey have developed a solution that might solve the problem.

How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam

Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.