Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again

The same hackers have also got their mitts on social media accounts of other high-profile sporting targets The post FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How to spot and online dating scam – Almost 100 vulnerabilities fixed this month's Patch Tuesday – Cyber-risks in esports The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing The post PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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How romance scammers break your heart – and your bank account

What are some of the most common warning signs that your online crush could be a dating scammer? The post How romance scammers break your heart – and your bank account appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

On the upside, the Bureau recovered more than US$300 million in funds lost to online scams last year The post FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Almost 2 billion malware installs thwarted by Google Play Protect in 2019

That’s for apps from third-party marketplaces; another 790,000 policy-breaking apps were stopped from reaching Google Play The post Almost 2 billion malware installs thwarted by Google Play Protect in 2019 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens

What are some of the common signs that your child may be a screen addict and what can you do to limit their screen time? The post Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens appeared first on...
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes IE zero‑day and 98 other flaws

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it brings a bumper crop of patches The post Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes IE zero‑day and 98 other flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Competing in esports: 3 things to watch out for

If you’re looking to become a pro gamer, there are risks you shouldn’t play down The post Competing in esports: 3 things to watch out for appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How digital forensics helps bring criminals to justice – Beef up your Facebook privacy – Take a quiz to test your phish-spotting prowess The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack

If left unpatched, your phone may be at risk just by being there and having Bluetooth enabled The post Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

The feature is part of expanded parental controls on the Messenger Kids app aimed at children under 13 The post Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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How to catch a cybercriminal: Tales from the digital forensics lab

What is it like to defeat cybercrime? A peek into how computer forensics professionals help bring cybercriminals to justice. The post How to catch a cybercriminal: Tales from the digital forensics lab appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter The post Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

As Facebook turns 16, we look at how to keep your personal information safe from prying eyes The post Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Sensitive plastic surgery images exposed online

Researchers at VPN advisory company vpnMentor have found yet another online data exposure caused by a misconfigured cloud database.

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs

A lack of proper code-signing verification and authentication for firmware updates opens the door to information disclosure, remote code execution, denial of service and more.

12 hottest new cybersecurity startups at RSA 2020

Starting on February 24, the RSA Conference (RSAC) 2020 gives security vendors old and new a chance to demonstrate their capabilities. The event has become an attractive venue for startups to make their debut. This year’s crop will be...

Hundreds of Millions of PC Components Still Have Hackable Firmware

The lax security of supply chain firmware has been a known concern for years—with precious little progress being made.

Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress Sites

Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress SitesSecurity researchers are warning of a new plugin vulnerability which is exposing over 200,000 WordPress sites to the risk of being remotely wiped by an attacker. The problem lies with versions 1.3.4 and...