Saturday, July 11, 2020
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Up close with the Evilnum group and its eponymous malware – A severe flaw in networking gear – Router firmware under the microscope The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

A study paints a dim picture of router security, as none of the 127 devices tested was free of severe vulnerabilities The post Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web

While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 The post Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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More evil: A deep look at Evilnum and its toolset

ESET research gives a detailed picture of the operations of the Evilnum group and its toolkit deployed in attacks against carefully chosen targets in the fintech sector The post More evil: A deep look at Evilnum and its toolset appeared...
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Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear

The vulnerability, which received the highest possible severity score, leaves thousands of devices at risk of being taken over by remote attackers. A patch is available. The post Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post

How (over)sharing your children’s triumphs and antics with the world may impact their immediate and distant future – and how to reduce the risks of ‘sharenting’ The post Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post appeared...
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The Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud

The Federal Reserve looks at ways to counter what is thought to be the fastest-growing type of financial crime in the country The post The Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Brute-force attacks against RDP surge – Is contact tracing the answer to ending the COVID-19 crisis? – Microsoft ships urgent security updates The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash The post Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom

The cybercriminal behind the ransom raids on almost 23,000 databases threatens to leak the data and alert GDPR regulators The post Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws

The out-of-band update plugs two remote code execution bugs in the Windows Codecs library, including one rated as critical The post Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The post COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too The post Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Android ransomware posing as a COVID-19 tracing app – Ill-trained and ill-equipped newly-minted remote workers – How Bitcoin giveaway scams misuse Elon Musk's name The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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What is a password manager and why is it useful?

A password manager can make your digital life both simpler and more secure. Are there any downsides to relying on software to create and store your passwords? The post What is a password manager and why is it useful? appeared...

Windows 10 Security Game-Changer As Microsoft Reveals New Hacker Protection

Microsoft is set to bring a powerful new security feature to Windows 10 that just might be a game-changer.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
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Exclusive: Any Chingari App (Indian TikTok Clone) Account Can Be Hacked Easily

Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content,...

Is TikTok Seriously Dangerous—Do You Need To Delete It?

Here's the reality behind all the headlines...

iPhone User Sues LinkedIn For Reading Clipboard Data After iOS 14 Alert Revelations

The fallout from Apple's new iOS 14 privacy notification feature continues as one iPhone user files a class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn for silently reading clipboard data.