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Are you in control of your personal data? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Data Privacy Week is a reminder to protect your data – all year round. Here are three privacy-boosting habits you can start today. The post Are you in control of your personal data? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe...
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SwiftSlicer: New destructive wiper malware strikes Ukraine

Sandworm continues to conduct attacks against carefully chosen targets in the war-torn country The post SwiftSlicer: New destructive wiper malware strikes Ukraine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Why your data is more valuable than you may realize

The data trail you leave behind whenever you're online is bigger – and more revealing – than you may think The post Why your data is more valuable than you may realize appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Mastodon vs. Twitter: Know the differences

Looking for an alternative to Twitter and thinking about joining the folks flocking to Mastodon? Here’s how the two platforms compare to each other. The post Mastodon vs. Twitter: Know the differences appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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5 valuable skills your children can learn by playing video games

Gaming can help your children build and sharpen a range of life skills that will stand them in good stead in the future The post 5 valuable skills your children can learn by playing video games appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Hybrid play: Leveling the playing field in online video gaming and beyond

Does VALORANT’s approach to cheating signal a turning point in how we deal with the continued hacks afflicting our hybrid world of work and play? The post Hybrid play: Leveling the playing field in online video gaming and beyond appeared...
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Ransomware payments down 40% in 2022 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Ransomware revenue plunges to $456 million in 2022 as more victims refuse to pay up. Here's what to make of the trend. The post Ransomware payments down 40% in 2022 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on...
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Tech support scammers are still at it: Here’s what to look out for in 2023

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Fraudsters still want to help you fix a computer problem you never had in the first place. The post Tech support scammers are still at it: Here’s what to look out for in...
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Top 10 Venmo scams – and how to stay safe

Don’t be the next victim – here's what to know about some of the most common tricks that scammers use on the payment app The post Top 10 Venmo scams – and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Hybrid commerce: Blurring the lines between business and pleasure

It is now acceptable to find a job on a dating app! The post Hybrid commerce: Blurring the lines between business and pleasure appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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APT group trojanizes Telegram app – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

StrongPity's backdoor is fitted with various spying features and can record phone calls, collect texts, and gather call logs and contact lists The post APT group trojanizes Telegram app – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Introducing IPyIDA: A Python plugin for your reverse‑engineering toolkit

ESET Research announces IPyIDA 2.0, a Python plugin integrating IPython and Jupyter Notebook into IDA The post Introducing IPyIDA: A Python plugin for your reverse‑engineering toolkit appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Now you can legally repair your tech – sort of

A new law portends a future where (we hope) it will be easier for us all to repair, fix, upgrade, and just tinker with things we already own The post Now you can legally repair your tech – sort of...
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StrongPity espionage campaign targeting Android users

ESET researchers identified an active StrongPity campaign distributing a trojanized version of the Android Telegram app, presented as the Shagle app – a video-chat service that has no app version The post StrongPity espionage campaign targeting Android users appeared first...
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Cracked it! Highlights from KringleCon 5: Golden Rings

Learning meets fun at the 2022 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge – strap yourself in for a crackerjack ride at the North Pole as I foil Grinchum's foul plan and recover the five golden rings The post Cracked it! Highlights from...

GitHub says hackers cloned code-signing certificates in breached repository

Enlarge GitHub said unknown intruders gained unauthorized access to some of its code repositories and stole code-signing certificates for two of its desktop applications: Desktop and Atom. Code-signing certificates place...
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QNAP addresses a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices

Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning customers to install QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices. QNAP released QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-27596 (CVSS v3 score: 9.8), that...
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Chromebook SH1MMER exploit promises admin jailbreak

Schools' laptops are out if this one gets around, but beware bricking Users of enterprise-managed Chromebooks now, for better or worse, have a way to break the shackles of administrative control through an exploit called SHI1MMER.…

MusicLM: Google AI generates music in various genres at 24 kHz

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of an exploding ball of music. (credit: Ars Technica) On Thursday, researchers from Google announced a new generative AI model called MusicLM that can create...

Russia's Sandworm APT Launches Swarm of Wiper Attacks in Ukraine

The incidents are the latest indication of the growing popularity of dangerous disk wipers, created to disrupt and degrade critical infrastructure and other organizations.