Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers

While the trackers in LastPass’ Android app don’t collect any personal data, the news may not sit well with some privacy-minded users The post Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Privacy bug in Brave browser – Clubhouse audio streamed to external website – Protecting children from cyberbullying in COVID-19 era The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident The post Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

As screen time has increased, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What you can do to help protect your children from online harassment? The post Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand

A snapshot of some of the ways ESET makes an impact supporting the well-being of people, communities and the environment The post Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content

Two new tools will warn users about the risks of searching for and sharing content that exploits children, including the potential legal consequences of doing so The post Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Google’s Password Checkup tool rolling out to Android devices

People who use devices running Android 9 or newer will be alerted if their login credentials have been stolen The post Google’s Password Checkup tool rolling out to Android devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

The incident raises concerns about the privacy and security of conversations taking place on the platform The post Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users' DNS queries The post Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Avoid COVID-19 vaccine fraud and hoaxes – Romance scams cause record-high losses – Exaramel in the spotlight after attacks in France The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI

Both hacktivists and extortionists have used telephony denial-of-service attacks as a way to further their goals The post TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs The post Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs appeared first on...
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Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy

The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool The post Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records

As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too The post Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Beware of COVID‑19 vaccine scams and misinformation

The vaccination push provides a vital shot in the arm for the world’s battle against the pandemic, but it's also a topic ripe for exploitation by fraudsters and purveyors of misinformation The post Beware of COVID‑19 vaccine scams and misinformation...
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Dairy Giant Lactalis Targeted by Hackers

France-based dairy giant Lactalis revealed last week that it was targeted by hackers, but claimed that it had found no evidence of a data breach. The company said a malicious third party attempted to breach its computer network, but it...
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Crypto firm Tether says it won’t pay $24 million ransom after being threatened with document leak

Controversial cryptocurrency developer Tether says it will not give in to extortionists who are demanding a 500 Bitcoin ransom payment (currently worth approximately US $24 million).
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Mysterious Macintosh Malware

This is weird: Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload...

What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of '2034'

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis discuss their inspirations, personal experiences, and what keeps them up at night.

2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

“Eventually, the Americans would find them. But by then it would be too late.”