Saturday, January 19, 2019

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.

If Trump Told Cohen to Lie, Impeachment Is Coming

An explosive new report from Buzzfeed News makes the impeachment of Donald Trump not just possible, but likely.

How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

Ad-hoc systems and haphazard databases made the Trump administration’s cruel border separation policies somehow even worse.

Be Careful Using Bots on Telegram

Introducing a bot to a secure Telegram conversation downgrades the level of encryption—without providing any visual cues.

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity.

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

Collection #1 appears to be the biggest public breach yet, with millions of unique passwords sitting out in the open.

Trump Must Be a Russian Agent. The Alternative Is Too Awful

We know a lot about the “what” of the Mueller probe’s findings. The crucial questions now focus on the “why?”

A ‘Fortnite’ Vulnerability Exposed Accounts to Takeover

Epic Games has since patched the attack, which would have allowed attackers to view account info, listen in on in-game conversations, and more.

As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify

From potential nation state hacks to a brain drain, the shutdown has done nothing good for cybersecurity.

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence

Opinion: GPS-monitored violent offenders are 95 percent less likely to commit a new crime. We need to implement an integrated, nationwide domestic violence program that tracks domestic abusers.

Ring Security Cam Snooping, Location Tracking, and More Security News This Week

A German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week.

A Worldwide Hacking Spree Uses DNS Trickery to Nab Data

Security researchers suspect that Iran has spent the last two years pilfering data from telecoms, governments, and more.

Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think

Researchers built a tool that can predict where you live and work, as well as other sensitive information, just by using geotagged tweets.

Carriers Swore They’d Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

Months after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon promised to stop selling user location data, the practice continues.

A Growing Frontier for Terrorist Groups: Unsuspecting Chat Apps

Opinion: As Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube crack down on extremist propaganda, ISIS recruiters are exploiting lesser-known messenger apps.

Paul Manafort Is Bad at Basic Tech, From Passwords to PDFs

The former Trump campaign chairman keeps getting in trouble thanks at least in part to subpar digital security.

A YubiKey for iOS Will Soon Free Your iPhone From Passwords

Yubico has finally gotten the green light from Apple to make a hardware authentication token that works on iPhones and iPads.

Mueller Investigation 2019: Indictments, Witnesses, and More

The special counsel has lots of unfinished business on his to-do list this year, including a final report. Here's a rundown.

The ‘Twinning’ Fad, the Weather Channel, and More Security News

A rogue PewDiePie fan, Marriott hack details, and more of the week's top security news.
ZDNet

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
Security Affairs

6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...
isBuzz

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.
SecurityWeek

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more