PC Magazine Security

Uncle Sam Needs a Lesson in Data Security, Report Finds

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 2:11pm
Two years after the Equifax hack, four of six federal agencies that store valuable personal information use knowledge-based verification, an overly simplistic process, the GAO finds.
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Yubico Replacing Government-Certified Security Keys Over Bug

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:07pm
Yubico said it's not aware of any security breaches due to this vulnerability. The company is currently conducting a key replacement program for affected FIPS devices
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LinkedIn Profile With AI-Generated Pic Tried to Schmooze With DC Insiders

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:07pm
The account is now gone, and it isn't clear if actual government spies created it, but the profile attempted to network with former US government officials and policy experts.
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Chinese DDoS Attack Hits Telegram During Hong Kong Protests

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:54am
The encrypted messaging app, which is being used by many of the protesters demonstrating against a proposed extradition law, was hit with a large cyberattack that originated from Chinese IP addresses, Telegram's CEO says.
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To Save the Internet, We Have to Break It

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:54am
It might sound counterintuitive, but making services harder to use might be the key to making the internet safer and more private.
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World's Largest Beer Brewer Sets Up Cybersecurity Team

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:54am
AB InBev controls over 400 beer brands including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois, but faces so many attacks it needs a dedicated cybersecurity unit to protect the business.
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AI-Created Video Tests Facebook's Efforts to Stop Misinformation

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:05am
Two artists have uploaded an AI-generated video to Instagram depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talking about an Illuminati-like secret society. However, the social network doesn't plan on taking it down.
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Hackers Hit US Customs to Steal Travelers' Photos, License Images

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 5:50pm
Many details of the attack remain unknown, such as how many people may have had their data exposed. But the hackers struck by targeting a third-party subcontractor that was working for US Customs and Border Protection.
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Vuzix to Equip Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:49pm
About 50 Vuzix smart glasses outfitted with a facial-recognition system out of Dubai will be used in 'security operations' in the region.
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Hackers Scam Android Phone Makers to Install 'Triada' Adware

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 3:31pm
Hackers masqueraded as a software vendor that phone makers believed would help them add features to the standard Android OS. Instead, they installed adware known as Triada.
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How to Run a Security Checkup on Your Google Account

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 1:28pm
Concerned about the wrong person snagging unauthorized access to your Google account? You can run a security check to make sure it's as safe and secure as possible.
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Google: Cutting Us Off From Huawei Is a Security Risk

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 11:16am
According to Google, allowing Huawei to run a forked version of Android is a security issue since those phones won't include the Google Play Store or Google Play Protect.
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How HackerOne's White Hat Army Makes the World a Safer Place

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 1:23pm
HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos explains how the site offers hacking as a service and lets talented hackers turn a hobby into a potentially lucrative side project.
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Huawei, Russian Telecom Firm Ink Deal to Build 5G Network

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:19am
The arrangement will result in 'the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth-generation networks in 2019-2020,' MTS says.
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NSA: This Windows Flaw Is Truly Bad, Please Patch

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:57pm
The US National Security Agency issues a security advisory about a recently discovered Windows remote desktop flaw after Microsoft itself warned about the threat twice.
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Does Two-Factor Authentication Really Make You Safer?

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:55am
Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is becoming increasingly common, but one reader points out that it seems easy to get around its protection. Is he right? Security expert Max Eddy takes a look.
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Kaspersky Small Office Security

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:49am
Kaspersky Small Office Security bills itself as a small business solution. But while its protection is fairly solid, it comes up short in terms of management features, reporting, and other capabilities business users need.
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Microsoft: Seriously, You Need to Patch 'Wormable' Windows Flaw

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:10pm
Redmond issues a second warning days after a security researcher estimated that about 950,000 older Windows systems remain vulnerable to the flaw.
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NordVPN Expands Into File Encryption With NordLocker

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:24pm
NordLocker arrives this summer for macOS and Windows. Pricing was not announced, but NordLocker will work on an app, which will require a master password to access.
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Google to Limit Chrome Feature Used by Ad Blockers

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 4:17pm
Citing security concerns, Google will limit the webRequest API, which is used by ad-blocking extensions to filter out content. Enterprise deployments will be the only exception.
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