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Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices in the US

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The Pegasus spyware strain, which can infect iOS and Android devices, appears to be targeting victims in the US, says Citizen Lab, a watchdog group at the University of Toronto. However, the Israeli maker of the spyware rejects the findings.
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Facebook Seeks to Defend Political Candidates From Hacking Threats

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 8:30pm
The company's new pilot security program is designed for the candidates and any staff members associated with their political campaigns. Once the person enrolls, the company will start monitoring their accounts for potential hacking threats.
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This Apple Safari Bug Can Crash Your iPhone

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:15pm
The Safari browser contains a bug that'll force the software to freeze and reboot when it tries to load up a webpage rigged to contain a massive line of HTML web elements. Both iOS and Mac devices appear to be affected.
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Chrome to Support Fingerprint Scans on Android, Mac

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 3:26pm
Google's beta release for Chrome 70 adds support for the fingerprint sensors on Android devices and Touch ID on macOS, which will let website developers use biometrics for account sign-ins.
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US Lawmakers: AI-Generated Fake Videos May Be a Security Threat

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:45pm
On Thursday, three US lawmakers sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence requesting a full report investigating the dangers of AI-generated 'deepfake' videos being used to spread misinformation.
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US Carriers Push Using Your Phone For Account Protection

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:38pm
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon have banded together to create Project Verify, which proposes using a mobile app on your phone as an extra step to unlocking your accounts.
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Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 3:50pm
Trend Micro has decided to remove the ability to collect browser histories from its Mac apps, and dumped all browser history logs from the Amazon server.
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Tor Browser Has a Flaw That Governments May Have Exploited

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00am
A cyber arms dealer called Zerodium tweeted out details of the vulnerability, which can let a website run malicious Javascript code over the browser. Fortunately, the new Tor version 8.0 is free of the flaw.
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ProtonVPN and NordVPN Bugs Left Windows Vulnerable to Hackers

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:51am
Hackers could have used the bugs to execute code via an OpenVPN exploit, threatening the security of Windows users and allowing access to private information. Thankfully both VPNs have been patched, but users need to apply the update.
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Tor Browser Arrives on Android

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 5:39pm
This alpha release promises to bring the same privacy protections found in the desktop version, but the Tor Project warns it may be buggy.
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This Mac App Is Spyware That Collects Your Browser History

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 4:39pm
A popular paid app called Adware Doctor will store your browser history from Safari, Chrome, and Firefox into a zip file that is then uploaded to a server in China, according to security researchers.
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FTC Seizes Army.com, Other Phony Military Recruitment Sites

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 2:37pm
The websites asked prospective military applicants to provide personal data in exchange for information about joining the armed forces, the FTC said. The operators of these sites then sold the data as marketing leads to post-secondary schools for $15 to $40 a pop.
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Customer Data Stolen From British Airways Website, App

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:29am
Approximately 380,000 transactions were affected, with names, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, accessed. UK regulators are examining the breach.
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US Charges North Korean for WannaCry, Sony Picture Hacks

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:37pm
Park Jin Hyok and other unnamed co-conspirators were involved in a barrage of cyber attacks that also involved an $81 million heist on the Bank of Bangladesh in 2016 and attempts to infiltrate companies such as Lockheed Martin, the DOJ says.
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Mega.nz Chrome Extension Hacked to Steal Logins

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 3:10pm
On Tuesday, a hacker uploaded a malicious version of the Mega.nz Chrome extension to the Google Chrome Web Store. It was designed to lift login credentials from Amazon.com, Google.com and two cryptocurrency wallets, among others.
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Twitter: Political Ideology Not a Factor in Company Decisions

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 6:57pm
Twitter's CEO is set to appear on Capitol Hill tomorrow to answer questions from lawmakers over how the company moderates its content.
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Hacker Using MikroTik Routers to Eavesdrop on Internet Traffic

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:52pm
The hacker has been actively forwarding the network traffic from over 7,500 vulnerable MikroTik routers around the globe, but the attacker could do the same on another 239,000 routers, according to security researchers.
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Google Offers NGOs Free Access to Child Porn-Fighting AI

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 1:46pm
Google is offering the technology free of charge to non-governmental organizations and other companies working to stop the spread of this material online.
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NY ID'd as 'Jewtropolis' on Snapchat, Mapping Service Blamed

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:49pm
A malicious edit to a Wikipedia-like mapping database produced a ripple effect that caused Snapchat and perhaps other mobile apps to briefly display New York City as 'Jewtropolis.'
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Google Titan Security Key Kit Now on Sale for $50

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:17am
Google's physical Titan security keys, available now on the Google Store, can help you protect your Google, Facebook, or Dropbox accounts from sophisticated phishing attacks.
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