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Google changes how the Escape key is handled in Chrome to fight popup ads

ZDNet Security - 5 hours 7 min ago
Google Chrome v76 is getting a new security feature to fight popup spam.
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How to fully protect your Mac against Zombieland bug, and how badly the fix affects performance

ZDNet Security - 6 hours 36 min ago
According to Apple, patches only go so far in protecting Macs from the Zombieland (MDS) bug, and the company recommends that customers who believe they are at heightened risk of attack should disable hyper-threading. Problem is, this has an enormous effect on performance.
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Paranoia will destroy us: Why Huawei and other Chinese tech is not spying on Americans

ZDNet Security - 10 hours 33 min ago
The notion that the Chinese government would spy on corporations and US agencies with electronic devices manufactured by Chinese companies is not only absurd but would be catastrophic to furthering its ambitions in world trade.
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Google uses Gmail to track everything you buy online

ZDNet Security - 11 hours 15 min ago
Google puts all your online orders into a single page using purchase receipts stored in Gmail.
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GDPR: How Europe's digital privacy rules have changed everything

ZDNet Security - 12 hours 10 min ago
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is only a year old but is already having a big impact.
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Cyber Security NSW to boost state capabilities

ZDNet Security - 15 hours 29 min ago
New state initiative will be led by chief cybersecurity officer Tony Chapman.
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Google services to continue working on existing Huawei Android devices

ZDNet Security - 15 hours 52 min ago
Android maker confirms it is clamping down on Huawei.
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Security researchers discover Linux version of Winnti malware

ZDNet Security - 17 hours 55 min ago
Winnti Linux variant used in 2015 in the hack of a Vietnamese gaming company.
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Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google

ZDNet Security - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:00pm
Study finds adding a phone number to a Google account blocks all automated attempts, 99% of bulk attacks, and 66% of targeted attacks.
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Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech

ZDNet Security - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 9:11pm
NEC's NeoFace facial recognition software will be used by Melbourne-based Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments in a bid to ensure those sitting tests are those enrolled.
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Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans

ZDNet Security - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 6:00pm
From point-of-sale terminals to medical devices, embedded systems running unsupported Windows versions pose a unique migration challenge.
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Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada

ZDNet Security - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:49pm
LeakedSource sold data on over 3.1 billion accounts, made CAN$247,000 (US$183,000).
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Yes, there are security ramifications to serverless computing

ZDNet Security - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:22am
With three in five enterprises now going or planning to go serverless, the attack surface widens.
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Faulty database script brings Salesforce to its knees

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:51pm
Faulty production script gave users access to all their company's Salesforce data.
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Stack Overflow hacker went undetected for a week

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:49pm
Stack Overflow now says hacker might have also accessed user data.
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The growing legal and regulatory implications of collecting biometric data

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:21pm
Although biometric technologies make the authentication experience easier, the actual collection and storage of the data is presenting new security risks.
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What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:02pm
General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is here. Here's what it means, how it impacts individuals and businesses - and how to ensure compliance.
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Chinese cyberspies breached TeamViewer in 2016

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:25pm
TeamViewer said it detected and stopped the attack before hackers could do any damage.
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Facebook bans Israel's Archimedes Group over fake political activity, election disruption

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:19am
The corporation has been accused of using fake accounts to influence political campaigns.
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A large chunk of Ethereum clients remain unpatched

ZDNet Security - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:40am
Unpatched clients leave Ethereum network vulnerable to 51% attacks.
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