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NSW Electoral Commission claims it is safe from second SwissVote flaw

ZDNet Security - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:49pm
Researchers have found another flaw in the SwissVote system, while the NSW Electoral Commission is once again confident the issue is not relevant to the iVote system.
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Grab rides on data in bid to offer SEA consumers 'hyper-personal' app

ZDNet Security - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 9:23pm
To drive its goal of building an "everyday super app", the Singapore-headquartered company increasingly is gathering and analysing customer data, including location and payment history, but says it collects "only data that is necessary" to deliver its services.
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Commonwealth floats increased penalties for privacy breaches

ZDNet Security - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 8:25pm
Consultation pencilled in for second half of 2019 -- on the other side of the upcoming federal election.
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Tesla car hacked at Pwn2Own contest

ZDNet Security - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:30pm
Research duo who hacked Tesla car win the competition's overall standings. They also get to keep the car.
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FEMA 'unnecessarily' shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor

ZDNet Security - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 9:15am
FEMA says accidental data leak has been dealt with and user data removed from contractor's systems.
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Researchers find 36 new security flaws in LTE protocol

ZDNet Security - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 4:00am
South Korean researchers apply fuzzing techniques to LTE protocol and find 51 vulnerabilities, of which 36 were new.
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Norsk Hydro will not pay ransom demand and will restore from backups

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:14am
Microsoft employees have arrived in Norway to help Norsk Hydro recover after ransomware attack.
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Facebook allegedly knew of Cambridge Analytica activity months prior to public reports

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 8:28am
Court filings indicate that Facebook may have been well aware of what was going on before the scandal erupted.
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FDA warning: Scores of heart implants can be hacked from 20ft away

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:49am
US warns over severe security flaw affecting the wireless communications in cardiac implants.
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Critical flaw revealed in Facebook Fizz TLS project

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:42am
The DoS vulnerability is trivially easy to trigger.
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Microsoft tech support scammer pleads guilty to defrauding victims of $3 million

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:30am
Suspect admits role in criminal operation within a week after being arrested.
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National Archives of Australia concerned with capability to become cyber resilient

ZDNet Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:28am
While the government entity is implementing a cyber resilience framework, its director-general has reservations around its capability to ensure full compliance.
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Over 100,000 GitHub repos have leaked API or cryptographic keys

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:21pm
Thousands of new API or cryptographic keys leak via GitHub projects every day.
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Senate Committee happy for Consumer Data Right Bill to be passed in current form

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:20pm
Despite hearing concerns around the Bill's ambiguity, lax privacy, and rushed nature, the Senate Economics Legislation Committee has still decided to recommend its passage.
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Geoscience Australia to be Top 4 compliant after discovery of unknown rogue file

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:09pm
Following a poor audit result and the discovery of a rogue file, the government entity will be compliant with the now superseded Top 4 mitigation strategies for cybersecurity come June 30, 2019.
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Facebook: We stored hundreds of millions of your passwords in plain text

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:46pm
Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram passwords were stored in a 'readable format', with hundreds of millions of affected users expected to be notified.
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Nokia firmware blunder sent some user data to China

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:33pm
Company behind Nokia smartphones accidentally left a data collection package inside some Nokia 7 Plus devices' firmware.
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Police Federation hit by ransomware attack

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:35am
Police association says databases and servers hit by "malware attack which encrypted data" which also deleted some back-ups.
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Zero-day in WordPress SMTP plugin abused by two hacker groups

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:46am
Hacker groups are creating backdoor admin accounts on vulnerable sites and redirecting users to tech support scams.
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Cyberattacks: Europe gets ready to face crippling online assaults

ZDNet Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:04am
Massive cyberattacks with real-world consequences are no longer unthinkable. Time to get prepared, says Europe.
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