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IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after wallet hack

ZDNet Security - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 8:39pm
Hackers exploit vulnerability in official IOTA wallet to steal millions
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Microsoft pulls security update after reports of issues affecting some PCs

ZDNet Security - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 8:38am
A standalone security update released as part of the February Patch Tuesday cycle has created headaches for some owners of PCs running Windows 10. After investigating reports of those issues, Microsoft has yanked KB4524244 from its update servers.
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Unknown number of Bluetooth LE devices impacted by SweynTooth vulnerabilities

ZDNet Security - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 2:00am
BLE software kits from six chipset vendors impacted. More vendor names to be revealed soon.
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Singapore orders Facebook page tagged as online falsehoods repeat offender

ZDNet Security - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 1:47am
Singapore government has ordered the Facebook page operated by States Times Review to be tagged a "Declared Online Location" under the country's online falsehoods law, which requires readers to be warned that the page has "a history of communicating falsehoods".
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OpenSSH adds support for FIDO/U2F security keys

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 6:16pm
OpenSSH 8.2 adds support for authentication via FIDO/U2F protocols, most commonly used with hardware security keys.
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Rock ‘n’ role: The art of managing employee roles and access for dynamic business models

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 4:05pm
In the coming months, more research will be available to quantify the problem, address the pros and cons of overlaying an improvisational rock ‘n’ roll band on top of a symphony orchestra, and, lastly, to offer some advice on how S&R pros can plan effectively before implementing new approaches.
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There's finally a way to remove xHelper, the unremovable Android malware

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 3:49pm
Malwarebytes researchers find a way to remove the malware, but they still don't know how it really operates.
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This mobile phishing scam targeted bank app users; thousands clicked through

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:04pm
Researchers at Lookout detail an SMS phishing campaign which has tricked smartphone users into clicking on links to phoney websites.
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US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI expose new North Korean malware

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:50am
US government agencies send out alert about new North Korean malware and phishing campaign.
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UK police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using Kali Linux

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 9:26am
Using Discord, too, is apparently a warning sign that your child is turning into a naughty hacker.
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He returned the rental car long ago. He can still turn the engine on via an app

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 9:01am
Imagine you've parked your rental car and are walking away. Suddenly, the car starts up, seemingly on its own. Yes, it's another day in technology making everything better.
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MOBE ’six-figure income from home’ swindlers to pay FTC $17m, hand over tropical island real estate

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 7:52am
21 steps, thousands of dollars, and the secret to easy cash was revealed.
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On data protection, the UK says it will go it alone. It probably won't.

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 5:28am
The Prime Minister listed data protection as an area that the UK could legislate on following Brexit - but diverging from European Union rules on privacy would only complicate things.
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Nedbank says 1.7 million customers impacted by breach at third-party provider

ZDNet Security - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 5:27am
Hacker(s) believed to have exploited a vulnerability to breach Nedbank's marketing contractor.
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Black Hat Asia 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 9:46pm
Conference joins lengthening list of events taken out by virus.
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Rutter's store chain discloses security breach involving POS malware

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:24pm
Security breach impacts locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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Ohio man arrested for running Bitcoin mixing service that laundered $300 million

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:47pm
This is the first case the DOJ has brought against a Bitcoin mixer.
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US charges Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 1:35pm
US updates charges against Huawei, adds racketeering and IP theft allegations against the Chinese telco provider and its CFO.
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Reader question, answered: If I have https, do I need a VPN?

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:33pm
A reader posits that all you need is https in your web browser to be "perfectly safe." As if anything can be "perfectly safe."
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Critical XSS vulnerability patched in WordPress plugin GDPR Cookie Consent

ZDNet Security - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 9:08am
The plugin is actively installed on over 700,000 websites.
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