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Hundreds charged in internet's biggest child-abuse swap-shop site bust: IP addy leak led cops to sys-op's home

10/16/2019

23 kids saved, alleged scumbag-in-chief already in jail

US prosecutors say a South Korean man was behind the largest child-abuse image-swapping operation yet found on the internet.…

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Sure is quiet from Adobe. No security fixes this month? Great job. Oh no, wait, what's that stampede sound...

10/15/2019

If you thought Reader, Acrobat, Experience Manager were skipping October's Patch Tuesday, think again

Adobe has finally released its October batch of security updates. It was quiet on Patch Tuesday last week, and now it's roaring in with scores of fixes for Reader, Acrobat, and Experience Manager.…

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Ye olde Blue Screen of Death is back – this time, a bad Symantec update is to blame

10/15/2019

The wrong kind of intrusion protection

Updated Symantec has acknowledged an issue with an update to its Endpoint Protection Client that causes a Windows kernel exception after users this morning came down with a mild case of Blue Screen of Death.…

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Sudo? More like Su-doh: There's a fun bug that gives restricted sudoers root access (if your config is non-standard)

10/14/2019

All it takes is -u#-1 ... Wh%& t#e fsck*?

It's only Monday, and we already have a contender for the bug of the week.…

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Apple insists it's totally not doing that thing it wasn't accused of: We're not handing over Safari URLs to Tencent – just people's IP addresses

10/14/2019

Cupertino in China Syndrome meltdown

Responding to concern that its Safari browser's defense against malicious websites may reveal the IP addresses of some users' devices to China-based Tencent, Apple insists that Safari doesn't reveal a different bit of information, the webpages Safari users visit.…

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Pitney Bowes: Can we be frank? Ransomware has borked our dead-tree post systems

10/14/2019

Venerable stamp-machine maker stalled by server infection

Pitney Bowes, the US stamping meter maker, has been infected with ransomware, leaving customers unable to top-up their equipment with credit nor access the corporate web store.…

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Tearoff of Nottingham: University to lose chunk of IT dept to outsourcing

10/14/2019

Cos that's always gone really well...

Exclusive The University of Nottingham has announced it will outsource some of its IT operations in a long-awaited shakeup of the department.…

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Imperva cloud firewall pwned, D-Link bug uncovered – plus more

10/14/2019

Including: Visual Studio Code debug hole found

Roundup It's time for another security news catch-up.…

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Stalker attacks Japanese pop singer – after tracking her down using reflection in her eyes

10/10/2019

'If only you could see what I've seen through your eyes'...

A Japanese man indicted on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman last month appears to have found where his victim lived by analyzing geographic details in an eye reflection captured in one of her social media photos.…

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Finfisher malware authors fire off legal threats to silence German journos

10/10/2019

Haben sie nicht von dem Streisand-Effekt gehört?

Malware authors behind the Finfisher spyware suite, well beloved by dictators, have sent legal threats intended to silence a German news blog that reported them to criminal prosecutors over allegedly illegal malware exports.…

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Some fokken arse has bared the privates of 250,000 users' from Dutch brothel forum

10/10/2019

'Hookers.nl is committed to privacy and we deeply regret the situation.' Ja, hoor!

A Dutch vBulletin forum for sex workers and their clients has reportedly been hacked using that infamous RCE vuln, baring the privates (and data) of a quarter of a million people.…

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Just let us have Huawei and get on with 5G, UK mobe networks tell MPs

10/10/2019

Another Parliamentary enquiry? Huawei, the Brexit of network policy decisions

British telcos and academics have told a Parliamentary enquiry the UK needs to get on with allowing Huawei equipment into the heart of its future 5G networks.…

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Former BAE Systems contractor charged with 'damaging disclosure' of UK defence secrets

10/10/2019

49-year-old to appear at the Old Bailey next month

A former BAE Systems defence contractor has appeared in court accused of leaking "highly sensitive" secrets to foreign governments.…

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American intelligence follows British lead in warning of serious VPN vulnerabilities

10/10/2019

Now if only they'd accept the Queen back again...

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is warning admins to patch a set of months-old security bugs that have recently come under active attack.…

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iTerm2 issues emergency update after MOSS finds a fatal flaw in its terminal code

10/10/2019

It's time to update or call 0118 999 88199 9119 7253

The author of popular macOS open source terminal emulator iTerm2 has rushed out a new version (v3.3.6) because prior iterations have a security flaw that could allow an attacker to execute commands on a computer using the application.…

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US charges Singapore coin miner with conning cloud firms out of compute time

10/10/2019

Man alleged to have faked identity as game developer

A man from Singapore has been indicted in the US for impersonating a game developer in order to steal time on cloud compute systems and mine cryptocurrency.…

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Twitter: No, really, we're very sorry we sold your security info for a boatload of cash

10/9/2019

That was just an unfortunate accident that ended up padding Jack's bank account

Twitter says it was just an accident that caused the microblogging giant to let advertisers use private information to better target their marketing materials at users.…

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You know the deal: October 2019. Pwned by a spreadsheet. Patch your Microsoft stuff

10/9/2019

On the bright side, nothing from Adobe to install this month

Patch Tuesday October brings a relatively light patch load for admins and users, thanks to Adobe's decision to sit out this month's update bonanza.…

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Tune in today: Learn lessons from Australia and Singapore – find out how to thwart cyber-crooks probing your IT

10/8/2019

Protect your business with Carbon Black

Webcast Stop press: there are miscreants out there, and they are looking to break into your computer systems and steal your data. But you knew that, right?…

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If you have a security alert, I feel bad for you, son – you got 99 problems but a hack ain't one

10/8/2019

Nearly all admin warnings are false alarms, says Kaspersky, and that's not a bad thing

Just one per cent of all Indicator of Attack (IOA) warnings are actually caused by network attacks.…

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Nix to the mix: Chrome to block passive HTTP content swirled into HTTPS pages

10/8/2019

Warns site owners: Images, audio, video will be barred in gradual process

Google has announced forthcoming changes to the Chrome web browser that will prevent image, audio and video content from loading if they are served over HTTP.…

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That was some of the best flying I've seen to date, right up to the part where you got hacked

10/7/2019

Raytheon has a punt at aviation security with bus software suite

US defence firm Raytheon is punting a security suite that apparently promises to harden military aircraft against "cyber anomalies".…

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A Nord VPN bug, a(nother) bad Microsoft patch, Zynga data farmed out, and more

10/5/2019

Plus, NSA's Ghidra found to contain faulty code

Roundup Here's the latest security news in handy digest form of stories you may have missed over the last week.…

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Google sounds the alarm over Android flaw being exploited in the wild, possibly by NSO

10/4/2019

Pixel, S-Series, Moto Z3 among vulnerable gear

Google is warning owners of some popular Android devices to keep a close eye on their gear following the release of an exploit for an unpatched flaw.…

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GPS cyberstalking of girlfriend brings surveillance and indictment for alleged American mobster

10/4/2019

20 supposed wiseguys charged because one was possessive

Joseph Amato's attempt to surveil his girlfriend by attaching a hidden GPS device to her car led authorities to surveil the alleged mobster, and ultimately to his indictment by a grand jury.…

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Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

10/4/2019

Uncle Sam calls on tech giants to open up platforms for government snooping

The US government is renewing its efforts to talk tech firms out of using end-to-end encryption methods that would keep police from snooping on conversations.…

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Iran tried to hack hundreds of politicians, journalists email accounts last month, warns Microsoft

10/4/2019

No confirmation from Trump yet whether he asked them to do it

The Iranian government has attempted to hack into hundreds of Office 365 email accounts belonging to politicians, government officials and journalists last month, Microsoft has warned.…

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Dead simple: Plenty of Magecart miscreants still looking to skim off your credit card deets

10/4/2019

Average breach not even noticed for 3 weeks ... that's a lot of $$$

Infamous card-skimming malware Magecart is still out there – and the latest campaign has affected at least 17,000 domains so far, according to threat intel biz RiskIQ.…

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TalkTalk says WalkWalk if you've got a mouldy Tiscali email address, or pay £50 a year to keep it

10/4/2019

UK ISP gives legacy ex-customers an ultimatum

TalkTalk will start charging £50 a year for its legacy email accounts unless you sign up as a broadband customer of the breach-scarred telco. And if you don't pay, it'll delete your account.…

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Egyptian government caught tracking opponents and activists through phone apps

10/4/2019

Intelligence services developed system, says security outfit

The Egyptian government has been targeting and tracking citizens in a sophisticated spying program that allows it to read emails, log contacts and record their location, according to a new report by Check Point.…

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Life's certainties: Death, taxes, and Cisco patching more serious vulnerabilities

10/4/2019

Switchzilla closes off 18 CVE-listed holes, get to work

Cisco has issued an update to address security flaws in three of its networking and security offerings.…

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FBI softens stance on ransomware: it's (sort of) okay to pay off crims to get your data back

10/4/2019

Feds OK that some companies are opening the checkbook

The FBI is easing up a bit on its hardline stance against paying ransomware demands.…

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Kaspersky warns of encryption-busting Reductor malware

10/4/2019

Infection manipulates browsers to snoop on TLS comms

Kaspersky says it has uncovered a new malware infection that is able to decode encrypted TLS traffic without the need to intercept or manipulate it.…

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Huygens if true: Dutch police break up bulletproof hosting outfit and kill Mirai botnet

10/3/2019

Cops also Cruyff cloggy couple

Dutch police said in a translated news release that they have busted a local 'bulletproof' server hosting operation in a major takedown that also nabbed a pair of Mirai botnet operators.…

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FBI called in to investigate 2018 Mountain State mobile voting system hacking

10/3/2019

'West Virginia, mobile ballots, country votes, nearly pwned'

The state of West Virginia says someone attempted to hack its citizens' votes during the 2018 mid-term elections.…

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Google Maps gets Incognito fig leaf: We'll give you vague peace of mind if you hold off those privacy laws

10/2/2019

Location data is likely to remain accessible to web ads giant, network service providers, apps

After last year acknowledging that Google Maps stores location data even when told not to, the Chocolate Factory plans to give Maps the same misunderstood form of privacy offered by its Chrome browser, otherwise known as Incognito mode.…

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Medic! Uncle Sam warns hospitals not to use outdated IPnet freely on their networks

10/2/2019

Meanwhile ransomware forces Alabama doctors to turn away non-urgent patients

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning hospital IT admins to keep a close eye on their networks following the discovery of security vulnerabilities in a relatively obscure and dated TCP/IP stack – IPnet – used in embedded devices.…

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Zendesk clocks 10,000 accounts accessed by miscreants before November 2016

10/2/2019

Helpdesk firm admits TLS certs also affected

Zendesk has admitted to suffering a data snafu – but while it affects 10,000 customers, it only applies to those who were using the firm's helpdesk products before 1 November 2016.…

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If you really can't let go of Windows 7, Microsoft will keep things secure for another three years

10/2/2019

For a fee, of course

Recognising that not everyone has climbed aboard the Windows 10 train, Microsoft has thrown a Window 7 Extended Support lifeline to more businesses... for a price.…

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Have you been Thomas Crooked? Watch out for cybercrims slinging holiday-themed fakes

10/2/2019

Bed, board and flights of fancy as fraudsters register scam websites

Thomas Cook's former breach detection contractor has warned of a sharp spike in scammers setting up fake websites to lure ex-staff and customers alike.…

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Jamf emits mystery security fix for Pro macOS, iOS wrangler, keeps admins in dark by censoring chatter

10/1/2019

iAdmins steaming over handling of 'critical' patch rollout

MacOS network admins are being advised to update their copies of the Jamf Pro management software following the disclosure of a critical security flaw.…

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Former! Yahoo! engineer! admits! to! hacking! user! emails! for! smutty! snaps!

10/1/2019

Yahooligan accessed about 6,000 accounts to hunt for revealing photos and videos

Former Yahoo! software engineer Reyes Daniel Ruiz has pleaded guilty in a California federal court to one count of computer intrusion after breaking into customers' Yahoo! emails and accounts at other service providers to obtain private data, mainly sexual images and videos of account holders.…

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vBulletin zero-day KOs Comodo user forums – that's 245,000 accounts at risk of compromise

10/1/2019

We told you! We told you to patch! Did you listen?

Security plaftorm vendor Comodo has 'fessed up to a digital break-in affecting 245,000 users – after it ignored line one in the first chapter of the "How to do Basic Security" book about timely patching of software.…

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If your org hasn't had a security incident in the last year: Good for you, you're in the minority

10/1/2019

C-suite bods quietly 'fess up to oopsies in survey

Nearly seven in eight CTOs and CIOs have admitted to their businesses suffering a data breach, according to a survey.…

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HMRC 'disciplined' almost 100 employees for computer misuse over 24 months

10/1/2019

Email, social media and telecomms kit abused at the tax collector

Updated Almost 100 staff at UK tax collector HMRC faced disciplinary action for computer misuse in the previous two full financial years.…

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Brighton perv cops community service for 'hacking' women's Facebook accounts

10/1/2019

Guilty plea to Computer Misuse Act crimes

A man who hacked women's Facebook accounts to steal their intimate images has been ordered to carry out 200 hours' unpaid work after admitting three criminal charges under the Computer Misuse Act.…

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Dive deep into the world of cyber attackers at the CyberThreat Summit

10/1/2019

Find everything you need to know to stay one step ahead with SANS next month

Promo Hosted by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and training specialist SANS Institute, the two-day CyberThreat Summit 2019 in London this autumn is a highly informative technical event bringing together security practitioners from the UK and Europe.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Yet another critical flaw threatens Exim servers

9/30/2019

Remote code flaw sparks calls for major updates

Admins of Linux and Unix boxes running Exim would be well-advised to update the software following the disclosure of another critical security flaw.…

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Holy smokes! Ex-IT admin gets two years prison for trashing Army chaplains' servers

9/30/2019

Let's hope that 'take this job and shove it' moment was worth it

A former system admin for a US Army contractor has been sentenced to two years behind bars for trashing his employer's network on his way out the door.…

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600 armed German cops storm Cyberbunker hosting biz on illegal darknet market claims

9/30/2019

Look, it's CB3ROB – remember them?

Cops have seized the physical premises and servers of the Dutch-German ISP that once hosted The Pirate Bay – after storming the hosting biz's ex-NATO bunker hideout with 600 gunmen.…

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