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HiddenWasp malware seizes control of Linux systems

Security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware that they believe is being used in targeted attacks to seize control of Linux systems and open backdoors for remote hackers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Smashing Security #130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


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Hackers stole Flipboard users’ email addresses and hashed passwords

Flipboard warns that hackers gained access to its systems and accessed hashed passwords for nine months.


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London Underground passengers told to turn off their Wi-Fi if they don’t want to be tracked

From 8 July 2019, travellers on London’s underground tube network may wish to turn off their Wi-Fi first… if they don’t like the idea of being tracked.


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Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Smashing Security #129: Too Long; Didn’t Listen

Don’t hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn’t when it comes to protecting your email account? And China’s controversial social credit system comes under the microscope.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.


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Fingerprinting iPhones with the built-in gyroscope

Some rather ingenious researchers have found a way to unique identify iPhones and iPads by examining data gathered from a device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors.


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Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years

Google has admitted that some of its business customers of G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) had their passwords stored on the company’s internal servers for 14 years in plaintext.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Data on millions of Instagram accounts spills onto the internet

A security researcher has discovered a publicly-accessible database containing the details of millions of Instagram users, including their contact information.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

A 33-year-old man from Sydney, New South Wales, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after allegedly hijacking computers at his workplace to mine cryptocurrency.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Firms, stop sending out automated emails that look suspicious as hell!

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about automated emails being sent out by a legal firm.


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$100 million GozNym cybercrime network dismantled as suspects charged

The sophisticated conspiracy saw tens of thousands of victims’ computers infected with the GozNym malware in order to steal online banking passwords, and raid accounts.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Forbes subscribers warned of Magecart threat skimming credit card details

The notorious Magecart malware, that blights online stores by stealing payment card details from unsuspecting shoppers at checkout, has claimed another high profile victim.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Oh, the irony… Malware spread via Best of the Web security seals

The very thing that websites were using to reassure you that they were secure… was insecure, and putting website visitors’ personal data at risk.


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