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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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Smashing Security #128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps

A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Rip Off Britain’s David McClelland.


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Israeli TV’s Eurovision webcast hijacked by hackers. Hamas blamed

Hamas hackers have been blamed for briefly hijacking an Israeli TV webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals last night.


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Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now

Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm.

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


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Urgent! Update WhatsApp NOW to add new sticker support

Yes, you should update WhatsApp.

But not for the reasons they’re telling you.


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Zara Larsson wants your password so she can watch Game of Thrones

When a celebrity asks if you can share your password…


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Spying on personal alarms and GPS trackers is as simple as sending an SMS

Security experts found that the devices – manufactured in China, and rebadged by multiple companies around the world – are vulnerable to a simple hack that could allow a hacker to track their location, and even secretly listen in via the microphone.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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IRS extends tax filing deadline following attack on Wolters Kluwer CCH cloud accounting service

The IRS will waive penalties and interest if your tax filing was delayed due to the CCH outage.


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Students pull off below-the-belt mailing list prank

Students at Labelle Senior High School sent an email addressed to all faculty, staff, and students about a “Mandatory Penis Inspection”…


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