Cyber Security

This is where news and updates on Cyber Security are published on a daily basis.

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According to Wikipedia, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically-stored information. Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader’s interrogating radio waves.   Why do we need RFID identity theft protection? Today, identity theft is at our doorstep- people can access confidential information
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BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company’s largest (and yet to be built) BFR rocket to Starship. Or more precisely, the spaceship portion will be called Starship. The rocket booster used
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Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however, the company took another big step in its ongoing relationship with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to mix. Now just about every Echo device past and present
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Tumblr’s app was booted out of the iOS App Store a few days ago due to an issue with child pornography getting its way past the app’s filtering technology, according to a report from CNET, which Tumblr then confirmed. The app’s disappearance was first spotted on November 16,  and Tumblr’s help documentation had also confirmed
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Vision Direct has apologized after customers’ personal and financial details were found to have been leaked. According to a statement, the data was compromised between November 3 and 4 2018 “when entering data on the website and not from the Vision Direct database” and included full names, billing addresses, email addresses, passwords and telephone numbers.
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A San Diego, California–based communications provider, Voxox, exposed a database containing at least 26 million text messages, including password reset links, two-factor authentication (2FA) codes and shipping notifications. The database was not password protected, which lead to the exposure of the personal information, phone numbers and 2FA codes in near real time. “Unfortunately, these 26 million
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A security flaw in Instagram’s Download Your Data, a tool released in April this year, reportedly could have exposed user passwords, but the bug has now been fixed, according to multiple news reports. Apparently, the issue was that as part of the Download Your Data process, a URL containing the user’s password would have been emailed to
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by Naked Security writer Get yourself up to date with everything we’ve written in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time. Monday 12 November 2018 How to fit all of Shakespeare in one tweet (and why not to do it!) Headmaster fired over cryptocoin mining on the school’s dime Botnet pwns 100,000 routers
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Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from five of these parliaments. The elected representatives of Facebook users want Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions in
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Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of its Re:invent customer conference, Amazon announced an enhancement to Comprehend that allows developers to build lists of specialized words and phrases without machine learning domain knowledge. “Today
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Good morning! Except if you’re a hosted Microsoft customer who’s locked out of your account right now. Microsoft’s cloud-based multi-factor authentication services went down across the globe early Monday morning, preventing access to users who are required to sign in using a second layer of authentication to their account, such as a text message, a
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Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. Today Instagram is removing inauthentic follows, Likes, and comments that violate its policies from people’s accounts who use these apps; sending them a warning to change their password to cut ties
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It seems like Netflix’s “House of Cards” had a real opportunity for a fresh start with season six. Granted, the behind-the-scenes turmoil probably made this season particularly challenging: Production was already underway when “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance towards him when Rapp was