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by Danny Bradbury Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you. The 30-year-old hacker from Arkansas, according to his blog, at age 17 began phishing celebrity Myspace accounts and using them to send internet marketing spam. After earning $5,000 per week, he evolved to hack millions of email, forum, and
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by Danny Bradbury There’s another vulnerability in Intel chips, with another catchy name: NetCAT. The researchers who discovered it say that attackers could use it to find out what other users on a server are typing. Don’t recoil in horror yet, though – exploiting it would be a challenge. The attack revolves around a technology
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American software giant Symantec is cutting hundreds of jobs at four different sites across the US as part of a $100 million restructuring program. Government filings of notices made by the company in August under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act indicate that the roles of 230 Symantec employees will be terminated on October 15,
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by Paul Ducklin In the past few days, we’ve written about both Mozilla and Google adopting DNS-over-HTTPS in their browsers. We’re supposed to use HTTPS wherever we can, so “something-over-HTTPS” sounds as though it ought to be more secure than “the-same-something-not-encrypted-at-all”… …and yet not everyone is happy about this whole DNS-over-HTTPS thing. Can more security
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Speaking at 44CON, Pen Test Partners researchers Tony Gee and Vangelis Stykas demonstrated vulnerabilities in GPS trackers, which enabled them to call premium rate phone numbers, and possibly influence the outcome of television talent shows. Gee said that there is demand for GPS trackers, which are used in watches for kids, cars and even on
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The past 15 years has seen huge changes in the cybersecurity-related search terms internet users are deploying to find out more about the industry, with anti-virus supplanted by emerging next-gen solutions, according to new data from RedScan. Taking its cue from Google’s Year in Search report, the security vendor decided to analyze the past decade-and-a-half of
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by Danny Bradbury Following hot on Mozilla’s trail, Google officially announced its own DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) experiment in Chrome this week. Mozilla recently announced that it would turn on DoH by default for users of the Firefox browser’s desktop version in the US. This provides some privacy protections compared with regular DNS queries, although as Paul
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by John E Dunn A ‘critical’ security vulnerability has been discovered in the Exim mail server that requires admins’ urgent attention. Affecting all versions from 4.80 up to and including 4.92.1, Exim’s maintainers have offered a general description of the flaw (CVE-2019-15846) discovered in July 2019 by a researcher identified as ‘Zerons’. Subsequently confirmed by
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As the digital society evolves, security and risk management can keep up if they have a suitable vision. Speaking at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in London, Tom Scholtz, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, said that while “digital society is evolving” it is “adding complexity to challenges.” Scholtz added that those organizations that differentiate
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by Danny Bradbury A senior executive at private browser company Brave has accused Google of using a workaround that lets it identify users to ad networks. The system violates GDPR – the EU’s data protection regulation – he said. Brave’s chief policy and industry relations officer Dr Johnny Ryan made the accusation against Google’s Authorized
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by Danny Bradbury YouTube can’t track kids online anymore without their parents’ permission, says the FTC – as it just fined the Google-subsidiary $170m to demonstrate just how serious it is. The penalty follows a complaint filed by the FTC and the New York Attorney General that YouTube had violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection
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Attorneys general from eight states put politics aside today to launch a united investigation into Facebook‘s alleged anti-competitive business practices.  The probe will focus on the social media giant’s dominance in the industry and assess whether Facebook has stifled competition and put users at risk.  Leader of the bipartisan coalition and New York attorney general
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by Lisa Vaas Following Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account getting hi-@jack(ed), Twitter has temporarily yanked the ability to tweet via SMS – one of the possible ways that the account of its founder and CEO got taken over by racist/anti-semitic/bomb-hoaxing hijackers last week. Twitter announced on Wednesday that it’s doing so due to what it says
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A 21-year-old Washington man has pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in developing and deploying the infamous Satori IoT botnet. Kenneth Currin Schuchman, of Portland suburb Vancouver, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting computer intrusions. Between July 2017 and October 2018, he’s said to have participated with at least two
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Online scammers are using changes to European banking rules around customer authentication to trick consumers into handing over their sensitive financial details, according to Which? The consumer rights group warned that attackers are spoofing the emails being sent from banks, payment firms and e-commerce providers asking for up-to-date info, as part of new Strong Customer
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The successful, DCMS-backed online cybersecurity training program, Cyber Discovery, launched today for a third year across the UK. Delivered by global IT security training provider the SANS Institute, Cyber Discovery aims to help close the UK’s cybersecurity skills gap by inspiring teenagers to pursue a career in the industry. The program uses an online game platform