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Despite bipartisan concerns over privacy, most airlines reportedly support the use of facial recognition, and the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has implemented facial recognition in 17 international airports, including Atlanta, New York City, Boston, San Jose, Chicago, and two airports in Houston, according to American Military News.  Largely controversial because of privacy concerns,
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1. Introduction On March 1st, Google published an advisory [1] for a use-after-free in the Chrome implementation of the FileReader API (CVE 2019-5786). Clement Lecigne from Google Threat Analysis Group reported the bug as being exploited in the wild and targeting Windows 7, 32-bit platforms. The exploit leads to code execution in the Renderer process,
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There’s nothing like a niche language to create a sort of lock-in for a startup, and that’s exactly what’s happened with e case of Gjirafa. Focusing exclusively on Albanian-speaking countries, co-founder and CEO Mergim Cahani started out developing an Albanian language search engine and then literally digitizing the country’s information, from bus timetables to a
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A WordPress zero-day in the Easy WP SMTP plugin is actively being exploited in the wild, according to NinTechNet. The plug-in allows site owners using WordPress to both configure and send outgoing emails through an SMTP server, preventing messages from landing in the recipient’s junk folder. By exploiting what is categorized as a critical vulnerability, hackers reportedly
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More advice for detecting and avoiding sextortion scams Vox Emptoris: “Voice of the Customer” In my previous post, we examined a particular example of a sextortion scam, showing several indications that it was not a threat to be taken seriously.  But that kind of analysis – point-by-point deconstruction – is relatively hard work, and perhaps not
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Brace yourself guys. Microsoft is going to release its Windows Defender ATP antivirus software for Mac computers. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. Microsoft Thursday announced that the company is bringing its anti-malware software to Apple’s macOS operating system as well—and to more platforms soon, like Linux. As a result, the technology giant renamed its
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A recent study uncovered the availability of SSL/TLS certificates on the dark web that are often packaged with crimeware services designed to help cybercriminals create malicious sites that appear safe. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group at Georgia State University and the University of Surrey, focused on the
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After analyzing several previously unknown malicious files that were detected earlier this month, Kaspersky Lab determined the files were a new version of a data stealer known as the AZORult Trojan. Because the files are written in C++, and not Delphi, researchers have dubbed the variant AZORult++. According to researchers, this latest version is potentially
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defibrillators that could allow attackers to fully hijack them remotely, potentially putting lives of millions of patients at risk. Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small surgically implanted device (in patients’ chests) that gives a patient’s heart
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a Friday. This afternoon (mere hours after we released our regularly scheduled episode no less!), both Pinterest and Zoom dropped their public S-1 filings. So we rolled up our proverbial sleeves and ran through the numbers. If
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According to the 2019 State of the Call Center Authentication report from TRUSTID, a Neustar company, one of the most exploited areas in a company’s security chain is the call center. Companies may be investing more in their cybersecurity defenses, but fraudsters are evolving in their tactics. As such, they’ve discovered that by targeting call
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European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world’s leading companies and Europe’s eroding trust in government, European citizens’ staunch support for regulation of new technologies points to an operating environment that
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The UK’s Police Federation of England and Whales (PFEW) was the victim of a malware attack, according to two different tweets posted by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) UK and the PFEW. According to the Police Federation, the attack on the PFEW, which represents 119,000 police officers across the 43 forces in England and