Month: April 2019

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Apologies for skipping day three. This kept me extremely busy yesterday. Though the Galaxy Fold remained a constant companion. Before you ask (or after you ask on Twitter without having read beyond the headline), no it’s hasn’t broken yet. It’s actually been fairly robust, all things considered. But here’s the official line from Samsung on
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After two years of investigating, yesterday Robert S. Mueller III finally released his investigation, Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. The 448-page report looks into Russian interference specifically but also into any individuals in the US that may have been involved.  Appointed in May 2017 as Special Counsel to the
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McAfee has a rich history in helping to shape the industry’s response to the ever-changing threat landscape.  We started as a pioneer in cybersecurity over three decades ago. Today, we are the device to cloud cybersecurity market leader, supporting consumers to small and large enterprises to governments. But we don’t do this on our own.
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A security researcher identified eight unsecured databases that held “approximately 60 million records of LinkedIn user information.” GDI Foundation, where the security researcher is from, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “defend the free and open Internet by trying to make it safer.” The researcher, Sanyam Jain, contacted Bleeding Computer when he noticed “something
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Effective malware is typically developed with intention, targeting specific victims using either known or unknown vulnerabilities to achieve its primary functions. In this blog, we will explore a vulnerability submitted by McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) and investigate a piece of malware that recently incorporated similar vulnerabilities. The takeaway from this blog is the increasing
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If there weren’t enough obstacles already standing between Congress and the results of the special counsel’s multiyear investigation, lawmakers are expecting to need an optical drive to read the document. A Justice Department official told the Associated Press that a CD containing the Mueller report would be delivered to Congress tomorrow between 11 and noon
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The government department that is responsible for implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has committed an email faux pas with UK journalists which could also mean it has broken its own rules.  Flagged by Guardian journalist Alex Hern on Twitter, the email was regarding its announcement on age verification rules on online pornography. Hern tweeted:
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by Paul Ducklin In this episode, the Naked Security podcast tells you how to make your web signup forms safer [02’52”], explains how Android phones can be used as security tokens [08’13”], and looks into a Facebook “hidden message” that escaped into the wild [14’04”]. With Anna Brading, Paul Ducklin and Matthew Boddy. This week’s links: Serious Security:
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Drupal, the popular open-source content management system, has released security updates to address multiple “moderately critical” vulnerabilities in Drupal Core that could allow remote attackers to compromise the security of hundreds of thousands of websites. According to the advisories published today by the Drupal developers, all security vulnerabilities Drupal patched this month reside in third-party
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Microsoft warned users of its web email services that accounts may have been compromised, and some sensitive data may have been accessed. Beginning late Friday, Microsoft sent email messages to users of Outlook, Hotmail and MSN Mail, alerting them that an unauthorized third party gained partial access to Microsoft-managed accounts between Jan. 1 and March