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A couple of weeks ago, one famous lawyer blogged about an issue frequently discussed these days: the GDPR, one year later. “The sky has not fallen. The Internet has not stopped working. The multi-million-euro fines have not happened (yet). It was always going to be this way. A year has gone by since the General
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News just in from security reporter Brian Krebs: Fortune 500 real estate insurance giant First American exposed approximately 885 million sensitive records because of a bug in its website. Krebs reported that the company’s website was storing and leaking bank account numbers, statements, mortgage and tax records, and Social Security numbers and driving license images
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ESET researchers have analyzed fake cryptocurrency wallets emerging on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed growth May 2019 has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest points since September 2018. Not surprisingly, cybercrooks were quick to notice this development and started upping their efforts in targeting cryptocurrency users with various
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LinkedIn users noticed on Tuesday that attempts to access the site from their desktop or laptop computer were met with an alert warning that the connection was not secure – the result of LinkedIn’s failure to renew the TLS certificate for its lnkd.in URL shortener, according to Computer Business Review (CBR). It turned out that the company
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Less than 24 hours after publicly disclosing an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10, the anonymous hacker going by online alias “SandboxEscaper” has now dropped new exploits for two more unpatched Microsoft zero-day vulnerabilities. The two new zero-day vulnerabilities affect Microsoft’s Windows Error Reporting service and Internet Explorer 11. Just yesterday, while releasing a Windows
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Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a case that will likely test the rights of freedom of speech and expression under the First Amendment. Assange, 47, was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy in
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Fraud attacks from mobile apps spiked by 300% in the first quarter of 2019, according to new researcher from RSA. Published today, the Fraud Attack Trends: Q1 2019 report found that the total fraud attacks from rogue mobile applications on January 1 was 10,390 but had jumped to 41,313 by March 31. Rogue mobile apps are
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by Danny Bradbury A security researcher has discovered a massive cache of data for millions of Instagram accounts, publicly accessible for everyone to see. The account included sensitive information that would be useful to cyberstalkers, among others. A security researcher calling themselves anurag sen on Twitter discovered the database hosted on Amazon Web Services. It
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Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is one of the country’s most popular chat apps, while the hashtag #instagramdown is trending among
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In the past, email security best practices for employees could be summarized quickly: Don’t trust email, because email is an unauthenticated, unreliable messaging service. This is still mostly true, and the same best practices for email security for employees from 1989 — use strong passwords, block spammers, don’t trust offers that are too good to
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Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, according an alert issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CNN reported on May 20. In a copy of the alert obtained by CNN, DHS said, “The United States government has strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data
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During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). What was unique in this particular patch cycle was that Microsoft produced a fix for Windows XP and several other operating systems, which have not been supported for security updates in years. So why the
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Ravin.ai, an Israel and U.K.-based startup developing AI to autonomously inspect vehicles for damage, has closed a $4 million seed round. The investment is led by Pico Venture Partners, with participation from Shell Ventures and “automotive entrepreneur” Adam Draizin. It marks Shell Ventures’ first Israel investment. Founded in 2018 and based in Haifa and London,
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Complying with a request by US authorities, Ecuadorian officials are preparing to hand over documents that are reportedly the entire legal defense against Julian Assange, compiled during the time he has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to WikiLeaks. “On Monday Ecuador will perform a puppet show at the embassy of Ecuador