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Alexa is listening to what you say – and might share that with developers

Read full post How do you feel about the possibility of your recorded requests to Alexa being shared with third-party developers? Here’s what we know about that – and some tips to manage your data

/ July 17, 2017

Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

Read full post From the malware-scammed $14.3m lottery win and how secure is 2FA on your mobile to Pornhub pushing verification via social media, and more!

/ July 17, 2017

Ashley Madison offers users caught in data breach $11 million in compensation

Read full post Whether or not former users of the affairs website will take up the offer, however, is up for debate.

/ July 16, 2017

Cloud AV Can Serve as an Avenue for Exfiltration

Read full post Black Hat USA researchers show how bad guys can use cloud AV connections to bypass air-gaps and extremely segmented networks to keep stolen data flowing.

/ July 14, 2017

Cloud AV Can Serve as an Avenue for Exfiltration

Read full post Black Hat USA researchers show how bad guys can use cloud AV connections to bypass air-gaps and extremely segmented networks to keep stolen data flowing.

/ July 14, 2017

News in brief: Oz law ‘trumps maths’; CBP can’t search phones for cloud data; police launch drone unit

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ July 14, 2017

50,000 Machines Remain Vulnerable to EternalBlue Attacks

Read full post Researcher’s free scanner tool finds many systems remain at risk of EternalBlue-based attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya.

/ July 14, 2017

50,000 Machines Remain Vulnerable to EternalBlue Attacks

Read full post Researcher’s free scanner tool finds many systems remain at risk of EternalBlue-based attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya.

/ July 14, 2017

BUPA breach – why names and addresses matter

Read full post UK healthcare company BUPA just had an employee run off with half a million names and addresses – here’s what we can learn from the breach.

/ July 14, 2017

Vault 7: new WikiLeaks dump details Android SMS snooping malware

Read full post Latest dump of stolen CIA documents includes user manual for HighRise app, used to eavesdrop on text messages

/ July 14, 2017

Trump voter commission releases voter complaints — and their personal data

Read full post The government just doxed several concerned (and angry) citizens.

/ July 14, 2017

Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

Read full post You ultimately decide what links you click on, and whether you hand over your passwords and payment card details. Always think twice, because the wrong decision could prove costly. The post Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails...

/ July 14, 2017

AsTech Offers a $5 Million Security Breach Warranty

Read full post AsTech expands its warranty program with a guarantee it will find Internet application vulnerabilities or it will pay up to $5 million if there is a breach.

/ July 14, 2017

AsTech Offers a $5 Million Security Breach Warranty

Read full post AsTech expands its warranty program with a guarantee it will find Internet application vulnerabilities or it will pay up to $5 million if there is a breach.

/ July 14, 2017

Whose job is it to keep us safe from online harassment?

Read full post As more of us report having been the focus of abuse online, what steps can be taken to make the web better while protecting freedom of speech?

/ July 14, 2017

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Mitigating Cyberthreats

Read full post How digitally savvy organizations can take cyber resilience to a whole new dimension.

/ July 14, 2017

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Mitigating Cyberthreats

Read full post How digitally savvy organizations can take cyber resilience to a whole new dimension.

/ July 14, 2017

Homeland Security says Americans who don’t want faces scanned leaving the country “shouldn’t travel”

Read full post Congress allowed the government to scan faces of foreign nationals to keep track of visa overstays. But now that’s set to be extended to Americans, worrying some privacy advocates.

/ July 14, 2017

SQL injection attacks controlled using Telegram messaging app

Read full post This weaponising of an encrypted messaging app prompts us to remind you that you should really be focusing on how to avoid SQLi attacks in the first place

/ July 14, 2017

Patching: Your questions answered

Read full post How do patches work? Could the Microsoft patch have stopped WannaCryptor? All your questions answered. The post Patching: Your questions answered appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ July 14, 2017

Insider who scammed $14.3m lottery ‘win’ pleads guilty

Read full post Lottery company’s security director used a thumb drive to insert software that produced predictable winning numbers

/ July 14, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 7/14/17

Read full post The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst, and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any more questions?...

/ July 14, 2017

Black Hat to Host Discussion on Diversity

Read full post Panel of diversity pioneers will share their views and firsthand experience on how to make inclusion a priority in security.

/ July 13, 2017

Black Hat to Host Discussion on Diversity

Read full post Panel of diversity pioneers will share their views and firsthand experience on how to make inclusion a priority in security.

/ July 13, 2017

Study: Backdoors Found on 73% of Compromised Websites

Read full post No such thing as ‘too small to hack,’ according to research from SMB security provider SiteLock.

/ July 13, 2017

Study: Backdoors Found on 73% of Compromised Websites

Read full post No such thing as ‘too small to hack,’ according to research from SMB security provider SiteLock.

/ July 13, 2017

The Hunt for Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets

Read full post Internet of Things devices are more critically vulnerable to compromise in DDos attacks than ever before. Here’s how to defend against them.

/ July 13, 2017

The Hunt for Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets

Read full post Internet of Things devices are more critically vulnerable to compromise in DDos attacks than ever before. Here’s how to defend against them.

/ July 13, 2017

News in brief: Health insurer breached; Audi tops autonomy

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ July 13, 2017

How to protect yourself from the Verizon data breach

Read full post To be safe, you must change your Verizon PIN.

/ July 13, 2017

How did the data of 14m Verizon customers end up online?

Read full post Verizon says the loss is ‘overstated’, but if you’re a customer, you might want to change your PIN – just to be on the safe side

/ July 13, 2017

US Voters Consider Russia the Largest Security Risk to Elections

Read full post Nearly half of US voters believe Russia is the largest security risk for elections in the nation, according to a survey.

/ July 13, 2017

US Voters Consider Russia the Largest Security Risk to Elections

Read full post Nearly half of US voters believe Russia is the largest security risk for elections in the nation, according to a survey.

/ July 13, 2017

Who gets gold stars for looking after your privacy?

Read full post Who’s got your back when it comes to willingness (or otherwise) to hand over your data to third parties? Some of the results from the EFF’s report are surprising

/ July 13, 2017

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

Read full post The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.

/ July 13, 2017

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

Read full post The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.

/ July 13, 2017

Cisco Plans to Buy Observable Networks for Cloud Security

Read full post Cisco announces plans to acquire Observable Networks as part of a plan to bring its Stealthwatch solution into the cloud.

/ July 13, 2017

How app developers are gaming Google Play to boost their rankings

Read full post Our researchers spotted some app developers who were gaming the Google Play store – here’s what they uncovered in their investigation

/ July 13, 2017

Turn Raspberry Pi into an Amazon Echo with $49 pi-topPULSE

Read full post UK firm pi-top has released a new Raspberry Pi add-on gadget with built-in speaker, microphone and LED matrix.

/ July 13, 2017

Dell launches threat protection for air-gapped enterprise systems

Read full post The security suite is aimed at isolated systems which are not invulnerable to attack in this day and age.

/ July 13, 2017