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3 hours ago Operator of Codeshop Cybercrime Marketplace Sentenced to Prison

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Macedonian national Djevair Ametovski was sentenced this week to 90 months in prison by United States authorities for operating an international cybercrime marketplace named Codeshop.

3 hours ago Facebook Password, Email Contact Mishandling Worsens

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Millions of Instagram Users Affected by Plain-Text Password StorageTwo security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5 million people had their email contact lists uploaded without consent.

3 hours ago Not So 'Smart' - Child Tech Has Hackable Flaws

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A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.

11 hours ago India expected to surpass the UK for second place in payment card fraud

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Prices for stolen Indian payment cards has also gone up by 150% in 2018 to around $17/card.

8 hours ago Old-school cruel: Dodgy PDF email attachments enjoying a renaissance

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Let's go back... way back

The last few months have seen a big increase in malware attacks using PDF email attachments, according to security firm SonicWall.…

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1 day ago BlackBerry opens BBM Enterprise for personal use after Emtek discontinues BBM Consumer

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Attempts to make BBM more consumer-focused with social media functions saw limited success, leading to the discontinuation of the BBM Consumer app.

1 day ago Enough about me, why do you hate Kaspersky so much? Revealed: Insp Clouseau-esque bid to smear critics as shills

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Please speak clearly for the tape... I mean, my ears

Interview A gauche "spy" has made clumsy efforts to get critics of Russian antivirus biz Kaspersky Lab to incriminate themselves as shills for rival security companies.…

1 day ago 10 Highlights: Cryptographer's Panel at RSA Conference 2019

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Facebook's Cryptocurrency Folly, Scaling Security and Why Doomsday Is TemporaryFrom blockchains and surveillance to backdoors and GDPR, a group of leading cryptographers rounded up the top cybersecurity and privacy matters of the day at the cryptographer's panel held at the recent RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco.

1 day ago Cyber-security firm Verint hit by ransomware

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In an extreme case of irony, ransomware hits cyber-security firm.

1 day ago Fortinet Settles Whistleblower Case for $545,000

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Sunnyvale, CA-based Fortinet agreed a deal worth $545,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by the U.S. government and Yuxin 'Jay' Fang. The lawsuit alleged that Fortinet had supplied mislabeled goods manufactured by countries including China, falsely representing the goods were in compliance with the U.S Trade Agreements Act (TAA).

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7 hours ago Facebook Password, Email Contact Mishandling Deepens

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Millions of Instagram Users Affected by Plain-Text Password StorageTwo security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5 million people had their email contact lists uploaded without consent.

1 hour ago Hackers are targeting these employees the most (hint: it's not the C-suite

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Cybercriminals are turning their attention away from the C-suite, though they are still targeting users with high levels of access.

1 hour ago Google to Block Logins From Embedded Browsers to Prevent Phishing

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Google on Thursday announced that it will soon block login attempts from embedded browser frameworks in an effort to prevent man-in-the-middle (MitM) phishing attacks.

2 hours ago Facebook Collected Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users Without Consent

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Facebook has admitted to uploading the email contacts of up to 1.5 million users over a period of three years without gaining either the user or the contacts' prior consent.

2 hours ago French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

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French government open-sources in-house-made end-to-end encryption IM app named Tchap.

3 hours ago Mueller Report: With Russian Hacking Laid Bare, What Next?

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Trump Administration Faces Call to Fully Combat Russia's Election InterferenceRobert Mueller's report into Russian interference clearly states: "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion." In the wake of the Trump administration lifting some Russian sanctions, one expert says it must take the opposite tack.

3 hours ago How to install the OPNsense Firewall/Router distribution

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Need a dedicated firewall appliance? OPNsense is a free, open-source solution, ready to protect your network from intrusion.