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New Android ransomware spreads through contacts

Also, an email scam steals $1.7M from a North Carolina county; school is delayed due to malware; and that supposed sextortion video of you does not really exist

2 August 2019 min read

LinkedIn attachments carrying malware sent by espionage group

perex__ Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

26 July 2019 min read

Avast Secure Browser boosts performance

perex__ Our new release saves memory, extends battery life, and automatically checks to see if your password has been stolen.

Our new release saves memory, extends battery life, and automatically checks to see if your password has been stolen.

25 July 2019 min read

Microsoft reports nation-state political attacks

perex__ Plus, a new malware framework hits Chrome and Firefox, a new phishing scam targets AmEx cardholders, and data is breached at Sprint and Evite.

Plus, a new malware framework hits Chrome and Firefox, a new phishing scam targets AmEx cardholders, and data is breached at Sprint and Evite.

19 July 2019 min read

Is FaceApp safe? Clearing up confusion about the viral app

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Pop stars, athletes, and millions of others posted photos of themselves edited with the app – but what are the much-publicized privacy risks?

18 July 2019 min read

Where do spam and bad links originate? Top 10 cybersecurity facts from new AV-TEST report

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There were 376,639 new malware samples a day last year – and nine more facts from this year’s AV-Test cybersecurity report

17 July 2019 min read

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GDPR fines begin to roll like thunder across Europe

perex__ In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

13 July 2019 min read

‘Agent Smith’ infects 25M Android devices

perex__ Also in this week’s news, Mac Zoom users are exposed to webcam spying, vulnerabilities are found in hospital anesthesia machines, the U.S. Coast Guard warns shipping vessels about cyberattacks, and U.S. mayors vow no more ransomware payments

Also in this week’s news, Mac Zoom users are exposed to webcam spying, vulnerabilities are found in hospital anesthesia machines, the U.S. Coast Guard warns shipping vessels about cyberattacks, and U.S. mayors vow no more ransomware payments

12 July 2019 min read

Smart home vendor reportedly exposes reset codes and device locations

perex__ Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

5 July 2019 min read

Toyota puts car-hacking tech on the market

perex__ Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

3 July 2019 min read

Europol coordinates arrests of six in $28 million crypto scam

perex__ ‘Typosquatting’ scam swiped users’ credentials, but agencies tracked suspects in the UK and the Netherlands

‘Typosquatting’ scam swiped users’ credentials, but agencies tracked suspects in the UK and the Netherlands

29 June 2019 min read

EA ups its game by fixing security flaw

perex__ A cloud misconfiguration put gamers’ accounts at risk, but the platform quickly patched it

A cloud misconfiguration put gamers’ accounts at risk, but the platform quickly patched it

28 June 2019 min read