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‘Agent Smith’ infects 25M Android devices

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__ {value=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

10 most glaring cybersecurity issues in new US government audit

perex__ {value=New report shows key agencies don’t patch software or replace decades-old systems used to manage privacy info of citizens}

New report shows key agencies don’t patch software or replace decades-old systems used to manage privacy info of citizens

25 June 2019 min read

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Small Florida city pays ransomware hackers $600,000

perex__ Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

22 June 2019 min read

Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans set off alarms

perex__ Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

21 June 2019 min read

Photos of travelers crossing U.S. border exposed in cyberattack

perex__ With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

15 June 2019 min read

Evernote vulnerability puts data of 4.6M users at risk

perex__ Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

14 June 2019 min read

Avast Business report may help explain why users are resisting Microsoft’s BlueKeep patch

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Read a new report from Avast Business to find out why users are resisting an easy patch that could prevent Microsoft’s BlueKeep vulnerability from becoming a major cybersecurity incident.

12 June 2019 min read

Beware the adware, and more news of the week

perex__ A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

7 June 2019 min read