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    • 5 août 2021Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?
      Retail giant Amazon recently offered to pay $10 USD for your palm prints. Would you offer them your hand? Many seem to home in and seethe over the price being too little for something as priceless and unique as their palm print, not realizing that when it does come to registering biometric data in general, everyone gives their prints away for free. Palm print prices aside, Amazon is definitel …

    • 5 août 2021What is Tor?
      Tor, The Onion Router Tor (The Onion Router) is free software used to keep your online communications safe and secure from outside observers. It’s designed to block tracking and eavesdropping, resist fingerprinting (where services tie your browser and device information to an identity), and to hide the location of the people using it. The network of websites and services that are only accessible u …

    • 4 août 2021NSA issues advice for securing wireless devices
      By releasing an information sheet that provides guidance on securing wireless devices while in public (pdf)—for National Security System, Department of Defense, and Defense Industrial Base teleworkers—the NSA has provided useful information on malicious techniques used by cyber actors, and ways to protect against them. And anyone that does not belong to that group of teleworkers can still take adv …

    • 4 août 2021Chrome casts away the padlock—is it good riddance or farewell?
      It’s been an interesting journey for security messaging where browsers are concerned. Back in the day, many of the websites you’d visit on a daily basis weren’t secure. By secure, I mean that they didn’t use HTTPS. There was no padlock, which meant that the traffic between you and the website wasn’t encrypted, and so it was vulnerable to being snooped on or changed. Sites you bought go …

    • 4 août 2021COVID-19 vaccine appointment system attacked in Italy
      In another cyberattack on a healthcare system, threat-actors have tried to throw a wrench into the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the region of Lazio, Italy. The large and densely populated region is the country’s second most populous and includes the country’s capital, Rome. On Sunday the Facebook page of the region informed the public that hackers had disabled the systems of th …

    • 3 août 2021Zoom and gloom? Video comms org agrees to settle for $85m
      Zoom has agreed to an $85m settlement regarding privacy, zoom-bombing, and data sharing. The class action privacy lawsuit filed in the US against the embattled company wasn’t particularly impressed with the following: Zoom-bombing running wild in video sessions. Zoom-bombing, the practice of joining sessions without permission and causing mayhem, exploded into life during 2020.Claiming to offer en …

    • 3 août 2021The 3 biggest threats reaching for your antivirus software’s off switch
      Having antivirus (AV) software on your computer is a staple. Modern antivirus offers layered protection—a cybersecurity approach that uses multiple techniques in one package to keep you safe if you download a malicious file from the Internet, find yourself worrying after clicking a link on a direct message from a non-contact on social media, or automatically open an email attachment before you can …

    • 3 août 2021RDP brute force attacks explained
      While you read these words, the chances are that somebody, somewhere, is trying to break in to your computer by guessing your password. If your computer is connected to the Internet it can be found, quickly, and if it can be found, somebody will try to break in. And it isn’t like the movies. The criminal hacker trying to guess your password isn’t sat in a darkened room wondering which …

    • 2 août 2021A week in security (July 26 – August 1)
      Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: OSX.XLoader hides little except its main purpose: What we learned in the installation process.The Clubhouse database “breach” is likely a non-breach. Here’s why.Kaseya Unitrends has unpatched vulnerabilities that could help attackers expand a breach.UDP Technology IP Camera firmware vulnerabilities allow for attacker to achieve root.The Olympics: a timeline of scams …

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    • 4 août 2021Black Hat 2021 – non‑virtual edition
      How is Black Hat USA 2021 different from the past editions of the conference and what kinds of themes may steal the show this year? The post Black Hat 2021 – non‑virtual edition appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 2 août 2021On course for a good hacking
      A story of how easily hackers could hit a hole-in-one with the computer network of a premier golf club in the UK. The post On course for a good hacking appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 30 juillet 2021Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      Fraud taking aim at Airbnb users – Common scams doing the rounds on Amazon – Insider threats in the age of hybrid work The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 30 juillet 2021Watch out for these scams targeting Amazon customers
      Most people are fans of the convenience Amazon brings to online shopping, and that’s precisely what cybercriminals are betting on. The post Watch out for these scams targeting Amazon customers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 29 juillet 2021Tackling the insider threat to the new hybrid workplace
      Now that organizations are set to evolve a hybrid blend of home and office-based work for most employees, it is more important then ever to address the risks that insider threat can pose The post Tackling the insider threat to the new hybrid workplace appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 28 juillet 2021Most Twitter users haven’t enabled 2FA yet, report reveals
      Twitter’s transparency report revealed that users aren’t quick to adopt 2FA and once they do enable it, they choose the least secure option The post Most Twitter users haven’t enabled 2FA yet, report reveals appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 28 juillet 2021Booking your next holiday? Watch out for these Airbnb scams
      With vacations in full swing, cybercriminals will be looking to scam vacationers looking for that perfect accommodation. The post Booking your next holiday? Watch out for these Airbnb scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 23 juillet 2021Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      URL shortener services distributing Android malware – Week in security with Tony Anscombe The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

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