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    • 25 novembre 2020IoT cybersecurity bill passed by Senate
      Days before taking a week-long Thanksgiving recess, the US Senate passed an almost mundane cybersecurity bill that, if approved by the President, will improve security guidelines and protocols for Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased and owned by the Federal government. The bill, called the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, was actually introduced into the US House of …

    • 25 novembre 2020Spotify resets some user logins after hacker database found floating online
      A team of researchers working for vpnMentor has found a treasure trove in the form of an unsecured Elasticsearch database containing over 380 million records. The trove contained login credentials and other data belonging to Spotify users. So what’s Spotify doing leaving its user data hanging around on an unsecured database? Answer: It’s not. On investigation, the team found the databa …

    • 24 novembre 2020Apple security hampers detection of unwanted programs
      Anyone who uses Malwarebytes software is probably familiar with the fact that, in addition to things like malware and adware, Malwarebytes detects potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These are programs that exhibit a variety of unsavory behaviors, but that, for legal reasons, cannot be called malware. PUP (n): a program that may include advertising, toolbars, and pop-ups that are unrelated to th …

    • 24 novembre 2020Looks like we’re stuck with Zoom: Is it any safer?
      Earlier this month, Zoom’s stock price took a dive on news of two promising COVID vaccines offering over 90 percent effectiveness against the virus (a third vaccine was just announced). That’s nice. Glad to know some people think this nightmare is ending soon and we’ll all go back to the office and the classroom. But our ability to walk into a clinic and get either of these vaccines is still month …

    • 23 novembre 2020Lock and Code S1Ep20: Tracking the charities that track you online with Chris Boyd
      This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about charity organizations and online ad tracking. Though many might assume that these two topics have no overlap, they absolutely do. Ad tracking itself isn’t anything new—luxury brand …

    • 20 novembre 2020Black Friday 2020: How to shop safely online
      Black Friday 2020 promises to be somewhat different from years gone by thanks to COVID-19. The annual surge of in-store chaos and trolley dashes isn’t compatible with social distancing, and so retailers will be looking to drive shoppers online. Friday 27th November is when things kick off this year, and yet some aspects will be radically different. If you intend to go to physical stores, then ther …

    • 20 novembre 2020Demystifying two common misconceptions with e-commerce security
      Online shopping has seen a dramatic increase in the months following the Covid-19 outbreak as more and more people opt-out of visiting physical stores. Such a phenomenon does not go unnoticed or without additional consequences. During the same time period, we have seen an increase in the usual scams but also digital skimming, the online equivalent of credit card theft. As a consumer, you may be he …

    • 19 novembre 2020IoT forecast: Running antivirus on your smart device?
      In 2016, threat actors pulled off a basic but devastating botnet attack that harnessed the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). After gathering a list of 61 default username and password combinations for IoT devices, threat actors scanned the Internet for open Telnet ports and, when they found a vulnerable device, gained entry, eventually amassing an army of IoT devices to launch a massive DDoS …

    • 18 novembre 2020Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President
      On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), just days after CISA called the recent presidential election the “most secure in American history.” In a tweet posted the same day, the President justified his removal of Krebs: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was hig …

    • 17 novembre 2020WebNavigator Chromium browser published by search hijackers
      A mystery Chromium browser recently made a sudden appearance, and is certainly proving popular. But what is it, and where did it come from? Malwarebytes detects the browser as PUP.Optional.WebNavigator, and we found several clues that this browser was brought to you by a notorious family of search hijackers. That family isn’t new to us—we reported about them before when they changed a Chrome …

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    • 27 novembre 2020Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      Is your smart doorbell putting you at risk of cyberattacks? – Spotify accounts hijacked en masse – Staying safe from SIM swapping The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 27 novembre 2020Europol and partners thwart massive credit card fraud scheme
      The operation was carried out against fraudsters trying to monetize stolen credit card data on the internet’s seedy underbelly The post Europol and partners thwart massive credit card fraud scheme appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 26 novembre 2020SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself
      Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise The post SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 23 novembre 2020Security flaws in smart doorbells may open the door to hackers
      The peace of mind that comes with connected home security gear may be false – your smart doorbell may make an inviting target for unwanted visitors The post Security flaws in smart doorbells may open the door to hackers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 20 novembre 2020Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      Lazarus takes aim at South Korea via an unusual supply-chain attack – The harsh reality of poor passwords – Bumble bitten by bugs The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 20 novembre 20205 takeaways from the 2020 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study
      From the impact of the pandemic on cybersecurity careers to workers’ job satisfaction, the report offers a number of interesting findings The post 5 takeaways from the 2020 (ISC)<sup>2</sup> Cybersecurity Workforce Study appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 19 novembre 2020The worst passwords of 2020: Is it time to change yours?
      They’re supremely easy to remember, as well as easy to crack. Here’s how to improve your password security. The post The worst passwords of 2020: Is it time to change yours? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 18 novembre 2020Bumble bugs could have exposed personal data of all users
      The information at risk of theft due to API flaws included people’s pictures, locations, dating preferences and Facebook data The post Bumble bugs could have exposed personal data of all users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

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