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Fake tech support ‘scam’ husband and wife banned FOR LIFE from computer repair world

Virus panic pair agrees to never again offer to ‘fix’ anyone’s PC   October 30, 2017   By Shaun Nichols     A husband and wife team accused of scamming people with dodgy tech support calls about bogus malware infections have been barred for life from offering IT support and repairs.   America’s trade regulator, the […]

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Sage Ransomware Gets Anti-Analysis Capabilities

By Ionut Arghire on October 30, 2017   The Sage ransomware, which emerged toward the beginning of this year, has added new functionality that allows it to escalate privileges and evade analysis, Fortinet warns.   The malware was highly active in early 2017, but hasn’t shown significant activity over the past six months. Recently found samples […]

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New iPhone Brings Face Recognition (and Fears) to the Masses

By AFP on October 30, 2017   Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face — a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.   Apple’s newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed […]

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Hamas-Linked ‘Gaza Cybergang’ Has New Tools, Targets

By Eduard Kovacs on October 30, 2017 A threat actor believed to be linked to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas continues to target organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and their operations now include some new tools and techniques, Kaspersky Lab reported on Monday.   The Arabic group has been active […]

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Oracle Patches Critical Flaw in Identity Manager

By Eduard Kovacs on October 30, 2017   Oracle informed customers on Friday that its Identity Manager product is affected by a critical vulnerability that can be easily exploited by malicious actors.   Part of the company’s Oracle Fusion Middleware offering, Identity Manager is an enterprise identity management system that automatically manages user access privileges […]

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VPN Law Latest Step in Kremlin Online Crackdown: Experts

By AFP on October 29, 2017   A law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March.   Providers of virtual private networks (VPNs) — which let internet users access sites banned in one country by making it appear […]

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Risky online dating apps putting your privacy in danger

You may not be as anonymous as you think.   Graham Cluley | October 29, 2017     If you weren’t nervous enough about the prospect of meeting a complete stranger after connecting on an online dating app, there’s something else to worry about.   Just how carefully is your app keeping your personal information […]

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Google to Remove Public Key Pinning (PKP) Support in Chrome

October 28, 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu     Late yesterday afternoon, Google announced plans to deprecate and eventually remove PKP support from the Chromium open-source browser, which indirectly means from Chrome.   PKP, which stands for Public Key Pinning, is a system described in IETF RFC-7469 that webmasters can use with HTTPS sites.   PKP, […]

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Apache OpenOffice Update Patches Four Vulnerabilities

  October 28, 2017    By Tom Spring   The Apache Software Foundation fixed four vulnerabilities Friday tied to its popular Apache OpenOffice suite of free productivity applications. The patches are for the suite’s word processing and graphics apps. Each of the vulnerabilities are rated medium in severity.   Three of the four bugs patched are […]

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US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped

Nothing to see here, comrade. Move along, move along By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 26 Oct 2017 at 20:53   Analysis A computer at the center of a lawsuit digging into woeful cyber-security practices during the US presidential election has been wiped. The server in question is based in Georgia – a state that narrowly backed Donald Trump, […]