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China urges Apple to improve security and privacy

5 hours 14 min ago
It's a juicy market that welcomes foreign investment, National development boss reminds Tim Cook

Senior Chinese government officials have urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to improve the security and privacy features of his company's products.…

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Apple patches all the iThings, including iOS 15 hole under attack right now

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 23:16
Issue identified in February but owners of older kit weren't warned

Happy belated Patch Tuesday from Cupertino: Apple has issued security updates for almost every piece of code it slings - including a fix for a vulnerability in older iOS devices the iGiant believes is under attack right now.…

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Google again accused of willfully destroying evidence in Android antitrust battle

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 21:09
Starting to see a pattern here? Judge seems to think so

Google Chat histories handed over by the web giant in ongoing Android antitrust litigation reveal the biz has been systematically destroying evidence, according to those suing the big G.…

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US president Biden kind of mostly bans commercial spyware

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 03:45
Executive Order has loopholes for government spyware or American-made commercial spyware

US president Joe Biden on Monday issued an Executive Order on Prohibition on Use by the United States Government of Commercial Spyware that Poses Risks to National Security – a title that is not quite as simple it seems.…

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Lawyers cough up $200k after health data stolen in Microsoft Exchange pillaging

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 23:45
In addition to $100k given to LockBit

New York law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach (HPMB) has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a data-breach lawsuit related to the now-notorious Hafnium Microsoft Exchange attacks that siphoned sensitive data from victims around the world. …

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Gone in 120 seconds: Tesla Model 3 child's play for hackers

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 12:32
Plus OIG finds Uncle Sam fibbed over

In brief  A team of hackers from French security shop Synacktiv have won $100,000 and a Tesla Model 3 after subverting the Muskmobile's entertainment system, and from there opening up the car's core management systems.…

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China crisis is a TikToking time bomb

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 10:30
ByteDance with the devil if you dare

Opinion  As country after country bans TikTok from official systems, it’s fair to ask what’s so dodgy about a social network filled with dance crazes, makeup advice and cats.…

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CISA unleashes Untitled Goose Tool to honk at danger in Microsoft's cloud

Fri, 24/03/2023 - 19:16
Not a headline we expected to write today

American cybersecurity officials have released an early-warning system to protect Microsoft cloud users.…

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Github publishes RSA SSH host keys by mistake, issues update

Fri, 24/03/2023 - 13:34
Getting connection failures? Don't panic. Get new keys

Github has updated its SSH keys after accidentally publishing the private part to the world. Whoops.…

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French parliament says <em>oui</em> to AI surveillance for 2024 Paris Olympics

Fri, 24/03/2023 - 06:24
Liberté, égalité, reconnaissance faciale for all

Despite the opposition of 38 civil society groups, the French National Assembly has approved the use of algorithmic video surveillance during the 2024 Paris Olympics.…

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Uncle Sam reveals it sent cyber-soldiers to Albania to hunt for Iranian threats

Fri, 24/03/2023 - 01:05
'Hunt forward' teams of this sort aid with defense and learn how attackers like Tehran operate

US Cyber Command operators have confirmed they carried out an online defensive mission in Albania, in response to last year's cyber attacks against the local government.…

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Critical infrastructure gear is full of flaws, but hey, at least it's certified

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 21:59
Security researchers find bugs, big and small, in every industrial box probed

Devices used in critical infrastructure are riddled with vulnerabilities that can cause denial of service, allow configuration manipulation, and achieve remote code execution, according to security researchers.…

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Secure mail

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:48
Protection from business email compromise

Webinar  In the distant past, a master forger with a quill could fake a signature on the end of a letter but at least then you had time to consider the potential for fraud before any damage could be done. In the digital age of email, it's increasingly hard to spot a scam's threat to your security and react in time.…

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Attackers hit Bitcoin ATMs to steal $1.5 million in crypto cash

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:02
Terminal maker General Bytes shutters its cloud business after second breach in seven months

Unidentified miscreants have siphoned cryptocurrency valued at more than $1.5 million from Bitcoin ATMs by exploiting an unknown flaw in digicash delivery systems.…

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Bogus ChatGPT extension steals Facebook cookies

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 07:29
All aboard the chatbot hype train! Next stop: Fraud

Google has removed a ChatGPT extension from the Chrome store that steals Facebook session cookies – but not before more than 9,000 users installed the account-compromising bot.…

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B-List celebs including Lindsay Lohan fined after crypto shill probe

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 06:30
Didn't disclose payments as mastermind pumped up value of tokens with fake trades

Eight very B-list celebrities have agreed to cough up fines after being accused of shilling a cryptocurrency without disclosing they were paid to do so, while the chap who paid them has been charged with fraud.…

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South Korea fines McDonald's for data leak from raw SMB share

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 02:29
British American Tobacco, Samsung, also burgered up their infosec

South Korea's Personal Information Protection Commission has fined McDonald's, British American Tobacco, and Samsung for privacy breaches.…

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Cisco kindly reveals proof of concept attacks for flaws in rival Netgear's kit

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 22:57
Maybe this is deserved given the problem's in a hidden telnet service

Public proof-of-concept exploits have landed for bugs in Netgear Orbi routers – including one critical command execution vulnerability. …

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Journalist hurt by exploding USB bomb drive

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 22:09
Now that's a flash bang

Police in Ecuador are investigating attacks on media organizations across the country after a journalist was injured by an exploding USB flash drive.…

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German political parties accused of microtargeting voters on Facebook

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 12:31
Country's super strong data rights under magnifying glass after half a dozen complaints filed

Remember the Who Targets Me browser extension from privacy activists at Noyb? The group yesterday filed explosive complaints based on log records from the extension that claim six of Germany's political parties broke European data law when they targeted voters on Facebook's adtech platform.…

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