Firefox 63 to Get Improved Tracking Protection That Blocks In-Browser Miners

Security - Posted On:2018-05-24 11:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla developers are working on an improved Tracking Protection system for the Firefox browser that will land in version 63, scheduled for release in mid-October. [...]

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Microsoft Will Extend GDPR Privacy Protections to All Users, Not Just Europeans

Security - Posted On:2018-05-24 08:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU countries. [...]

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FBI Takes Control of APT28's VPNFilter Botnet

Security - Posted On:2018-05-24 06:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has obtained court orders and has taken control of the command and control servers of a massive botnet of over 500,000 devices, known as the VPNFilter botnet. [...]

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Verge Cryptocurrency Network Falls Victim to Same Attack Even After Hard-Fork

Security - Posted On:2018-05-24 05:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A hacker found a way around a previous patch in the Verge cryptocurrency source code and took advantage of the flaw to monopolize mining operations and create Verge coins (XVG) at a rapid pace. [...]

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Hacker Makes Over $18 Million in Double-Spend Attack on Bitcoin Gold Network

Security - Posted On:2018-05-24 05:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

An unidentified hacker has mounted several "double spend" attacks on the infrastructure of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency and has managed to amass over $18 million worth of BTG (Bitcoin Gold) coins in the process. [...]

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Hackers Find New Method of Installing Backdoored Plugins on WordPress Sites

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Hackers have come up with a never-before-seen method of installing backdoored plugins on websites running the open-source WordPress CMS, and this new technique relies on using weakly protected accounts and the Jetpack plugin. [...]

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CryptON Ransomware Installed Using Hacked Remote Desktop Services

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 15:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files. [...]

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Nation-State Group Hacked 500,000 Routers to Prepare a Cyber-Attack on Ukraine

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 10:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers from Cisco said today that they've detected a giant botnet of hacked routers that appears to be preparing for a cyber-attack on Ukraine. [...]

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Backdoor Account Found in D-Link DIR-620 Routers

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 09:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers have found a backdoor account in the firmware of D-Link DIR-620 routers that allows hackers to take over any device reachable via the Internet. [...]

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FacePause Chrome Extension Pauses a YouTube Video When You Look Away

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 03:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new experimental, and may I dare say, creepy Chrome Extension called FacePause pauses a YouTube video when you look away from the screen.  It does this by utilizing an API called FaceDetector that has been available in Chrome since version 56. [...]

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Mozilla Adds 2FA Support for Firefox Accounts

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 03:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla is rolling out support for a two-step authentication process for Firefox Accounts, the credentials system that protects bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and other data synchronized between devices via the Firefox Sync feature. [...]

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Spam Botnet Tracked Down to Malicious PHP Script Found on 5,000 Hacked Sites

Security - Posted On:2018-05-23 02:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A malicious PHP script found on over 5,000 compromised websites has been fingered as the source of a large-scale spam campaign that has been silently redirecting users to web pages hosting diet and intelligence boosting pills. [...]

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New US Bill Wants to Create National Guard Cyber Units

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 18:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

US lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create specialized units in the National Guard for defending and responding to cyber-attacks. [...]

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Amazon Is Selling Facial Recognition Software to US Law Enforcement

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 14:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Public record documents obtained from two US states reveal that Amazon has entered the surveillance market, where it's been silently advertising its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies. [...]

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Google Chrome Has a Built-In Password Generator. Here's how to use it!

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Chrome has a surprising amount of features that are hidden or not well known that can offer a great deal of functionality for users. One of these features, is a built-in password generator that can be used to create strong passwords when creating new accounts and a password manager called Smart Lock that stores these passwords . [...]

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BMW Fixes Security Flaws in Several Well-Known Car Models

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 10:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

BMW is working on firmware updates for some of its cars after researchers from the Tencent Keen Security Lab have discovered 14 flaws affecting high-profile car models such as BMW i Series, BMW X Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, and BMW 7 Series. [...]

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Microsoft to Block Flash in Office 365

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 06:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced plans last week to block Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight content from activating in Office 365. The block will only apply to Office 365 subscription clients, but not to Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010 distributions, the company said. [...]

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Adobe to Acquire Magento E-Commerce Platform for $1.68 Billion

Security - Posted On:2018-05-22 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Adobe announced yesterday plans to buy the Magento e-commerce platform for $1.68 billion. While the Magento brand is mostly known for the open source online store CMS of the same name, Adobe was mostly interested in Magento Commerce, an online-store-as-a-service platform. [...]

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Google and Microsoft Reveal New Spectre Attack

Security - Posted On:2018-05-21 18:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers from Google and Microsoft have found a new variant of the Spectre attack that affects processors made by AMD, ARM, IBM, and Intel. [...]

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Phishing Email Ironically Provides a List of Scammers You Should Avoid

Security - Posted On:2018-05-21 17:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

There really is no honor among thieves. I recently found a phishing scheme that contains a list of names that are associated with other scams that the recipient should avoid. [...]

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