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Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? — Krebs on Security

The past month has seen one blockbuster revelation after another about how our mobile phone and broadband providers have been leaking highly …

Net Neutrality

Security of HTML5 May Not Live Up to Promise

Once believed to be bereft of the security risks inherent in plugins like Adobe Flash, HTML5 attributes enable malware attacks, and The Media Trust …

Android Malware Comes Baked into Some New Tablets, Phones

5/25/2018<br>02:40 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Ad-loading malware is being built into the firmware and operating system of some new tablets and phones from three major …

Information Security

Apple will start reporting government requests to remove apps from the App Store

Apple issued one of its bi-annual transparency reports today, and apart from the usual numbers on account takedown requests, the company issued a statement saying that it’ll soon start reporting government requests to take down apps from the App Store. These requests will relate to alleged legal …

Apps

Living in a Docker world

How much do you know about containers?<p>Once upon a time, I worked at a startup that was looking to “Dockerize” its backend infrastructure. This developed into a running joke where the programmers on the team would ask me if I knew what Docker was, and I would say:<p>“Yes, it’s like a boat.”<p>This would …

DevOps

Z-Wave Downgrade Attack Left Over 100 Million IoT Devices Open to Hackers

Researchers have found that even after having an advanced encryption scheme in place, more than 100 million Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices from …

Information Security

DSGVO-Beschwerden gegen Android, Instagram, Whatsapp und Facebook: Max Schrems legt los

Die Datenschutz-NGO noyb hat Beschwerden gegen Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp und Android eingelegt, weil der Datennutzung breit zugestimmt werden …

Android

Amazon explains how Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to another user

Alexa got seriously confused<p>Amazon has been forced to explain how Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to an Echo user’s colleague without their knowledge. A Portland woman identified only as Danielle revealed the odd series of events in an interview with local TV station Kiro 7, …

Smart Homes

Anonymity Tools: A Guide to Whonix

Operational security is never something that should be taken lightly.<p>We’ve all come to learn of <b>the terrifying surveillance capabilities</b> from federal …

Linux

Malware Spreading by Stenography, Research Says

Draped in shadows, the mysterious hacker known as 4ch0n taps away at his red-lit keyboard.<p>His network of bot accounts falls in line at the whim of …

Osama Bin Laden

Password pattern analysis: Risky, lazy passwords the norm

Dashlane announced the findings of an analysis of over 61 million passwords. The analysis was conducted with research provided by Dr. Gang Wang, an …

Computer Science

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

Shortly after Cisco's released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and network storage …

Cybersecurity

Pornhub launches its own VPN

Pornhub is launching its own VPN service today with free and unlimited bandwidth. The VPN is supposed to help users avoid ISP throttling and geographic limitations. It’s also designed to let users transmit data anonymously without saving or collecting any of that data.<p>To get started, you download …

VPNs

Router- und NAS-Botnetz VPNFilter: FBI kapert Kontrollserver

Das jetzt aufgedeckte, riesige Router- und NAS-Botnetz VPNFilter hat ein wichtiges Fundament verloren: Nach einem Neustart findet die Malware nicht …

IT-Sicherheit

Microsoft expands data privacy tools ahead of GDPR

Redmond redesigns its tools, policies, and systems to comply with the new rules<p>Microsoft has announced it will extend its data privacy tools to individual users of the company’s products and services worldwide. Microsoft’s Data Subject Rights include the right to know about the data the company …

Privacy

Cisco Talos deckt riesiges Router- und NAS-Botnetz auf

Mindestens eine halbe Million Geräte sind unter der Kontrolle vermutlich staatlicher Angreifer. Das Erschreckende: Die Autoren der Schad-Software …

IT-Sicherheit

Sicherheitsleck bei mehr als 170 Online-Apotheken

Angreifer hätten über Wochen persönliche Daten und Bestelllisten von Kunden mehrerer Online-Apotheken mitlesen können. Betroffen waren Shops, die …

IT-Sicherheit

The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.<p>The bill was signed into …

Cryptocurrency

Is Threat Intelligence Garbage?

Most security professionals in a recent survey said that threat intelligence doesn't work. So why all the hype?<p>Threat intelligence sounds like …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

More than half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries have been infected with a piece of highly sophisticated IoT botnet …

Routers

Office für Mac und iOS: Microsoft zwingt zur Übermittlung von Diagnosedaten

Mit den jüngsten Updates der Office-Apps bittet Microsoft auf Mac, iPad und iPhone um Zustimmung zur Diagnose-Telemetrie, die sogar Bestandteile von …

Digital

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

Privacy

Ausgezeichnet: BSI ist bester IT-Arbeitgeber im öffentlichen Dienst

High-level vulnerabilities discovered in 84% of Android shopping apps

More than 84% of the shopping apps have three or more high-level security vulnerabilities, according to a security assessment by Appknox and …

Apps

Chinese Hackers Find Over a Dozen Vulnerabilities in BMW Cars

Chinese security researchers have discovered more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the onboard compute units of BMW cars, some of which can be …

Information Security

DSGVO: Apple ermöglicht Download der Nutzungsdaten

Zukünftig können Apple-Nutzer die Daten abrufen, die die Firma im Zusammenhang mit der Apple-ID gesammelt hat. Ein wenig in Geduld üben müssen sich …

Digital

Efail: Welche E-Mail-Clients sind wie sicher?

Nach Veröffentlichung der Efail-Lücken in PGP und S/MIME herrscht unter Anwendern, die ihre E-Mails verschlüsseln, viel Verunsicherung. Wir haben uns …

IT-Sicherheit

Angreifer könnten aktuelle BMW-Modelle über Mobilfunk kapern

Sicherheitsforscher haben Sicherheitslücken im Infotainment-System von verschiedenen BMW-Modellen ausgenutzt und so die Kontrolle übernommen. Ein …

IT-Sicherheit

Wednesday briefing: Amazon is selling facial recognition and surveillance services to US police

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Amazon is providing its Rekognition platform to two US police forces, Mark Zuckerberg has avoided giving meaningful …

Surveillance

Amazon ermöglicht Live-Gesichtserkennung für ganze Städte

Amazons Gesichtserkennung Rekognition ermöglicht, ganze Städte in Echtzeit zu überwachen. In den USA wird Rekognition bereits eingesetzt. …

Digital