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Oops! Microsoft Briefly Leaked 250M Customer Support Records

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 4:29pm
The records involved conversation logs between Microsoft support agents and customers across the globe, dating back to 2005. Most of the records were redacted of customer contact information, but not all.
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After Bezos Phone Hack, UN Points Finger at Saudis, Calls for Probe

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 2:25pm
According to a recent forensic analysis, a WhatsApp account from the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly sent government-bought spyware to Bezos' phone in May 2018, two UN human rights experts said on Wednesday.
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Report: Hack of Amazon's CEO Phone Tied to Saudi Prince

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:50pm
The stunning allegation reportedly comes from a forensic analysis Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commissioned to determine the culprit behind the hack, which resulted in his private photos ending up in the hands of the National Enquirer.
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Report: Apple Dropped Plans for Fully-Encrypted iCloud Backups

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:20am
Six sources confirmed Apple changed its mind on end-to-end encrypted backups two years ago following an FBI complaint and concerns users could lose access to their own data.
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Feds Seize WeLeakInfo.com for Selling Access to Stolen Data

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 3:30pm
The FBI seizes the internet domain to WeLeakInfo.com, a site that was cataloging billions of records, such as email addresses and passwords, from more than 10,300 data breaches at various companies and service providers.
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Ring Issues Password Resets After User Logins Found Online

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 3:30pm
The list contains email addresses and passwords for Ring.com accounts, as well as time zones and the names users assigned to each internet-connected camera. Ring, however, blames weak passwords and says it was not breached.
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Bad Flaw in Windows 10 Also Affects Chrome Browser

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 5:16pm
Security researchers are demonstrating how you can use the Windows 10 flaw, CVE-2020-0601, to spoof the trusted digital certificates for official website domains on Google's Chrome browser. These same certificates can warn you about hacking attempts.
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Here Come the 'Star Wars' Scams: Don't Fall for Them

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 5:16pm
Cybercriminals are using 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' as bait by creating fake websites that claim to offer free access to the film. But in reality, the websites try to trick you into handing over your credit card information.
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German University Forced to Hand Out 38,000 Passwords in Person

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 1:05am
After a malware attack, the University of Giessen is forcing students and employees to pick up new passwords in person to comply with strict legal requirements, prompting long lines of people outside the school gym.
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Google's Advanced Protection Expands to Phone-Only Users

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 6:48pm
Google had made it easier to join the company's Advanced Protection Program, which is designed to stop the most sophisticated hackers from breaking into your Gmail account. Before you needed two security keys to enroll. Now you just need a smartphone.
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LastPass Parent Company Sold to Private Equity Firms

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 6:48pm
The LogMeIn deal is stirring up worries that the private equity firms will change the business model of password manager LastPass, which has gone through price increases over the years.
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17 Android Apps Caught Hiding and Displaying Aggressive Ads

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 7:18am
Bitdefender found the apps used a number of different techniques to dodge Google Play's vetting system allowing them to be installed over 550,000 times.
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Lab Testing Firm Pays Off Hacker to Prevent Data Leak

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 7:18am
The breach at Canada's LifeLabs affected 15 million customers, but a small subset of 85,000 customers also had their lab test results exposed to the hackers. LifeLabs claims it secured the data by paying off the attackers.
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Windows 10 Flaw Lets Malware Disguise Itself as Legit Software

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 3:55pm
The National Security Agency is urging users, especially enterprises, to install the patch from Microsoft. In the wrong hands, the vulnerability can be used to spoof the digital certificates software companies use to verify that their applications are authentic.
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Bug Opened WhatsApp to App-Crashing Malicious Messages

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 3:55pm
The flaw was fixed in September, but for a time, WhatsApp was vulnerable to a bug that could cause continuous app crashes and corrupt group chats, says security firm Check Point.
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Steganos Safe

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:44am
Steganos Safe creates secure encrypted storage for your sensitive files. It's very easy to use, and it offers some unique options for maintaining privacy and secrecy.
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Programming Duo Plead Guilty in Massive Illegal Streaming Case

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:44am
They ran two illegal streaming services, one of which apparently had more content and paying subscribers than Netflix.
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2019: The Year Ransomware Feasted on the US Public Sector

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:44am
'Given that ransomware attacks against governments, healthcare providers and educational institutions have indeed been proven to work, these sectors are likely to continue to be heavily targeted in 2020,' the security firm Emsisoft adds.
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Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to Take Over Computers

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 3:03pm
'We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,' Mozilla said in the advisory. It's not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug, but they likely created a malicious website to trigger the flaw.
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Personal Details of 56M Americans Found on PC in China

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 7:57am
The 22GB database of information is freely available to view online and has been traced back to Florida-based people search company CheckPeople.com.
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