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What is Doxware?

Ransomware is a major security threat which affects individuals, businesses, and governments. Over the past few years, researchers have noticed an increase in a new type of ransomware: doxware. The post What is Doxware? appeared first on SecureMac.

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Google pulls 500 malicious Chrome extensions after researcher tip-off

Google has abruptly pulled over 500 Chrome extensions from its Web Store that researchers discovered were stealing browsing data and executing click fraud and malvertising.

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Google forced to reveal anonymous reviewer’s details

A court has forced Google to reveal the details of an anonymous poster who published an unpalatable review of a dentist.

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Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

The US needs a data protection agency of its own, and Kirsten Gillibrand wants to be the one that makes it happen.

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Police bust alleged operator of Bitcoin mixing service Helix

The Ohio man is charged with running a Bitcoin mixer to launder over $300m—now worth $3.6b—on behalf of Dark Net crooks trying to hide out.

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Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

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Bluetooth bugs – researchers find 10 “Sweyntooth” security holes

More trouble in the Internet of Things - Bluetooth firmware code in many devices is found to have numerous bugs.

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Don’t Poison Your Employee Experience With the Wrong Approach to Insider Threat

The year 2019 was a harsh reminder that as much as organizations try to downplay insider threats, they cannot be ignored or overlooked. Organizations like Capital One, McAfee (itself an insider threat solution) and even Apple can attest as they all …

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Cookie-nabbing app could have served users side helping of XSS

A popular GDPR compliance WordPress plugin vendor has patched a flaw that rendered both site visitors and admins vulnerable to XSS attacks.

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Suspect who refused to decrypt hard drives released after four years

The US Court of Appeals ruled that he couldn't continue to be held for refusing to give up his passcodes.

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Facebook ices in-app dating in EU after questions from regulator

The app's rollout in the EU has been delayed until Facebook can show privacy regulators its data protection workings.

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Self-driving car dataset missing labels for pedestrians, cyclists

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Corp.com is up for sale – check your Active Directory settings!

An old, dormant domain is going on sale - and the results could be catastrophic for enterprises with common Active Directory misconfigurations.

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S2 Ep26: Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT? – Naked Security Podcast

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Firefox six-weekly security fixes are out – get them now!

No zero-day bugs, so by updating promptly you are keeping ahead of the crooks, not merely catching up!

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Dell fixes privilege elevation bug in support software

Users of Dell SupportAssist should patch their software immediately to fix a software bug that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

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IE zero day and heap of RDP flaws fixed in February Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has finally patched the Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day flaw the company said in January was being used in “limited targeted attacks”.

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FBI: Cybercrime tore a $3.5b hole in victims’ pockets last year

The FBI's Internet Crime Report shows that business email comprise is the biggest money-maker for cybercriminals.

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Google to force Nest users to turn on 2FA

Nest users who aren't using 2FA or a Google account will be required to take an extra step by verifying their identity via email.

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Mozilla issues final warning to websites using TLS 1.0

From March, the Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers will show warnings when users visit websites that only support TLS versions 1.0 or 1.1.

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US charges four Chinese military members with Equifax hack

The indictment suggests the hack was part of a series of major data thefts organized by Chinese military and intelligence agencies.

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