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Millions of financial records leaked from server not protected by password

Another day, another massive leak blamed on failing to password-protect a server. This time it's sensitive financial data in an Elasticsearch database.

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Multi-vector attacks target cloud-hosted technologies

Securonix report outlines the threat posed by automated multi-vector, multi-platform attacks against cloud infrastructure.

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The three most important ways to defend against security threats

Patching, security training programs and password management will thwart attacks more effectively than anything else. You're already doing them. Here's how to do them better.

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Hijacked Nest camera blares warning about North Korean missiles headed to U.S.

A hacker hijacked a Nest security camera and blasted a warning about three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio.

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Why one of America’s top experts is hopeful for better election security

Voting machines and elections in general are still vulnerable to hacking, says Matt Blaze, but adoption of risk-limiting audits and software independence gives opportunity for improvement.

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Data from smartwatch provided ‘key evidence’ against hitman

Police used data from a Garmin GPS watch to help get a man convicted for killing a crime boss known as Mr. Big.

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Temporary micropatch available for zero-day Windows exploit

A publicly disclosed Windows zero-day vulnerability could allow attackers to take full control of systems once they compromise a low-privilege account. Here's a fix.

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Rocke coinminer disables cloud protection agents

Cryptojacker's new shell script A7 can remove cloud security agents from Alibaba and Tencent to avoid coinminer detection.

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Police can't force you to unlock your phone with face, finger or any biometrics

A judge in California ruled that law enforcement officials can’t force people to unlock their smartphones with a finger or thumbprint, facial recognition, or even an iris.

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Vulnerabilities found in building access system used by schools, governments

Tenable Research discovered four zero-day vulnerabilities in IDenticard's PremiSys access control system, which is used by schools, governments, medical centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Currently no patches are available.

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Wireless carriers still selling Americans’ real-time location data

Wireless carriers didn't keep their promises, as American's real-time location data is still being sold by third parties and shady folks.

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Ethereum Classic cryptocurrency suspended after attackers steal nearly $1.1M

Coinbase de-listed Ethereum Classic (ETC) cryptocurrency after double spends of nearly $1.1 million were detected.

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Australian emergency warning system hacked, thousands receive alerts

A hacker took control of Australia’s Early Warning Network and sent an alert to thousands that said their personal data is not safe.

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How Facebook's privacy woes might change the rules of the road in 2019

Following a string of data privacy and protection missteps, Facebook faces potential backlash from legislators and consumers that could affect all companies that process consumer data.

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Hacking skills on display at the 35th Chaos Communication Congress

35th Chaos Communication Congress had hackers spoofing a vein authentication system with a wax hand, showing off hardware wallet hacks, and outlining the first UEFI rootkit.

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Hacker posts ransom demand on Dublin's Luas tram system site

The website for Dublin’s tram system Luas was hacked, with the hacker threatening to leak the company’s private data if the ransom was not paid within the next five days.

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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

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What is Australia's AA Bill and how will it affect US companies?

Australia's new AA Bill turns Australian employees and vendors into a supply chain security risk.

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Maybe we have the cybersecurity we deserve

Companies have focused more on making the consumer recovery process from fraud and data breaches easier than on better security. Most people seem OK with that.

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Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook offered user data to more than 150 companies, ranging from tech and entertainment companies to online retailers, automakers, and even banks.

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