Week in security with Tony Anscombe
by Tomáš Foltýn on December 6, 2019 at 14:00
On the implications of facial recognition for privacy and security – Data privacy tips for businesses – Red flags for cyberbullying. All this in Week in security. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
Mac users targetted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan
by John E Dunn on December 6, 2019 at 13:18
The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.
US parents file class action against TikTok over children’s privacy
by Lisa Vaas on December 6, 2019 at 12:10
Collecting children's data without their guardians' consent is illegal under COPPA and already earned TikTok a huge fine.
Instagram trying to protect kids by getting dates of birth from new users
by Lisa Vaas on December 6, 2019 at 11:48
It's about showing age-appropriate content, it said. Though staying safe from child-privacy lawsuits doesn't hurt, either.
OpenBSD devs patch authentication bypass bug
by Danny Bradbury on December 6, 2019 at 11:31
One of the internet's most popular free operating systems allowed attackers to bypass its authentication controls.
How to spot if your child is a victim of cyberbullying
by Editor on December 6, 2019 at 10:30
What are some of the most common warning signs that your child is experiencing online harassment? The post How to spot if your child is a victim of cyberbullying appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests
by BrianKrebs on December 5, 2019 at 19:46
KrebsOnSecurity ran a story this week that puzzled over Apple's response to inquiries about a potential privacy leak in its new iPhone 11 line, in which the devices appear to intermittently seek the user's location even when all applications and system services are individually set never to request this data. Today, Apple disclosed that this behavior is tied to the inclusion of a new short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share files locally with other nearby phones that support this feature, and that a future version of its mobile operating system will allow users to disable it.
S2 Ep19: One of us just prevented a ransomware attack – Naked Security Podcast
by Alice Duckett on December 5, 2019 at 17:57
Cookie-stealing malware wants to know your Facebook ad budget
by Paul Ducklin on December 5, 2019 at 17:37
The AdKoob malware that sneakily peeks at how much you're spending on ads is back.
iCloud-hacking politician to be sentenced on Christmas eve
by Lisa Vaas on December 5, 2019 at 17:09
Former Dutch city council member Mitchel van der K invaded hundreds of iCloud accounts “frequently and repeatedly”.
Machine-raiding Python libraries squashed by community
by Danny Bradbury on December 5, 2019 at 16:55
Python developers have once again fallen victim to malicious software libraries lurking in their favourite package manager.
Critical DoS messaging flaw fixed in December Android update
by John E Dunn on December 5, 2019 at 16:25
Android’s December 2019 updates arrived this week, patching a small list of system and Qualcomm flaws across the operating system’s two patch levels.
Cloud Security and Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector
by Steve Grobman on December 5, 2019 at 16:00
I recently had the honor of testifying before the House Financial Services Committee’s Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence about two critical emerging issues in the financial services sector – cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). Both have incredible potential for energizing the financial sector, but they also raise important security concerns. Financial services organizations are migrating to The post Cloud Security and Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector appeared first on McAfee Blogs.
Yodel parcel tracking app blabs about other people’s parcels
by Lisa Vaas on December 5, 2019 at 15:31
Yodel's mobile parcel delivery app was leaking people's delivery data to others using the app, a security researcher discovered.
Analysis of LooCipher, a New Ransomware Family Observed This Year
by Marc Rivero Lopez on December 5, 2019 at 15:00
Initial Discovery This year seems to again be the year for ransomware. Notorious attacks were made using ransomware and new families are being detected almost on a weekly basis. The McAfee ATR team has now analyzed a new ransomware family with some special features we would like to showcase. LooCipher represents how a new actor The post Analysis of LooCipher, a New Ransomware Family Observed This Year appeared first on McAfee Blogs.