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  • Serious Security: Don’t let your SQL server attack you with ransomware
    by Paul Ducklin on May 25, 2019 at 18:17

    Tales from the honeypot: this time a MySQL-based attack. Old tricks still work, because we're still making old mistakes - here's what to do. […]

  • Are Your Kids Part of the TikTok App Craze? Here’s What Parents Need to Know
    by Toni Birdsong on May 25, 2019 at 14:00

    What phone app has over 150 million active users and more than 14 million uploads every day? You might guess Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, but you’d be wrong. Meet TikTok — a video app kids are flocking to that is tons of fun but also carries risk. What Is It? TikTok is a free social […] The post Are Your Kids Part of the TikTok App Craze? Here’s What Parents Need to Know appeared first on McAfee Blogs. […]

  • First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records
    by BrianKrebs on May 24, 2019 at 20:47

    The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records -- including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images -- were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser. […]

  • The GDPR – One Year Later
    by Noémie Weinbaum on May 24, 2019 at 20:00

    A couple of weeks ago, one famous lawyer blogged about an issue frequently discussed these days: the GDPR, one year later. “The sky has not fallen. The Internet has not stopped working. The multi-million-euro fines have not happened (yet). It was always going to be this way. A year has gone by since the General […] The post The GDPR – One Year Later appeared first on McAfee Blogs. […]

  • McAfee Playing an Ever Growing Role in Tackling Disinformation and Ensuring Election Security
    by Chris Hutchins on May 24, 2019 at 15:09

    As Europe heads to the polls this weekend (May 23-26) to Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) representing the 28 EU Member States, the threat of disinformation campaigns aimed at voters looms large in the minds of politicians. Malicious players have every reason to try to undermine trust in established politicians, and push voters towards the political […] The post McAfee Playing an Ever Growing Role in Tackling Disinformation and Ensuring Election Security appeared first on McAfee Blogs. […]

  • Week in security with Tony Anscombe
    by Tomáš Foltýn on May 24, 2019 at 11:32

    ESET researchers zero in on commands executed by Zebrocy, a piece of malware from the extensive toolkit of the Sednit APT group The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity […]

  • Any advance on $1.2m for this virus-infested netbook?
    by Danny Bradbury on May 24, 2019 at 11:27

    Can you ever call malware art? That question is now up for debate as a Chinese internet artist puts a laptop full of viruses up for auction. […]

  • Safari test points to a future with tracker-free ads
    by John E Dunn on May 24, 2019 at 11:15

    Apple thinks it has come up with a way for advertisers to track how well their ads are doing without compromising user privacy. […]

  • Batterygate news: Apple to warn users if iOS updates throttle iPhones
    by Lisa Vaas on May 24, 2019 at 10:37

    Competition regulators investigated Apple due to concerns that people were needlessly repairing or replacing slow phones. […]

  • Google Ad Exchange in data privacy probe
    by Lisa Vaas on May 24, 2019 at 10:15

    It was triggered by a complaint filed by Dr. Johnny Ryan, CPO of privacy-focused Brave browser, which is fighting Google's search domination. […]

  • Game Golf Exposure Leaves Users in a Sand Trap of Data Concerns
    by Gary Davis on May 24, 2019 at 00:25

    Apps not only provide users with a form of entertainment, but they also help us become more efficient or learn new things. One such app is Game Golf, which comes as a free app, a paid pro version with coaching tools, or with a wearable analyzer. With over 50,000 downloads on Google Play, the app […] The post Game Golf Exposure Leaves Users in a Sand Trap of Data Concerns appeared first on McAfee Blogs. […]

  • What Will You Do If You Find That Your Kids Are Sharing Their Troubles and Pains Online?
    by Cybermum India on May 23, 2019 at 16:13

    “Am I fat?” “I am so depressed. Please help! I have been scoring less, my parents don’t understand me… my brilliant siblings treat me with disdain… my girlfriend has broken up with me….” “Thanks! That’s why I feel a connect with you- you really get me (no one else does!) ….” “I am closing my […] The post What Will You Do If You Find That Your Kids Are Sharing Their Troubles and Pains Online? appeared first on McAfee Blogs. […]

  • Google stored some passwords in plaintext for 14 years
    by Lisa Vaas on May 23, 2019 at 12:40

    Nobody got at the subset of G Suite passwords, Google said, apologizing and saying that it's working to ensure this is an isolated incident. […]

  • Tor Browser for Android 8.5 offers mobile users privacy boost
    by John E Dunn on May 23, 2019 at 11:39

    After nine months of alpha testing, a stable release of the Tor browser for Android can now be downloaded from Google’s Play store or direct from the Project’s website. […]

  • Mozilla fixes bugs, improves privacy in latest Firefox release
    by Danny Bradbury on May 23, 2019 at 10:40

    Mozilla rolled out version 67 of its Firefox browser this week, fixing some security bugs and introducing a host of privacy features. […]