Ransomware Hits B2B Payments Firm Billtrust
by BrianKrebs on October 22, 2019 at 19:04
Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week. The company said it is in the final stages of bringing all of its systems back online from backups.
Could a Streaming Device Help Hackers Hijack Your TV?
by Hackable? Podcast on October 22, 2019 at 17:43
Streaming devices make dumb TVs smart and smart TVs, well, smarter. But as loyal “Hackable?” listeners know, the smarter something is, the more likely it is that it can be hacked. So does that mean that a hacker can interrupt your binge-watching? Or do something worse? On the latest “Hackable?” Geoff sets up his smart The post Could a Streaming Device Help Hackers Hijack Your TV? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.
Increasing Value with Security Integration
by Amber Wolff on October 22, 2019 at 15:00
What would your security team do with an extra 62 days? According to a recent study by IDC, that’s the amount of time the average-sized security team can expect to regain by addressing a lack of security management integration. With just 12 percent of respondents currently using an end-to-end management suite—and with 14 percent completely The post Increasing Value with Security Integration appeared first on McAfee Blogs.
US nuclear weapons command finally ditches 8-inch floppies
by John E Dunn on October 22, 2019 at 14:24
The disks are part of the command centres that run the country’s nuclear missile deterrent on behalf of SACCS.
Storing your stuff securely in the cloud
by Maria Varmazis on October 22, 2019 at 14:24
How much of our stuff is going to the cloud? Probably a lot more than you realize. Let's look at the risks and how to mitigate them.
NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider
by Amer Owaida on October 22, 2019 at 14:16
The company says that the incident, going back to March 2018, affected only 1 out of its 3,000 servers The post NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
Vatican launches smart rosary – complete with brute-force flaw
by Danny Bradbury on October 22, 2019 at 13:40
Now fixed, the Vatican's new fitness-and-prayer eRosary and its accompanying app, Click to Pray, were found to have a serious privacy bug.
Woman ordered to type in iPhone passcode so police can search device
by Lisa Vaas on October 22, 2019 at 11:41
It's not a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights, the court said, because it's a “foregone conclusion" that she knows her phone passcode.
Google chief warns visitors about smart speakers in his home
by Lisa Vaas on October 22, 2019 at 09:37
Rick Osterloh says he discloses smart speaker use when someone enters his home, and the products should probably do so themselves.
How Googling Our Favourite Celebrities Is A Risky Business
by Cybermum Australia on October 22, 2019 at 05:17
Did you know that searching for your favourite celebrities online may very well increase your chance of running into trouble? For the thirteenth year running, McAfee has put together its Most Dangerous Celebrities List which includes the celebrities who generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites and viruses. The post How Googling Our Favourite Celebrities Is A Risky Business appeared first on McAfee Blogs.
“Gilmore Girls” Actress Alexis Bledel Is McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2019
by Gary Davis on October 22, 2019 at 04:01
You probably know Alexis Bledel from her role as the innocent book worm Rory Gilmore in network television’s “Gilmore Girls” or as shy, quiet Lena Kaligaris in the “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” movies. But her most recent role as Ofglen in Hulu’s acclaimed “The Handmaid’s Tale” took a bit of a darker turn. And The post “Gilmore Girls” Actress Alexis Bledel Is McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2019 appeared first on McAfee Blogs.
Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts
by BrianKrebs on October 22, 2019 at 00:32
Antivirus and security giant Avast and virtual private networking (VPN) software provider NordVPN each today disclosed months-long network intrusions that -- while otherwise unrelated -- shared a common cause: Forgotten or unknown user accounts that granted remote access to internal systems with little more than a password.
Don’t look now, but Pixel 4’s Face Unlock works with eyes closed
by John E Dunn on October 21, 2019 at 11:47
There's a risk that someone might get hold of a device and unlock it by holding the screen to the face of its sleeping or unconscious owner.
Samsung Galaxy S10 fingerprint reader beaten by $3 gel protector
by John E Dunn on October 21, 2019 at 11:22
The fingerprint reader on Samsung’s flagship S10 and Note10 smartphones can be spoofed with a $3 screen protector.
Mind your own business! CEOs who misuse data could end up in jail
by Danny Bradbury on October 21, 2019 at 10:35
US CEOs who lie about misusing consumers' data could face up to 20 years in prison under a new piece of legislation proposed last week.