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Google, Microsoft can get your passwords via web browser's spellcheck - 0 views

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    "In cases where Chrome Enhanced Spellcheck or Edge's Microsoft Editor (spellchecker) were enabled, "basically anything" entered in form fields of these browsers was transmitted to Google and Microsoft. "Furthermore, if you click on 'show password,' the enhanced spellcheck even sends your password, essentially Spell-Jacking your data," explains otto-js in a blog post."
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Tech tool offers police 'mass surveillance on a budget' | AP News - 0 views

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    "What distinguishes Fog Reveal from other cellphone location technologies used by police is that it follows the devices through their advertising IDs, unique numbers assigned to each device. These numbers do not contain the name of the phone's user, but can be traced to homes and workplaces to help police establish pattern-of-life analyses."
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Daycare monitoring apps are 'dangerously insecure,' report finds - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Popular daycare and childcare communications apps are "dangerously insecure," according to newly published research, exposing children and parents to the risk of data breaches with lax security settings and permissive or outright misleading privacy policies. The details come from a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which published the results of a months-long research project on Tuesday."
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Google Play app downloaded more than 10,000 times contained data-stealing RAT | Ars Tec... - 0 views

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    "On Tuesday, security firm Cleafy reported that TeaBot was back. This time, the trojan spread through a malicious app called QR Code & Barcode Scanner, which as the name suggests, allowed users to interact with QR codes and barcodes. The app had more than 10,000 installations before Cleafy researchers notified Google of the fraudulent activity and Google removed it."
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Anonymous: the hacker collective that has declared cyberwar on Russia | Ukraine | The G... - 0 views

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    "Cyber conflicts are fought in the shadows, but in the case of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it is a group that calls itself Anonymous that has made the most public declaration of war. Late on Thursday the hacker collective tweeted from an account linked to Anonymous, @YourAnonOne, that it had Vladimir Putin's regime in its sights."
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Russia unleashed data-wiper malware on Ukraine, say cyber experts | Ukraine | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""It's not so much the technical disruption, it's what it does to undermine confidence, like in the financial sector. It gets people quite nervous. It's more that kind of secondary impact," said Jamie Collier, a Mandiant consultant, who described a DDoS as akin to stuffing a thousand envelopes through a letterbox every second."
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Forget state surveillance. Our tracking devices are now doing the same job | John Naugh... - 0 views

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    "But in internet time 2009 was aeons ago. Now, intensive surveillance is available to anyone. And you don't have to be a tech wizard to do it. In mid-January this year, Kashmir Hill, a talented American tech reporter, used three bits of everyday consumer electronics - Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS tracker - to track her husband's every move. He agreed to this in principle, but didn't realise just how many devices she had planted on him. He found only two of the trackers: a Tile he felt in the breast pocket of his coat and an AirTag in his backpack when he was looking for something else. "It is impossible to find a device that makes no noise and gives no warning," he said when she showed him the ones he missed."
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23,000 Thai students' data up for sale on the dark web | Coconuts - 0 views

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    "The university presidents' council said this morning that the security of its central admissions system has been upgraded after the personal data of around 23,000 students was advertised for sale on the dark web. The university presidents' council insisted that the leaked admissions data, which included personal information and examination results, was only current through last May after anger erupted over the data breach. #BanTCAS was surging on Thai Twitter this morning in reference to the Thai University Central Admission System, or TCAS."
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China's Olympics app is pure spyware; preparing for cyber spillover; and simulating tom... - 0 views

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    "Cybersecurity researchers say the My2022 mobile app - the official app of the Beijing Winter Olympics - has serious security vulnerabilities and that "all Olympian audio is being collected, analyzed and saved on Chinese servers." Why This Matters: The Chinese government is mandating all Olympic athletes, coaches, and attendees use the My2022 app and, as of Thursday morning, the app is still available in the Apple and Android U.S. app stores where Americans can download it too."
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Will blockchain fulfil its democratic promise or will it become a tool of big tech? | J... - 0 views

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    "The problem with digital technology is that, for engineers, it is both intrinsically fascinating and seductively challenging, which means that they acquire a kind of tunnel vision: they are so focused on finding solutions to the technical problems that they are blinded to the wider context. At the moment, for example, the consensus-establishing processes for verifying blockchain transactions requires intensive computation, with a correspondingly heavy carbon footprint. Reducing that poses intriguing technical challenges, but focusing on them means that the engineering community isn't thinking about the governance issues raised by the technology. There may not be any central authority in a blockchain but, as Vili Lehdonvirta pointed out years ago, there are rules for what constitutes a consensus and, therefore, a question about who exactly sets those rules. The engineers? The owners of the biggest supercomputers on the chain? Goldman Sachs? These are ultimately political questions, not technical ones."
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Ukraine hit by 'massive' cyber-attack on government websites | Ukraine | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Ukraine has been hit by a "massive" cyber-attack, with the websites of several government departments including the ministry of foreign affairs and the education ministry knocked out. Officials said it was too early to draw any conclusions but they pointed to a "long record" of Russian cyber assaults against Ukraine, with the attack coming after security talks between Moscow and the US and its allies this week ended in stalemate."
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More on Roblox's exploitation of children | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Why? Because it has an internal app store that puts its young player base to work making virtual stuff and selling it for scrip or peanuts while the company pockets the profits. It even promotes the far-right personalities and groups using it to recruit. It is a ruthless money machine that embodies the perverse incentives of social media, aimed directly at children and operated by amoral reptiles."
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Recently uncovered software flaw 'most critical vulnerability of the last decade' | Sof... - 0 views

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    "The flaw, dubbed "Log4Shell", may be the worst computer vulnerability discovered in years. It was uncovered in an open-source logging tool that is ubiquitous in cloud servers and enterprise software used across the industry and the government. Unless it is fixed, it grants criminals, spies and programming novices alike, easy access to internal networks where they can loot valuable data, plant malware, erase crucial information and much more."
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Why you and I will pay the price for the next big cybersecurity crisis | John Naughton ... - 0 views

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    "Virtually every company and organisation now has - indeed has to have - an online presence. But many still take only rudimentary cybersecurity precautions and are sitting ducks for hackers. For most of companies, that's a matter for them and their boards of directors - it's their lookout if a ransomware attack makes them insolvent."
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Costco finds five card skimmers at four Chicago-area warehouses, warns customers of pot... - 0 views

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    "Costco customers at four of the retailer's Chicago-area warehouses may have had their payment information compromised after employees discovered five card-skimming devices during routine PIN pad inspections at the end of August. "We promptly removed the skimmers, notified law enforcement, and engaged a forensics firm to analyze the devices," A Costco spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement. "It appears that these skimmers had the ability to capture information on the magnetic stripe of a payment card, including name, card number, expiration date, and CVV.""
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The great data robbery - 0 views

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    "A major data breach at Phetchabun Hospital last week served as a loud wake-up call to state and private organisations to pay attention to their cybersecurity measures, as experts warned cybercrimes could become more commonplace in the years to come. The breach involved the data of 10,095 patients, including their names and dates of admission and discharge."
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2 hospital data breaches on Monday exposed patient data | Thaiger - 0 views

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    "Two prominent hospitals were the victims of data breaching hackers in the last few days with each hospital having over 40,000 patients' personal information at risk. On Monday, Phetchabun Hospital had the personal data of 46,000 of their patients compromised while Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital had the data from 40,000 patients stolen in parallel attacks."
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Facial recognition to replace passport checkup at Thailand's most crowded airports | Bi... - 0 views

  • Thailand’s Transport Ministry wants to roll out its biometric-enabled smart airport initiative across five top airports to improve passenger experience, reduce waiting times, and boost airport security
  • “Currently, travelers may be required to show their ID cards or passports up to three times in one trip through an airport,”
  • “They can have their faces scanned just once at check-in counters and then board a plane without the need to show their ID cards, passports or boarding passes.”
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T-Mobile Hacker Who Stole Data on 50 Million Customers: 'Their Security Is Awful' - WSJ - 0 views

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    "The hacker who is taking responsibility for breaking into T-Mobile US Inc.'s systems said the wireless company's lax security eased his path into a cache of records with personal details on more than 50 million people and counting."
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Tech firm hit by giant ransomware hack gets key to unlock victims' data | Cybercrime | ... - 0 views

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    "Ransomware analysts offered several possible explanations for why the master key has now appeared. It is possible Kaseya, a government entity, or a collective of victims paid the ransom. The Kremlin in Russia also might have seized the key from the criminals and handed it over through intermediaries, experts said."
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