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Microsoft Contractors Listened To Xbox Owners In Their Homes
Publicado el: Friday August 23, 2019

Vice reported that contractors working for Microsoft have listened to audio of Xbox users speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command features, Motherboard has learned. The audio was supposed to be captured following a voice command like “Xbox” or “Hey Cortana,” but contractors said that recordings were sometimes triggered and recorded by …

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Over 80 Percent Of Organisations Find Securing The Cloud “Difficult”
Publicado el: Friday August 23, 2019

In light of the recent Capital One data breach, where a misconfiguration in a cloud server resulted in a hacker exploiting 100 million customer accounts, a new study from Tripwire has found that 84 percent of organisations find maintaining security configurations across cloud services difficult.   The study conducted by Tripwire surveyed security professionals attending …

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Cyber Threats Against Financial Services Up 56%
Publicado el: Friday August 23, 2019

It has been reported that, according to security firm ZeroFox, there has been a 56% year-over-year increase in digital threats targeting the financial space. Researchers scanned 2.9 billion pieces of content and found more than 8.9 million security events in a 12-month period. Brand abuse and manipulation was the most common threat, with more than 250,000 events. …

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New Botnet Revealed, Takes Over Malware Web Servers
Publicado el: Friday August 23, 2019

A major botnet operation has been attacking and taking over the web shells (backdoors on web servers) of other malware operations for more than a year, security researchers from Positive Technologies have revealed. Researchers linked the botnet to a former Windows trojan named Neutrino (also known as Kasidet), whose operators appear to have shifted from targeting …

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Alexa: How Secure Is My Smart Home?
Publicado el: Thursday August 22, 2019

Baby monitors, CCTV tools and smart home devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are all handy additions to today’s modern home. A quarter of Britons now own one or more smart home devices, and by 2023 every home in the UK is expected to contain at least 50 of them. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for consumers to …

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37% Of Organisations Have Suffered A Cyberattack On Cloud Environments Due To The Lack Of Basic Cloud Security Hygiene
Publicado el: Thursday August 22, 2019

New study reveals 42 percent of organisations are concerned about cloud security but many fail to carry out any security testing on the environment With the recent exposure of a huge data breach affecting US bank Capital One, cloud security has once again been put under the spotlight. However, a recent survey from Outpost24 has …

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NSA Exploits Used By Worm-cryptominer Combo To Attack Systems
Publicado el: Thursday August 22, 2019

It has been reported that security researchers recently found and analysed a worm-cryptominer combo that pauses the resource-intensive cryptomining process if it finds popular games running on the victim’s machine.. The malware combines Python and PowerShell to create a cryptocurrency miner, which also has a worm-like component that helps it move laterally and infect victims by using vulnerabilities such as …

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Identity And Security: A Perfect Match
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

It is no secret that there has been a steep rise in the number of cybercriminals looking to target businesses to obtain personal data and intellectual property. Last year, the ICO issued a record breaking total of monetary penalties – 22 fines totalling over £3million to businesses not protecting this data. While new research from …

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What To Do When Ransomware Strikes
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

An employee walks over to your office, fingers fidgeting and brow sweating. They tell you that there’s something you have to see. Concerned, you quickly rush to their desk. On their computer screen is a single message that reads: “We have gained access to your computer and your files have been encrypted. If you want …

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MoviePass Exposes 161M Records
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

It was recently reported that movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers because a critical server was not protected with a password. The database contained 161 million records at the time of writing and growing in real-time. Many of the records were normal computer-generated logging messages used to …

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