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Recent Facebook Security Issues: Harvested User Emails And Exposed More Instagram Users Than Previously Thought
Publicado el: Monday April 22, 2019

Facebook admitted last month that it has been storing passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram users in plaintext since 2012. While the unencrypted passwords were not accessed by a malicious actor, about 2,000 Facebook engineers and developers had the ability to view these users’ login credentials. Facebooks initial estimates stated that “hundreds of millions” …

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Chipotle Breach – Cequence Expert Comments
Publicado el: Friday April 19, 2019

Customers of fast food chain Chipotle are reported by TechCrunch to have had their accounts hacked. The company says it believes credential stuffing might be the cause, but some customers have said their passwords are unique to the Chipotle account, and others note that they don’t have accounts and used Chipotle’s guest checkout.   Ameya Talwalkar, Co-founder and CPO at Cequence: “Without fully …

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Explained – APT34 Code Leak
Publicado el: Friday April 19, 2019

Hackers, going by the online name of Lab Dookhtegan, have revealed details about the inner workings of a cyber-espionage group mostly known in the security community as OilRig, APT34, and HelixKitten, linked to the Iranian government.   Alexander Heid, White Hat Hacker and Chief Research Officer at SecurityScorecard: “Now that these scripts are public, they will likely be leveraged by cybercriminal groups …

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e Gobblerr Malvertising Campaign Using A Chrome iOS Bug
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

An eGobbler malvertising campaign leveraging a Chrome vulnerability that is targeting iOS users has been discovered by security researchers at Confiant.  Hackers exploiting unpatched #Chrome bug to target 500M #iPhone users More: https://t.co/7NF7XSowsx#Security #Google #Bug #Vulnerability #Apple #eGobbler — HackRead.com (@HackRead) April 17, 2019 Mike Bittner, Digital Security and Operations Manager at The Media Trust:   “While some researchers have found …

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Google To Police New App Developers More Closely
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

It has been reported that android developers new to Google’s phone platform could have publication of their apps delayed for days as more rigorous checks are done on coders.Google said it was stepping up checks on app-makers it had not seen before to thwart “bad faith” developers. These malicious developers often create new accounts to avoid Google’s checks, it said. Others …

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Response Comment: Google Hit By Global Login Outage
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

Google experienced a global outage last night, preventing users from logging in to the company’s many applications, including Gmail and Google Docs and any site that allows access via a Google account.   Google hit by global login outage affecting Gmail and Google Docs https://t.co/K6JdajEmoy — The Guardian (@guardian) April 17, 2019 Facebook's grappling with …

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Nominet Reaction To Cisco Report Into State Of World’s DNS
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

Following the Cisco report released yesterday, Nominet – the organisation responsible for the .UK domain – has issued the following statement about the safety of the UK domain’s DNS, and has also offered advice for businesses:   Cath Goulding, Head of Cyber Security at Nominet:   “From a .UK perspective, Nominet has taken steps to ensure that the country’s top-level domain and DNS is secure from …

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Adult Sites’ New Age Verification Checks
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

Online pornography age checks are going to be mandatory in UK from 15th July but there are number of ecurity implications around this and the possibility of cybercriminals creating fraudulent age verification processes in order to access the personal information of unsuspecting Brits.    Twitter Reaction:   The UK’s age verification system for online pornography will become mandatory …

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NEWS: State-Backed “Sea Turtle” Hacker Group Hijacking Government Website Domains For Entire Countries
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

News broke overnight on how the state-backed “Sea Turtle” hacker group is hijacking government domains for entire countries.    Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries – A mysterious new group called Sea Turtle targeted 40 organizations https://t.co/BGbbPBmLkP via @WIRED #cybersecurity #cyberattacks #hacking #hackers — Alex von Witzleben (@AlexWitzleben) April 18, 2019 In brief, the hackers would change the …

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UK Government’s Third Email Privacy Blunder In 2 Weeks
Publicado el: Thursday April 18, 2019

UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport shared the contact details of 300 journalists, allowing their addresses to be seen by other people. This is the third government email blunder in the past two week’s following the Home Office’s use of CC rather than BCC when emailing EU citizens, and individuals involved in receiving compensation …

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