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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds a public and unprotected AWS storage bucket, belonging to data firm Localblox, containing 48M individuals' records scraped from public profiles   —  Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to “build a three-dimensional picture” on millions of people.
Apr 18, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Expedia's Orbitz says it was hacked, giving the attacker access to customer data, including ~880,000 payment cards in total from January 2016 to December 2017   —  The travel booking site said about 880,000 payment cards were affected.  —  Travel booking website Orbitz has been hacked, the company said.
Mar 20, 2018, 11:48 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
DHS watchdog report says many agency computers run outdated operating systems and haven't had security patches in years; fixes coming by late September   —  An inspector general audit found dozens of computers across the agency's networks were running old and outdated software, and in some cases …
Mar 7, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
EFF FOIA suit findings: FBI relationship with Best Buy's Geek Squad dates back 10+ years; staff would tip FBI on unlawful customer data, in some cases be paid   —  A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.
Mar 6, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers describe 10 possible attacks on LTE networks that allow eavesdropping on texts and calls, taking devices offline, and spoofing of emergency alerts   —  One of the ten attacks can create “artificial chaos” by sending fake emergency alerts to a large number of devices.
Mar 3, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Duo Security reports SAML vulnerability affecting single sign-on systems, allows attackers with authenticated access to log in as other users without a password   —  A validation bug in how some single sign-on products implemented an open authentication standard could have allowed an attacker …
Feb 28, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Sens. Wyden and McCaskill say US CBP hasn't been verifying e-passports at borders for a decade due to lack of software to verify the digital signatures   —  E-passports contain a cryptographic hash of a passport holders' details, designed to make it almost impossible to forge a travel document or steal someone's identity.
Feb 22, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Security researchers and reporters hesitate to report vulnerabilities fearing defamation lawsuits and other legal action   —  Security researchers and reporters have something in common: both hold the powerful accountable.  But doing so has painted a target on their backs …
Feb 21, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Skype update installer found to be susceptible to DLL hijacking, potentially giving system-level privileges; Microsoft says fix will come when app is rewritten   —  The bug grants a low-level user access to every corner of the operating system.  —  A security flaw in Skype's updater process …
Feb 13, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
US DoJ charges 36 people tied to seven-year cyber-fraud ring that secured $530M+ from selling stolen identities, more; 13 arrested in total with five in the US   —  Prosecutors said the case is “one of the largest cyber-fraud prosecutions” ever carried out by the Justice Department.
Feb 7, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context

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