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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
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds flaw in Hotspot Shield, a VPN with ~500M users, that can reveal a user's WiFi network name, country, and more; fix coming in update next week   —  The virtual private network says it provides a way to browse the web “anonymously and privately,” but a security researcher …
Feb 6, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Grammarly fixes security bug in its Chrome extension, which is used by about 22M people, that allowed any site to obtain access to user accounts   —  The grammar-correcting browser extension is used by about 22 million users.  —  Grammarly has fixed a security bug in its Chrome extension …
Feb 5, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan   —  The fix, previously reserved for newer Macs, is now available on older versions of macOS.  —  Meltdown-Spectre: A reminder to the IT industry that security is a mirage
Jan 23, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Wi-Fi Alliance unveils WPA3, a new set of security standards to address weak points of open Wi-Fi networks, expects it in devices this year   —  Finally, a security reprieve for open Wi-Fi hotspot users.  —  At last, Wi-Fi security — or lack of — is about to get its day in the sun.
Jan 8, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context

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