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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
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers discover vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that let hackers steal data from running apps on most Intel chips, some ARM and AMD chips   —  Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks.
Jan 3, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Password manager maker Keeper sues Ars Technica and reporter Dan Goodin for story on a vulnerability in Keeper software, first highlighted by Google researcher   —  The vulnerability was fixed, but Keeper now demands that the allegedly defamatory article is pulled offline.
Dec 20, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Unsecured database of keyboard app AI.type leaks 577GB of data from 31M users and all of their contacts, includes 374M+ phone numbers, 10M+ email accounts, more   —  The app maker's database wasn't protected with a password, leaving exposed its users' most private information.
Dec 5, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
US government says it has not yet needed to get Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approval to compel tech companies to build encryption backdoors   —  Critics have long argued that the government has wide latitude to conduct surveillance under broad approvals from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Dec 4, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context

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