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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases out-of-band security update for Internet Explorer that fixes a remote code execution vulnerability allowing attackers to hijack computers   —  Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update that fixes an actively exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Dec 19, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researcher finds that Telegram apps with default settings leaked user IP addresses when initiating calls   —  Telegram Messenger is a communication app that allows you to create encrypted chats and phone calls with other users over the Internet.  This program describes itself as being a secure …
Sep 29, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Security researcher Patrick Wardle says there's a vulnerability in macOS Mojave's Dark Mode that allows certain privacy protections of the OS to be bypassed   —  A security researcher shows on Mojave's release day that Apple's latest privacy protection implementations in macOS are not sufficiently strong.
Sep 24, 2018, 1:01 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Reports: data of 130M guests at Chinese company Huazhu Hotels, including booking and personal info like phone numbers and email addresses, sold on the dark web   —  A hacker is selling the personal details of over 130 million hotel guests for 8 Bitcoin ($56,000) on a Chinese Dark Web forum.
Aug 29, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Analysis of 200+ EU news sites shows that, since GDPR came into effect, on average 22% fewer cookies and 7% fewer social sharing buttons per-page are loaded   —  The number of tracking cookies on EU news sites has gone down by 22% according to a report by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford …
Aug 20, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft quietly launches AccountGuard, a pilot program to provide protection to political campaigns and election authorities, starting with US midterms   —  Microsoft has launched a pilot program aimed at providing cybersecurity protection for political campaigns and election authorities.
Aug 1, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Encryption bug found in many Bluetooth implementations and OS drivers, affecting vendors including Apple, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm; some fixes are on way   —  A cryptographic bug affects the Bluetooth implementations and operating system drivers of Apple, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm, and possibly other hardware vendors.
Jul 24, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Android malware authors have been increasingly using “droppers”, which use a multiple-stage infection process, to sneak malicious apps into the Play Store   —  For the past year, Android malware authors have been increasingly relying on a solid trick for bypassing Google's security scans …
Jul 21, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Google enabled “Site Isolation”, which runs a different browser process for each internet domain as a defense against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, in Chrome 67   —  Google has secretly enabled a security feature called Site Isolation for 99% of its desktop users on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.
Jul 11, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
German privacy-focused organizations Zwiebelfreunde, a nonprofit that runs Tor relay servers, and Chaos Computer Club say police raided their offices and homes   —  Two privacy-focused organizations have accused today German police of carrying out raids at their offices and members' private homes …
Jul 4, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context

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