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Finance sector is littered with vulns, and guess what – most can be resolved by patching

Security vulnerabilities across the finance sector have increased more than fivefold (418 per cent) in the last four years, according to a study by NCC Group. The most common high and medium-risk vulnerabilities were found in customer-facing web apps. NCC categorised vulnerabilities found in 168 financial services organisations using a number of different scanning methods. […]

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Vivaldi CEO Claims Google Retaliated for Privacy Criticism

Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, the brains behind both the new Vivaldi browser and the early Opera browser, on Monday accused Google of retaliating against his company after he questioned its customer privacy practices. Vivaldi’s Google Adwords campaigns mysteriously were suspended just two days after von Tetzchner’s criticisms of Google’s handling of customer data appeared […]

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Global Cyberattack on Energy Sector Stokes Deep Fears

The hacker group known as “Dragonfly” is behind sophisticated wave of recent cyberattacks on the energy sectors of Europe and North America, Symantec reported Wednesday. The attacks could provide the group with the means to severely disrupt energy operations on both continents. Dragonfly launched a simililar campaign from 2011 to 2014, but it entered a […]

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Apache Mounts Strong Defense, Equifax Retreats

The Apache Software Foundation this weekend responded to accusations that the massive data breach Equifax disclosed last week resulted from a flaw in Apache’s open source code. One of the largest financial data breaches in U.S. history, it exposed names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. […]

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How Many Ways Might iPhone X’s Face ID Go Wrong?

When Apple unveiled its iPhone X on Tuesday, officials highlighted the device’s advanced functionality, including what truly could be a game changing feature, its facial recognition technology. The new handset, which will sell for a whopping US$1,000, allows users to unlock it simply by looking at it. The 10th anniversary edition of Apple’s flagship mobile […]

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FTC Confirms Probe Into Equifax Data Breach

In a rare move, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday confirmed that it has opened an investigation into the data breach at Equifax that compromised the sensitive personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. The FTC announcement came less than a week after Equifax revealed that an unknown party had gained access to names, addresses, Social […]

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Pirate Bay caught using visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency

If you happen to frequent the dicier corners of the internet, specifically the well-known copyright trampling website The Pirate Bay, then beware that the latter has been testing a new method of making money – using the PCs of visitors to mine cryptocurrency. Torrent Freak discovered that the piracy website had implemented a Javascript cryptocurrency miner which employs the […]