A week in security (August 20 – August 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:06:17 +0000

A roundup of the security news from August 20 – 26, including a look at insider threats, several breaches, and what tech giants Google and Facebook are doing about their privacy issues.

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For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:22:41 +0000

mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, has leaked millions of sensitive records online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes and location data secretly collected from phones running the stealthy spyware. Less than a week ago, security researcher Nitish Shah directed KrebsOnSecurity to an open database on the Web that allowed anyone to query up-to-the-minute mSpy records for both customer transactions at mSpy’s site and for mobile phone data collected by mSpy’s software. The database required no authentication.

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Instagram’s New Security Tools are a Welcome Step, But Not Enough

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 22:59:39 +0000

Instagram users should soon have more secure options for protecting their accounts against Internet bad guys.  On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned social network said it is in the process of rolling out support for third-party authentication apps. Unfortunately, this welcome new security offering does nothing to block Instagram account takeovers when thieves manage to hijack a target’s mobile phone number — an increasingly common crime.

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A week in security (August 20 – 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:06:17 +0000

A roundup of the security news from August 20 – 26, including a look at insider threats, several breaches, and what tech giants Google and Facebook are doing about their privacy issues.

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:07:39 +0000

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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