When Security Researchers Pose as Cybercrooks, Who Can Tell the Difference?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:42:24 +0000

A ridiculous number of companies are exposing some or all of their proprietary and customer data by putting it in the cloud without any kind of authentication needed to read, alter or destroy it. When cybercriminals are the first to discover these missteps, usually the outcome is a demand for money in return for the stolen data. But when these screw-ups are unearthed by security professionals seeking to make a name for themselves, the resulting publicity often can leave the breached organization wishing they’d instead been quietly extorted by anonymous crooks.

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A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:16:54 +0000

A roundup of the security news from April 02 – April 08, including postal scams, ransomware, fake phone apps, and more.

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Maybe you shouldn’t use LinkedIn

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

In light of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem, we examined another important social networking platform’s protection of users’ data. The results for LinkedIn users? Not pretty.

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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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A week in security (September 11 – September 17)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:10:42 +0000

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 11th – 17th September. We look at 0days, more Equifax developments, our usual smattering of blog posts, and more!

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Compromised LinkedIn accounts used to send phishing links via private message and InMail

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:24:39 +0000

A recent attack uses existing LinkedIn user accounts to send phishing links to their contacts via private message but also to external members via email.

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Dear Women, Define your Online Identity Securely

Credit to Author: Suhita Mazumdar| Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:46:23 +0000

Amazing women are everywhere. They have defined our past and are making our present better so that we can look forward to a better future. Women have always been more vocal, expressive and willing to share than men. And social networking has become one the most powerful platforms for them…

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