Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:16:11 +0000

For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “Robbinhood.” Media publications have cited sources saying the Robbinhood version that hit Baltimore city computers was powered by “Eternal Blue,” a hacking tool developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked online in 2017. But new analysis suggests that while Eternal Blue could have been used to spread the infection, the Robbinhood malware itself contains no traces of it.

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 18:51:40 +0000

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 16:10:14 +0000

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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The top six takeaways for user privacy

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Amidst never-ending data breaches and constantly-surprising company fiascos, here are six takeaways for anyone in the US who cares about protecting their online privacy.

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Cuidado con el bulo del Twitter multicolor, ayuda a desmontarlo no lo propagues

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:41:40 +0000

Hemos escrito muchas veces sobre bulos en este blog. A menudo los bulos se propagan rápidamente, especialmente cuando hablan de trucos software, bugs o hackers, ya que suenan muy excitantes o peligrosos. Incluso cuando un bulo parece muy extraño y poco probable, millones de personas lo copian y repiten sin preocuparse lo más mínimo por [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/xCgea12cYs8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (February 25 – March 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:03:33 +0000

A roundup of the past week’s news, including mobile threats, viral scares, PDF tracking, and more.

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Alerta de misiles enviada desde la cuenta de Twitter secuestrada del alcalde de Tampa

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:07:35 +0000

Funcionarios de Tampa, Florida, estaban intentando recobrar el control de la cuenta de Twitter del alcalde, después de que un hacker la secuestrara y publicara amenazas de bomba e imágenes de abuso a niños. El atacante, que tomo el control de la cuenta justo dos semanas antes de las elecciones municipales, trató de implicar a [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/yHzWBHBZSZA” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Will pay-for-privacy be the new normal?

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:04:22 +0000

As the US considers new data privacy laws, at least two new proposals include calls to exchange money for privacy—an unwelcome bargain for users. Before pay-for-privacy becomes law, privacy as a right should become industry practice.

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +0000

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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