We Live Security » Languages » English http://www.welivesecurity.com News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:45:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Home Depot data breach – ‘warnings ignored since 2008’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/home-depot-data-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/home-depot-data-breach/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:19:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51481 Home Depot staff repeatedly ignored the concerns of employees about the security of its systems, prior to the Home Depot data breach, now thought to be the largest in history.

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Facebook to start charging $2.99/month? It’s nonsense! http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/facebook-charging-2-99-month/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/facebook-charging-2-99-month/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:36:35 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51490 Thousands of Facebook addicts are feverishly sharing a "news report" claiming that from November 1st you'll be paying $2.99 every month to access the site.

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Virus Bulletin presentations update http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/virus-bulletin-presentations-update/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/22/virus-bulletin-presentations-update/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:17:01 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51372 Updated information on ESET presentations at Virus Bulletin 2014.

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How to protect yourself after the Home Depot breach http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/protect-home-depot-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/protect-home-depot-breach/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:01:30 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51465 Home Depot has issued a statement today that provides more details about their recent breach, as well as indicating that the malware used by the attackers has now been removed from their systems. This breach appears to be even larger than Target’s, as it exposed payment information for 56 million customers in their US and Canada locations.

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National Health IT Week – tips for starting Risk Assessment http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/national-health-week-tips-starting-risk-assessment/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/national-health-week-tips-starting-risk-assessment/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:01:25 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51447 This week is National Health IT Week, and you may be wondering – what is the best way to observe this occasion? While planning for catastrophe may not seem the most celebratory activity, this week is a great occasion to start or review your organization’s risk assessment.

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Right to be forgotten – why do Americans want it? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/right-to-be-forgotten/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/right-to-be-forgotten/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:44:17 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51429 A poll has found that more than half (61%) of Americans want a ‘right to be forgotten’ from search engines such as Google, as the European Union passed into law earlier on this year.

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Week in security: Free iPhone scams target eager fans http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/week-security-free-iphone-scams-target-eager-fans/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/19/week-security-free-iphone-scams-target-eager-fans/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:19:46 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51423 This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary - with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.

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Scottish independence poll – warning over phishing scams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/scottish-independence-poll/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/scottish-independence-poll/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:09:57 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51330 This Thursday, September 18, is the biggest day in Scottish political history, as the country votes on whether it should become independent from the United Kingdom - but an ESET security expert has warned cybercriminals could strike.

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eBay scam: site ‘slow to react’ after iPhone phishing attack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/ebay-scam-site-slow-react-iphone-phishing-attack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/ebay-scam-site-slow-react-iphone-phishing-attack/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:45 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51321 The dangers of clicking on links in eBay scam postings were highlighted after a fake posting advertising iPhones linked to a phishing site designed to steal usernames and passwords for the site.

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How to change Safari’s default search engine in iOS 8 for greater privacy http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/safari-ios8-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/18/safari-ios8-privacy/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11:35 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51309 With iOS 8, you can - for the first time - switch your Safari browser's search engine to alternatives such as DuckDuckGo. Find out why you might want to and, in fairness, why you might NOT want to...

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How to make your social media accounts (almost) unhackable http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/make-social-media-accounts-almost-unhackable/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/make-social-media-accounts-almost-unhackable/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:46:53 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=51306 Now more than ever, its important to make sure your social media accounts are safe and secure. Here are our 6 top tips to make your social media accounts almost unhackable.

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Free iPhone 6 Facebook scam does the rounds, right on time http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/17/free-iphone-6/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/17/free-iphone-6/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:24 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51247 Facebook scams tend to crop up in the run-up to a big Apple launch with around the same regularity as big Apple launches themselves. This week’s iPhone 6 launch is no exception.

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GTA V hacks warning as gamers ‘lose millions’ in online games http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/17/gta-v-hacks/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/17/gta-v-hacks/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:48:10 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51237 Gamers have reported losing millions of dollars to hackers running customised 'Grand Theft Auto V' software which allows them to steal weapons, loot money, and even make people blow up in their own apartments.

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Is your business prepared to continue? Watch now and get started with BCM http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/business-continuity-webinar-bcm-recording/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/business-continuity-webinar-bcm-recording/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:45:45 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51225 Planning your 2015 budget? Forecasting 2015 sales? Don't forget a plan to survive "adverse events" from hurricanes to viruses, virtual and medical. This recorded webinar will help you get started with business continuity management or BCM.

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Printer security: Canon offers ‘fix’ after researcher plays Doom http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/printer-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/printer-security/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27:19 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51195 Printer giant Canon is to provide a security fix “as quickly as is feasible” after a researcher exploited vulnerabilities in one of its wireless PIXMA products to run the classic shoot ‘em up game Doom on its colour display.

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Free ebooks warning: Pirates ‘can hack into Amazon accounts’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/free-ebooks/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/16/free-ebooks/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:24:05 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51186 Pirates beware: free ebooks available online can be used to hack into Amazon accounts via the retail giant's ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page, used to deliver ebook files to Kindle readers.

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Beware overdue invoice malware attack, wrapped in an .ARJ file! http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/15/beware-overdue-invoice-malware-attack-wrapped-arj-file/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/15/beware-overdue-invoice-malware-attack-wrapped-arj-file/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:12:37 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51174 Online criminals are spamming out messages claiming that invoices are overdue. But attached to the emails are .ARJ files containing a malicious payload - don't allow your computer to become infected.

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Phishing email: UK hit with three times as many ‘bad’ links as U.S. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/15/phishing-email/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/15/phishing-email/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:28:02 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51140 British internet users opening a spam email are three times more likely to be facing a malicious URL than users in the US, thanks in part to a wave of highly targeted financial malware.

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Week in security: Home Depot speaks, Gmail and Android ‘leak’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/12/week-security-home-depot-speaks-gmail-android-leak/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/12/week-security-home-depot-speaks-gmail-android-leak/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:53:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51120 This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world.... again.

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Facebook tag – fears over “Faceprints” after genetic match http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/11/facebook-tag/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/11/facebook-tag/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:36:06 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51064 A young man who got an email from Facebook ‘identifying’ him via Facebook tag in a series of photographs which turned out to be his mother as a young woman, says the incident “opens the door to larger and more difficult questions.”

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Salesforce software – millions of users at risk of Dyre malware http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/11/salesforce-software/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/11/salesforce-software/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:13:43 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51070 A strain of malware which previously targeted banks has turned its attention to users of the popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software Salesforce, used by 100,000 organizations worldwide.

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Five million Gmail credentials posted online http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/five-million-gmail-credentials-posted-online-change-now/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/five-million-gmail-credentials-posted-online-change-now/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:56:54 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51038 Some five million people who used their Gmail address as a user name had their passwords published by someone who apparently thinks that's a cool thing to do. Changing you Gmail password now is a good idea.

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MH17 plane crash victims exploited by cold-hearted scammers http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/mh17-plane-crash-scam/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/mh17-plane-crash-scam/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:47:58 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51024 The sad truth is that scammers and fraudsters don't have any conscience, and are prepared to do anything if it might net them a rich reward.

So it's no surprise to see them taking advantage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

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Bitcoin creator – could he be ‘outed’ after email ransom? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/bitcoin-creator/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/bitcoin-creator/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:28:15 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=51003 Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, who goes by the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, could be about to have his identity made public, after a series of emails from the address that has been his only point of contact with the world since 2011.

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Nude Celebs, Target, Home Depot: Who is to blame? Criminals! http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/nude-celebs-target-home-depot-blame-criminals/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/nude-celebs-target-home-depot-blame-criminals/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:25:03 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50963 The blame game rages on in the wake of Celebgate and massive payment card hacks like Home Depot and Target, as though criminals were not the only people responsible for nude photo leaks and data theft.

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Online ad threat – Yahoo, Amazon, YouTube ‘victims of malvertising’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/online-ad-threat-yahoo-amazon-youtube-victims-malvertising/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/online-ad-threat-yahoo-amazon-youtube-victims-malvertising/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:57:08 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50980 Anyone who has visited popular domains such as YouTube.com, Amazon.com or Ads.Yahoo.com could be a victim of a new, mutating malware attack distributed through the adverts displayed on the sites.

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Virus Bulletin, AVAR conferences: a tasty Conference Pair* http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/virus-bulletin-avar-conferences-tasty-conference-pair/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/virus-bulletin-avar-conferences-tasty-conference-pair/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:45:24 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50971 Autumn: the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, not to mention a couple of excellent security conferences. Virus Bulletin and AVAR make a very tasty Conference Pair.

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Chat apps leak: Billion app users from OKCupid to Grindr at risk http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/09/chat-apps-leak-billion-app-users-okcupid-grindr-risk/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/09/chat-apps-leak-billion-app-users-okcupid-grindr-risk/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:44:30 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50920 Nearly a billion users of a dozen chat apps for Android including popular apps such as Instagram, Oovoo, OKCupid and Grindr could be at risk from eavesdroppers and snoopers after University of New Haven researchers found serious data leakage problems.

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Home Depot credit cards: chain confirms breach, fraud spikes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/09/home-depot-credit-cards/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/09/home-depot-credit-cards/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:44:28 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50890 The world’s largest home improvement chain store, Home Depot, yesterday confirmed a data breach affecting credit cards and debit cards used in stores on the American mainland, which may have continued since April.

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Private browsing – Americans ‘care deeply’ about privacy http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/08/private-browsing/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/08/private-browsing/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:34:05 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50817 A new Harris survey found that almost all Americans care about online privacy, and 71% said that they ‘care deeply’ about it. The survey found that the service that worries Americans most is Facebook.

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Strong password – Chrome now offers ‘pronounceable’ choices http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/08/strong-password/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/08/strong-password/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:24:05 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50811 Google Chrome will now recommend pronounceable password hoices, according to developer and Chrome “happiness evangelist” Francois Beaufort, who announced the change via his Google+ page.

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VPN for beginners http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/vpn-beginners/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/vpn-beginners/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:46:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=50796 Virtual private networks use a public network, usually the internet, to connect remote users together. This video aims to give you a better understanding of the concept, helping you choose the right VPN for your needs.

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Scareware: How to tell if a threat isn’t real http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/scareware-tell-threat-isnt-real/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/scareware-tell-threat-isnt-real/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:40:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=50794 Scareware is a strategy that Cybercriminals use to trick users into buying and downloading unnecessary and potentially dangerous software. Listen to our top tips to identify whether a threat is real or not.

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Bank security – Barclays to offer vein-scanner to big accounts http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/05/bank-security-barclays-offer-vein-scanner-big-accounts/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/05/bank-security-barclays-offer-vein-scanner-big-accounts/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:48:23 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50783 A bank is to allow remote log-ons using a hi-tech vein-scanning biometric system for large corporate accounts. The bank security system, using Hitachi’s VeinHD scanner, will be available to corporate customers from next year.

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TorrentLocker now targets UK with Royal Mail phishing http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/torrentlocker-now-targets-uk-royal-mail-phishing/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/torrentlocker-now-targets-uk-royal-mail-phishing/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:00:11 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50744 Three weeks ago, iSIGHT Partners discovered a new Ransomware encrypting victims’ documents. They dubbed this new threat TorrentLocker. TorrentLocker propagates via spam messages containing a link to a phishing page where the user is asked to download and execute “package tracking information”. In August, only Australians were targeted with fake Australian Post package-tracking page. While

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Now your LinkedIn account can be better protected than ever before http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/linkedin-account-better-protect/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/linkedin-account-better-protect/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:12:39 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50679 LinkedIn may not have a spotless record when it comes to security and privacy, but we should give them credit when they do something right. Learn more now.

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IFA 2014: Huawei phablet has ‘iPhone-like’ fingerprint ID http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/huwaei-phablet-fingerprint-id-ifa-2014/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/huwaei-phablet-fingerprint-id-ifa-2014/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:07:43 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50704 Another major phone brand has added biometric security to a flagship smartphone as Huawei unveiled the ultra-thin Mate P7, complete with a rather unique fingerprint scanner, at Berlin’s IFA 2014 show.

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YouTube scam warning after fake “suspension” emails strike users http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/youtube-scam-warning-after-fake-suspension-emails-strike-users/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/04/youtube-scam-warning-after-fake-suspension-emails-strike-users/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50668 A YouTube scam where users are threatened with suspension for an unspecified “violation” of the video site’s guidelines has been circulating via email. Here's what to do if you get one.

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Car hacking – are one-third of thefts ‘electronic hacks’? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/03/car-hacking/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/03/car-hacking/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:19:36 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50621 The government is to work with car manufacturers to prevent hackers using electronic means to break into increasingly hi-tech vehicles in Britain after a spate of 'car hacking' thefts hit London.

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Credit card security fears – could Home Depot breach be biggest yet? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/03/credit-card-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/03/credit-card-security/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:54:43 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50606 Shoppers at Home Depot stores may have had their credit card details leaked online, after a massive batch of card information went on sale on a criminal internet site this week - and veteran security reporter Brian Krebs warns it may be the biggest leak yet.

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Secure password: CyberVor hoard of 1.2 billion details ‘used in attack’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/02/secure-password/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/02/secure-password/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:14:10 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50563 Hosting provider Namecheap said that it has come under attack from hackers apparently using the “Cybervor” hoard of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and warned that some accounts may have been compromised.

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Cybercrime: Top experts to form international crook-hunting force http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/01/cybercrime/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/01/cybercrime/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:14:00 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50488 As many as 18 top cybercrime experts from around the world will form a new Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force based in the Hague, which will target “top-level criminals”.

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Wi-Fi password – “one second” hack allows attackers into many routers http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/01/wi-fi-password/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/01/wi-fi-password/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:09:15 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50480 A push-button function on many wireless routers designed to bypass the Wi-Fi password and provide quick access to the network could allow attackers to break in in “one second”, reports have claimed.

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Week in Security: Game over in Korea, cellphone snoops and phishy Bitcoins http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/29/security-news-2/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/29/security-news-2/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:40:26 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50420 Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week - while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.

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Internet privacy: Seven rules to keep secrets safe http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/29/internet-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/29/internet-privacy/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:25:33 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50337 You are never truly invisible online - and even if you equip yourself with an arsenal of privacy tools, you'll still be watched. But there are ways to ensure that you and your business never "overshare". Here's seven of them.

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Anyone want to know my Social Security Number? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/anyone-want-know-social-security-number/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/anyone-want-know-social-security-number/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:59 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50362 Your home may be your castle, but on social networks, your friends are your perimeter. Will they enclose and protect your personal data?

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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/android-security-2/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/android-security-2/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:43 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50343 Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security - but seem to be built to spy on passing cellphone users, according to Popular Science.

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Google dorks – FBI warning about dangerous ‘new’ search tool http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/google-dorks/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/google-dorks/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:29 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50313 The FBI has issued a warning to police and other emergency response personnel about a lethal new tool which 'malicious actors' have been using to deadly effect against American government institutions - Google dorks.

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Data breach in South Korea hits 27 million – half the population http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/27/data-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/27/data-breach/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:48:28 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50266 A data breach of staggering proportions has hit South Korea - involving 27 million people and 220 million private records - all bought from hackers with the goal of stealing money from online games.

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Surveillance fears over systems which ‘follow’ cellphone users http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/27/surveillance-fears-systems-follow-cellphone-users/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/27/surveillance-fears-systems-follow-cellphone-users/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:15:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=50258 Concern is growing over the export of surveillance equipment which can track the movements of anyone carrying a cellphone. Such technnologies are freely on sale not only to oppressive regimes, but also to criminal gangs.

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