We Live Security » Languages » English http://www.welivesecurity.com News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Wi-Fi security – the new ‘bulletproof’ router (and how to toughen yours) http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/wi-fi-security-2/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/wi-fi-security-2/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:36 +0000 Wi-Fi security – the new ‘bulletproof’ router (and how to toughen yours) http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48369 A new project aims to protect homes and small businesses from the security failings of Wi-Fi routers, a problem which has repeatedly hit the headlines over the past year.

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Android/Simplocker using FBI child-abuse warnings to scare victims into paying $300 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/androidsimplocker/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/androidsimplocker/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:12:31 +0000 Android/Simplocker using FBI child-abuse warnings to scare victims into paying $300 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48323 Last time we wrote about Android/Simplocker – the first ransomware for Android that actually encrypts user files – we discussed different variants of the malware and various distribution vectors that we’ve observed. Android/Simplocker has proven to be an actual threat in-the-wild in spite of its weaknesses…

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Comic-Con 2014: Eight super-powered digital safety tips http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/comic-con-2014/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/comic-con-2014/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:05:45 +0000 Comic-Con 2014: Eight super-powered digital safety tips http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47998 Over the past few years, Comic-Con has had over 130,000 attendees, and those attendees tend to be very digitally literate - so that means we will probably see double that number of connected devices - laptops, tablets, smartphones and perhaps even tricorders.

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Online privacy – millions spied on by “unblockable” ad-snooper http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/online-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/online-privacy/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:58:49 +0000 Online privacy – millions spied on by “unblockable” ad-snooper http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48313 A new kind of web tracking tool bypasses the protections privacy-conscious web users rely on and is already being used to track users across thousands of sites - without users being aware of it.

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‘Sextortion’ blackmail attacks on the rise, Police warn http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/sextortion/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/sextortion/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:43:24 +0000 ‘Sextortion’ blackmail attacks on the rise, Police warn http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48270 ‘Sextortion’ attacks where cybercriminals blackmail victims with the threat of exposing explicit photographs or messages are increasingly common, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

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Insider threat – should you worry about the ‘enemy within’? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/insider-threat/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/insider-threat/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:06:49 +0000 Insider threat – should you worry about the ‘enemy within’? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48263 Disgruntled employees and other malicious insiders could be one of the most serious security threats companies face - but the importance of the threat from the ‘enemy within’ varies according to who you ask.

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Facebook scams target grieving families of Flight MH17 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/facebook-scams/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/21/facebook-scams/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:49:47 +0000 Facebook scams target grieving families of Flight MH17 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48254 Callous cybercriminals have used the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy as a lure for Facebook scams - creating fake profiles for victims of the crash.

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Wi-Fi security alert on Chromecast as ‘Rickmote’ hijacks nearby boxes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/17/wi-fi-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/17/wi-fi-security/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:44:37 +0000 Wi-Fi security alert on Chromecast as ‘Rickmote’ hijacks nearby boxes http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48112 A security researcher has built a remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast highlighting a Wi-Fi security issue, which allows an attacker to play a 'surprise' video on nearby gadgets.

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Privacy concerns over Police ‘instant ID’ camera trial http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/privacy/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:50:38 +0000 Privacy concerns over Police ‘instant ID’ camera trial http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48050 New facial recognition technology which can instantly identify people from any digital image in seconds is being trialled in the UK for the first time.

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Hacked Japanese porn sites spread banking malware attack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/hacked-japanese-porn-sites/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/hacked-japanese-porn-sites/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:41:49 +0000 Hacked Japanese porn sites spread banking malware attack http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47732 Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware campaign that stole the login credentials of online banking customers after infecting PCs that had visited X-rated websites.

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Win32/Aibatook: Banking Trojan Spreading Through Japanese Adult Websites http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/win32aibatook/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/win32aibatook/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:41:29 +0000 Win32/Aibatook: Banking Trojan Spreading Through Japanese Adult Websites http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47775 Win32/Aibatook targets Japanese bank customers with an unusual Internet Explorer monitoring technique. We believe the malware has been in development for months - and is now ready for take-off.

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Artist mails NSA ‘uncrackable’ mixtape http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/encryption-tools/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/encryption-tools/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:37:41 +0000 Artist mails NSA ‘uncrackable’ mixtape http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=48008 An artist has created what he claims to be an ‘uncrackable’ mixtape, using freely available encryption tools and housed on a home-made device, and posted it to America’s National Security Agency (NSA).

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CNET ‘database leak’ – are your details safe? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/cnet-database-leak/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/16/cnet-database-leak/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:21:06 +0000 CNET ‘database leak’ – are your details safe? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47990 Popular technology news and review website CNET faced the threat of having a million users' data exposed this week, with an unknown attacker posting screenshots of data from a CNET server, and demanding a surprisingly small ransom…

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Data breaches in New York have tripled http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/15/data-breaches/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/15/data-breaches/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:40:14 +0000 Data breaches in New York have tripled http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47900 Data breaches have hit a record high in the state of New York, tripling since 2006, according to records released by the state attorney general.

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Google Chrome security warnings – now in plain English http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/15/google-chrome-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/15/google-chrome-security/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:20:55 +0000 Google Chrome security warnings – now in plain English http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47883 “Phishing attack ahead” is similar to the stark, clear warnings delivered by road signs - and web users will soon benefit from this sort of plain-speaking alert, at least when using Google’s Chrome browser.

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“I’ve been hacked, and now I’m pregnant!” http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/hacked-pregnant/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/hacked-pregnant/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:59:40 +0000 “I’ve been hacked, and now I’m pregnant!” http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47847 An embedded microchip that stops you from becoming pregnant? Would you trust it to protect itself properly from a hacker attack?

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Keylogger malware in hotel business centers – should you worry? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/keylogger-malware/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/keylogger-malware/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:41:06 +0000 Keylogger malware in hotel business centers – should you worry? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47837 Guests who used business centers in American hotels may be at risk from gangs installing keylogger malware on the computers to steal banking and email passwords.

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Retina scanner for Samsung Galaxy Note 4? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/samsung-galaxy-note-4/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/14/samsung-galaxy-note-4/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:52:58 +0000 Retina scanner for Samsung Galaxy Note 4? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47804 A Tweet from an official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 account has dropped a very unsubtle hint that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 handheld may feature a retina scanner - offering a significantly higher level of password security.

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LastPass security holes found by researcher, says password management firm – but no need to panic http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/12/lastpass-security-holes-found-researcher-says-password-management-firm-need-panic/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/12/lastpass-security-holes-found-researcher-says-password-management-firm-need-panic/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:43:22 +0000 LastPass security holes found by researcher, says password management firm – but no need to panic http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47757 LastPass has gone public about a couple of security holes that were found in its popular online password management software.

That's enough to send a shiver down the spines of the many internet users who trust the service to store its passwords securely, but the company says that there is no need to panic.

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Banking malware Shylock’s servers knocked out by law enforcement http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/11/shylock-banking-malware/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/11/shylock-banking-malware/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:31:07 +0000 Banking malware Shylock’s servers knocked out by law enforcement http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47672 A notorious strain of banking malware, known as Caphaw - or Shylock, due to snippets of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice embedded in its code - has seen its command and control servers shut down in a major international police operation.

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Google Drive privacy warning – could yours have leaked data? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/11/google-drive-privacy-warning/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/11/google-drive-privacy-warning/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:37:05 +0000 Google Drive privacy warning – could yours have leaked data? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47662 Files sent as a link from Google Drive could have shared more than their senders intended, Google admitted this week - in a Google Drive privacy post where the internet giant admitted files could be visible to people other than their intended recipients.

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Copyright emails ‘poisoned with Trojan’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/copyright-email-poisoned-with-trojan/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/copyright-email-poisoned-with-trojan/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000 Copyright emails ‘poisoned with Trojan’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47587 Emails warning internet users that they have violated copyright and owe companies such as Sony and Paramount a cash settlement have been circulating widely in Germany - but the shock tactic is a scam.

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Nigerian scams expand to Malaysia – fraud doubles http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/nigerian-scams-expand-to-malaysia/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/nigerian-scams-expand-to-malaysia/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:41:05 +0000 Nigerian scams expand to Malaysia – fraud doubles http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47577 Nigeria’s notorious fraud industry has expanded overseas - with Nigerian conmen entering Malaysia on student visas to perpetrate fraud using the country’s fast connections and advanced banking system, and raking in millions of dollars.

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How to remove your house from Google Street View http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/remove-house-google-street-view/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/remove-house-google-street-view/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:27 +0000 How to remove your house from Google Street View http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47601 How are YOU supposed to remove your house from Google Street View if you don't like the idea that Google drove one of its Street Cars up your road, took a photo of your front door without your permission, and then published it on the net?

Fortunately, there is a way...

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New ‘slimline’ ATM skimmers are near-invisible http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/new-slimline-atm-skimmers-near-invisible/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/10/new-slimline-atm-skimmers-near-invisible/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:58 +0000 New ‘slimline’ ATM skimmers are near-invisible http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47563 New ‘slimline’ ATM skimmers are proving far harder to spot - with some of the hi-tech models remaining in place for up to five days before banks are alerted, and equipped with hi-tech extras such as cameras to spy on users' PIN codes.

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‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found’ Facebook hoax http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/09/flight-mh370-found-hoax/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/09/flight-mh370-found-hoax/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:13:45 +0000 ‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found’ Facebook hoax http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47539 A link showing the nose of an airliner jutting above the waves, with the headline, ‘Malaysian Air Flight MH370 found by sailor’ has been circulating on Facebook this week, according to a report by Hoax-Slayer - but the link is a new scam.

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Could latest NSA revelations further impact online behavior, denting the economy? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/nsa-revelations-tor-linux-90-percent/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/nsa-revelations-tor-linux-90-percent/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:10:15 +0000 Could latest NSA revelations further impact online behavior, denting the economy? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47306 Internet surveillance by America's National Security Agency (NSA) has been further exposed by two new developments: the analysis of leaked NSA surveillance reports and the XKeyscore targeting code. Will these stories increase the number of Internet users who say they are inclined to reduce their online engagement due to the activities of the NSA and GCHQ.

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Facebook settings – five steps for better privacy and security http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/facebook-account-settings/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/facebook-account-settings/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:31:17 +0000 Facebook settings – five steps for better privacy and security http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46992 Facebook has faced repeated controversy over privacy, with features such as Graph Search revealing information which users might have forgotten they ever “shared”. But there are steps users can take to manage the way Facebook uses their information.

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Android bug in most smartphones could let rogue apps run wild http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/android-bug-could-let-apps-run-wild/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/android-bug-could-let-apps-run-wild/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:54:13 +0000 Android bug in most smartphones could let rogue apps run wild http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47502 Nearly all Android smartphones contain bugs which can allow rogue apps to ignore the Permissions used to control them, according to German security researchers.

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Google Glass wearers can steal passwords from 10ft away http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/google-glass-wearers-steal-passwords/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/08/google-glass-wearers-steal-passwords/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:22:32 +0000 Google Glass wearers can steal passwords from 10ft away http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47494 A new computer vision attack could allow Google Glass wearers to steal passwords typed in on nearby tablet or smartphones - even if the attackers do not have a clear view of the screen.

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Silk Road Bitcoin auction bidders targeted in phishing scam http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/silk-road-bitcoin-auction-bidders-targeted-phishing-scam/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/silk-road-bitcoin-auction-bidders-targeted-phishing-scam/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:33:01 +0000 Silk Road Bitcoin auction bidders targeted in phishing scam http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47423 A leaked list of people who had enquired about the auction for bitcoins from the “dark market” Silk Road provided a target for phishing scammers - and at least one site fell for the scam emails.

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Wi-Fi light bulbs in security alert over wireless blackout hack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/wi-fi-light-bulbs-in-security-alert-over-wireless-blackout-hack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/wi-fi-light-bulbs-in-security-alert-over-wireless-blackout-hack/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:42:44 +0000 Wi-Fi light bulbs in security alert over wireless blackout hack http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47410 A high-profile ‘connected’ lighting system had a critical vulnerability which allowed attackers to take control of the entire system, switching off light bulbs at will, and which could be executed by criminals within 100 feet of a home.

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Facebook may face FTC fines over research into users’ emotions http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/facebook-epic-ftc-complaint-emtional-research-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/facebook-epic-ftc-complaint-emtional-research-privacy/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:22:34 +0000 Facebook may face FTC fines over research into users’ emotions http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47309 With EPIC filing an FTC privacy complaint against Facebook, which is already the subject of a Consent Order due to a previous privacy settlement, the social network could be facing a hefty fine for emotion-based manipulation of the Newsfeed for research purposes.

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Support Scam: Old Racket Still in Service http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/support-scam-old-racket-still-service/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/07/support-scam-old-racket-still-service/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:00:46 +0000 Support Scam: Old Racket Still in Service http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47402 One of the support scam sites used to mislead victims may be down, but the scam definitely isn’t about to go away.

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Elite force of ‘cyber cops’ to be trained by Europol http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/04/elite-force-cyber-cops-trained-europol/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/04/elite-force-cyber-cops-trained-europol/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:38:23 +0000 Elite force of ‘cyber cops’ to be trained by Europol http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47300 Top police cybercrime experts from 22 European countries are to participate in a 10-day intensive training course in Spain starting this week - becoming, in the words of the head of the European Cybercrime Centre, ‘cyber cops’.

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Android Wi-Fi bug broadcasts where you’ve been http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/04/android-wi-fi-bug-broadcasts-youve/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/04/android-wi-fi-bug-broadcasts-youve/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:36:26 +0000 Android Wi-Fi bug broadcasts where you’ve been http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47310 A feature in newer Android phones puts users' privacy at risk - effectively broadcasting an accurate location history over the air even when the handset's screen is turned off, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Brazilian payment malware may have skimmed up to $4 billion http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/brazilian-payment-malware-may-skimmed-4-billion/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/brazilian-payment-malware-may-skimmed-4-billion/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:23:04 +0000 Brazilian payment malware may have skimmed up to $4 billion http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47232 Banking malware built to misdirect a Brazilian form of bank payment method targeted $3.75 billion of transactions over the past two years - and the scale of the attack may have eclipsed any single previous instance of electronic theft.

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Fidelys smartwatch: Could iris scans replace passwords? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/fidelys-smartwatch-iris-scans-replace-passwords/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/fidelys-smartwatch-iris-scans-replace-passwords/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:20:37 +0000 Fidelys smartwatch: Could iris scans replace passwords? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47204 A new smartwatch, Fidelys, aims to bring a new level of biometric security to our lives with an ultra-secure infrared iris-scanning camera - putting the fingerprint swipe pads of phones such as iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in the shade.

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Criminals target school data: top 10 security measures for educational institutions http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/schools-and-cybercrime-data-security-in-education/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/03/schools-and-cybercrime-data-security-in-education/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:38:54 +0000 Criminals target school data: top 10 security measures for educational institutions http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47155 Every educational institution should be aware that cyber criminals make money by stealing personal information and selling it on the black market to other criminals who turn the data into cash through a range of fraudulent schemes. Here are ten security measures schools should take to defend against this type of data crime.

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Credit card breach warning from point-of-sale terminal vendor http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/credit-card-breach-warning/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/credit-card-breach-warning/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:29:39 +0000 Credit card breach warning from point-of-sale terminal vendor http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47141 A point-of-sale and security system vendor used by restaurants including Taco Bell and Dairy Queen has warned its customers that customer credit card details may have leaked in a breach earlier this year.

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Facebook privacy policy in European probe http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/facebook-privacy-policy-probe/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/facebook-privacy-policy-probe/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:18:51 +0000 Facebook privacy policy in European probe http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47134 European privacy regulators have demanded an explanation from Facebook over its alleged “psychological experiment”, in which thousands of unknowing site users’ News Feeds were manipulated in order to gauge their reaction.

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iPhone 6 launch used as bait in scam emails http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/iphone-6-launch-used-as-bait/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/02/iphone-6-launch-used-as-bait/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:51:54 +0000 iPhone 6 launch used as bait in scam emails http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47075 Eager Apple fans waiting for the latest update on the iPhone 6 launch and the rumored iWatch have been targeted with a scam email supposedly offering information on both gadgets - entitled "The wait is over. Proudly introducing the new iPhone."

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Blackphone ultra-secure Android handset goes on sale http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/blackphone-on-sale/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/blackphone-on-sale/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:57:48 +0000 Blackphone ultra-secure Android handset goes on sale http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=47017 The Blackphone, a new super-secure Android handset is now on sale. The Blackphone offers encryption technology that makes snooping on calls or other communications extremely hard, even for government agencies.

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Krebs heroin plotter arrested selling credit cards in Italy http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/krebs-heroin-plotter-arrested/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/krebs-heroin-plotter-arrested/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:50:36 +0000 Krebs heroin plotter arrested selling credit cards in Italy http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46954 A Ukrainian criminal who claimed to be behind a plot to send packages of heroin purchased from an online ‘dark market’ to veteran security blogger Brian Krebs has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of selling stolen credit cards.

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Chip & PIN & Signature, Magstripes and EMV Go-Faster Stripes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/chip-pin-signature-emv-go-faster-stripes/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/01/chip-pin-signature-emv-go-faster-stripes/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:59 +0000 Chip & PIN & Signature, Magstripes and EMV Go-Faster Stripes http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46922 The US is still perceived as a hotspot for card fraud: what difference will the ongoing roll-out of Chip & Signature EMV make?

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Bitcoin extortion letters threaten pizza restaurants http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/bitcoin-extortion-letters/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/bitcoin-extortion-letters/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:56:52 +0000 Bitcoin extortion letters threaten pizza restaurants http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46943 Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.

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A clever fix for Android L passwords issue http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/clever-fix-android-l-passwords-issue/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/clever-fix-android-l-passwords-issue/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:20:28 +0000 A clever fix for Android L passwords issue http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46893 Handing out Wi-Fi passwords to Android L users just got easier, thanks to a secure NFC method of password sharing, meaning the user never physically sees the Wi-Fi password – it's decrypted by their device.

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Google Glass privacy – hack lets attackers ‘see through victim’s eyes’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/google-glass-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/30/google-glass-privacy/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:29:49 +0000 Google Glass privacy – hack lets attackers ‘see through victim’s eyes’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46882 A hack shown off by Dutch security researchers allows an attacker to ‘take over’ Google’s new Glass headset, and send pictures and videos from the frames’ built in camera, to another computer - in effect, seeing through their victim’s eyes

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PayPal 2FA bug: what you need to know http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/28/paypal-2fa-bug-need-know/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/28/paypal-2fa-bug-need-know/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:59:23 +0000 PayPal 2FA bug: what you need to know http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46873 A flaw in PayPal’s two-factor authentication could allow attackers to gain access to up to 143 million PayPal accounts. The vulnerability affected users logging into PayPal via an app on their Android or iOS device, according to the Financial Times’ report.

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Android L: your next password? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/26/android-l-your-next-password/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/26/android-l-your-next-password/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:08:16 +0000 Android L: your next password? http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=46815 Google’s upcoming Android L update will do away with passwords - at least for dedicated Google fans, with Google devices such as Android Wear watches used to authenticate users instead of PIN codes or passwords.

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