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Hey, what’s Mandarin for ‘WTF is going on?’ Nokia phones caught spewing device IDs to China, software blunder blamed

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An undisclosed number of Nokia 7 Plus smartphones have been caught sending their identification numbers to a domain owned by a Chinese telecom firm.

The handsets spaffed the data in clear text over the internet to a server behind the domain vnet.cn, […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Let’s spin Facebook’s Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack… clack… You’ve won ‘100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext’

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Facebook today admitted it stored “some” of its addicts’ account passwords in a plaintext readable format. For “some”, read hundreds of millions.

The antisocial network quietly made the mea culpa in a statement that followed its breathless announcement of the Oculus Rift […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Kaspersky Lab takes bite out of Apple in Russia over borked parental controls app

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Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has lodged a complaint about Apple with the Russian competition authority.

It follows Apple’s rejection of Kaspersky’s Safe Kids app because of two features the latter regards as essential.

“According to Apple, the use of configuration profiles […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP

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Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.

The change is necessary, as Microsoft is unleashing its endpoint protection platform onto the hitherto virgin […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Silence of the WANs: FBI DDoS-for-hire greaseball takedowns slash web flood attacks ‘by 11%’

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The FBI’s takedown of a group of prolific DDoS-for-hire websites has single-handedly helped to drop attack levels globally.

This is according to a report (registration required) from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation provider NexusGuard, who say that both the overall number of attacks and […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

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Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware outbreak on its computers.

The biz, one of the world’s biggest makers of aluminum with sites in 50 countries, said on Tuesday that file-scrambling malware had infected its […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|

Sorry, Linux. We know you want to be popular, but cyber-crooks are all about Microsoft for now

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Eight out of the ten most exploited vulnerabilities tracked by threat intelligence biz Recorded Future in 2018 targeted Microsoft products – though number two on its list was, surprise surprise, a Flash flaw.

The most exploited vuln in the firm’s […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Cyber News|