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DOJ campaign aims to destroy Joanap botnet

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The Department of Justice is attempting to disrupt the North Korean operated Joanap botnet by creating a roadmap of computers infected with the malware and then notifying those affected to the infected computer can be removed from the botnet. To try and defeat the Joanap botnet a court order was requested and received allowing the…

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Beauty camera apps malware not so pretty

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Some beauty camera app users may end up seeing a bit more than they were hoping for as some of these are pushing unwanted ads and even pornographic material while others may steal your photos. Trend Micro researchers found several of these apps, identified as AndroidOS_BadCamera.HRX, available. The number of downloads from Google Play range…

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Google Chrome update contains 58 security fixes

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Google pushed out the latest version of Chrome 72 containing 58 security fixes to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Among the fixes contained in Chrome 72.0.3626.81 were one critical, 17 high, 12 medium and four low-rated vulnerabilities with the researcher who uncovered the critical issue, CVE-2019-5754 an inappropriate implementation in QUIC Networking, taking…

Sophos brings on DarkBytes

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Sophos has acquired the endpoint security company DarkBytes. The companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. “The strength and architecture of the DarkBytes platform will accelerate…

Discover Financial Services notifies customers of data breach incident

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Discover Financial Services has filed a data breach incident notification with the California attorney general’s office that some of its cardholders maybe have had their account information compromised. Discover supplied few details in its Jan. 25 filing and cannot even tell its customers exactly what information may have been exposed, but it did specifically state…

CERT/CC issues warning for Microsoft Exchange 2013

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The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has issued a vulnerability note for versions of Microsoft Exchange 2013 and newer for being vulnerable to NTLM relay attacks. The issue, for which there is no patch or viable solution, is due to a failure by the software to set signing and sealing flags on NTLM authentication traffic, which…

12th annual Data Privacy Day advice: complicated passwords, VPNs and fines

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Considering the hundreds of millions of records exposed in data breaches just last year, the 12th annual Data Privacy Day could not arrive quickly enough. On the plus side for privacy, at least for EU residents, GDPR went into effect last May and will soon be joined by the California Consumer Privacy Act and other…

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Facebook readying for upcoming election cycles

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Facebook launched a public relations campaign centered on ensuring its users the social media giant has upped its game when it comes to protecting election integrity in the U.S., EU and around the world. Facebook’s Katie Harbath, global politics and government outreach director, Samidh Chakrabarti, director of product management, civic engagement and Anika Geisel, public…

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