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Popular apps sharing personal data with Facebook

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Third-party apps have been sharing users’sensitive personal data – such as health and fitness statistics and ovulation times – with Facebook regardless of whether the user has an account with the social media site. Facebook did not solicit the data from the 11 apps (including Realtor.com, BetterMe: Weight Loss Workouts, Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker,…

Microsoft fixes IIS vulnerability that can cause CPU usage to soar 100% when processing HTTP/2 requests

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A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) servers shipped with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 can cause a 100 percent uptick in CPU use when they’re processing HTTP/2 requests “until the malicious connections are killed by IIS,” the Microsoft Security Response Center said in security advisory. “The HTTP/2 specification allows clients to specify…

Critical vulnerabilities in Bigscreen VR app, Unity allow eavesdropping, ‘man-in-the-room’ attacks

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A vulnerability in both the Bigscreen virtual reality app and the Unity game development platform on which it’s built makes it possible for hackers to listen to conversations and access user computers, according to researchers at the University of New Haven. “Our research shows hackers are able to monitor people day in and day out…

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Password manager flaws can expose data on compromised devices, report says

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Flaws in top password managers can expose the very data they are supposed to protect, a study by researchers at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) researchers found. “100 percent of the products that ISE analyzed failed to provide the security to safeguard a user’s passwords as advertised,” ISE CEO Stephen Bono said in a release announcing…

Search warrants in Russian hackers case reveal interaction between Stone, WikiLeaks

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Search warrants executed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian hackers have unearthed interactions between recently indicted Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and WikiLeaks, which leaked emails stolen from the DemocraticNational Committee (DNC) and other Democratic-related organizations and operatives, according to a Friday court filing. Mueller told the court that Stone’s case is related…

Former Cambridge Analytica exec cooperating with Mueller probe

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A former Cambridge Analytica executive is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. A spokesperson for the data analytics firm’s former business development director, Brittany Kaiser, said she was subpoenaed by Mueller, according to a report in the Guardian, and was also assisting in ongoing Congressional investigations. “This…

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Australian PM says parliament, political party hacks work of state actor

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday that “a sophisticated state actor” was behind the hacks of parliament and the country’s political parties first reported February 8. “Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity,” The Register cited Morrison as saying. “There are a limited number of countries but…

Gnosticplayers selling third round of databases on Dream Market

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The hacker known as Gnosticplayers has placed a third set of databases up for sale on the Dream Market dark web marketplace. This round includes an additional eight databases with data from 92.76 million users, according to a report in ZDNet, with each database going for 2.6249 bitcoin or about $9,400. The report said the hacker claimed…

Coffee Meets Bagel daters credentials among 617M records for sale on Dream Market cyber-souk

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Those looking for love on Coffee Meets Bagel before May 2018 may have gotten more exposure than they were bargaining for – the online dating site confirmed on Valentine’s Day that it had been breached and that daters’ personal information may have been “acquired by an unauthorized party.” “Receiving an email from a dating app…

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Defector/ex-U.S. spy charged with aiding Iranian cyberattack plan

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A U.S. counterintelligence agent specializing in Middle Eastern affairs, who defected to Iran in 2013, was indicted by a federal grand jury for conducting espionage on behalf of her adopted country. Monica Elfriede Witt, an American citizen who served in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations from 1997 until 2008, was charged with…

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