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2 days ago Protecting Cryptocurrency in the Era of 'Deep Fakes'

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report highlights how thieves can use "deep fake" photos in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency. Also featured: A discussion of the implications of "data gravity" and an analysis of whether the era of mega-breaches is ending.

2 days ago Microsoft removes eight cryptojacking apps from official store

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Eight Windows 10 apps removed from the Microsoft Store after getting caught mining Monero behind users' backs.

2 days ago The year 2018 was the second most active year on record for data breaches, report says

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Despite a slight dip in the total number of breaches it was still a banner year for hackers focused on stealing data from websites, according to a Risk based Security report.

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6 hours ago Australia Says 'State Actor' Hacked Parties, Parliament

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Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

5 hours ago Tens of millions more web accounts for sale after more sites hacked, Mac malware spreads via Windows.exe, and more

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Standby for a 'we woz haxx0ed' email from one of these sites this week...

Roundup Let's kickstart your Monday with some lovely juicy computer security and screwups news, beyond what we reported last week.…

1 day ago Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers

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Google changes stance on upcoming Chrome Manifest V3 changes as benchmark shows they lied about performance hit.

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34 minutes ago Legislation Would Stiffen Penalties for Ransomware Attacks

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Using ransomware to hold computers hostage would draw stiffer penalties under legislation - prompted in part by attacks on Maryland hospitals over the past few years - state lawmakers are considering.

3 hours ago Data-spewing Spectre chip flaws can't be killed by software alone, Google boffins conclude

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While browsers have got their act together, any other apps interpreting user-supplied code need to be aware of this

Google security researchers have analyzed the impact of the data-leaking Spectre vulnerabilities afflicting today's processor cores, and concluded software alone cannot prevent exploitation.…

3 hours ago US Facebook Fine Over Privacy Could Be in Billions: Reports

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A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday.

4 hours ago Nine telcos had no metadata interception plan by mid-2018: ACMA

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The ACMA's 2017-18 report also reported almost 2.3 million disclosures of customer information by carriers under legal obligations to assist government agencies and departments.

5 hours ago Australia has a challenge of scaling defence capabilities for large cyber attacks

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Major General Marcus Thompson says Australia's ability to scale its defence capabilities when it comes to the crunch is what keeps him up at night.

5 hours ago Cyber blitzkrieg replaces cyber Pearl Harbor

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The first wartime cyber attack against electricity grids was in 1999, says one of Australia's leading cyber strategists, but 20 years later we're still not ready to face 'multi-vector' cyber attacks.