Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Ousaban banking trojan targeting Brazil – How to help your kids use safe passwords – DDoS attack takes Belgian government websites offline.

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Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks

Millions of Brits could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates .

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Fantastic passwords and where your children can find them

How witches, wizards and superheroes can help your kids stay safe from cyber-villains, plus other parenting hacks to encourage your children to use secure passwords.

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DDoS attack knocks Belgian government websites offline

The attack overwhelmed the systems of a Belgian ISP, leading to widespread service outages and disruptions.

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Ousaban: Private photo collection hidden in a CABinet

Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans.

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Microsoft will soon remove Flash Player from Windows 10 devices

The Patch Tuesday security update due in July should hammer the last nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash Player.

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INTERPOL aims to deal a blow to digital piracy

The agency’s new initiative will also warn about the high cost of the free lunch – the increased risk of malware exposure.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Governments as cyber-targets – FBI and Have I Been Pwned team up to notify Emotet victims – Mac users urged to plug a serious security hole .

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FBI teams up with ‘Have I Been Pwned’ to alert Emotet victims

The data breach notification site now allows you to check if your login credentials may have been compromised by Emotet.

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Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital.

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Apple patches severe macOS security flaw

Mac users are being urged to update to macOS Big Sur 11.3 as at least one threat group is exploiting the zero-day bug to sneak past the operating system’s built-in security mechanisms.

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4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims

All that glitters is not gold – look out for fake celebrity endorsements and other con jobs that aren’t going out of fashion any time soon.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

WhatsApp Pink is not an update – Security holes in Apple's AirDrop – New zero-day plugged in Chrome .

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Instagram rolls out new features to help prevent cyberbullying

The social media platform is stepping up efforts to help stomp out harassment and other abusive behavior.

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AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says.

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Google rushes out fix for zero‑day vulnerability in Chrome

The update patches a total of seven security flaws in the desktop versions of the popular web browser.

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WhatsApp Pink: Watch out for this fake update

The malware sends automated replies to messages on WhatsApp and other major chat apps.

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Google’s Project Zero to wait longer before disclosing bug details

The 30-day grace period is designed to speed up the rollout and adoption of patches .

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

FBI cleans up compromised Exchange servers – Data of Clubhouse users scraped and posted online – WhatsApp bug alert.

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your digital footprint

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you clean up your cyber-clutter and keep your digital footprint tidy.

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One in six people use pet’s name as password

Other common and easily hackable password choices include the names of relatives and sports teams, a UK study reveals.

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FBI removes web shells from compromised Exchange servers

Authorities step in to thwart attacks leveraging the recently-disclosed Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities.

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WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account

An attacker can lock you out of the app using just your phone number and without requiring any action on your part.

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Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Janeleiro banking trojan takes aim at Brazil – Lazarus deploys Vyveva backdoor in South Africa – The long shelf life of leaked data.

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Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale

The treasure trove of data reportedly includes users’ LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers and workplace information.

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Does data stolen in a data breach expire?

Some personal information just doesn’t age – here’s what the Facebook data leak may mean for you.

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(Are you) afreight of the dark? Watch out for Vyveva, new Lazarus backdoor

ESET researchers discover a new Lazarus backdoor deployed against a freight logistics firm in South Africa.

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$38 million worth of gift cards stolen and sold on dark web

Easy to redeem and hard to trace, gift cards remain a hot commodity in the criminal underground.

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Supply‑chain attacks: When trust goes wrong, try hope?

How can organizations tackle the growing menace of attacks that shake trust in software?.

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Janeleiro, the time traveler: A new old banking trojan in Brazil

ESET Research uncovers a new threat that targets organizations operating in various sectors in Brazil.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

PHP source code briefly backdoored – Prevent data loss before it's too late – The perils of owning a smart dishwasher.

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Is your dishwasher trying to kill you?

Does every device in your home really need to be connected to the internet? And could your smart appliance be turned against you?.

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Are you prepared to prevent data loss?

From losing cherished memories to missing deadlines, the impact of not having backups when a data disaster strikes can hardly be overstated.

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Backdoor added to PHP source code in Git server breach

Had the incident gone unnoticed, the attackers could have taken over websites using the tainted code.

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Apple rushes to patch zero‑day flaw in iOS, iPadOS

The bug is under active exploitation by unknown attackers and affects a wide range of devices, including iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Security and your right to repair – Scams offer fake COVID-19 vaccines and ask for Bitcoin – Jail time for a disgruntled IT contractor.

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Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Money doesn’t buy you happiness – cryptocurrency doesn’t buy you a genuine COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

The company was left to deal with three months’ worth of IT problems .

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Almost $2 billion lost to BEC scams in 2020

Nearly half of reported cybercrime losses in 2020 were the result of BEC fraud, according to an FBI report.

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When repairing things you own may make you an outlaw

How do you balance the right to repair with the requirement to remain secure?.

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5 reasons why (not only) financial companies struggle with cybersecurity

Why do many organizations have a hard time keeping up with the evolving threat landscape and effectively managing their cyber-risks?.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A banking trojan masquerades as Clubhouse for Android – The implications of the Verkada breach – A zero-day patched in Chrome.

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7 steps to staying safe and secure on Twitter

Follow these easy steps to prevent your Twitter account from being hacked and to remain safe while tweeting.

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Trust your surveillance? Why hacked cameras are very bad

When a breach captures a part of us that is unchangeable, does it mean that we have allowed technology to pry too deeply into our lives?.

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FBI: Cybercrime losses topped US$4.2 billion in 2020

The Bureau received over 28,000 reports of COVID-19-themed scams last year.

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Beware Android trojan posing as Clubhouse app

The malware can grab login credentials for more than 450 apps and bypass SMS-based two-factor authentication.

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Google fixes Chrome zero‑day bug exploited in the wild

The latest update patches a total of five vulnerabilities affecting the browser’s desktop versions.

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PayPal fraud: What merchants should know

From overpayment to shipping scams, what are some of the most common threats that merchants using PayPal should watch out for?.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research into exploitation of Microsoft Exchange flaws – How smart sex toys may expose your privacy – E-health versus your personal data.

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