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Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear

The vulnerability, which received the highest possible severity score, leaves thousands of devices at risk of being taken over by remote attackers. A patch is available. The post Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post

How (over)sharing your children’s triumphs and antics with the world may impact their immediate and distant future – and how to reduce the risks of ‘sharenting’ The post Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud

The Federal Reserve looks at ways to counter what is thought to be the fastest-growing type of financial crime in the country The post Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Brute-force attacks against RDP surge – Is contact tracing the answer to ending the COVID-19 crisis? – Microsoft ships urgent security updates The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash The post Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom

The cybercriminal behind the ransom raids on almost 23,000 databases threatens to leak the data and alert GDPR regulators The post Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws

The out-of-band update plugs two remote code execution bugs in the Windows Codecs library, including one rated as critical The post Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The post COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too The post Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Android ransomware posing as a COVID-19 tracing app – Ill-trained and ill-equipped newly-minted remote workers – How Bitcoin giveaway scams misuse Elon Musk's name The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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