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Detecting Adblocker Blockers

Bruce Shneier's Blog - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:00
Interesting research on the prevalence of adblock blockers: "Measuring and Disrupting Anti-Adblockers Using Differential Execution Analysis": Abstract: Millions of people use adblockers to remove intrusive and malicious ads as well as protect themselves against tracking and pervasive surveillance. Online publishers consider adblockers a major threat to the ad-powered "free" Web. They have started to retaliate against adblockers by employing anti-adblockers... Bruce Schneier
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Gemalto launches a new contactless credit card with a fingerprint reader

zdnet 0 day - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:19
The new biometric-powered contactless cards use fingerprint recognition to authenticate the cardholder, in an effort to cut down on in-store fraud.
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White House bans personal phones in the West Wing, citing security risks. (It only took a year.)

zdnet 0 day - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:11
The White House chief information security officer, whose job it is to protect the president and senior staff from cyber threats, was fired in February and has not been replaced.
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Spectre and Meltdown Attacks

Bruce Shneier's Blog - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:28
After a week or so of rumors, everyone is now reporting about the Spectre and Meltdown attacks against pretty much every modern processor out there. These are side-channel attacks where one process can spy on other processes. They affect computers where an untrusted browser window can execute code, phones that have multiple apps running at the same time, and cloud... Bruce Schneier
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PyCryptoMiner enslaves your PC to mine Monero

zdnet 0 day - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 05:22
The botnet's creator is quietly cashing in on the craze for cryptocurrency.
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Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995

zdnet 0 day - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:00
Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks. One of the security researchers said the bugs are "going to haunt us for years."
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Tech giants scramble to fix critical Intel chip security flaw

zdnet 0 day - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:26
Intel can't fix the design flaw, forcing operating system and software makers to step in.
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Tamper-Detection App for Android

Bruce Shneier's Blog - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 06:17
Edward Snowden and Nathan Freitas have created an Android app that detects when it's being tampered with. The basic idea is to put the app on a second phone and put the app on or near something important, like your laptop. The app can then text you -- and also record audio and video -- when something happens around it:... Bruce Schneier
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Satori IoT botnet malware code given away for Christmas

zdnet 0 day - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:36
It is a Happy New Year for threat actors targeting Huawei devices, it appears.
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10 things in cybersecurity that you might have missed in 2017

zdnet 0 day - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 06:06
From frustrating to mysterious to downright creepy, here are ten things we learned during 2017.
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Forever 21 investigation reveals malware presence at some stores

zdnet 0 day - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 02:46
A recent data breach involved the installation of malware at point-of-sale systems at a number of outlets.
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