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eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication 

eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication

The move has proven as a controversial one, after NIST ruled SMS two-factor authentication as no longer secure enough.
Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off 

Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off

As Nest cameras store all the footage they record in the cloud, it means any time the camera is down it is not recording, allowing just enough time for the home burglar to get in and out.
'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered 

'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered

Users are encouraged to install the latest security updates or block the flawed module manually to safeguard enterprise and home use of the OS.
FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states 

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.
Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails 

Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails

Fake HSBC emails are being spread, asking users to install a malicious version of Rapport, a legitimate security program designed to protect online bank accounts from fraud.
'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach 

'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach

The CIA breach is being described as the biggest "since Snowden", and yet most in the security industry have expressed that the view that "spooks will be spooks".
Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control 

Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in a Bluetooth CloudPets Unicorn toy that allowed them to take control of the toy's voice recording functionality.
Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable 

Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable

Half a million smart devices including webcams and baby monitors in the city are currently vulnerable to cyber-attack.
Mobile advertising Trojans become top mobile malware threat in 2016 

Mobile advertising Trojans become top mobile malware threat in 2016

2016 saw a threefold rise in mobile malware detections compared to 2015. In the space of just one year, a volume equivalent to 50 percent of all the malware detected in the previous 11 years was released.
Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now! 

Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now!

Antivirus firm issues a patch for its endpoint protection software as Google security researchers alert them to remote code execution vulnerabilities.
Google Project Zero notifies Microsoft as another bug found but not patched 

Google Project Zero notifies Microsoft as another bug found but not patched

Is the Google team of security researchers once again teetering on the edge of responsible and irresponsible disclosure?
Only 1.2% of Android devices use latest OS 

Only 1.2% of Android devices use latest OS

With such low adoption rates of the latest security patches, security bods have said it is increasingly difficult to protect Android users who might not be tech-savvy enough out of harm's way.
Irresponsible disclosure? Google reveals bug prior to Microsoft patch 

Irresponsible disclosure? Google reveals bug prior to Microsoft patch

A security researcher from Google's Project Zero has revealed a bug in Windows' Graphic Component GDI Library prior to Microsoft issuing a patch, despite Microsoft being warned back in November 2016.
Kaspersky Lab researchers issue stark warning of smart car security 

Kaspersky Lab researchers issue stark warning of smart car security

The researchers said: "It is too easy to turn the app against the car owner nowadays, and currently the client side is quite possibly the most vulnerable spot that can be targeted by malefactors."
New Android downloader masquerading as Flash Player update 

New Android downloader masquerading as Flash Player update

Users who install the malware might find their mobile devices held to ransom or bank accounts emptied.
IoT experts join forces to secure the Internet of Things and share best practise 

IoT experts join forces to secure the Internet of Things and share best practise

As the number and kinds of connected devices multiply, the group plans to raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem.
Cross-device tracking by advertisers and why it's invading users' privacy 

Cross-device tracking by advertisers and why it's invading users' privacy

Research shows different ways of how advertisers track internet users without their consent.
Data firm alerts of open web being used to trade stolen credentials 

Data firm alerts of open web being used to trade stolen credentials

A data feed firm sees stolen credentials being traded in broad daylight, so to speak.
Major Dark Web host hacked, 381,000 sets of user details leaked online 

Major Dark Web host hacked, 381,000 sets of user details leaked online

Freedom Hosting II, a major Dark web host has been hacked, resulting in 381,000 user emails leaking onto the public internet.
Hacker publicly releases 900GB of data stolen from Cellebrite 

Hacker publicly releases 900GB of data stolen from Cellebrite

Following a breach on the Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite which saw 900GB of its data stolen, the hacker responsible has released what are claimed to be the company's phone hacking tools.

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