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Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records

As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too

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16 February 2021

Misconfigured Baby Monitors Allow Unauthorized Viewing

Misconfigured Baby Monitors Allow Unauthorized Viewing Hundreds of thousands of individuals are potentially affected by this vulnerability.
16 February 2021

Microsoft Pulls Bad Windows Update After Patch Tuesday Headaches

Microsoft Pulls Bad Windows Update After Patch Tuesday Headaches Microsoft released a new servicing stack update (KB5001078) after an older one caused problems for Windows users installing Patch Tuesday security updates.
16 February 2021

Palo Alto Networks Plans to Acquire Cloud Security Firm

Most of Fortune 100 firms have used Bridgecrew's service in their application development processes.
16 February 2021

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 3: Mitigations

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 3: Mitigations Attackers can dodge the countermeasures you employ against fileless malware. So how do you mitigate the damage?
16 February 2021

Black History Month 2021: Time to Talk Diversity and Cybersecurity

In an industry that consistently needs new ideas, it's essential to have individuals who think, speak, and act in diverse ways.
16 February 2021

Unpatched Android App with 1 Billion Downloads Threatens Spying, Malware

Unpatched Android App with 1 Billion Downloads Threatens Spying, Malware Attackers can exploit SHAREit permissions to execute malicious code through vulnerabilities that remain unpatched three months after app makers were informed.
16 February 2021

Beware of COVID‑19 vaccine scams and misinformation

The vaccination push provides a vital shot in the arm for the world’s battle against the pandemic, but it's also a topic ripe for exploitation by fraudsters and purveyors of misinformation

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16 February 2021

Losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million in 2020

The FTC believes the pandemic limited people's ability to meet in person, which contributed to a spike in successful online romance scams.
16 February 2021

Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads

The vulnerabilities impact SHAREit, an app used for sharing files between users and their devices.
15 February 2021

Bluetooth Overlay Skimmer That Blocks Chip

As a total sucker for anything skimming-related, I was interested to hear from a reader working security for a retail chain in the United States that recently found bluetooth-enabled skimming devices placed over top of payment card terminals at several stores. Interestingly, these skimmers interfered with the terminal's ability to read chip-based cards, forcing customers to swipe the stripe instead.
15 February 2021

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams The number of people being targeted by fake relationship-seekers has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 February 2021

France: Russian state hackers targeted Centreon servers in years-long campaign

New ANSSI report exposes new Sandworm APT attacks targeting IT companies using Centreon servers.
15 February 2021

Record‑breaking number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020

High-severity and critical bugs disclosed in 2020 outnumber the sum total of vulnerabilities reported 10 years prior

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15 February 2021

270 addreses are responsible for 55% of all cryptocurrency money laundering

Most cryptocurrency money laundering is concentrated in a few online services, opening the door for law enforcement actions.
15 February 2021

270 addresses are responsible for 55% of all cryptocurrency money laundering

Most cryptocurrency money laundering is concentrated in a few online services, opening the door for law enforcement actions.
15 February 2021

Malware Exploits Security Teams' Greatest Weakness: Poor Relationships With Employees

Malware Exploits Security Teams' Greatest Weakness: Poor Relationships With Employees Users' distrust of corporate security teams is exposing businesses to unnecessary vulnerabilities.
15 February 2021

100+ Financial Services Firms Targeted in Ransom DDoS Attacks in 2020

Consumer banks, exchanges, payment firms, and card issuing companies around the globe were among those hit.
15 February 2021

How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading

How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
15 February 2021

Egregor ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

Arrested suspects are believed to be clients of the Egregor RaaS, not the Egregor gang itself.
14 February 2021