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SBA Security Incident May Affect Nearly 8,000 Businesses

Business owners who applied for federal disaster loans may have had information exposed to other applicants, the Small Business Administration reports.
22 April 2020

Poll: Worried About Losing Your Job?

With the unemployment rate surging due to COVID-19, are you concerned your job is in jeopardy?
22 April 2020

Small Businesses Tapping COVID-19 Loans Hit with Data Exposure

Small Businesses Tapping COVID-19 Loans Hit with Data Exposure The SBA said sensitive information about applicants may have been revealed to others applying for disaster loan program funds.
22 April 2020

This is what happens to cryptocurrency paid out in sextortion campaigns

Researchers have followed the trail of dirty coins generated through extorting sextortion spam victims.
22 April 2020

Hackers have breached 60 ad servers to load their own malicious ads

Why buy legitimate ad slots to deliver malvertising when you can just hack the server instead.
22 April 2020

Domain Registrars Under Pressure to Combat COVID-19-Related Scams

A huge increase in malicious website registrations has prompted concern from US lawmakers.
22 April 2020

Using Big Tech to tackle coronavirus risks swapping one lockdown for another | Adam Smith

Using Big Tech to tackle coronavirus risks swapping one lockdown for another | Adam Smith

An app that logs movements and contacts might seem like a fair trade now but we risk giving away our privacy for good

Even when the lockdown is lifted, there is no guarantee that life will ever return to normal. To prevent a future outbreak of coronavirus, the UK will need to roll out mass testing, maintain some social distancing measures and closely monitor communities to curb future flare-ups.

In pursuing that last aim, governments across the world are developing technology to track our movements. When lockdown ends, technology could be a valuable means of controlling future outbreaks, alerting people to cases of Covid-19 in their area and hopefully preventing future shutdowns.

Related: The expansion of mass surveillance to stop coronavirus should worry us all | Veena Dubal

Adam Smith is a technology reporter at the Independent

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22 April 2020

Buying a secondhand device? Here’s what to keep in mind

If you’re trying to be responsible towards the planet, also be responsible to yourself and take these steps so that the device doesn’t end up costing you more than you’ve saved

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22 April 2020

Smart IoT home hubs vulnerable to remote code execution attacks

IoT hubs used in homes and offices were found to be susceptible to exploit due to critical bugs in their firmware.
22 April 2020

Serious flaws found in multiple smart home hubs: Is your device among them?

In worst-case scenarios, some vulnerabilities could even allow attackers to take control over the central units and all peripheral devices connected to them

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22 April 2020

Automated Bots Are Increasingly Scraping Data & Attempting Logins

The share of bot traffic to online sites declines, but businesses are seeing an overall increase in automated scraping of data, login attempts, and other detrimental activity.
21 April 2020

Banking.BR Android Trojan Emerges in Credential-Stealing Attacks

Banking.BR Android Trojan Emerges in Credential-Stealing Attacks A new Android trojan targets banking customers with overlay attacks to steal their bank credentials and ultimately take over their accounts.
21 April 2020

Researchers Use Microsoft Terminal Services Client in New Attack Method

The technique would enable attackers to run malicious code via Remote Desktop Protocol using DLL side-loading to bypass security controls.
21 April 2020

NFL Tackles Cybersecurity Concerns Ahead of 2020 Draft Day

NFL Tackles Cybersecurity Concerns Ahead of 2020 Draft Day Researchers weigh in on potential security concerns surrounding the 2020 NFL Draft.
21 April 2020

New iOS exploit discovered being used to spy on China's Uyghur minority

New "Insomnia" exploit works on iOS versions 12.3, 12.3.1, and 12.3.2; was patched in iOS 12.4 last year.
21 April 2020

8 Tips for Small Merchants: Protecting Payment Data During COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly changing how many small merchants accept payments. Merchants that previously only had brick-and-mortar locations are moving to accept e-commerce and over-the-phone transactions.

21 April 2020

RCE Exploit Released for IBM Data Risk Manager, No Patch Available

RCE Exploit Released for IBM Data Risk Manager, No Patch Available Three separate flaws can be chained to achieve full system compromise.
21 April 2020

Viral WhatsApp Scam Promises Free Streaming Services

Cybercriminals capitalize on the popularity of media and entertainment to target consumers looking for at-home activities.
21 April 2020

Is COVID-19 Intensifying the Need for Security Staffing?

Overall, security practitioners should find themselves in a better working situation than many other professionals. However, we are not immune.
21 April 2020

Attackers Aim at Software Supply Chain with Package Typosquatting

Attackers seed Ruby Gems repository with more than 760 malicious packages using names just a bit different than the standard code libraries.
21 April 2020