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New security flaw impacts most Linux and BSD distros

New security flaw impacts most Linux and BSD distros | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Issue is only a privilege escalation flaw but it impacts a large number of systems.
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The US government is using road signs showing drivers how fast they’re going to capture license plate data —

The US government is using road signs showing drivers how fast they’re going to capture license plate data — | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It takes a photograph of your license plate.
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Hong Kong is Doing Nothing to Regulate Crypto, and It's Working Great - Longhash

Hong Kong is Doing Nothing to Regulate Crypto, and It's Working Great - Longhash | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Around the world, governments have been eager to either support or reject cryptocurrencies -- with the exception of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has done nothing.
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Visual Studio Code extension for Arduino is now open source

Visual Studio Code extension for Arduino is now open source | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Microsoft released the Arduino extension for Visual Studio Code as open source. The extension is consistent and compatible with the official Arduino IDE. 
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The Man on the Train: Caught with his phishing loot –

The Man on the Train: Caught with his phishing loot – | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
How does it end for phishing attackers who get caught? In Grant West's case, in the first-class carriage of a train between Wales and London.
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Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group Blog: CannibalRAT targets Brazil

Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group Blog: CannibalRAT targets Brazil | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A blog from the world class Intelligence Group, Talos, Cisco's Intelligence Group
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Cryptojacking Attack Found on Los Angeles Times Website

Cryptojacking Attack Found on Los Angeles Times Website | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A security researcher found Coinhive code hidden on a Los Angeles Times' webpage that was secretly using visitors' devices to mine cryptocurrency.
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Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Android users have been exposed to drive-by cryptomining in one of the largest campaigns that we have detected so far.
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AutoSploit: Automated mass exploitation of remote hosts using Shodan and Metasploit - Help Net Security

AutoSploit: Automated mass exploitation of remote hosts using Shodan and Metasploit - Help Net Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A "cyber security enthusiast" that goes by VectorSEC on Twitter has published AutoSploit, a Python-based tool that takes advantage of Shodan and Metasploit modules to automate mass exploitation of remote hosts.
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OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Jha rule-breaker and pals confess IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer
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Google pushed update that broke managed Chromebooks' Wi-Fi

Google pushed update that broke managed Chromebooks' Wi-Fi | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Schools left without Wi-Fi! How will the kids learn?
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Satori botnet rears its head, exploiting IoT vulnerabilities - Bitdefender BOX Blog

Satori botnet rears its head, exploiting IoT vulnerabilities - Bitdefender BOX Blog | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
According to security researchers, a new IoT botnet has quietly hijacked more than 100,000 routers, readying them for paralysing distributed denial-of-service attacks against websites. The botnet, which some researchers have dubbed “Satori” (a name given to supernatural mind-reading monsters in Japanese folklore), has increased its activity in recent days – propagating very quickly via a …
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High Sierra's 'Secure Kernel Extension Loading' is Broken | Synack Blog

High Sierra's 'Secure Kernel Extension Loading' is Broken | Synack Blog | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
With High Sierra’s somewhat controversial “Secure Kernel Extension Loading” (SKEL) feature, We’ll demonstrate a 0day vulnerability in SKEL's implementation.
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Mac malware intercepts encrypted web traffic for ad injection

Mac malware intercepts encrypted web traffic for ad injection | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
New Mac malware has been found that intercepts encrypted traffic for the purpose of injecting ads into web pages. But could this adware be used for more devious purposes in the future?
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Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove. Mislove studies how privacy works on social networks and had a theory that Facebook is letting advertisers reach users with contact information collected in surprising ways. I was helping him test the theory by targeting him in a way Facebook had previously told me wouldn’t work. I directed the ad to display to a Facebook account connected to the landline number for Alan Mislove’s office, a number Mislove has never provided to Facebook. He saw the ad within hours.
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A vacuum vulnerability could mean your Roomba knockoff is hoovering up surveillance

A vacuum vulnerability could mean your Roomba knockoff is hoovering up surveillance | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Yet again we are reminded that the mild conveniences of the smart home are all well and good, right up until someone decides to turn one of those wifi-connected things you invited in against you. But you probably didn’t think it was going to be the vacuum, did you? Two researchers with enterp…
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Amazon will help entrepreneurs form companies to deliver its packages

Amazon will help entrepreneurs form companies to deliver its packages | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Amazon is offering discounted vehicle leases, training and logistics tech to get more packages delivered.
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Atlanta cyber attack: Ransomware attack hits city oservers

Atlanta cyber attack: Ransomware attack hits city oservers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating a ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta's network servers, city officials said Thursday.
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Chase 'glitch' grants customers access to random accounts

Chase 'glitch' grants customers access to random accounts | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Multiple Chase Bank customer accounts were exposed after what was described as a "glitch" granted customers looking to log into their own accounts access to the accounts of random customers instead.
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‘BuckHacker’ Search Engine Lets You Easily Dig Through Exposed Amazon Servers

‘BuckHacker’ Search Engine Lets You Easily Dig Through Exposed Amazon Servers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
This makes searching through leaky Amazon Web Services servers much easier.
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It's time to dump those old iPhones and iPads

It's time to dump those old iPhones and iPads | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The leak of Apple's iBoot source code onto GitHub is likely to turn older devices into a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities.
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DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Group Co-founded by City of London Police promises 'no snooping on your requests'
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Trape - People tracker on the Internet (The evolution of phishing attacks) OSINT

Trape - People tracker on the Internet (The evolution of phishing attacks) OSINT | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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Mastermind behind sophisticated, massive botnet outs himself

Mastermind behind sophisticated, massive botnet outs himself | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Andromeda kingpin is identified by his ICQ number.
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CENTCOM Says Massive Data Cache Found on Leaky Server is Benign

CENTCOM Says Massive Data Cache Found on Leaky Server is Benign | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Pentagon contractor left 1.8 billion mostly benign publicly accessible social-media posts scraped from the internet on a publicly accessible Amazon storage
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