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  • Rhode Island sues Google after latest Google+ API leak
  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:48:25 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: A day after Google announced a Google+ API leak that could have exposed the personal information of over 52.5 million users, a Rhode Island government entity filed a class-action lawsuit in a California court.
  • Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians
  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:38:42 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: The identity numbers of 120 million Brazilians have been found publicly exposed on the internet after yet another IT misconfiguration.
  • Google+ to power down early after second security hole found
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:43:34 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Google has disclosed the second security hole in its Google+ social network in three months. This one exposed private information from 100 times as many users as the first, and has prompted the company to hasten the service's demise.
  • Samsung fixes flaws that could have let attackers hijack your account
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:41:13 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: A recently patched trio of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users vulnerable to attackers who could have reset their user passwords and hijacked their accounts, The Register reports.
  • New Google+ Breach Will Lead to Early Service Shutdown
  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:27:19 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: As vulnerabilities go, it was the best sort: found by internal testing before it led to a security breach. Nevertheless, the latest Google+ software vulnerability was enough to push forward shutting down the service: Google now says it will be shuttered by April 2019 rather than the originally planned August 2019.
  • Equifax breach was 'entirely preventable' had it used basic security measures, says House report
  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:22:45 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax's security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures - like patching vulnerable systems - could've prevented its massive data breach last year.
  • Massive botnet chews through 20,000 WordPress sites
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:58:00 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: WordPress users are facing another security worry following the discovery of a massive botnet. Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator usernames and passwords. They are then using those sites to infect even more WordPress installations.
  • Nearly 70% of UK Firms Hit by a Cyber-Attack in 2018
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:54:25 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Over two-thirds of UK firms have fallen victim to a cyber-attack over the past year, with many claiming they don't get enough guidance from the government on how to combat threats, according to RedSeal.
  • Security News This Week: Did Quora Get Hacked? Top Answer: Yes
  • Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:07:16 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Nearly a month after the midterm elections, details on a hack of the Republican National Congressional Committee reveals that meddling in the midterms was much worse than it seemed on election day. The hack probably should have been the biggest news of the week, but for a little distracting-and important!-thing called the Mueller probe.
  • Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix
  • Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:03:52 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites.
  • GDPR Implementation Slow but Improving
  • Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:55:49 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: According to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations.
  • Addresses and Names of Customers Exposed by Bethesda in Support Tickets
  • Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:54:06 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: After asking for their customers' personal information in Fallout 76 support tickets, American video game publisher Bethesda Software LLC exposed those tickets to public access allowing anyone to view, edit, and resolve them.