Facebook hard disks containing company’s payroll information stolen

Facebook hard disks containing company’s payroll information stolen

Usually when we hear the words “Facebook” and “data leak,” it’s about user data being mishandled or exposed. But the latest data theft for the company is a little closer to home, as hard disks containing payroll information for thousands of employees have been stolen during a smash-and-grab car ro……

  • FACEBOOK
  • 3 months ago (12-15)
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Facebook security breach exposed the phone numbers of over 400 million users

Facebook security breach exposed the phone numbers of over 400 million users

A researcher has found several databases stored on an unprotected server that held personal information — mostly phone numbers — of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. While the company argues the data is over a year old, it doesn’t change the fact that it is a big privacy br……

  • FACEBOOK
  • 6 months ago (09-05)
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Massive biometric security flaw exposed nearly 28 million records

Massive biometric security flaw exposed nearly 28 million records

The good news is that as of Wednesday morning, the vulnerability had been closed. The bad news? The service is in use at 1.5 million locations globally. Worse yet is the fact that unlike passwords, once biometric data like fingerprints are leaked, you can’t change them. Security researchers with ……

  • SECURITY
  • 7 months ago (08-15)
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Canonical Outs Linux Kernel Security Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Fix Six Flaws

Canonical Outs Linux Kernel Security Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Fix Six Flaws

Canonical releases a new Linux kernel security update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address several vulnerabilities. This new Linux kernel security patch comes hot on the heels of the security update released earlier this week for the Ubunt……

  • SOFT
  • 7 months ago (07-29)
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‘MoscowMitch’ hashtag trends after election security bills blocked

‘MoscowMitch’ hashtag trends after election security bills blocked

In brief: Republican Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, on Thursday morning blocked two bills put forth by his Democratic colleagues which had aimed to improve the security of elections. Given the focus on foreign interference in recent elections, notably Russia’s “meddling,R……

  • TECH
  • 7 months ago (07-28)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Operating System Enters Beta with Enhanced Security

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Operating System Enters Beta with Enhanced Security

Only two months after the launch of the major Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system series, Red Hat announced that it is working on the first point release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, which is now available for beta testing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is the first major update to the R……

  • SOFT
  • 7 months ago (07-26)
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Canonical Outs New Linux Kernel Security Updates for Ubuntu 19.04 and 18.04 LTS

Canonical Outs New Linux Kernel Security Updates for Ubuntu 19.04 and 18.04 LTS

Canonical Outs New Linux Kernel Security Updates for Ubuntu 19.04 and 18.04 LTS Canonical released new Linux kernel security updates for Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series to address various security vulnerabilities. The new security updates ar……

  • SOFT
  • 7 months ago (07-25)
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Brazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack

Brazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack

For nearly a year, Brazilian users have been targeted with a new type of router attack that has not been seen anywhere else in the world. The attacks are nearly invisible to end users and can have disastrous consequences, having the ability to lead to direct financial losses for hacked users. Wha……

  • SECURITY
  • 8 months ago (07-13)
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YouTube Reportedly ‘Blocks’ Popular MP3 Stream-Ripping Sites

YouTube Reportedly ‘Blocks’ Popular MP3 Stream-Ripping Sites

MP3 Stream-Ripping Sites Can No Longer Convert YouTube Clips YouTube, the popular video streaming platform, is actively blocking several MP3 stream-ripping websites from downloading and converting files from YouTube, reports TorrentFreak. For those unaware, stream-ripping websites usually take co……

  • SECURITY
  • 8 months ago (07-12)
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Google argues Huawei’s Android ban creates security risks

Google argues Huawei’s Android ban creates security risks

While Huawei has been cut off from Google’s Android, the US-based tech company isn’t taking the loss of one of its largest sources of income lightly. The firm is lobbying the US government behind the scenes, arguing that if the ban was done for security reasons it is better that Huawei works with……

  • SECURITY
  • 8 months ago (07-12)
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Microsoft applies to join Linux security inner sanctum: Update – admitted

Microsoft applies to join Linux security inner sanctum: Update – admitted

Microsoft recently revealed that it runs more Linux than Windows 10 jobs on their Azure servers. Keeping all those instances secure is obviously very important which may explain why Microsoft has applied to join one of the most important Linux security mailing lists. The Linux-distros security li……

  • SECURITY
  • 8 months ago (07-12)
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