Should Trump Tackle Air-Gapped Critical Infrastructure?

MIT experts issue recommendations to the president, urging him to take elements of the electric grid and gas pipeline offline – but other security experts say that ship has sailed. Source: dark reading advanced threats

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Bay Area Tech Executives Indicted For H-1B Visa Fraud

New submitter s.petry quotes a report from The Mercury News: Two Bay Area tech executives are accused of filing false visa documents through a staffing agency in a scheme to illegally bring a pool of foreign tech workers into the United States. An indictment from a federal grand jury unsealed on Friday accuses Jayavel Murugan, Dynasoft Synergy’s chief executive officer, and a 40-year-old Santa Clara man, Syed Nawaz, of fraudulently submitting H-1B applications in an effort to illegally obtain visas, according to Brian Stretch, U.S. attorney for the Northern DistrictRead More

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Macs and iPhones patched – including 23 kernel-level holes

Yes, we always say, “Patch early, patch often.” But this time, patch even earlier! Source: nakid security

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DJI Proposes New Electronic 'License Plate' For Drones

linuxwrangler writes: Chinese drone maker DJI proposed that drones be required to transmit a unique identifier to assist law enforcement to identify operators where necessary. Anyone with an appropriate receiver could receive the ID number, but the database linking the ID with the registered owner would only be available to government agencies. DJI likens this to a license plate on a car and offers it as a solution to a congressional mandate that the FAA develop methods to remotely identify drone operators. “The best solution is usually the simplest,” DJIRead More

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Hong Kong Government Loses Laptops Containing Personal Data of 3.7 Million Voters

New submitter fatp writes: Hong Kong Free Press reports that the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) has lost two laptops containing the personal data of all 3.7 million voters after the chief executive election [on Sunday]. The REO said “the personal data was encrypted and there was no evidence that it had been leaked.” Only 1,194 people had right to vote in the election. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Source: Slashdot

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China's ZTE Removed From US Trade Blacklist

From a report: The U.S. Commerce Department will remove Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist after the company admitted to violating sanctions on Iran, the Commerce Department said in a notice made public on Tuesday. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Source: Slashdot

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Microsoft Offers Analysis of Zero-Day Exploited By Zirconium Group

Microsoft patched a zero-day vulnerability actively used in a campaign by a hacking group known as Zirconium. Source: threatpost

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US Congress Votes To Shred ISP Privacy Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The U.S. House of Representatives has just approved a “congressional disapproval” vote of privacy rules, which gives your ISP the right to sell your internet history to the highest bidder. The measure passed by 232 votes to 184 along party lines, with one Democrat voting in favor and 14 not voting. This follows the same vote in the Senate last week. Just prior to the vote, a White House spokesman said the president supported the bill, meaning that the decision willRead More

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BitTorrent To Refocus On What Made It Rich – uTorrent

Best known for its uTorrent client, BitTorrent Inc has been focusing more on other projects for a while. But now, with another shake-up imminent, the company has made a fresh commitment to focus on uTorrent and Mainline clients. From an article on TorrentFreak: Caught between the bad publicity generated by millions of pirates using the software for less than legal activities, a reliance on its huge revenue, plus its role in distributing content from signed-up artists, BitTorrent Inc. has at times been required to delicately maneuver around the client’s veryRead More

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Apple Fixes 223 Vulnerabilities Across macOS, iOS, Safari

Apple fixed hundreds of bugs, 223 to be exact, across macOS Sierra, iOS, Safari, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday. Source: threatpost

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Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices

There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. There’s also a readily available solution called ‘HIP.’ Source: dark reading attack

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News in brief: Hong Kong voters’ data lost; Rudd faces pushback; Google Home lands in Britain

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Source: nakid security

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Privacy By Practice, Not Just By Policy: A System Administrator Advocating for Student Privacy

When Matt L. started to raise the alarm about educational technology in his school district, he knew it would ruffle some feathers. As a system administrator (or sysadmin), Matt has had a front-row seat to the increasing use of technology in his rural, public school district. At first, the district only issued Chromebooks to students in guest “kiosk” mode for test-taking. Over time, though, each of the district’s 10,000 students got individual access to school-issued devices, from iPads for younger students who cannot yet type to Chromebooks and G-Suite forRead More

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Man loses appeal over Facebook threat to kill Obama

The lesson from this failed appeal is that threats on social media will be taken very seriously by the authorities – so be careful when blowing off steam Source: nakid security

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How to explore the Internet safely on your iPad and iPhone

It’s true not much malware exists in the wild for MacOS or iOS. But there is some — and phishing sites, spammers, and carders don’t discriminate on the basis of operating system. To protect you from these threats, we created Kaspersky Safe Browser. In addition to providing the usual navigation tools, it blocks malicious and phishing websites. First things first: Kaspersky Safe Browser is a free app you can download from the AppStore. The Safe Browser interface is similar to Safari’s, so you will pick it up easily. The browserRead More

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eBay to ‘downgrade’ verification by switching to SMS

If you’ve got a hardware fob for eBay verification, it will still work for now, but be prepared to switch to another method for 2FA Source: nakid security

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A Lawsuit Over Costco Golf Balls Shows Why We Can't Have Nice Things For Cheap

Ephrat Livni, writing for Quartz: Unless you’re a golfer, you probably don’t think about golf balls. But a new US lawsuit about these little-dimpled spheres has an economics lesson for all shoppers, showing why consumers have cause for concern when companies use court for sport. Costco, the wholesale membership club, rocked the golf world in 2016 when it started selling its Kirkland Signature (KS) golf balls at about $15 per dozen, a quarter to a third the price of popular top-ranked balls. Industry insiders called it a “miracle golf ball”Read More

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How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware

As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely. Source: dark reading attack

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Jail Time Set for Two More Members of Global Telecom Fraud Scheme

Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively. Source: dark reading attack

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Two More Imprisoned in Global Telecom Fraud Scheme

Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively. Source: dark reading attack

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