The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April

The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, unveiled Saturday, is the first smartphone to carry the brand that doesn’t come from BlackBerry. It will go on sale globally in April, said Nicolas Zibell, CEO of TCL Communication, the phone’s manufacturer and licensee of the brand, at a launch event in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World […] more…

Targeted Malware Campaign Uses HWP Documents

A recently observed targeted malware campaign against South Korean users was using Hangul Word Processor (HWP) documents as the infection vector, Talos researchers reveal. read more more…

Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware

We’ve seen social engineering attacks manipulate users time and time again. From phishing emails, to baiting attempts – this breed of cyberthreat has continued to manipulate users for years. And now a new scam has emerged that utilizes a fake update on Google Chrome to trick users into downloading and infecting themselves with the infamous Spora ransomware. […] more…

MySQL Databases Targeted in New Ransom Attacks

Thousands of MySQL databases are potential victims to a ransom attack that appears to be an evolution of the MongoDB ransack campaign observed a couple months ago, GuardiCore warns. read more more…

Google discloses unpatched IE vulnerability after Patch Tuesday delay

Google’s Project Zero team has disclosed a potential arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not acted within Google’s 90-day disclosure deadline. This is the second flaw in Microsoft products made public by Google Project Zero since the Redmond giant decided to skip this month’s Patch Tuesday and postpone its previously planned […] more…

FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October

The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek a stay on privacy rules for broadband providers that the agency just passed in October. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will ask for either a full commission vote on the stay before parts of the rules take effect next Thursday or he will instruct FCC […] more…

News in brief: Boeing data accidentally emailed; Russian cyber-war boost; alleged hacker arrested

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news more…

Sneaky Hack Steals Data By Watching Computer LEDs Blink

When an organization needs to make sure that a computer is as secure as possible, they will often “air-gap” it. An air-gapped computer isn’t connected to the Internet. It’s not even networked to other computers that are connected to the Internet. While air-gapping significantly increases the degree of difficulty for cyberattacks, it doesn’t make a […] more…

Google uses AI to create troll-spotting tool to clean up comments

Google uses machine learning to teach troll-spotting bot how to identify ‘toxic’ comments more…

Cloudflare bug exposed passwords, other sensitive data from websites

For months, a bug in Cloudflare’s content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites that use the company’s content delivery network. The data included passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and even private messages. Cloudflare acts as a reverse proxy for millions of websites, including those of major internet services and Fortune 500 […] more…

PASS Upgrade on Saturday, Mar 4

On Saturday, March 4, during an extended maintenance window (8 AM – Noon) OVPIT will upgrade the /pass/services filesystem in PASS. This will upgrade it to the newer features of GPFS 4.1. In order to perform this upgrade, all services that rely upon it will become unavailable during the majority of the maintenance window, 8 […] more…

Dropbox’s tool shows how chatbots could be future of cybersecurity

Open-source Securitybot works in Slack to make dealing with security notifications smoother more…

Taxpayers shrug off ID fraud warnings even as attacks rise

Are you doing enough to protect yourself during tax season? We’ve got some tips to help you be safer more…

Twitter users, do you know who’s spying on your web-surfing habits?

Researchers have shown that’s it’s possible to de-anonymise Twitter users and track them around the web more…

U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Lagging in Security: Report

The oil and gas industry in the United States is largely unprepared to address cybersecurity risks in operational technology (OT) environments, according to a study commissioned by German engineering giant Siemens. read more more…

Briton Arrested Over Deutsche Telekom Hacking

A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday. read more more…

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