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Researchers devise app to protect PINs and passwords

Every ATM or smartphone user can attest to the discomfort of having a stranger standing close enough to observe a financial transaction — and potentially note a PIN or account number. Now researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have announced an application to combat such “shoulder-surfing,” whether in person or via a building’s […]

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Another Ukrainian software maker’s site compromised to spread malware

The web server of Crystal Finance Millennium, a Ukraine-based accounting software firm, has been compromised and made to host different types of malware. The discovery of the compromise was accompanied by fear that there could be a repeat of the destructive NotPetya attack, which was traced back to hacked servers of Ukrainian software maker MeDoc. […]

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Adware Spreading Via Social Engineering, Facebook Messenger

Attackers have taken to Facebook Messenger with a combination of social engineering and malicious JavaScript to spread adware.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/adware-spreading-via-social-engineering-facebook-messenger/

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Deprecated, Insecure Apple Authorization API Can Be Abused to Run Code at Root

An insecure Apple authorization API is used by numerous popular third-party application installers and can be abused by attackers ro run code as root.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/deprecated-insecure-apple-authorization-api-can-be-abused-to-run-code-at-root/

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Android Oreo: What’s new on the security front

On Monday, Google released the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo in an unveiling that coincided with the total solar eclipse visible in much of the US. The newest version of the OS contains many new features and behavior changes, as well as many security improvements and security-related changes. Android Oreo security improvements With Android 8.0 Oreo, […]

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