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Phishing

Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

By antivirus, apt31, China, DDOS, election, election 2020, engadget, gear, hacks, Internet, malware, mcafee, News, north korea, Phishing, Security, youtube

Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns, and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group linked to China, impersonated McAfee (the antivirus software, not …

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Iranian hackers’ Android malware spies on dissidents by stealing 2FA codes

By 2fa, android, engadget, gear, Iran, malware, Mobile, News, Phishing, rampant kitten, spying, spyware, surveillance, two-factor authentication

It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has …

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Google Drive flaw may let attackers fool you into installing malware

By cloud, cloud storage, engadget, gear, google, Google Drive, Internet, News, Phishing, Security, spear phishing, storage, video, vulnerability

Google Drive may have a way for hackers to trick you into installing rogue code. System administrator A. Nikoci has told The Hacker News about a flaw in Drive’s “manage versions” feature that could let attackers swap a legitimate file with mal…

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Microsoft’s Defender security software is coming to iOS and Android

By android, apps, attacks, cybersecurity, defender, engadget, gear, ios, linux, malware, Microsoft, microsoft defender, Mobile, operating systems, Phishing, Security

Despite Apple and Google’s best efforts, malware and malicious apps are still a big concern on iOS and Android. So today, Microsoft announced that it’s bringing its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the mobile operating systems. In other w…

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Phishing scams leveled up, and we didn’t

By bad password, badpassword, Business, data breach, engadget, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hacks, infosec, Internet, jamal khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, Mobile, Opinion, Phishing, phishing scams, proofpoint, ransomware, Security, services, Whatsapp, wordpress

More than a bit of “I’m smarter than you” politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at conferences hoping someone will raise the alarm and practical thing…

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Microsoft: Iranian cyberattack targeted a US presidential campaign

By accountguard, ajax security team, apt 35, charming kitten, cyberattack, election2020, Elections, engadget, gear, Internet, Iran, Phishing, phosphorous, politics, Security, spear phishing

Iran has apparently been engaged in a large-scale cyberattack bent on compromising American politics. Microsoft reported that Phosphorous, a known group it believes is linked to the Iranian government, attacked 241 email accounts in a 30-day p…

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Consensual phishing: How to crack your half-forgotten crypto password

By cryptocurrency, engadget, entertainment, ethereum, gaming, interview, password, personal computing, personalcomputing, Phishing, Security, services

Phil Dougherty has a side hustle as a friendly hacker. By day, he’s a software developer at the University of Wisconsin, building free educational games and conducting research on the ways people play them. Meanwhile, back at home, Dougherty is the s…

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Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

By advanced protection program, engadget, gear, google, multifactor, Phishing, Security, security key, SMS, spearphishing, two-factor authentication

In case you haven’t already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese…

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Google is giving parents a toolkit to educate kids on internet safety

By cyberbullying, engadget, gear, google, Internet, nationalparentteacherassociation, personal computing, Phishing, privacy, pta, safety, services

Google and the National Parent Teacher Association are joining forces to help educate parents and kids about online safety. The search giant will give out all-in-one kits that include a Google Pixelbook and presentations covering a variety of …

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Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

By biochemical, chemicalwarfare, chemicalweapons, engadget, gear, hack, Internet, kaspersky, malware, olympicsdestroyer, Phishing, russia, Security

The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers — in fact, it’s switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phish…

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Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

By biochemical, chemicalwarfare, chemicalweapons, engadget, gear, hack, Internet, kaspersky, malware, olympicsdestroyer, Phishing, russia, Security

The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers — in fact, it’s switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phish…

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Microsoft’s Chrome extension fights phishing attacks

By blocklist, browser, chrome, edge, engadget, extension, gear, google, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, Phishing, Security, URL, windowsdefender

Due to the dominance of Google’s Chrome browser, even if you’re on Windows you’re probably not using Microsoft Edge. You can still enjoy some of its technology, however, since Microsoft has plugged its Windows Defender browser protections into Chrome…

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Avast claims its secure browser is 30 percent faster than yours

By Avast, avastsecurebrowser, chrome, edge, engadget, Firefox, malware, online, personal computing, personalcomputing, Phishing, protection, Security

Avast has updated its browser to give users greater control over their online privacy. According to the company, its renamed Avast Secure Browser (formerly SafeZone) is designed to plug the security gaps that result from users’ misplaced protection e…

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