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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos



Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:03:13 +0000

 



Healthcare CERT warns about ‘Mole’ ransomware – what you need to know

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:59:33 +0000

More ransomware: this one changes your file extensions to .MOLE, thus the name.(image) (image)


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Russian ‘pioneer’ of identity theft and card fraud jailed for 27 yearsshutterstock_410714692 (1)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:25:57 +0000

Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian MP, has received the longest ever sentence for hacking to be handed down in the US(image) (image)


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Trump’s promise on cybersecurity: what’s been happening?shutterstock_114757342

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:07:56 +0000

Work behind the scenes suggests that an executive order on cybersecurity could be signed by the end of the week(image) (image)


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Apple threatened to oust Uber from App Store for ‘fingerprinting’ iPhonesshutterstock_274356281

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:46:02 +0000

Questions remain over if and how Uber still tracks devices after chief exec Kalanick was summoned to Apple for a roasting(image) (image)


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Top secret messages sent via Confide might not be so secret after allshutterstock_144202225

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:22:21 +0000

Confide, an app used by some Washington insiders, denies claims in lawsuit that it doesn't prevent screenshots on all platforms (image) (image)


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LinkedIn app’s oversharing via Bluetooth sparks alarmshutterstock_185059379

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:18:28 +0000

LinkedIn said it was working on a fix for the issue - but it's always a good idea to keep an eye on what you might be sharing via Bluetooth(image) (image)


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What happens when a vendor doesn’t patch its software?shutterstock_389416474

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:16:55 +0000

Third-party 'guerilla' patching can be a good example of the community stepping up to fix flaws - but it could also compromise security(image) (image)


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Ransomware hidden inside a Word document that’s hidden inside a PDFshutterstock_83131594

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:46:29 +0000

Spam campaign delivers Locky ransomware that, like a Russian matryoshka doll, is nested inside not one but two layers (image) (image)


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