Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

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Amazon has been running its Prime Exclusive program for some time now. Essentially, the company partners with phone manufacturers to offer noticeably lower prices on devices in exchange for preloaded Amazon apps and advertisements on the lock screen.

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This 15-year-old macOS flaw is really rather embarrassing for Apple

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A bug in macOS, which the researcher pointed out on twitter (hat tip WccfTech) has been present for some 15 years in Apple’s operating system, is a local privilege escalation vulnerability found in an extension of the macOS kernel, effectively the heart of the operating system.

 

Hackers with the know-how can execute arbitrary code or install a root shell to effectively allow security measures to be bypassed, root permissions to be gained and essentially allow an illegitimate user to take control of a targeted Mac machine.

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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

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A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered it. That means that if your device uses Wi-Fi, KRACK likely impacts it.

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Equifax has been hacked, Millions may be exposed.

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September 7, 2017 — Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.

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Reversal of the Broadband Privacy Rule

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Last Tuesday the Congress passed a Rule that allows ISP (Internet Service Providers) to sell your personal data. This can include: browser history, geo locations, app data, health data, and everything done on a digital device connected to the world wide web. This data can be used to know when you wake up, know your schedule, and every habit you have. It will be just a matter of time before cyber criminals hack their way into this data to know everything about you and become you.