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Snatch ransomware pwns security using sneaky ‘safe mode’ reboot

The Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) team has warned the industry of a dangerous new ransomware trick.

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EU releases its 5G conclusions

The Chinese company is at the heart of a security spat with the US that has also been causing some consternation in the UK.

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Facebook users were duped by Cambridge Analytica, FTC rules

Delete the data, and don't do any of that again, the FTC told the data analytics company, which already filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

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TikTok settles class action over child privacy one day after it’s filed

The $1.1m settlement is an “excellent result,” TikTok said, unsurprisingly: compared with its $5.7m FTC fine, it's dirt cheap.

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Serious Security: Understanding how computers count

The hard disks that fail abruptly at 32,768 hours of use – why simply 'adding 1' can send you into oblivion.

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Will the new iPhone 11 track you even if you tell it not to?

Does turning location access off for all your apps mean that location access is off altogether?

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Networking attack gives hijackers VPN access

Researchers have discovered a flaw in macOS, Linux, and several other operating systems that could let attackers hijack VPN connections.

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HackerOne pays $20,000 bounty after breach of own systems

In an embarrassing twist, bug bounty platform HackerOne has paid a $20,000 reward to a researcher who reported a security flaw inadvertently caused by one of its staff during… a bug submission.

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Facebook suing ILikeAd for hijacking users’ ad accounts

Facebook says the company used celeb bait links to infect victims with malware and hijacked their ad accounts to sell diet pills.

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$5m bounty set on the alleged head of Evil Corp banking Trojan group

Know where Maksim “Aqua” Yakubets is? Can you pry him out of Russia and his Lamborghinis? The biggest ever cybercrook reward awaits!