Browsing Author: Chris Brook

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NOAA, Satellite Data, Fraught With Vulnerabilities

The informational systems that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) runs are fraught with vulnerabilities and what the U.S. Department of Commerce deem “significant security deficiencies.”

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More Details of Onion/Critroni Crypto Ransomware Emerge

New ransomware has been dubbed Onion by researchers at Kaspersky Lab as its creators use command and control servers hidden in the Tor Network (a/k/a The Onion Router) to obscure their malicious activity.

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WordPress Sites Seeing Increased Malware, Brute Force Attacks This Week

A glut of WordPress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have making the rounds over the past several days, researchers claim.

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Thousands of Sites Found Tracking Users Through Practically Unblockable ‘Fingerprint’ Mechanism

Categories: Privacy, Web Security

The rise of sophisticated new online tracking mechanisms, including one known as ‘canvas fingerprinting’ that’s been infiltrating the Internet, could soon raise the ire of privacy conscious users.

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Chrome for Android Update Fixes Critical URL Spoofing Bug

The latest update to Chrome on Android fixes two bugs, including a critical flaw in the browser that could have let an attacker trick a user into visiting a malicious site.

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