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Threatpost News Wrap, August 4, 2017

The news of the week is discussed, including how Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech was arrested in Las Vegas, Alex Stamos’ Black Hat keynote, and this week’s proposed IoT legislation.

Safari AutoFill Feature Exposes User Data

A prominent security researcher is urging users of Apple’s Safari browser to immediately turn off the AutoFill feature to block hackers from stealing sensitive information.

According to Jeremiah Grossman, founder and Chief Technology Officer of WhiteHat Security, the AutoFill Web Forms feature can be hacked to steal data from the computer’s address book.

When security professionals flock to San Francisco for next week’s RSA 2010 security conference, they will have access to a set of presentations and events not found on the official RSA agenda. It’s billed as an anti-conference of sorts; a place where practitioners can go for an alternate, stripped-down view of the industry. Welcome to Security B-Sides. Read the full article. [CSO]

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