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FBI to all router users: Reboot now to neuter Russia’s VPNFilter malware

The FBI is recommending that all small business and home router owners reboot devices, even if they're not among the brands known to be affected.        By Liam Tung | May 29, 2018       The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco's report that 500,000 infected devices could be…
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Scam alert: Identifying and blocking “Google” robocall spam

Google will not robocall you unless you specifically requested a call. While it's difficult to fight phone spam, we have some suggestions that may help make things a bit less annoying      By David Gewirtz  May 25, 2018      A few days ago, my phone rang with yet another call from "my local Google specialist." I…
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Microsoft continues to tweak Edge in new Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5’ test build

Microsoft is making changes to its Edge browser, underlying networking stack and memory-utilization components of its next Windows 10 feature update with build 17677.      By Mary Jo FoleyMay 25, 2018       Microsoft is continuing to add relatively minor new features with its latest Windows 10 "Redstone 5" test build, delivered to Fast Ring…
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T-Mobile bug let anyone see any customer’s account details

Exclusive: The exposed lookup tool let anyone run a customer's phone number -- and obtain their home address and account PIN, used to contact phone support.        By Zack WhittakerMay 25, 2018 It's your data. Keep it," says T-Mobile's store in Times Square, New York City. Except when the company is leaking it. (Image: file…
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Tech companies to disclose foreign software probes under US Bill: Report

New source code disclosure rules could force US tech companies to reveal whether they allowed Chinese or Russian examination of software sold to the US military, Reuters has reported.        By Corinne Reichert | May 25, 2018       A piece of proposed legislation reportedly facing the United States Senate would force US tech companies to…
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Bitcoin Gold suffers double spend attacks, $17.5 million lost

An unknown threat actor has so far managed to steal over 388,000 BTG from cryptocurrency exchanges.        By Charlie OsborneMay 25, 2018 File Photo       Bitcoin Gold (BTG) appears to be the target of a 51 percent attack, leading to the theft of approximately $17.5 million from cryptocurrency exchanges. Traders of the coin,…
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Insurance startup leaks sensitive customer health data

The storage bucket wasn't protected with a password and was accessible by anyone.        By Zack Whittaker May 24, 2018   Another day, another data leak. (Image: file photo)       A software startup that provides independent insurance brokers with customer management software has exposed highly sensitive information on thousands of insurance policy holders. A…
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​FBI inflated encrypted device figures, misleading public

Encrypted cell phones were a major obstacle to criminal investigation. The FBI now admits the problem was much smaller than they'd originally reported.        By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsMay 23, 2018        Contrary to what the FBI told the public, we now know that instead of 7,775 encrypted smartphones proving stumbling blocks to FBI…
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