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Malware

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch

Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching off the software distribution network after...

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California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices – TechCrunch

Good news! California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in 2020. Every new gadget built in the state from routers to smart home tech will have to come with “reasonable” security features...

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Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit cards – TechCrunch

A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, disclosed today that any customers who used a credit or debit card from September 2017 to September 2018 at any...

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Ransomware attack absolutely wrecks Alaskan town’s IT infrastructure

Not perfect, but it'll do for now.Image: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Stan Schroeder2018-08-02 09:08:31 UTC A borough and a town in Alaska have been hit by a devastating ransomware attack, forcing employees to completely forego computers and go back to typewriters and hand receipts.  Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a...

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New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses – TechCrunch

In what amounts to be an amazingly nefarious bit of malware, hackers have created an exploit that watches 2.3 million high-value crypto wallets and replaces the addresses in the Windows clipboard with an address associated with the hackers. In other words, you could paste your...

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Social SafeGuard scores $11M to sell alerts for brand-damaging fakes – TechCrunch

Social SafeGuard, a 2014-founded U.S. startup which sells security services to enterprises aimed at mitigating a range of digital risks that lie outside the corporate firewall, has closed an $11 million Series B funding round, from AllegisCyber and NightDragon Security. It’s hoping to ride the surge...

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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to...

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Cryptojacking malware was secretly mining Monero on many government and university websites – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A new report published by security researched Troy Mursch details how the cryptocurrency mining code known as Coinhive is creeping onto unsuspecting sites around the web. Mursch recently detected the Coinhive code running on nearly 400 websites, including ones belonging to the San...

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