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HHS Hits CardioNet with $2.5M HIPAA Settlement Fee
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The US Department of Health and Human Services slapped the mobile cardiac monitoring service with fee after breach of customer health data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/26/2017
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Microsoft App Aims to Delete the Password
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft has officially launched its Authenticator app designed to simplify and secure user logins, raising questions about the future of password-free authentication.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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Call Center Fraud Spiked 113% in 2016
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are increasingly spoofing caller ID using VoIP apps including Skype or Google Voice to hide their identity and location, according to a report released today by Pindrop Labs.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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Hyundai Blue Link Vulnerability Allows Remote Start of Cars
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Car maker Hyundai patched a vulnerability in its Blue Link software, which could potentially allow attackers to remotely unlock a vehicle and start it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/25/2017
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1 Out of 5 Companies Have Suffered Mobile Device Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A survey on security solutions for mobile devices finds 24% don't even know if they have been breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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Securing your Privacy on Android
Nathan Collier, Senior Malware Intelligence Analyst, Malwarebytes
If you work at a company that allows you to use your mobile device to login to email, access company data, or connect to company Wi-Fi, youre more of a security risk than you think.
By Nathan Collier Senior Malware Intelligence Analyst, Malwarebytes, 4/12/2017
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When Hacks Are about Image instead of Money
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
If you think fake news is a problem, how about the possibility of fake medical or financial information making the rounds with no way to verify its legitimacy?
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 4/11/2017
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Pegasus For Android Spyware Just As Lethal As iOS Version
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers from Lookout, Google describe it as highly sophisticated tool for targeted surveillance purposes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/6/2017
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McAfee's Back as an Independent Security Firm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security firm is no longer part of Intel Corp.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/4/2017
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Cybercriminals Seized Control of Brazilian Bank for 5 Hours
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Sophisticated heist compromised major bank's entire DNS infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/4/2017
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How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 3/28/2017
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Jail Time Set for Two More Members of Global Telecom Fraud Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2017
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Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
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Google Removes Chamois Apps Botnet from Play Store
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google has eliminated Chamois apps, which installed invisible apps and downloaded unwanted plugins without victims' knowledge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2017
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Enterprises Hit with Malware Preinstalled on their Androids
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Check Point details evidence of mobile supply chain problems based on infections on devices at two large organizations.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/13/2017
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Mobile (In)security: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Clever word play on mobile ransomware, cloud and the Internet of Things. And the winners are
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 3/9/2017
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Trojan Android App Bullies Google Play Users Into Giving It 5 Stars
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users who download "Music Mania" get pounded by ads until they say uncle.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/9/2017
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Consumer Reports to Grade Products on Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ratings group will begin to consider products' cybersecurity following a rise in attacks on IoT devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/7/2017
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Malware Kits, Advertising Trojans Drive Mobile Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab research and INTERPOL analysis highlight growth in advertising Trojans and mobile malware kit sales on the Dark Web.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 3/1/2017
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