Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1002 Hackers would like to join your LinkedIn network - and you'd probably accept them
For many LinkedIn is a handy way of keeping up with old colleagues and maybe even finding a new job -- and many think that the bigger their network of contacts, the better.

So if a contact request comes in from a recruiter, even one they had never heard of before, many might think there would be little harm in accepting.

But what if that wasn't a recruiter, but rather a hacker using a fake profile in order to gain access to you, your contact details, and the rest of your network? In connecting you've potentially put yourself and your company at risk of being hacked, breached, or otherwise targeted by cybercriminals.

Certainly people are often more than willing to accept a request from a complete stranger to join their network on LinkedIn.

In fact, according to a survey of 2,000 people by cybersecurity researchers at Intel Security, nearly one quarter (24 percent) say they've connected to someone they don't know on LinkedIn, thus potentially allowing hackers to access to a wealth of information which could be used for spear-phishing, malware drops, and other nefarious means.
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#1007 Google launches Android programming course for absolute beginners
#1006 Apple’s official statement on why the iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted
#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
#1004 Unpatched remote code execution flaw exists in Swagger
#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
#1002 Hackers would like to join your LinkedIn network - and you'd probably accept them
#1001 McAfee Labs: Threats Report (PDF)
#1000 ‘GODLESS’ mobile malware uses multiple exploits to root devices
#999 Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using WiFi signals to secretly track phone users
#998 Advantech patches WebAccess remote code execution flaws
#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
#995 Patched libarchive vulnerabilities have big reach
#994 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more
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