Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1172 Google Chrome malware leads to sketchy Facebook likes
Ever wonder how your mild-mannered friend’s Facebook feed suddenly got packed with lewd clickbait? That’s the question Maxime Kjaer was determined to answer when he noticed a friend’s Facebook feed peppered with Likes for sketchy link bait such as “Basic Kissing Tips”.

“Intrigued, I decided to go down the rabbit hole and see what this was all about,” wrote Kjaer, a 19-year-old computer science student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland, in a blog post Monday.

What he found was what he called a “glaring security hole” in the Google Chrome Webstore that allowed malware authors to infect Chrome browsers via a bogus age verification extension.
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#1174 Apple fixes vulnerabilities across OSX, iOS, Safari
#1173 REPORT: Organizations must respond to increasing threat of ransomware
#1172 Google Chrome malware leads to sketchy Facebook likes
#1171 Nominations for Pwnie Awards 2016
#1170 Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better
#1169 CGI script vulnerability ‘Httpoxy’ allows man-in-the-middle attacks
#1168 Criminals plant banking malware where victims least expect it
#1167 Carbanak gang tied to Russian security firm?
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