Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1305 Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), enabled by default on Windows and supported by other operating systems, can expose computer users' online accounts, web searches, and other private data, security researchers warn.

Man-in-the-middle attackers can abuse the WPAD protocol to hijack people's online accounts and steal their sensitive information even when they access websites over encrypted HTTPS or VPN connections, said Alex Chapman and Paul Stone, researchers with U.K.-based Context Information Security, during the DEF CON security conference this week.
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#1309 Researchers find serious flaws in iMessage encryption
#1308 Cloud hacking trick allows undetectable changes to VM memory
#1307 One in five vehicle vulnerabilities are ‘Hair on Fire’ critical
#1306 New attacks can monitor keystrokes, steal sensitive data from Android phones
#1305 Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#1304 LinkedIn suffers huge bot attack that steals members’ personal data
#1303 DDoSCoin: New crypto-currency rewards users for participating in DDoS attacks
#1302 EU struggles to determine growing cost of cyberattacks
#1301 Visa alert and update on the Oracle breach
#1300 Why moving piece by piece to the cloud will see businesses succeed more
#1299 Google waves goodbye to Linux for new IoT OS Fuchsia - coming soon to Raspberry Pi
#1298 Linux bug leaves 1.4 billion Android users vulnerable to hijacking attacks
#1297 Shark: New Ransomware-as-a-Service threat takes bite of proceeds
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