Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#133 Hackers targeted 20 million Alibaba customer accounts
Inputting login details from a stolen database of 99 million, they found nearly 21 million of the usernames were also being used for Taobao accounts.
#132 Auction site eBay 'fixes' bug but only partially
EBay says it has partially fixed a vulnerability on its online auction site that could have allowed hackers to trick users into downloading malware.
#131 Ericsson announces gigabit-speed 4G LTE software solution
Ericsson has announced plans overnight to use new software to upgrade commercial 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks worldwide to enable peak speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
#130 Google will slap big red warning on legit sites hosting bad ads
Google is casting a wider net with its Safe Browsing technology to protect Chrome users, not just from deceptive websites but also from deceptive ads on legitimate sites. Using the new capabilities, Safe Browsing will target deceptive embedded content, such as ads that pose as a trusted entity and present messages such as a system warning, or bogus security alert for Chrome and third-party media players.
#129 GPS error caused '12 hours of problems' for companies
Several companies were hit by hours of system warnings after GPS satellites broadcast the wrong time, according to time-monitoring company Chronos. The company observed problems last week, after noticing some GPS time signals were 13 microseconds out. Such a discrepancy is considered severe and several Chronos telecoms clients faced "12 hours" of system errors.
#127 Former Energy Department employee admits trying to spear phish coworkers
A former Department of Energy employee has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he attempted to infect 80 current DOE employees with malware so foreign hackers could take control of computer systems that held sensitive information related to nuclear weapons, officials said Wednesday.
#126 Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v5.5 is now available
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) benefits enterprises and all computer users by helping to protect against security threats and breaches that can disrupt businesses and daily lives. It does this by anticipating, diverting, terminating, blocking, or otherwise invalidating the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use to compromise a computer.
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