Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#612 Google Alerts, direct webmaster communication get bugs fixed quickly
“We observe that direct communication with webmasters increases the likelihood of cleanup by over 50 percent and reduces infection lengths by at least 62 percent,” researchers wrote in a report called “Remedying Web Hijacking: Notification Effectiveness and Webmaster Comprehension.” “Absent this open channel for communication, we find browser interstitials—while intended to alert visitors to potentially harmful content—correlate with faster remediation.”
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#619 New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
#618 Android Security Report: 29 percent of active devices not up to patch vevels
#617 Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect
#616 Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why
#615 MIT reveals AI platform which detects 85 percent of cyberattacks
#614 US-CERT to Windows users: Dump Apple Quicktime
#613 Rogue source code repos can compromise Mac security due to old Git version.
#612 Google Alerts, direct webmaster communication get bugs fixed quickly
#611 How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number
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