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Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone and Camera  David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, highlighted the new privacy feature in a recent tweet, saying: “New…

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Security Stop-Press : Warning Over Amazon’s Human Voice Mimicking Plans For Alexa

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A Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET has warned that Amazon’s plans to enable the Alexa voice assistant to mimic human voices (dead or alive) could be used to launch deep fake audio attacks on some voice authentication security systems. The advice from some security experts is that, if Amazon goes ahead with voice mimicking for Alexa, it may be…

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Security Stop-Press : Facebook Phishing Scam

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Security company PIXM has warned of a Facebook scam, active since Q4 2021, which has ensnared nearly 10 million users. The credential harvesting scam uses a fake Facebook login page. When a user logs in, the threat actor gets their credentials and can then use an automated program to send out the link to the user’s Friends via Facebook…

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Security Stop-Press : Microsoft 365 Loophole Could Allow Ransomware Attack

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Proofpoint researchers have reported finding a way that attackers could use a Microsoft 365 loophole to launch ransomware attacks. The method involves using compromised SharePoint Online or OneDrive accounts to reduce the (user-configurable) setting for the number or saved versions in SharePoint Online or OneDrive. Attackers can then encrypt files in those drives so that they are unrecoverable, have…

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Security-Stop-Press : Microsoft Office Users Warned About Word Malware Scam

Cybersecurity expert, Kevin Beaumont, has warned Microsoft Office users about a scam that uses a hole in a Microsoft Word. The scam, dubbed “Follina”, involves cybercriminals leveraging a Windows utility called msdt.exe to cause victims to download a malware-loaded Word file. The malware could allow attackers to run arbitrary code, install programs, change or delete data, or create new…

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Security Stop-Press : QuickBooks Customers Targeted By Phishing Attacks

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Tax software vendor Intuit has warned that QuickBooks customers are being targeted with phishing attacks that are impersonating the company and are designed to lure targets with fake account suspension warnings. The phishing emails ask targets to click on a “Complete Verification” button which re-directs them to a phishing site designed to harvest personal information or infect their system…

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Tech News: New Spy-Spotting App From MI5

Tech News: New Spy-Spotting App From MI5

The UK government’s MI5-run ‘Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’ has launched a new app to help people spot approaches from foreign spies and organised criminals seeking sensitive information.  Really? How Big Is The Problem?  According to MI5, it spotted 10,000 UK nationals across society being approached last year via fake social media profiles, e.g. on LinkedIn and…

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Security Stop-Press : Warning About Fake DHL Customer Support Chatbot Phishing Scam

The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

Trustwave SpiderLabs cybersecurity researchers have warned that criminals are using fake DHL customer support chatbots to scam victims out of personally identifiable information and payment data. Victims are directed to the fake chatbots by a phishing email saying that the target has a parcel waiting with DHL, and further instructions are needed. The advice is to always be extra…

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Tech News : ICANN’T Delete Russian Domains

Tech News : ICANN'T Delete Russian Domains

ICANN, the US-based non-profit organisation responsible for overseeing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) has turned down a request by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister to revoke Russian domain names.  The Request  In a published response from Göran Marby, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) he outlined what Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister (and…

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