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# Krebs On Security

  • Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:25:06 +0000
    Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that they've become de facto identities. At the same time, when you lose control over a phone number -- maybe it's hijacked by fraudsters, you got separated or divorced, or you were way late on your phone bill payments -- whoever inherits that number can then be you in a lot of places online.
  • Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:56:39 +0000
    Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [NASDAQ: SZMK] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers.In a recent posting to a Russian-language cybercrime forum, an individual who's been known to sell access to hacked online accounts kicked off an auction for "the admin panel of a big American ad platform.""You can add new users to the ad system, edit existing ones and ad offers," the seller wrote. The starting bid was $800.
  • Patch Tuesday, March 2019 Edition Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:55:28 +0000
    Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out software updates to fix more than five dozen security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Sharepoint. If you (ab)use Microsoft products, it's time once again to start thinking about getting your patches on. Malware or bad guys can remotely exploit roughly one-quarter of the flaws fixed in today's patch batch without any help from users.

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