Day: September 26, 2019

Microsoft: New Nodersok malware has infected thousands of PCs

New Nodersok malware installs Node.js to turn systems into proxies, perform click-fraud. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Mass Exploitation of vBulletin Flaw Raises Alarm

The remote code execution bug was a 0-day when it was publicly disclosed Monday, but has now been patched. …read more Source:: DarkReading

US immigration uses Google Translate to scan people’s social media for bad posts – Er, don’t do that, says everyone else

‘Me encanta América… huh, so you’re a terrorist?!’ Google recommends that anyone using its translation technology add a disclaimer that translated text may not be accurate.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

DoorDash Data Breach Impacts Personal Data of Almost 5M Users

Accessed information includes delivery addresses, license numbers, names, phone numbers and more. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Facebook Confirms Its ‘Standards’ Don’t Apply To Politicians

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Facebook this week finally put into writing what users — especially politically powerful users — have known for years: its community “standards” do not, in fact, apply across the whole community. Speech from politicians is officially exempt from the platform’s fact checking and decency standards, the…

Ransomware Hits Multiple, Older Vulnerabilities

Ransomware attacks are taking advantage of vulnerabilities that are older and less severe, a new report finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Voting Machine Systems New & Old Contain ‘Design’ Flaws

DEF CON Voting Village organizers presented a final report on their findings at the Capitol. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker didn’t warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

President facing impeachment probe, Brexit off the rails… but more importantly, your Dunkies account was potentially pwned The US state of New York is suing food chain Dunkin Donuts for what is says is an illegal lapse in computer security.… …read more Source:: Register

Let ‘the world’s blackest chair’ devour your derriere with darkness – CNET

It’s not Vantablack, but it’s close. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon’s tiny Echo Flex is the only Alexa smart speaker that matters (to me) – CNET

Commentary: Keep your fancy smart speakers. All I need is the $25 Echo Flex. …read more Source:: CNet