Day: January 24, 2020

New Social Engineering Event to Train Business Pros on Human Hacking

The DEF CON Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest inspired a new event aimed at teaching both security and non-security professionals on the fine art of hacking human behavior. …read more Source:: DarkReading

More Galaxy S20 photo leaks: Samsung might release new ‘cosmic’ color options – CNET

The phone’s official debut is less than a month away. …read more Source:: CNet

ThreatList: Ransomware Costs Double in Q4, Sodinokibi Dominates

Ransomware actors are turning their sights on larger enterprises, making both average cost and downtime inflicted from attacks skyrocket. …read more Source:: Threatpost

‘CardPlanet’ Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services. …read more Source:: DarkReading

China’s Battle With the Wuhan Coronavirus is Shackled by a Toxic Relationship With Information

An anonymous reader shares a report: People are panicking. When a new disease is discovered, it’s undeniably hard to identify and inform the public about it quickly. Yet China is making the problem harder to solve, even though it should have learned from the SARS outbreak in 2003, when the government admitted to underreporting cases…

Everyone loves our new desktop web search design so much – the one with ads that look like links – that we’re tweaking it, says Google

Unpopular opinion: Adverts are a bit more distinct with this new style, but OK, internet, you win Google is under fire this week for rolling out a new design for its desktop web search results, in which advertisements and normal links look almost the same. It’s another example of the internet kingpin seemingly putting its…

Trend Micro antivirus zero-day used in Mitsubishi Electric hack

Hackers exploited a Trend Micro OfficeScan zero-day to plant malicious files on Mitsubishi Electric servers. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Best of the Dolly Parton Challenge: From Mark Hamill to sexy starfish – CNET

Get you a meme that can do it all. …read more Source:: CNet

AI-generated Björk hotel lobby soundscape made me hear the weather – CNET

Microsoft’s musical partnership with Björk produces calming choral music based on weather patterns and birds. I want it at home. …read more Source:: CNet

Dumping PWAs like Catnip for Microsoft: Windows Insiders community app axed due to ‘technical limitations’

Pretty much the most exciting thing to come out of Fast Ring Build 19551 Microsoft ended the week with a fresh build of Windows 10 and, slightly worryingly, the killing of a Progressive Web App (PWA) project “due to some technical limitations.”… …read more Source:: TheRegister