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December 25, 2020
We Warned Doctors in ’94

Unencrypted medical data leads to 12-state litigation by Danny Bradbury for Sophos Twelve US states are suing an electronic healthcare record provider who lost 3.9 million personal records in 2015. The Attorneys general of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Wisconsin clubbed together to file suit against Indiana-based […]

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December 25, 2020
Never Recycle Passwords

Credential-stuffing attack prompts Dailymotion password reset by John E Dunn for Sophos Video-sharing website Dailymotion is resetting the account passwords of an unknown number of users after being hit by a “large-scale” credential-stuffing attack. As is often the case with password reset announcements, the technical detail of what happened and how many users were affected remains sketchy. According […]

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December 25, 2020
Missing Emotion

MIT’s AI figured out how humans recognize faces Cherlynn Low for Engadget The system came up with the technique by itself, after being trained on a battery of sample images. It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researchers at the MIT-based […]

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December 25, 2020
Here’s Looking At You Kid

Microsoft calls for laws on facial recognition, issues principles by Lisa Vaas for Sophos n a year in which facial recognition has made massive strides to invade personal privacy and settle in as a favored tool for government surveillance, Microsoft isn’t just open to government regulation; it’s asking for it. On Thursday, in a speech […]

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December 25, 2020
FICKLE FINGER

Hacker unlocks Samsung S10 with 3D-printed fingerprint Credit to Danny Bradbury of SOPHOS A lone security researcher just gave Samsung’s mobile phone cybersecurity technology the finger. According to a video posted on the Imgur site on Friday, it’s possible to bypass the biometrics on the new Galaxy S10 range in just a few minutes, using […]

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December 25, 2020
2FA Isn’t Perfect

Two-Factor Authentication Might Not Keep You Safe — The online security “best practice” is still vulnerable to phishing attacks. by Josephine Wolff for the New York Times Here’s how two-factor authentication is supposed to work: You log in to your bank account or email inbox, and after correctly entering your password, you are prompted to confirm the login through an app […]

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