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Chrome users beware: A new ‘Catch-All’ extension could steal everything you type

Chrome users beware: A new 'Catch-All' extension could steal everything you type - TechRepublic

Chrome users beware: A new ‘Catch-All’ extension could steal everything you type – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-users-beware-a-new-catch-all-extension-could-steal-everything-you-type/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472A malicious Chrome extension is spreading in Brazil, and it’s capable of stealing everything typed inside a browser window. Here’s what to look out for before it spreads.

KRACK Attack Detection – Fingbox alerts you about KRACK attack threats

KRACK Attack Detection - Fingbox warns and alerts you about KRACK attack threats

KRACK Attack Detection – Fingbox warns and alerts you about KRACK attack threatshttps://www.fing.io/krack-attack-detection-fingbox/?utm_source=Fing&utm_campaign=b0ce7f4d0b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_KRACK_ATTACK_DETECTION&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e268257bee-b0ce7f4d0b-213366165&mc_cid=b0ce7f4d0b&mc_eid=4eb18f1b9eKRACK attack detection. Fingbox warns you about KRACK attack threats. Fingbox alerts you about malicious Man in the Middle attacks including KRACK.

Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to ‘silent,’ nefarious commands

Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to ‘silent,’ nefarious commandshttps://www.engadget.com/2017/09/06/alexa-and-siri-are-vulnerable-to-silent-nefarious-commands/The relatively simple technique is called DolphinAttack. Researchers first translated human voice commands into ultrasonic frequencies (over 20,000 hz). They then simply played them back from a regular smartphone equipped with an amplifier, ultrasonic transducer and battery. With the technique, researchers could get the AI assistants to open malicious websites and even your door if you had a smart lock connected.

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation - LA Times

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-june-coal-company-sues-hbo-s-john-oliver-for-1498147753-htmlstory.htmlCoal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. It’s seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment’s “defamatory statements.”

Ransomware is about to get a lot worse, by holding your operating system hostage

by Danny Palmer @ zdnet.com

The threat of ransomware has grown at an unprecedented rate, rising from being a menace to becoming by far the most common form of malware delivered to victims by cyberattackers.

In the space of a year, ransomware appears to have evolved on from the simple but effectivestrategy of locking down the files of infected targets until they pay a ransom, to incorporating additional malicious elements, such as stealing personal or financial data from the victim’s system.

While the success of ransomware demonstrates there are plenty of victims who’ll pay cybercriminals in order to get their files back, there are also schemes such as No More Ransomwhich allow them to restore their computer without having to part with a penny.

Swiss cops use anti-drone guns at the World Economic Forum

by Mariella Moon @ engadget.com

Swiss authorities have added another security measure for this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos: anti-drone guns. Bloomberg has spotted local police preparing HP 47 Counter UAV Jammers to make sure no unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gets too close to the venue, whether it’s sent by a spy organization or just a nosy onlooker. That’s the same jammer the German police used in Berlin when President Obama visited the country. The publication says authorities decided to bring in an anti-drone technology, because people with malicious intent could use UAVs to monitor security positions or even to launch attacks.

New Sega Robots • Another MS Outlook flaw

Sega unveils humanoid robots, capable of laughing, loving and crying. The family includes C-BOT which communicates via a digital display face on its head and by a cell phone. Other members are Y-BOT, which is touted as the robot that can talk back and learn words, and M-BOT, which is expected to dance along with music. Another robot, however, Robo-chi, can’t walk because it’s a baby. • Those little virtual business cards that some people attach to their e-mails might be dangerous. Microsoft announced Friday that a flaw in its Outlook e-mail program allows crackers to crash or remotely control computers and entire networks, via virtual business cards (Vcards) that harbor malicious code.