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Facebook is failing to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says

Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass)

Facebook is failing to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately securing the vast amount of personal information it amasses, the social network's top security executive said in a leaked phone call with company employees.

"The threats that we are facing have increased significantly and the quality of the adversaries that we are facing," Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said during a taped call, which was reported Thursday by ZDNet. "Both technically and from a cultural perspective, I don't feel like we have caught up with our responsibility."

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Sockbot Android malware discovered in eight popular apps on Google Play

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If you still aren't being cautious about which apps you choose to download on your Android phone or tablet, perhaps this latest report will convince you to start taking the warnings seriously. This month, Symantec discovered a new type of Android malware called Sockbot which poses as legitimate apps on Google Play and then adds the devices of users who downloaded the app to a botnet, allowing attackers to create fake ad traffic.

Symantic claims that at least eight Sockbot apps have been identified, each of which has been downloaded between 600,000 and 2.6 million times. The stated purpose of the apps is to modify the skins of characters in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but behind the scenes, the malware is generating illicit ad revenue.

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How to clear your MacBook Pro Touch Bar data

Apple’s 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros sport an optional OLED Touch Bar that lets you interact with apps in remarkable new ways, but it’s also home to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. With it, your Mac compares your fingerprint against samples stashed inside the secure enclave for authentication.

If you intend to donate or sell your Touch Bar-enabled MacBook Pro in the future, then you might aspire to erase your Mac’s Touch Bar data. This procedure can also be beneficial if you’re experiencing difficulties with the Touch Bar or Touch ID’s standard functionality and want to troubleshoot what’s going on. ... Read the rest of this post here


"How to clear your MacBook Pro Touch Bar data" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Here’s what you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability

If you’ve been reading the news this week, then you’ve probably caught wind of the KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) vulnerability, which implies some serious security concerns for almost anyone utilizing Wi-Fi networks at home or work.

KRACK impacts both the WPA2 and WPA1 Wi-Fi standards. The former is the most popular Wi-Fi standard in use today, and it’s also supposed to be one of the most secure. On that note, this vulnerability can be a bit concerning.... Read the rest of this post here


"Here’s what you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Google revamps Security Checkup, Chrome gains predictive phishing protection

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Google is celebrating with a pair of security-minded updates: an upgrade to the Security Checkup feature and all-new predictive phishing protections available for the Chrome browser.... Read the rest of this post here


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