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Looking for ways to unlock and read the content of an encrypted PDF without knowing the password? Well, that’s now possible, sort of—thanks to a novel set of attacking techniques that could allow attackers to access the entire content of a password-protected or encrypted PDF file, but under some specific circumstances. Dubbed PDFex, the new …

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Enlarge / The 2018 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Samuel Axon When Apple executive Craig Federighi described a new location-tracking feature for Apple devices at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday, it sounded—to the sufficiently paranoid, at least—like both a physical security innovation and a potential privacy disaster. But while security …

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With the release of Chrome 68, Google prominently marks all non-HTTPS websites as ‘Not Secure’ on its browser to make the web a more secure place for Internet users. If you haven’t yet, there is another significant reason to immediately switch to the latest version of the Chrome web browser. Ron Masas, a security researcher …

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Chinese security researchers have discovered more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the onboard compute units of BMW cars, some of which can be exploited remotely to compromise a vehicle. The security flaws have been discovered during a year-long security audit conducted by researchers from Keen Security Lab, a cybersecurity research unit of Chinese firm Tencent, …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress this week to explain how his company collects and handles users’ personal information. The past few weeks have been difficult for Facebook over concerns that the data of millions of users has been breached. Facebook stores details of almost every action you have taken and interaction you …

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Facebook pays millions of dollars every year to researchers and bug hunters to stamp out security holes in its products and infrastructure, but following Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company today launched a bounty program to reward users for reporting “data abuse” on its platform. The move comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify …

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Facebook Page admins are publicly displayed only if admins have chosen to feature their profiles. However, there are some situations where you might want to contact a Facebook page admin or want to find out who is the owner of a Facebook page.Egyptian security researcher Mohamed A. Baset has discovered a severe information disclosure vulnerability …

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Image: iStock/Ildo Frazao Digital bad guys are no longer satisfied with email fraud, and they’re switching to phone and text scams, according to David Glance, director of the Centre for Software Practices at the University of Western Australia. In his The Conversation column Phone scams cost billions. Why isn’t technology being used to stop them? …

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Video: Malware in the shadows: Cyberfirms use AI to find hidden threats – TechRepublic Video: Malware in the shadows: Cyberfirms use AI to find hidden threats Darktrace’s Director of Intelligence and Analysis Justin Fier explains how the company uses unsupervised machine learning to detect and deter enterprise cyberattacks. Video: Malware in the shadows: Cyberfirms use …

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Enlarge / Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with the prime minister of Finland, Juha Sipila, during an official visit in Helsinki, Finland, on April 5, 2017. President Xi is traveling to the US today. ESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images Researchers at Fidelis Security have revealed data suggesting Chinese state-funded actors engaged in acts of industrial espionage against …