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Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching …

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A flood of fake installers will really update Flash for you – but also install cryptocurrency mining malware – TechCrunch

A flood of fake installers will really update Flash for you – but also install cryptocurrency mining malware – TechCrunch If you think that Flash, the once-popular web plugin, couldn’t die fast enough, even those annoying fake Flash installers riddled with malware aren’t going anywhere any time soon. In fact, …

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California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices – TechCrunch

California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices – TechCrunch Good news! California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456,” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in 2020. Every new gadget built in the state from routers to smart home …

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Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch

Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, disclosed today that any customers who used a credit or debit card …

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Alphabet’s Chronicle launches an enterprise version of VirusTotal – TechCrunch

Alphabet’s Chronicle launches an enterprise version of VirusTotal – TechCrunch VirusTotal, the virus and malware scanning service own by Alphabet’s Chronicle, launched an enterprise-grade version of its service today. VirusTotal Enterprise offers significantly faster and more customizable malware search, as well as a new feature called Private Graph, which allows enterprises …

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In mobile cyberwar, attackers prefer to phish rather than send malware

In mobile cyberwar, attackers prefer to phish rather than send malware Cyberattackers are changing how they target victims through email scams. Rather than sending malicious emails embedded with malware, attackers are now using social engineering, like phishing campaigns, to extract information. The post In mobile cyberwar, attackers prefer to phish …

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Epic Games unhappy with Google’s disclosure of ‘Fortnite’ launcher vulnerability

Epic Games unhappy with Google’s disclosure of ‘Fortnite’ launcher vulnerability A security vulnerability in the installer for Fortnite on Android was recently discovered, and though it was quickly patched, developer Epic Games has taken issue with how Google chose to disclose it. The post Epic Games unhappy with Google’s disclosure …

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