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New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter – TechCrunch

New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter – TechCrunch Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most primitive remote access trojans (RATs), …

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Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, doubles down on secrecy – TechCrunch

Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, doubles down on secrecy – TechCrunch Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that a it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after …

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Only half of the Fortune 500 use DMARC for email security – TechCrunch

Only half of the Fortune 500 use DMARC for email security – TechCrunch When Homeland Security told all federal government departments last year to roll out a new email security policy to cut down on incoming spam and phishing emails, three-quarters of all federal domains were compliant by the time …

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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers – TechCrunch

Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers – TechCrunch Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformation and thereby erode democratic processes. In an update on its “elections integrity work” …

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Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet – TechCrunch

Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet – TechCrunch A team of researchers at Duo Security has unearthed a sophisticated botnet operating on Twitter — and being used to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The botnet was discovered during the course of a wider research project to …

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Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch

Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch A Democratic senator seeking reelection this fall appears to be the first identifiable target of Russian hacking in the 2018 midterm race. In a new story on the Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio and Kevin Poulsen reported …

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Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch

Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach causing its monthly active user number to drop by three …

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The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail – TechCrunch

The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail – TechCrunch Postie, a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail. Founded by some of the men responsible for the …

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