Government websites in US, UK and Australia hacked to run secret cryptocurrency miner

Full Article : BetaNews – Thousands of government websites around the world have been hijacked to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. A commonly-used accessibility script was hacked to inject the Coinhive miner into official sites … Read more

New open source platform offers secure, self-hosted collaboration

Full Article : BetaNews – As businesses are keen to embrace flexible working and digital transformation, there’s increased focus on collaboration and sharing of information. But with existing regulations like HIPAA and upcoming ones … Read more

Enterprises spend more than $16 million on hidden costs of detection-based security

Full Article : BetaNews – Most organizations employ some kind of detection-based security to protect their systems. But a new report by cyber security company Bromium reveals that this approach has major hidden costs. … Read more

NSA exploits leaked by hackers tweaked to work on all versions of Windows since 2000

Full Article : BetaNews – A trio of NSA exploits leaked by hacking group TheShadowBrokers has been ported to work on all versions of Windows since Windows 2000. The EternalChampion, EternalRomance and EternalSynergy exploits … Read more

Cyber criminals in ‘gold rush’ to exploit cryptocurrencies

Full Article : BetaNews – A new report from risk management and threat intelligence company Digital Shadows shows that cyber criminals are looking to exploit the boom in interest and adoption of cryptocurrencies. The … Read more

Windows Defender to root out dodgy registry cleaners and system optimization tools

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft is taking a firmer line with misleading system utilities and tools that try to scare users into paying for software. An update to Windows Defender means that software … Read more

Trump administration wants to nationalize 5G, but the FCC is not impressed

Full Article : BetaNews – Leaked documents show that the Trump administration is considering plans to nationalize the 5G network. In the documents, seen by Axios, a senior National Security Council official says that … Read more

Security warning: Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro has a hardcoded password backdoor

Full Article : BetaNews – If you have a ThinkPad, ThinkCentre or ThinkStation system, Lenovo has an important security patch for you to install. And you should install it right now. Reporting vulnerability CVE-2017-3762, … Read more

Strava says military users should opt out of heatmap feature to avoid revealing secret army base locations

Full Article : BetaNews – Military personal who used the fitness app Strava have unwittingly contributed to revealing the location of secret army bases around the world. Strava published a “heatmap” of global user … Read more

Intel will release chips free from Meltdown and Spectre bugs this year

Full Article : BetaNews – The discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors caused a great deal of panic and confusion. The poor reliability and performance hit brought about by patches did … Read more

Corporations seen as a bigger threat to data privacy than cyber criminals

Full Article : BetaNews – Ahead of this Sunday’s (January 28) Data Privacy Day, enterprise cyber security company Tripwire has conducted a poll of Twitter users asking who they were most concerned about collecting … Read more