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TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 19, 2018

TeamRed
Oct 19, 2018
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TeamRed News Roundup
Welcome to the latest TeamRed News Roundup, your weekly dose of the biggest cybersecurity headlines.

Chrome 70 prioritizes privacy

The latest version of Google’s popular web browser Chrome looks to address privacy concerns.

Users will now be able to turn off the link between web-based logins and browser-based logins.

Other upgrade include:

  • Allows users to per-site permissions for plugins
  • Auto exit full screen mode when dialog or pop-up boxes appear to allow users to have proper context before making a decision
  • Revamped the Chrome sync interface

Source: Techradar

Fake Adobe Flash update includes crypto malware

Watch out, everyone. A fake Adobe Flash update that is making the rounds contains stealthily installs a crypto miner.

If you get a Flash update from an unknown publisher, do not allow it to install.

Source: Latest Hacking News

iPhone bug makes photos vulnerable

A passcode bypass bug in iOS 12.0.1 may allow malicious hackers with physical access to your iPhone to look at your private photos and transmit them to anyone through Apple Messaging.

Source: The Hacker News

Facebook points finger at spammers for recent hack

According to Facebook, a group of scammers under the guise of a digital marketing company were responsible for a hack that compromised approximately 29 million accounts.

Source: CNET

Tumblr flaw may have exposed account information

A recently patched vulnerability on Tumblr could have allowed malicious hackers to take critical user information.

Source: The Hacker News

Some D-link routers are open to attack

Eight routers in the company’s DWR line are apparently vulnerable to a simple attack. 

More disturbingly, the company is reportedly only planning on patching two of the router models.

Source: Threat Post

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