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Lawyers sued for impersonating rival firm online to steal clients

An Illinois law firm is suing a rival it says was impersonating it online in a bid to steal clients. Motta & Motta LLC said in a filing [PDF] to the Northern Illinois US District Court that rival legal firm Dolci and Weiland had set up both a website and phone line designed to redirect Mota’s criminal and family law clients to …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Aug 2018

Windows 10 Hello face recognition can be fooled with photos

If you've skipped recent Windows 10 Creators Updates, here's a reason to change your mind: its facial recognition security feature, Hello, can be spoofed with a photograph. The vulnerability was announced by German pentest outfit Syss at Full Disclosure. Even if you've installed the fixed versions that shipped in October – …

London's $40m 'flash crash' trader is to face extradition to the US

Navinder Singh Sarao, the man accused of causing the stock market “flash crash” in 2010 has lost his court battle against extradition to the US. In 2010 Sarao, 36, was alleged to have knocked $40m (£28m) off the financial markets. He traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from his parents' home near Heathrow. He is …
Kat Hall, 23 Mar 2016
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Virgin Media spoof email mystery: Customers take to Facebook

Customers of Virgin Media who are increasingly convinced their service provider has been victim of a security breach have formed a Facebook group to share their experiences and push for answers. Virgin Media is firmly denying any breach of its systems but users are equally adamant that the cause of a widespread and ongoing …
John Leyden, 9 Feb 2016

Microsoft to spoofed Skype users: Change your account passwords NOW

An unknown number of frustrated Skype customers have been pestered by spoof messages on the Microsoft service for weeks, but the company is yet to close what appears to be a gaping hole in its software. Instead, Redmond has advised Skype users to change their account passwords. But complaints are building up about the lack of …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jul 2015

AOL Mail locks down email servers to deal with spam tsunami

If you've been getting a lot of spam from AOL emails recently it's not because you've fallen into a time rift and it's the nineties all over again – the company has confirmed that it has been under an intensive spoofing attack. The problems started three days ago when large volumes of email, apparently from AOL Mail's servers …
Iain Thomson, 23 Apr 2014
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Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship's GPS signals without any alarms being raised. The team, led by assistant professor Todd Humphreys from UT Austin's department of aerospace engineering and engineering …
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 2013
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US-CERT warns DKIM email open to spoofing

US-CERT has issued a warning that DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) verifiers that use low-grade encryption are open to being spoofed and need to be upgraded to combat attackers wielding contemporary quantities of computing power. You might think this is no big deal – after all the value of strong cryptography has been …
Iain Thomson, 24 Oct 2012
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GPS jamming rife, could PARALYSE Blighty, say usual suspects

Technical experts are once again predicting imminent doom caused by interference with Global Positioning System (GPS) sat-nav receivers. A nationwide UK network of detectors has reportedly discovered widespread employment of GPS jammer devices, and calls are being made for a harsh crackdown on users of such devices. "Today's …
Lewis Page, 22 Feb 2012

Weak sigs found on one in seven SSL sites

One in seven digital certificates that stamp the authenticity of secure web sites use a vulnerable signature algorithm, according to a new survey. The shortcoming underlines the need to drop the insecure signing mechanism before its shortcomings are exploited in more convincing phishing attacks. Netcraft reports that 14 per …
John Leyden, 7 Jan 2009
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iPhone Mail bug adds phishing danger

Flaws in the Mail and Safari applications bundled with the iPhone leave users of the device at greater risk of phishing attacks. A URL-spoofing vulnerability means that a dodgy domain pointed to by a specially crafted URL can appear to be that of a trusted brand when viewed through the iPhone's mail or Safari browser …
John Leyden, 24 Jul 2008

Gmail uses DomainKeys to lock out eBay phishing attacks

eBay and PayPal have linked up with Gmail to roll out technology designed to block fraudulent emails and phishing attacks. DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) email authentication technology is being used to prevent the delivery of bogus messages posing as emails from eBay and PayPal into Gmail users' inboxes. …
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2008
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Olympics minister email spoofed

Newly demoted Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has fallen victim to pranksters who sent spoof messages in her name. Contrary to reports in The Independent a spokesman for the minister said the emails came from a bogus account set up with Gmail and not as a result of a hacker breaking into any account she controlled. Late on …
John Leyden, 5 Jul 2007

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