September 6, 2021

A Russian man accused of being a member of the infamous TrickBot gang was arrested while trying to leave South Korea A Russian man accused of being a member of the TrickBot gang was arrested last week at the Seoul international airport. The man has remained stuck in the Asian country since February 2020 due […]

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In May 2015, KrebsOnSecurity briefly profiled “The Manipulaters,” the name chosen by a prolific cybercrime group based in Pakistan that was very publicly selling spam tools and a range of services for crafting, hosting and deploying malicious email. Six years later, a review of the social media postings from this group shows they are prospering, while rather poorly hiding their activities behind a software development firm in Lahore that has secretly enabled an entire generation of spammers and scammers.

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Netgear has released security updates to address high-severity vulnerabilities affecting several of its smart switches used by businesses. Netgear has released firmware updates to address high-severity vulnerabilities in more than a dozen of its smart switches used on businesses. The company fixed three security flaws that affect 20 Netgear products, mostly smart switches. Technical details […]

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Yet another article on the privacy risks of static MAC addresses and always-on Bluetooth connections. This one is about wireless headphones.

The good news is that product vendors are fixing this:

Several of the headphones which could be tracked over time are for sale in electronics stores, but according to two of the manufacturers NRK have spoken to, these models are being phased out.

“The products in your line-up, Elite Active 65t, Elite 65e and Evolve 75e, will be going out of production before long and newer versions have already been launched with randomized MAC addresses. We have a lot of focus on privacy by design and we continuously work with the available security measures on the market,” head of PR at Jabra, Claus Fonnesbech says…

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Security researcher ValdikSS found malware preinstalled in four low-budget push-button mobile phones available for sale on Russian e-stores. A Russian security researcher that goes online with the name of ValdikSS has found malware preinstalled in four low-budget push-button mobile phones available for sale on Russian e-stores The expert noticed that several push-button telephones contain unwanted […]

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The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns of a spike in sextortion attacks since the beginning of 2021 that caused $8M losses. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is warning of a significant increase in sextortion complaints since the beginning of 2021. In a sextortion attack, threat actors threaten to distribute the victims […]

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