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"Bluetana," a new mobile app that looks for Bluetooth-based payment card skimmers hidden inside gas pumps, is helping police and state employees more rapidly and accurately locate compromised fuel stations across the nation, a study released this week suggests. Data collected in the course of the investigation also reveals some fascinating details that may help explain why these pump skimmers are so lucrative and ubiquitous.
Most Microsoft Windows (ab)users probably welcome the monthly ritual of applying security updates about as much as they look forward to going to the dentist: It always seems like you were there just yesterday, and you never quite know how it's all going to turn out. Fortunately, this month's patch batch from Redmond is mercifully light, at least compared to last month.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals going back to 2003, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
It's been around forever, but in a modern digital era marked by influence campaigns and deep fakes, information warfare has become much easier to carry out.
The number of exposed records has hit record highs in just the first two quarters.
More than 300,000 users still utilize credentials that have been compromised - with people visiting video streaming and porn sites most at fault, Google found in a new study.
Password Checkup data shows some users still reuse their exposed passwords.
At Black Hat USA, Project Zero's team lead shared details of projects it has accomplished and its influence on the security community.
The website was infected with malware that stole information on subscribers to a bank newsletter.