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In late 2015, a Belgian court ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in the country, even when they were not logged into – or even members – of its site.
Failure to comply within 48 hours would result in a €250,000 a day ($267,000) fine by the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC), which brought the case.
Last week, in an eerie case of déjà vu all over again, a Belgian court ordered Facebook to stop tracking users not logged into its site or face a fine of €250,000 (now $315,000) per day up to a maximum of €100m. It must also delete data it had gathered from Belgians in this way.
Same issue, same result against Facebook more than two years on – what gives?

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/02/20/facebook-told-to-stop-tracking-users-that-arent-logged-in/

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General Computer Issues / Stop Code Reference By Pointer
« Last post by Vickster3659 on February 20, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »
Hello,
Hoping someone can help.  My laptop is running Windows 10, with current updates.  For some time now, my laptop will randomly reboot.  This time, an error message finally displayed.  The message was: Stop Code Reference By Pointer.  Can someone please assist? 
Thanks,
Vickster3659
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via Malwarebytes

 Many IT professionals are unsure how to combat the rise in attacks

A total 87% of local government organisations have experienced a phishing attack in the past 12 months, closely followed by 76% who have experienced a malware, virus or Trojan attack, according to research into threats and opportunities across local government by Malwarebytes

http://www.itpro.co.uk/cyber-attacks/30487/76-of-local-government-organisations-suffered-a-cyber-attack-in-the-past-year
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Current News / Now Cryptojacking Threatens Critical Infrastructure, Too
« Last post by Bugbatter on February 12, 2018, 08:34:06 PM »
...On Thursday, the critical infrastructure security firm Radiflow announced that it had discovered cryptocurrency mining malware in the operational technology network (which does monitoring and control) of a water utility in Europe—the first known instance of mining malware being used against an industrial control system...

Complete article: https://www.wired.com/story/cryptojacking-critical-infrastructure/
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Lenovo warned customers on Friday that two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities impacts 25 models of its popular ThinkPad brand. The vulnerabilities were first revealed in September and originally they were only reported to impact specific Broadcom chipsets used in Apple iPhones, Apple TV and Android devices.

Lenovo has expanded that list to include two dozen ThinkPads that use Broadcom’s BCM4356 Wireless LAN Driver for Windows 10. According to the Lenovo advisory, the Wi-Fi chipsets contain the same firmware vulnerabilities CVE-2017-11120 and CVE-2017-11121 patched by Apple and Google in September.

https://threatpost.com/lenovo-warns-critical-wifi-vulnerability-impacts-dozens-of-thinkpad-models/129860/
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British lawmakers visited Washington D.C. this week and participated in a hearing on fake news. Several of the visiting politicians blasted the company during the meeting, comparing its treatment of users to an “abusive relationship” and questioning what the site does with so much user information.

http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Lawmaker-Facebook-Is-A-%E2%80%9CMassive-Surveillance-Operation%E2%80%9D.html/

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Current News / Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users
« Last post by Bugbatter on February 12, 2018, 01:44:02 PM »

Malvertising and online fraud through forced redirects and Trojanized apps—to cite the two most common examples—are increasingly plaguing Android users. In many cases, this is made worse by the fact that people often don’t use web filtering or security applications on their mobile devices.

A particular group is seizing this opportunity to deliver one of the most lucrative payloads at the moment: drive-by cryptomining for the Monero (XMR) currency.
 
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2018/02/drive-by-cryptomining-campaign-attracts-millions-of-android-users/


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Current News / Beware of Sites Pretending to be Manual Firefox Updates
« Last post by Bugbatter on February 03, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »
A family of malicious Firefox addons have been discovered being pushed by sites pretending to be a manual update for Firefox.  These sites utilize a combination of javascript alerts, user authentication prompts, and full screen views to try and coerce the user into installing the unwanted addons.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/psa-beware-of-sites-pretending-to-be-manual-firefox-updates/
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Current News / Re: Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates might slow your PC down
« Last post by Bugbatter on January 29, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »
[Update]
Microsoft has issued an out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715). The update is only needed if you installed the Intel BIOS/firmware update from the OEM and you are experiencing reboot issues.

The update applies to Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703, Windows 10 version 1709, Windows Server 2008 R2,  Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4078130/update-to-disable-mitigation-against-spectre-variant-2

KB4078130 is available HERE.
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Current News / Re: [Malwarebytes] IMPORTANT: Web Blocking / RAM Usage
« Last post by Hoov on January 29, 2018, 03:33:11 PM »
With as many times Malwarebytes has saved someone's bacon, you would think they would get the benefit of the doubt. They do from me.
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