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  • Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant for Mobile Location Data

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    The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs to obtain a court-ordered warrant to gather location data on mobile device users. The decision is a major development for privacy rights, but experts say it may have limited bearing on the selling of real-time customer location data by the wireless carriers to third-party companies.
  • AT&T, Sprint, Verizon to Stop Sharing Customer Location Data With Third Parties

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    In the wake of a scandal involving third-party companies leaking or selling precise, real-time location data on virtually all Americans who own a mobile phone, the four major wireless carriers have responded to requests from a U.S. senator for more details about how the carriers are managing access to this extremely sensitive information. While three out of four providers said they had cancelled data sharing agreements with some of the offending companies, only one -- Verizon -- pledged to terminate all of them and initiate a wholesale review of their location data-sharing practices.
  • Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast

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    Google in the coming weeks is expected to fix a location privacy leak in two of its most popular consumer products. New research shows that Web sites can run a simple script in the background that collects precise location data on people who have a Google Home or Chromecast device installed anywhere on their local network.
  • Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

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    In the days following revelations last September that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax had been hacked and relieved of personal data on nearly 150 million people, many Americans no doubt felt resigned and powerless to control their information. But not Jessamyn West. The 49-year-old librarian from a tiny town in Vermont took Equifax to court. And now she's celebrating a small but symbolic victory after a small claims court awarded her $600 in damages stemming from the 2017 breach.
  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2018 Edition

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    Microsoft today pushed out a bevy of software updates to fix more than four dozen security holes in Windows and related software. Almost a quarter of the vulnerabilities addressed in this month's patch batch earned Microsoft's "critical" rating, meaning malware or miscreants can exploit the flaws to break into vulnerable systems without any help from users.
  • Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click

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    Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online. Not that there still aren't a whole mess of nasty .com, .net and .biz domains out there, but relative to their size (i.e. overall number of domains) these newer TLDs are far dicier to visit than most online destinations.
  • Adobe Patches Zero-Day Flash Flaw

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    Adobe has released an emergency update to address a critical security hole in its Flash Player browser plugin that is being actively exploited to deploy malicious software. If you've got Flash installed -- and if you're using Google Chrome or a recent version of Microsoft Windows you do -- it's time once again to make sure your copy of Flash is either patched, hobbled or removed.
  • Further Down the Trello Rabbit Hole

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    Last month's story about organizations exposing passwords and other sensitive data via collaborative online spaces at Trello.com only scratched the surface of the problem. A deeper dive suggests a large number of government agencies, marketing firms, healthcare organizations and IT support companies are publishing credentials via public Trello boards that quickly get indexed by the major search engines.
  • Researcher Finds Credentials for 92 Million Users of DNA Testing Firm MyHeritage

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    MyHeritage, an Israeli-based genealogy and DNA testing company, disclosed today that a security researcher found on the Internet a file containing the email addresses and hashed passwords of more than 92 million of its users.
  • Are Your Google Groups Leaking Data?

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    Google is reminding organizations to review how much of their Google Groups mailing lists should be public and indexed by Google.com. The notice was prompted in part by a review that KrebsOnSecurity undertook with several researchers who've been busy cataloging thousands of companies that are using public Google Groups lists to manage customer support and in some cases sensitive internal communications.

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