Afternoon Dessert – 2023-01-04


Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Meta to fight €390 million fine for breaching EU data privacy laws
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Meta a total of €390 million after finding that it forced Facebook and Instagram users to consent to personal data processing for targeted advertising. […]
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14 Cybersecurity Best Practices to Instill In Your End-Users
While it can be difficult to prevent all users’ “bad” behavior, there are several cybersecurity best practices to train and regularly remind your employees of. […]
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Hackers abuse Windows error reporting tool to deploy malware
Hackers are abusing the Windows Problem Reporting (WerFault.exe) error reporting tool for Windows to load malware into a compromised system’s memory using a DLL sideloading technique. […]
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Toyota, Mercedes, BMW API flaws exposed owners’ personal info
Security analysts disclosed severe API security flaws impacting numerous car makers, enabling them to access vehicle owner information, take over accounts, access internal systems, modify records, and track their position. […]
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Microsoft: Windows Server 2012 reaches end of support in October
Microsoft has reminded customers that the extended support for all editions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will end on October 10. […]
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Inside a scammers’ lair: Ukraine busts 40 in fake bank call-centre raid
When someone calls you up to warn you that your bank account is under attack – it’s true, because THAT VERY PERSON is the one attacking you!
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Serious Security: Vital cybersecurity lessons from the holiday season
Lessons for us all: improve cryptography, fight cybercrime, own your supply chain… and don’t steal my data and then pretend you’re sorry.
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