Smashing Security #098: A Facebook omnishambles

October 4, 2018

Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party’s conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer…

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Evidence is Mounting That a World the Size of Neptune Could be Orbiting a Giant Planet Far, Far Away

About 8,000 light-years away, a giant planet circles an aging star, marching once around its sun in a single Earth-year. But that planet, called Kepler 1625b, might not be traveling completely alone. From a report: Scientists now suspect the planet’s skies are filled by an orbiting mega-moon, a stunningly large world the size of Neptune that may be the first moon spotted outside our solar system. Early hints of its…

October 4, 2018
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7 Steps to Start Your Risk Assessment

Risk assessment can be complex, but it’s vital for making good decisions about IT security. Here are steps to start you down the path toward a meaningful risk assessment process. Source: http://www.darkreading.com

October 4, 2018
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ODFL races to keep up LTL growth with terminal expansion spree

  The expansion is a bet on the continuing strength of the US economy — and Old Dominion has a record of success when it comes to matching demand and capacity with price and avoiding inefficiencies. Photo credit: ODFL. Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) is racing to keep up with steady US… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 4, 2018
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Conspiracy Theories Around the “Presidential Alert”

Noted conspiracy theorist John McAfee tweeted: The “Presidential alerts”: they are capable of accessing the E911 chip in your phones – giving them full access to your location, microphone, camera and every function of your phone. This not a rant, this is from me, still one of the leading cybersecurity experts. Wake up people! This is, of course, ridiculous. I don’t even know what an “E911 chip” is. And —…

October 4, 2018
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The EPA’s Bold New Idea Has Massive Implications For Public Health

An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of radiation, carcinogens, and other toxic chemicals has been based on the cautious scientific reasoning that considers even slight exposure to toxins potentially risky to public health. From that premise, the EPA has assessed a wide range of pollution, including lung-clogging particulate matter, Superfund cleanup, water treatment, radiation exposure, and risk assessments for carcinogens like benzene. That…

October 4, 2018
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