A week in security (May 20 – May 26)
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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: How AI will change your credit card behind the scenes Criminal record database of millions of Americans dumped online Microsoft AI “Recall” feature records everything, secures far less How to remove a user from a shared Android device How to remove a user from a shared Mac How to remove a user from a shared Windows device Your vacation, reservations, and online dates, now chosen by AI: Lock and Code S05E11 What is real-time protection and why do you need it? Financial institutions ordered to notify customers after a breach, have an incident response plan Last ..read more
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How AI will change your credit card behind the scenes
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4d ago
Many companies are starting to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) within their services. Whenever there are large amounts of data involved, AI offers a way to turn that pile of data into actionable insights. And there’s a big chance that our data are somewhere in that pile, whether they can be traced back to us or not. In this blog we’ll look at the different ways in which credit card companies are planning to use AI. Two of the major credit card companies, MasterCard and Visa, made announcements this month on how they will use AI in the near future. Mastercard announced the introduction o ..read more
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Criminal record database of millions of Americans dumped online
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5d ago
A cybercriminal going by the names of EquationCorp and USDoD has released an enormous database containing the criminal records of millions of Americans. The database is said to contain 70 million rows of data. Post by USDoD on a breach forum The leaked database is said to include full names, dates of birth, known aliases, addresses, arrest and conviction dates, sentences, and much more. Dates reportedly range from 2020 to 2024. The exact source of the database is as yet unknown. USDoD is a high-profile player in this field, closely associated with “Pompompurin”, the operator of the first itera ..read more
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Microsoft AI “Recall” feature records everything, secures far less
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5d ago
Developing an AI-powered threat to security, privacy, and identity is certainly a choice, but it’s one that Microsoft was willing to make this week at its “Build” developer conference. On Monday, the computing giant unveiled a new line of PCs that integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to promise faster speeds, enhanced productivity, and a powerful data collection and search tool that screenshots a device’s activity—including password entry—every few seconds. This is “Recall,” a much-advertised feature within what Microsoft is calling its “Copilot+ PCs,” a reference to the AI assist ..read more
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How to remove a user from a shared Android device
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6d ago
Some of our loyal readers may remember my little mishap when I was able to track my wife by accident after inadvertently adding myself to her phone as a user. For exactly that reason we want to warn against sharing devices and at least show you how to remove other people’s accounts from your device. The steps may be slightly different depending on your Android version, device type, and vendor, but most users should be able to follow these steps. For the primary user: Open Settings Tap System > Multiple users. If you can’t find this setting, try searching your Settings app for users. Tap ..read more
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How to remove a user from a shared Windows device
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6d ago
There will be times when you need to remove a user from a device. In this article we’ll show you how to remove a user from Windows 10 or 11. On Windows you can create a local user account (an offline account) for anyone who will frequently use your PC. But the best option in most cases, is for everyone who uses your PC to have a Microsoft account. With a Microsoft account, you can access your apps, files, and Microsoft services across your devices. Should you want to remove an additional user account from Windows 10 or 11, you can: Select Start > Set ..read more
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Your vacation, reservations, and online dates, now chosen by AI: Lock and Code S05E11
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1w ago
This week on the Lock and Code podcast… The irrigation of the internet is coming. For decades, we’ve accessed the internet much like how we, so long ago, accessed water—by traveling to it. We connected (quite literally), we logged on, and we zipped to addresses and sites to read, learn, shop, and scroll.  Over the years, the internet was accessible from increasingly more devices, like smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart fridges. But still, it had to be accessed, like a well dug into the ground to pull up the water below. Moving forward, that could all change. This year, several comp ..read more
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What is real-time protection and why do you need it? 
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1w ago
The constant barrage of cyber threats can be overwhelming for all of us. And, as those threats evolve and attackers find new ways to compromise us, we need a way to keep on top of everything nasty that’s thrown our way.  Malwarebytes’ free version tackles and reactively resolves threats already on your system, but the real-time protection you get with Malwarebytes Premium Security goes one step further and actively monitors your computer’s files, processes, and system memory in real time to block threats before they have a chance to do any damage. You don’t need to worry about what happen ..read more
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Financial institutions ordered to notify customers after a breach, have an incident response plan
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1w ago
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced rules around breaches for certain financial institutions—registered broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, and transfer agents— that require them to have written incident response policies and procedures that can be used in the event of a breach. The requirement is an adoption of amendments to Regulation S-P, which was enacted in 2000 to safeguard the financial information of consumers, requiring financial institutions to tell customers about how they use their personal information. But things have changed drastical ..read more
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Deleted iPhone photos show up again after iOS update
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1w ago
iPhone owners are reporting that photos they’d deleted are now back on their phones, after updating to iOS 17.5. With so many users reporting similar oddities, it would seem something went wrong, or at least different than to be expected. Here are some examples from Reddit: “When in conversation with my partner, I went to send a picture and saw that the latest pictures were nsfw material we’d made years ago” “I have four pics from 2010 that keep reappearing as the latest pics uploaded to iCloud. I have deleted them repeatedly.” “Same thing happened to me. Six photos from different times ..read more
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