A week in security (May 10 – 16)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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Gamers level up with rewards for better security

We look at some recent attempts by game developers to increase account security, by encouraging gamers to use tools such as 2FA.

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WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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Newly observed PHP-based skimmer shows ongoing Magecart Group 12 activity

This skimmer is using a hybrid approach to bypass detection and target vulnerable e-commerce websites.

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Why MITRE ATT&CK matters—Choosing alert quality over quantity

MITRE Engenuity’s recent evaluation could make any business reconsider its cybersecurity strategy, but they shouldn’t leap to conclusions.

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FragAttack: New Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that affect… basically everything

A researcher has uncovered a set of vulnerabilities in the way Wi-Fi and connected devices handle data packet fragmentation and aggregation.

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