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Inside Security (Oct 9th, 2018)

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1. Google failed to disclose a huge breach of its Plus social network last spring. The breach began in 2015 and could have compromised half a million users’ accounts. The company will shutter Plus next summer as a result. We have more details in our premium story below. -- GOOGLE BLOG

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2. Securing DNS isn’t simple. A new protocol, DNS over TLS, looks promising but has some issues, especially with its built-in browser support. -- HP ENTERPRISE.NXT BLOG

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3. Here is a worthwhile review of the top two OWASP risks. It covers preventing injection and broken authentication threats, and eventually will have other articles describing the rest of the top 10 list. -- SUCURI BLOG

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4. Telegram’s desktop app has been leaking the private IP addresses of its users. The bug, which was observed during p2p voice calls, has been fixed and users are urged to update. -- INPUT ZERO BLOG

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5. Shopify is rolling out its automated Fraud Protect service to a select group of U.S. merchants now. It was announced earlier this year. -- TECHCRUNCH

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6. The Git command line client had a remote code execution bug. IT has been patched in various Git versions of web and desktop. -- BLEEPING COMPUTER

7. Despite privacy settings, Google had illegally accessed details of iPhone users’ internet browsing data. A class action lawsuit brought in the UK was dismissed this week. -- REUTERS

8. Hackers can bypass firewall detection with specially-crafted URLs. Here is how they do it, such as disguising them with their hex code equivalents.-- COFENSE

9. Here are several suggestions on best network security practices. They come from the pros at CERT and have suggestions on traffic isolation and sensor placement. -- CMU CERT

10. If you believe your server may be compromised by a potential spy chip attack as described by the Bloomberg article earlier this week, this vendor has developed a tool to help you identify malicious activity. -- HMATIX

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The top news story today is the end is near for Google Plus (G+). This premium story goes into more details.

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This developer added some documentation to a new office toilet. This is one place where having a data backup isn't a good thing. -- REDDIT

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This newsletter is written and curated by David Strom. I live in St. Louis MO and have covered the infosec industry for decades. I also ran editorial operations for various B2B IT publications including Network Computing (USA), Tom’s Hardware and ReadWrite.com’s business websites. You can find me at @dstrom or my personal site.

Finally, we note our editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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