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Articles of interest from the week of November 5, 2018

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale
The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be skeptical about that figure. (By: Andrei Zakharov, BBC News)

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data
A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff out sensitive protected data, like passwords and cryptographic keys, from other processes running in the same CPU core with simultaneous multi-threading feature enabled. (By: Swati Khandelwal, The Hacker News)

What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade
The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized encryption for personal and open networks, and even more secure encryption for enterprise networks. (By: Eric Geier, Network World)

Apple's Cook Calls for National Privacy Law Similar to GDPR
Today's topics include Apple's Tim Cook calling for a national privacy law like Europe's GDPR, and the Department of Defense expanding its bug bounty program. (eWeek Staff, eWeek)

Radisson Hotel Group Hit by Data Breach
Radisson Hotel Group this week informed members of its rewards program that their personal information may have been stolen as a result of a breach. (By: Eduard Kovacs, Security Week)

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