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Articles of interest from the week of February 25, 2019

Flaws in 4G, 5G Allow Attackers to Intercept Calls & Track Phone Locations
A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. (By Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch)

Missile Warning Sent from Hijacked Tampa Mayor's Twitter Account
Officials in Tampa, Florida, were scrabbling to regain control of the mayor's Twitter account this week after a hacker hijacked it to post bomb threats and child sex abuse images. The attacker, who took over the account just two weeks before the city's municipal elections, tried to implicate others in the hijacking. (By Danny Bradbury, Naked Security)

Creating a Security Culture & Solving the Human Problem
Most modern workers think they know how to avoid security threats. We no longer have an awareness problem: Workers have heard the basics about phishing. We have a false confidence problem. Knowing about security threats is only half the battle. Employees also have to know what actions to take. (By Adam Marre, DARK Reading)

Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'
A proposed California law would expand the state's pioneering data breach notification requirements to include breaches of biometric data and passport numbers. (By Mathew J. Schwartz,

60% of Businesses Lose Their Data Through Printer Security Breaches
Every connected peripheral which becomes part of an organization's network is a potential vector for an attack. With printers, an integral part of most businesses, the security vulnerabilities they pose has been addressed in a new report from Quocirca. (By Michael Guta, Small Business Trends)

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