Privacy Shield, eBay flaw and TalkTalk customer exodus: The week in security

Google tackles dodgy download buttons with warnings to web users

Google warns users of site with dodgy downloads

Google aims to protect users from fake software updates and play buttons with warnings on websites known to contain deceptive buttons and banners.

Google’s Project Zero reveals update flaws in Malwarebytes’ antivirus software

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Vulnerabilities will take up to four weeks to fix, admits security firm, after Google reveals flaws after 90-day deadline passes.

Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbour as US and EU agree draft data transfer law

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Still some time before agreement becomes law, though, and opposition already mounting, but businesses welcome agreement and hope it brings clarity for the future.

eBay refuses to fix flaw exposing users to malware and phishing attacks


Check Point uncovers vulnerability putting all eBay users at risk, but auction site says it has no intention of fixing the problem as it does not want to remove the tool containing the flaw.

TalkTalk takes £60m hit from cyber attack and loses 95,000 customers


Firm still expects to post full-year profit after tax of £255m to £265m, but has to admit cyber attack had a big impact.

Google fixes 10 Android flaws in Nexus devices with latest security update

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Five ‘critical’, four ‘high’ and one ‘moderate’ in latest release, which will likely take some time to reach other Android devices.

Malware hits Lincolnshire Council computers with £1m ransom demand

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Attack indicates the danger ransomware poses to businesses after council loses key IT systems for prolonged period of time.

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