TechCrunch: These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

TechCrunch: These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown . “During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with ‘HTTPS’ or flashes a padlock, had expired on many domains. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — expired certificates aren’t getting renewed. Renewing certificates doesn’t take much time or effort — sometimes just a click of a mouse. But some do cost money, and during a government shutdown, there isn’t any. Depending on the security level, most websites will kick back browser errors. Some won’t let you in at all until the expired certificate is renewed.”

Bloomberg: Twitter Faces New EU Query Into Data Security Flaw

Bloomberg Law: Twitter Faces New EU Query Into Data Security Flaw . “The social media giant Jan. 17 said in a blog post that a privacy setting for some Twitter for Android users may have been disabled. The new Twitter data security scandal adds to the company’s EU privacy woes. EU officials already were investigating the social media giant’s data breach response and privacy practices.”

Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile’s ATM Network: Report (Gizmodo)

Gizmodo: Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile’s ATM Network: Report. “The one thing no one expects on a job interview is North Korean hackers picking up on the other line. But that’s apparently exactly what happened to a hapless employee at Redbanc, the company that handles Chile’s ATM network.”

ZDNet: Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

ZDNet: Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store. “A malicious Google Chrome extension that can recognize and steal payment card details entered in web forms is still available on the Chrome Web Store. The extension is the work of a cyber-criminal group and has been at the heart of a malware distribution effort in the past.”

Wired: Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Wired: Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?. “Imagine that you wanted to train a facial recognition algorithm on age-related characteristics and, more specifically, on age progression (e.g., how people are likely to look as they get older). Ideally, you’d want a broad and rigorous dataset with lots of people’s pictures. It would help if you knew they were taken a fixed number of years apart—say, 10 years.”