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15% Extra – Show 185 – 25 January 2019

Microsoft Releases KB4476976 Cumulative Update With Quality Improvements
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-kb4476976-cumulative-update-with-quality-improvements/

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/23/google_chrome_extension_change/
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1445335

Google asks Supreme Court to overrule disastrous ruling on API copyrights
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/google-asks-supreme-court-to-overrule-disastrous-ruling-on-api-copyrights/

Dyson switches HQ from Britain to Singapore: company
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-dyson-hq-britain-singapore-company.html

Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-24/facebook-slides-after-report-claims-50-its-users-are-fake

Data Collected from Old Breaches Is Not a New Data Breach
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/editorial/security/data-collected-from-old-breaches-is-not-a-new-data-breach/

A picture tells a 1,000 words. Pixels pwn up to 5 million nerds: Crims use steganography to stash bad code in ads
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/24/mac_steganography_malware/

265 Researchers Take Down 100,000 Malware Distribution Websites
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/265-researchers-take-down-100-000-malware-distribution-websites/

Malware, User Privacy Failures Found in Top Free VPN Android Apps
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-user-privacy-failures-found-in-top-free-vpn-android-apps/

Senior UK.gov ministers asked: So, are we going to ban Huawei or what?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/23/ukgov_quizzed_on_telecoms_security_amid_hotbed_of_huawei_rumours/

Build the wall… around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/23/dhs_issues_emergency_directive/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dhs-issues-emergency-directive-to-prevent-dns-hijacking-attacks/
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1446729

How the US government shutdown is flushing away federal cyber-talent
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/how-the-government-shutdown-is-flushing-away-federal-cyber-talent/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-government-systems-will-be-at-risk-for-years-to-come/

Hardworking Americans keep busy during the government shutdown driving up smut traffic
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/shutdown_smut_site_traffic/

Verizon cuts 7 percent of staff in failing Yahoo/AOL division
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1445875

YouTube to Stop Recommending Conspiracy Theory Videos
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/youtube-to-stop-recommending-conspiracy-theory-videos/

Wine 4.0 Available with Vulkan, Direct3D 12, Game Controller Support
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/linux/wine-40-available-with-vulkan-direct3d-12-game-controller-support/

Computer analysis shows that popular music lyrics become angrier and sadder over time
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-analysis-popular-music-lyrics-angrier.html