Cybersecurity News


OpenWRT reports data breach after hacker gained access to forum admin account

The OpenWRT wiki, which contains the official download links, was not compromised, the project said.
18 January 2021

Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits

Joker's Stash, by some accounts the largest underground shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data, says it's closing up shop effective mid-February 2021. The announcement came on the heels of a turbulent year for the major cybercrime store, and just weeks after U.S. and European authorities seized a number of its servers.
18 January 2021

WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users' concerns

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18 January 2021

Medical Device Security: Diagnosis Critical

Medical Device Security: Diagnosis Critical Medical-device security has long been a challenge, suffering the same uphill management battle that the entire sprawling mess of IoT gadgets has faced.
18 January 2021

UK police warn of sextortion attempts in intimate online dating chats

There are people out there trying to take advantage of the only way to date during a pandemic.
18 January 2021

Multiple backdoors and vulnerabilities discovered in FiberHome routers

At least 28 backdoor accounts found in FiberHome FTTH ONT routers.
18 January 2021

GDPR: German laptop retailer fined €10.4m for video-monitoring employees

NBB (notebooksbilliger.de) described the GDPR fine "as wrong as it is irresponsible."
17 January 2021

DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

DuckDuckGo reaches historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.
16 January 2021

Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.
15 January 2021

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.
15 January 2021

Tractors, Pod Ice Cream and Lipstick Awarded CES 2021 Worst in Show

Tractors, Pod Ice Cream and Lipstick Awarded CES 2021 Worst in Show Expert panel awards dubious honors to 2021 Consumer Electronics Show’s biggest flops, including security and privacy failures.
15 January 2021

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’ Starting Feb. 9, Microsoft will enable Domain Controller “enforcement mode” by default to address CVE-2020-1472.
15 January 2021

NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
15 January 2021

NSA Appoint Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
15 January 2021

Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

Two children playing on their dad's computer accidentally found a way to bypass the screensaver and access locked systems.
15 January 2021

Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics

As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says.
15 January 2021

Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls

Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls Security researchers lambasted the controversial macOS Big Sur feature for exposing users' sensitive data.
15 January 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research dissects targeted malware attacks in Colombia – What parents hope to get out of parental controls – Privacy risks of new mesh Wi-Fi routers

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15 January 2021

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices The tech giant removes 164 more offending Android apps after banning software showing this type of behavior from the store last year.
15 January 2021

How to Achieve Collaboration Tool Compliance

Organizations must fully understand the regulatory guidance on collaboration security and privacy so they can continue to implement and expand their use of tools such as Zoom and Teams.
15 January 2021