Cybersecurity News


‘Unbreakable’ Smart Lock Draws FTC Ire for Deceptive Security Claims

‘Unbreakable’ Smart Lock Draws FTC Ire for Deceptive Security Claims Tapplock catches heat for patched vulnerabilities -- because of its claims that its smart locks can't be hacked.
09 April 2020

Fleeceware apps discovered on the iOS App Store

More than 3.5 million iOS users installed 'fleeceware' apps from the Apple App Store.
09 April 2020

Bisq Bitcoin exchange slams on the brakes after exploit of critical security flaw, crypto theft

Over $250,000 in cryptocurrency has been stolen from users.
09 April 2020

Cloudflare dumps reCAPTCHA as Google intends to charge for its use

Cloudflare says its moving to hCaptcha, an alternative CAPTCHA service, more private than reCAPTCHA.
09 April 2020

Zoom removes meeting IDs from app title bar to improve privacy

Zoom app won't show meeting ID in the title bar going forward to avoid accidental leaks and Zoom-bombing disruptions.
09 April 2020

Unique Passwords

Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.
09 April 2020

Keeping Vigilant for BEC Amid COVID-19 Chaos

FBI and security experts warn that attackers are particularly targeting cloud-based email systems at the moment.
08 April 2020

After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers

While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.
08 April 2020

Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints

Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it's possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer.
08 April 2020

PowerPoint ‘Weakness’ Opens Door to Malicious Mouse-Over Attack

PowerPoint ‘Weakness’ Opens Door to Malicious Mouse-Over Attack Novel hack allows an attacker to create a mouse-over in a PowerPoint file that triggers the installation of malware.
08 April 2020

Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance

Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
08 April 2020

'Unkillable' Android Malware App Continues to Infect Devices Worldwide

The xHelper Trojan has compromised over 55,000 devices so far, Kaspersky says.
08 April 2020

Dark_Nexus Botnet Compromises Thousands of ASUS, D-Link Routers

Dark_Nexus Botnet Compromises Thousands of ASUS, D-Link Routers Researchers say the botnet has emerged over the past three months and shares aspects with Mirai and Qbot.
08 April 2020

Microsoft: Under 2% of all daily malspam uses COVID-19 lures

Malicious email campaigns have not increased due to COVID-19. Attackers merely changed lures.
08 April 2020

BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers

The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
08 April 2020

ThreatList: Skype-Themed Apps Hide a Raft of Malware

ThreatList: Skype-Themed Apps Hide a Raft of Malware Hundreds of thousands of malware files are disguised as well-known social conferencing and collaboration apps.
08 April 2020

Accenture Buys Revolutionary Security in Third Acquisition of 2020

The deal is intended to strengthen Accenture's critical infrastructure protection capabilities and address more complex IT and OT challenges.
08 April 2020

Top tips for videoconferencing security

ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe shares advice on how to keep your virtual meet-ups private and safe while you're holed up at home during the pandemic

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08 April 2020

Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters

Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
08 April 2020

Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to join Zoom as outside security consultant

Zoom also announces the creation of a CISO Council and Advisory Board to help its CEO through the current security and user privacy-related issues.
08 April 2020