Cybersecurity News


DOJ charges four Chinese military hackers for Equifax hack

DOJ said the hackers stole data on Americans and Equifax's intellectual property.
10 February 2020

Day in the Life of a Bot

A typical workday for a bot, from its own point of view.
10 February 2020

Altsbit plans exit after hack leaves cryptocurrency exchange out of pocket

Only a token amount of cryptocurrency was kept safe in cold wallets.
10 February 2020

Lock My PC takes on tech scammers with free recovery key offering, software withdrawal

The legitimate software is being abused by scammers seeking to exhort payment from victims.
10 February 2020

Two-Step Verification

Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.
10 February 2020

Netanyahu's party exposes data on over 6.4 million Israelis

The app's website exposed a link to an API endpoint that was left without a password, allowing third-parties to obtain passwords for admin accounts.
09 February 2020

FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese theft of US technology

US officials talk about all the methods the Chinese government and its agents have been using to target US companies and universities to steal intellectual property.
08 February 2020

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

As an early domain name investor, Mike O'Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com. Some he sold over the years, but for the past 26 years O'Connor refused to auction perhaps the most sensitive domain in his stable -- corp.com. It is sensitive because years of testing shows whoever wields it would have access to an unending stream of passwords, email and other proprietary data belonging to hundreds of thousands of systems at major companies around the globe.
08 February 2020

Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting computers

Another major bug hits Windows 7 after the January 14 end-of-life (EOL) deadline.
07 February 2020

Hackers deface Facebook's official Twitter and Instagram accounts

After hitting the NFL and ESPN, OurMine returns to strike at Facebook properties.
07 February 2020

Wacom Tablet Data Exfiltration Raises Security Concerns

Wacom Tablet Data Exfiltration Raises Security Concerns Wacom stated that its data collection is done only in aggregate -- but that doesn't fix the issues, according to security experts.
07 February 2020

Google Takeout Serves Up Video Files to Strangers

A limited number of user videos were shared with others in a five-day incident from November.
07 February 2020

Critical Android Bluetooth Bug Enables RCE, No User Interaction Needed

Critical Android Bluetooth Bug Enables RCE, No User Interaction Needed The flaw was recently patched in Android's February Security Bulletin.
07 February 2020

Apple deprecating macOS kernel extensions (KEXTs) is a great win for security

Apple kernel extension APIs to be deprecated in macOS 10.15.4.
07 February 2020

CCPA and GDPR: The Data Center Pitfalls of the 'Right to be Forgotten'

Compliance with the new privacy rules doesn't always fall on data center managers, but when it does, it's more difficult than it may sound.
07 February 2020

RobbinHood Kills Security Processes Before Dropping Ransomware

Attackers deploy a legitimate, digitally signed hardware driver to delete security software from machines before encrypting files.
07 February 2020

From 1s & 0s to Wobbly Lines: The Radio Frequency (RF) Security Starter Guide

From 1s & 0s to Wobbly Lines: The Radio Frequency (RF) Security Starter Guide Although radio frequency energy (RF) communications are increasingly essential to modern wireless networking and IoT, the security of RF is notoriously lax.
07 February 2020

Google Chrome To Bar HTTP File Downloads

Google Chrome To Bar HTTP File Downloads File downloads like images or executables may not be delivered over HTTPS - even if they are available from an HTTPS website.
07 February 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How digital forensics helps bring criminals to justice – Beef up your Facebook privacy – Take a quiz to test your phish-spotting prowess

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07 February 2020

As coronavirus challenges mount, WHO's reputation is being hijacked for data theft scams

A potential pandemic, an “infodemic,” and scams are all challenges being faced by the WHO.
07 February 2020